Monthly Archives: February 2012

Money Is All That’s Green in Biodiesel

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-08:00February 7th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Diesel, Environment, Food and Wine, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 19, 2012 (IPS) - The only green in biodiesel fuel is the money producers make from it, new research has revealed. Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world's dirtiest fuel - far worse than burning [...]

How Chinese car companies will conquer the U.S. auto industry

By |2016-09-25T20:32:44-08:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, DOE (Department of Energy), electric vehicles (EV), Manufacturers, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

Gordon Chang, & the daily, and John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor Radio show talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, I started writing about Brand new 2012 cars under $15,000, but The Forbes story turned into an article about why the Chinese car companies would not bring cheap cars into the [...]

3-cylinder, 1-liter turbocharger from Continental on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-08:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Ford, Fuel economy, Technology, Video,|Tags: , , , , , |

Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, Powertrain Division, NAFTA at Continental talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. “Continentals turbocharger represents a significant development for the smaller engine trend.  Its robust design makes it highly reliable and able to handle extreme operating conditions.” Continental [...]

Shale Gas a Bridge to More Global Warming

By |2016-09-25T20:14:45-08:00February 5th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Environment, Natural gas, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 24 (IPS) - Hundreds of thousands of shale gas wells are being "fracked" in the United States and Canada, allowing large amounts of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, to escape into the atmosphere, new studies have shown. Shale gas production results in 40 to 60 percent [...]

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