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Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp on Driving the Nation

By |November 14th, 2011|

Frankfurt, Germany – I sat down with Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp. Of the things we talked about one area was how well Kia was doing in Brazil. I had […]

Brazil’s President Lula at the 2010 Challenge Bibendum

By |June 8th, 2010|

President Lula opening speech at the 2010 Challenge Bibendum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When you listen to Brazil’s President Lula talk he is mesmerizing. Lula has pulled Brazil out of the brink of bankruptcy, self loathing […]

Christophe Georges, Bentley, 2010 NAIAS

By |January 20th, 2010|

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI- Chistrophe Georges is the President and Chief Operating Officer, Bentley Motors, Inc.

Georges talks about the engine in the Mulsanne. Is it the same as the […]

Frank Weber, Chevy Volt, before the 2009 Chicago Auto show

By |February 13th, 2009|

Frank Weber, GMs Volt vehicle line executive talked about the Chevy Volt the day before the Chicago Auto show.

The questions after the speech are usually the most interesting.

Is the Chevy Volt a flex-fuel vehicle? If […]

Hurricane Gustav could push gas prices to over $5 a gallon

By |August 31st, 2008|

Hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico, making CIBC warn motorists that they should brace for gasoline to spike to over $5 a gallon as storms are shutting down oil production in […]

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Higher gas prices changing consumption and consumers

By |June 22nd, 2008|

Heidi is thinking of changing her health care from Blue Shield to Kaiser. The difference is $60 a month, which is about the same as a full tank of gasoline in her Honda CRV.

Heidi’s fixed […]

Fuel to food – the perfect storm

By |June 17th, 2008|

Fuel to Food Senate hearing

On June 12, 2008 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the relationship between “food versus fuel”.

First, some of the facts:

According to the Energy Information Administration, […]

Challenge X:Mississippi wins first place!

By |June 11th, 2008|

“Someday, your work could be in our museum inspiring those who come after you. You are today’s pioneers, today’s risk takers.”

Cristian Samper
Acting Secretary, Smithsonian Institute
Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC
May 21, 2008

In May, 2004 Challenge X started […]

Challenge X: EERE’s David Rodgers

By |June 11th, 2008|

Washington, DC – David E. Rodgers is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rogers talks about the six cellulosic ethanol […]

Challenge X: Argonne’s Hillebrand

By |June 11th, 2008|

Washington, DC – Argonne National Laboratory is a research center for the U.S. Department of Energy’s. Argonne’s 200 research projects range from studies of the atomic nucleus to global climate change research.

Don Hillebrand is the […]