French forcing through flex fuels

Robinson, Simon
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/29/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 21, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports the plan of Thierry Breton, minister of France's economy, finance and industry, to introduce flex fuels in service stations by 2010. The move is made to provide drivers with the choice between fossil fuels and renewables by that year. After his trip to Sweden, Breton intends to set up a task force of car makers, farming interests and consumers to deal with technical, taxation and regulatory framework which such a system will require.


Related Articles

  • in your opinion.  // Engineer (00137758);7/18/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7821, p5 

    The article presents several views from notable people in Great Britain concerning wind energy including the total fossil fuel energy it produces, the lack of skills, and the move of the government to encourage research and development (R&D) of non-wind energy sources.

  • Co-firing rule change fears.  // Utility Week;12/20/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p8 

    Deals with the concerns inside the renewable energy community in Great Britain on the move of the government to relax the rules on co-firing bio mass with coal in conventional fossil fuel stations. Skepticism on the financial viability of the bio mass-burning projects; Overview of co-firing rules.

  • Three Reasons for Investing Now in Fossil Fuel Conservation: Technological Lock-In, Institutional Inertia, and Oil Wars. England, Richard W. // Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi;Sep94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p755 

    Discusses three reasons for conserving fossil fuels. Threat of locking-in to an alternative energy technology that is ecologically hazardous or economically unviable; Threat of social crisis resulting from the incompatibility of present social institutions and a new energy technology; Threat of...

  • AND THE ALTERNATIVEARE... Fisher, J. B. // Calliope;Jan2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p38 

    The article offers an explanation on the concept of alternative energy as replacement for fossil fuels as well as information on alternative energy resources which include renewable and non-renewable energies.

  • The Big Climate Deal: What It Is and What It Isn't. McKIBBEN, BILL // Progressive Populist;12/15/2014, Vol. 20 Issue 22, p17 

    The author talks about the implications of the climate agreement between the U.S. and China including the potential use of renewable energy and the pressure for fossil fuel investors to continue their flight to safety.

  • The other alternative fuel. Janik, Werner; Lauer, Joseph // Transmission & Distribution World Exclusive Insight;3/16/2012, p28 

    The article discusses the importance of shifting from fossil-based energy to renewable fuel energy sources to protect the planet and its assets for the future generation.

  • ONTARIO MAY REPLACE FOSSIL FUEL WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.  // ENR: Engineering News-Record;Jul2002, Vol. 249 Issue 1, p19 

    Reports the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy resources in Ontario. Promotion of energy conservation; Proposal of increased use of hydroelectric, wind, biomass and solar power; List of the other recommendations of the Legislative Committee.

  • Just how much oil is out there? Morgan, Maureen // Westchester County Business Journal;10/20/2008, Vol. 47 Issue 42, p13 

    The article discusses the issues underpinning future oil availability in the U.S. It states that the country is importing 60% of its oil supply from foreign suppliers. It highlights the factors affecting the changing price of oil including the erratic weather in oil-rich countries. It outlines...

  • FOSSIL FUEL AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SOURCES FOR LOCAL USE IN ALASKA: Summary of Available Information. Clough, James G.; Decker, Paul L.; Gillis, Robert J.; Helmold, Ken; LePain, David L.; Montayne, Simone; Nye, Christopher J.; Peterson, Shaun; Wartes, Marwan A. // DGGS Special Report Series;Sep2012, Issue 66, preceding pii 

    Economic growth and stability in Alaska hinges partially, if not primarily, on the availability of a mix of affordable and sustainable energy sources. The high and volatile prices of diesel fuel and heating oil have created economic hardship in many areas of Alaska, particularly remote rural...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics