Higher gas prices changing consumption and consumers

By |2017-03-22T08:06:10-07:00June 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 [...]

Fuel to food – the perfect storm

By |2016-09-25T20:02:10-07:00June 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 |2017-03-22T08:06:10-07:00June 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 [...]

Challenge X: EERE’s David Rodgers

By |2017-03-22T08:06:10-07:00June 11th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Chevy, Diesel, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environment, Ethanol, Fuel cells, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Teenagers, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

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 plants that the DOE has given $1 billion dollars to in order to have them up and running by [...]

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