Results tagged Boats

5 Outdoor Activities Ruined by the Renewable Fuel Standard

Is summer fun being put on notice? The Renewable Fuel Standard is siphoning the fun out of many outdoor activities you know and love. If it’s not reformed, it could wreak havoc on a season meant to be spent outside, enjoying nature and relaxing with friends and family.

Building an Unbreakable ‘Blend Wall’

Two Congressmen—an environmentalist from Vermont and a former oil man from Texas—are crossing party lines to take a stand and call for reform to the unworkable ethanol mandates.

The Summertime Hunt for Ethanol-Free Fuel

Sweet summertime is almost upon us - and more than ever, boaters are in search of ethanol-free fuel (E0) for their boats. Learn from two boating experts about the task of finding E0 to avoid the summertime sadness.

WELCOME TO FUELTOPIA

Imagine a world where government ethanol mandates work as they are intended to—with high ethanol-blend fuels efficiently powering all cars, boats, motorcycles and every small engine imaginable.

Boater Voters want their voices heard!

Big ethanol was dealt a serious blow in the Iowa Caucus when an open opponent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) won the GOP contest by historic margins. Now, people across the country are learning the truth about ethanol-blended fuel mandated by the RFS. As the election moves to key boating states, such as Florida, the truth is clearer than ever.

The Ethanol Mandate is Hurting the Boating Community

High-ethanol fuel blends damage marine engines. Terry Hill, owner of boat service company Potomac Marine, explains why.

Oddfellows at the Office of Management and Budget

In addition to discussing individual concerns, the SFF coalition presented OMB with a petition from nearly 13,000 SFF advocates calling for a lowered ethanol mandate.

Smarter Fuel Future Advocates’ Ethanol Warning Labels

Advocates for Smarter Fuel Future design warning label that show the horrors of ethanol.

Taking a Look at the EPA Comments

Last year, the EPA proposed a reduction to the 2014 RFS. In order to make it official, the EPA solicited comments from citizens and groups both in favor and opposed to this reduction. Featured are some of the disparate voices that spoke in favor of the reduction.

Dems turn cold on ethanol

After enduring eight years of this unfortunate policy, Democrats (and Republicans) are turning sour on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013 with her pal from across the aisle, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).

The Detroit News: Editorial: Ethanol harms automotive, consumer interests

Classic American cars. Ski boats and pontoons. Harleys. Snowmobiles. They’re all a part of what makes our Pure Michigan life so special. But they’re all also threatened by a broken federal policy known as the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Talking Corn, Cows and Cars in California: Part 1

Colin Carter, professor of agriculture at UC Davis, and Michael Marsh, CEO of Western United Dairymen’s Association, debated the merits of this broken policy with Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol.

Star News Online: Many customers go the extra mile to buy ethanol-free fuels

For most folks, it’s the price of gasoline that matters. But for a vocal minority, it’s what’s in the gasoline that really matters. Or, to be more precise, what isn’t – specifically ethanol.

3 Ways Ethanol Mandates are Ruining Fourth of July Fun

3 ways the Renewable Fuel Standard is affecting the Fourth of July holiday.

The Washington Times: OPINION: ALLARD: Rolling popcorn

There’s a new threat facing motorcyclists nationwide, and possibly all Americans. The danger is posed by a certain blend of motor vehicle fuel called E15, which may damage the engines of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats and powered equipment.

PR Web: Cool Rides Online National Survey Uncovers Consumer Concerns Around Ethanol-Blended Fuels

With gas prices continuing to rise and consumers keeping their cars, boats and equipment longer, many are starting to take greater interest in the debate over ethanol-blended fuel and how it’s affecting their engines and wallets.

The Dangers of E15: What You Need to Know

Gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol can cause engine damage in boats, cars and smaller engines including chainsaws, lawnmowers, and snowmobiles. As a result, vehicle manufacturers have warned that the use of E15 will void warranties.

Wall Street Journal: An Ethanol Spring

"Domestic gasoline demand was assumed to rise to 150 billion gallons in 2012 and 155 billion this year. Last year the country used merely 89% of that projection, and 2013 will probably come in at 80%. The decline is due mainly to slow economic growth and better fuel economy.

WKRG: Is Ethanol Safe? Experts Say Not For All Engines

Ethanol is a type of alcohol solvent, meaning it can eat through engine parts like rubbers, plastic, and certain kinds of fiberglass.

The Hill: Renewable fuels: Due for a reality check

As prices at the pump climbed over the previous decade, biofuel proponents lobbied to replace oil with home-grown biofuels. Some major environmental organizations — enthralled by the prospect of growing energy instead of drilling for it — threw their weight behind the effort.

Florida Current: Ethanol bill clears committee by a single vote

A bill that would repeal a state requirement that gasoline contain ethanol passed a House subcommittee on Tuesday by one vote.