In the news: US oil, Ethanol scaleback, Obama, Bill Gates’ toilet

U.S. crude oil production outguns imports for the first time since 1995, says EIA. read Bloomberg’s take Reuters article http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/

The EPA’s ethanol renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal was released last Friday and scales back biofuel use by about 8% next year. Washington Post article  I wonder if last week’s AP exposé had any sway on it, or if the decision was long coming… AP article

Pres. Obama talks about our energy future in his weekly address. White House video  read Politico

Bill Gates’ toilet building skills are skewered by NYT op-ed.  NYTimes article Wired article

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