fuel http://nhpr.org en N.H. Legislature Passes Rule Change For Fuel Pre-Buy Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/nh-legislature-passes-rule-change-fuel-pre-buy-contracts <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">New Hampshire's Legislature has approved changing when fuel dealers can contract with customers to buy fuel in advance.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:34:07 +0000 Associated Press 49698 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Legislature Passes Rule Change For Fuel Pre-Buy Contracts Legislators Strike Deal On Changes To Pre-Buy Fuel Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/legislators-strike-deal-changes-pre-buy-fuel-contracts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on changing when fuel dealers can contract with customers to buy fuel in advance.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:40:23 +0000 Associated Press 49473 at http://nhpr.org Too Many Cars, Not Enough Drivers http://nhpr.org/post/too-many-cars-not-enough-drivers <p>The data on driving is that for nearly a decade, Americans are driving less – especially younger drivers. With an added drop in vehicle sales and issued driver licenses, some researchers and reporters suggest that the US may have passed “peak car” – and that America’s infatuation with driving may have hit its zenith in the 1990s.</p><p><strong>Jordan Weissmann </strong>is a senior associate editor at <em>The Atlantic, </em>where he <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/06/has-the-us-passed-peak-car/277016/" target="_blank">wrote about</a> the concept of “peak car”.</p><p><strong>Emily Badger</strong>, is a staff writer for <em>The Atlantic Cities</em>, she’s also covered the “<a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/07/yet-more-evidence-peak-car/6299/" target="_blank">peak car</a>” phenomenon.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:48:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37253 at http://nhpr.org Too Many Cars, Not Enough Drivers Progress On Bio-Fuels http://nhpr.org/post/progress-bio-fuels <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN</em></p><p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30333 at http://nhpr.org Progress On Bio-Fuels Got Wood? (The Other Energy) http://nhpr.org/post/got-wood-other-energy <p><span face="">Mid-summer is <em><u>not</u></em> too soon to think about heating next winter. By August, forest trees are beginning to prepare for the coming winter. With recent attention to the importance of local <strong>food</strong> production, we should consider ways to meet our <strong>heating </strong>needs using local wood energy. </span></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 9471 at http://nhpr.org Got Wood? (The Other Energy) Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency http://nhpr.org/post/oil-scare-turns-fedex-energy-efficiency The rising cost of oil isn't just a hit to the family budget. Businesses are hurt, too. Few are more affected than firms like FedEx. It deploys nearly 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks and vans every day to deliver packages around the world. And few business leaders are more focused on finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuels than FedEx CEO Fred Smith.<p>Shortly after Smith founded Federal Express, the 1973 Arab oil embargo almost killed it. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:03:00 +0000 John Ydstie 2887 at http://nhpr.org Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency Fuel Frustrations http://nhpr.org/post/fuel-frustrations <p>Today we look at the rising fuel prices, why it's happening and what, if anything that can be done about it.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 2485 at http://nhpr.org Fuel Frustrations More New Hampshire Families Will Get Help Paying Fuel Bill http://nhpr.org/post/more-new-hampshire-families-will-get-help-paying-fuel-bill <p>More families in New Hampshire can now get help with their fuel bill this winter.</p><p>Congress increased funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, this week.</p><p>New Hampshire will receive a total of&nbsp;$26 million, rather than the&nbsp;$14.7 million dollars originally allotted.</p><p>That original appropriation forced Community Action Agencies to target the money to families of four earning less than&nbsp;$28,000.</p><p>Other low-income households were placed on a waiting list.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1090 at http://nhpr.org More New Hampshire Families Will Get Help Paying Fuel Bill