Monthly Archives: May 2010

Dr. Michael Dettinger on Water, Energy and Climate

By |2017-03-22T08:05:15-07:00May 18th, 2010|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Video,|

Dr. Michael Dettinger is a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Western Regional Research, and a research associate of the Climate, Atmospheric Sciences and Physical Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. Dettinger was a speaker at Toyota's sustainable mobility conference in La Jolla, CA. Dettinger gave me statistics [...]

Jan Kreider on algae as a fuel

By |2017-03-22T08:05:15-07:00May 17th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels,, Diesel, Video,|

Dr. Jan F. Kreider, PE is both the Founding Director of the University of Colorados Joint Center for Energy Management and Professor Emeritus of Engineering. Jan Kreider talked to me, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, talks about life cycle analysis and which fuels are better. According to Kreider the best biofuel is algae. Does algae [...]

Robert Bryce on wind and energy

By |2017-03-22T08:05:16-07:00May 17th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy,, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Manufacturers, Nuclear, Plugin-electric vehicles, Toyota, Video,|

Robert Bryce was a speaker at a Sustainable mobility conference in La Jolla, CA. Bryce is an author that writes about energy. His newest book is Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy, and the Real Fuels of the Future. Bryce talked to me about wind energy and some of the problems with wind energy. Bryce [...]

2010 Toyota Plug in Prius

By |2017-03-22T08:05:16-07:00May 17th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries,, electricity, Green cars, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Toyota, Video,|

Adam Crawford from the University of Toyota talks about the differences between the 2010 Toyota Plug-in Prius and the regular Prius. The cargo threshold has been raised to hold the lithium-ion battery pack. Crawford talks about the cooling system for the battery pack. Toyota has three separate blowers for the intake. Cool air blows in [...]

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