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Renewable Energy & Climate Change

May 2015 Monthly Renewable Energy Report

An Overview of U.S. Progress in Renewable Energy
Renewable motor fuels progress is widely known and has affected most of the U.S. population by providing alternatives to petroleum-based motor fuels. Research also indicates motorists have benefited from lower gasoline prices as a result of the large expansion in biofuels production. However, a number of other sources of renewable energy have developed that may not have received as much publicity as biofuels. In this article, we review trends in various sources of U.S. renewable energy.

The Future of Electric Powered Vehicles
Electric powered vehicles have the potential to transform the world’s transportation sector.  Although the industry has a good start, led by dedicated people, impediments remain.  In this article we examine the current status of the electric vehicle industry and its products.  We discuss some of the impediments facing electric powered vehicles and how technology is overcoming some of these impediments.

PDF of the May 2015 Monthly Report

Monthly Profitability of Ethanol Production

More Information on Ethanol Profitability

Corn/Ethanol Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Distillers Grains Balance Sheet

A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Featured Chart of the Month

Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level Since 1954

In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954. . . More

Monthly Profitability of Biodiesel Production

More Information on Biodiesel Profitability

Soy/Oil Biodiesel Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices of soy/oil and biodiesel.

Biodiesel Usage and Soybean Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of biodiesel usage projections and soybean production, usage, carryover and prices.




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