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NEWS UPDATE July 17, 2023

Top Story

Ford Slashes Price of Electric F-150 as Demand Weakens

By Neal E. Boudette, New York Times  •    •  Posted July 17, 2023

Ford Motor on Monday reduced prices of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck by between $6,000 and nearly $10,000, the latest sign of sluggish demand for electric vehicles. The price cuts come as inventories of unsold electric vehicles are rising on dealer lots, and follow several rounds of discounting by Tesla, the dominant seller of electric cars. Competition in the electric vehicle business is growing more intense. Tesla said on Saturday that it had started producing its much delayed Cybertruck pickup, and General Motors is expected to soon begin delivering an electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado truck. [ read more … ]

Commentary

Energy, Environment, Carbon, Climate, Renewables, EVs….EPA has a Rubiks Cube on their Hands They Don’t Know How to Master.

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition  •    •  Posted July 17, 2023

The final “set” rule for the volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard released recently has sent the biofuel world into a tizzy and once again reveals the Administration’s misguided obsession with EVs and the seeming disdain for biofuels. Let’s get the Rubik’s Cube guy to help us figure out the puzzle that is the EPA and the Biden Administration’s strategy for energy and the environment. You know, the young guy who was all over the news last month for setting a new world record by solving the Rubik’s Cube in 3 seconds. Clearly, he can see how things go together, unlike the mishmash of rules, regulations, policy initiatives, and legislation we are witnessing. [ read more … ]

Beyond the EV Hype: Embracing Ethanol as a Low-Carbon Fuel Alternative

By Cheri Bustos & Brian West, RealClearEnergy  •    •  Posted July 17, 2023

Despite recent polling by the Pew Research Center that found most Americans oppose ending the production of gas-powered vehicles, aggressive new rules by the EPA aim for two-thirds of new passenger cars sold in the U.S. to be all electric by 2032.   While we all agree that electric vehicles have a role to play in reducing emissions, we can’t pretend the EV business is an entirely clean one. Many of the raw materials needed for EV production are not acquired domestically, ethically, or sustainably, and we must avoid the mistake of putting all our eggs in one basket by focusing on a singular technology.  [ read more … ]

Climate

‘It’s unbearable’: Phoenix roasts at 110-plus degrees, with no end in sight

By Daniel Cusick, E&E News  •    •  Posted July 17, 2023

Several million heat-tolerant Arizonans spent the weekend in air-conditioned semi-darkness, drawing their curtains shut as temperatures soared to nearly 120 degrees in one of America’s largest metro areas. Play parks, hiking trails and golf courses became heat hazards. Dogs panted heavily in the shade. Songbirds did not sing.
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