Higher gas prices changing consumption and consumers

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:10+00:00 June 22nd, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Diesel, DOE (Department of Energy), Ethanol, Food and Wine, Fossil fuels, Fuel economy, Gasoline (petrol), Health & Fitness, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

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 costs have gone up seven percent in the past year, while her income as a teacher has only gone [...]

Chrysler’s humidity temperature sensor

By | 2018-04-26T12:18:15+00:00 June 21st, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Video, youtube.com|

Chrysler's new integrated humidity temperature sensor patent "We are looking for every gram of fuel we can save, of every watt we can take out", says Glenn Denomme, chief engineer, hybrid powertain programs. The two-mode hybrid Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen are the first Chrysler vehicles to benefit from a new cabin sensor that has [...]

Fuel to food – the perfect storm

By | 2016-09-25T20:02:10+00:00 June 17th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Diesel, Emissions, Environment, Ethanol, Food and Wine, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|

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, at the end of first week of June, 2008, the United States of America used 9,411 million [...]

Challenge X:Mississippi wins first place!

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:10+00:00 June 11th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Chevy, Diesel, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environment, Ethanol, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Nuclear, Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Technology, Teenagers, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

"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 a competition involving 17 university teams from the United States and Canada to improve fuel [...]