Creating independence, Building a Better World, One Block at a Time

By | 2016-09-25T19:44:51+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Environment, Europe, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy NANTES, France, Oct 8 2013 (IPS) - One evening in the small village of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire, England, someone started a conversation about climate change and energy at the local pub. It was 2005. Two years later, residents had cut their carbon dioxide emissions and energy costs by 20 percent. Ashton [...]

CNBC: U.S. autos tarnished by reliability study?

By | 2016-09-25T14:41:10+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Television, Video|

Consumer Reports is out with it's annual Auto Reliability Survey. Lou Ann Hammond, CEO of Drivingthenation.com, discusses auto brand reliability with transcript: Lou Ann Hammond: What you're really concerned about right now when this consumer report comes out is what it means to your stockholders, your CEOs and car companies and that is market share, [...]

Mayors Leading a local Urban Revolution

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Environment, Europe, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy NANTES, France, Oct 5 2013 (IPS) - With presidents and prime ministers failing to take meaningful action to avert a planetary-scale climate crisis, the mayors of cities and towns are increasingly stepping up to enact changes at the local level. “Cities are on the front lines of climate change,” Richard Register, founder [...]

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid engine, modes and motors on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 27th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Hiroo Shimada, Chief Product Engineer, is known inside of Honda Motor Corporation as the father of Honda's hybrid system. Shimada-san talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid engine, modes and motors. Overview The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and Hybrid (FHEV) Sedan versions are powered by a new [...]