Europe

Cities Take Meaningful Climate Action as Nations Lag

By |2017-03-22T08:00:35-07:00December 14th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Fossil fuels|

By Stephen Leahy Canada and every other rich country need to crash their CO2 emissions 10% per year starting in 2014 to have any hopes of ensuring a not-super-dangerous climate for our grandchildren, said Kevin Anderson of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. "We can still do 2C [...]

Alex Innes, Rolls-Royce bespoke designer

By |2016-09-25T19:42:05-07:00December 5th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Car designers, Europe, Manufacturers, Rolls Royce, Video|

Alex Innes is the bespoke designer for Rolls-Royce. Innes studied automotive design under the umbrella of industrial design and came to Rolls-Royce five years ago, right out of college. It's striking that such a young man is designing a car for such a mature cultured car owner. There are products and designs that you will [...]

Tesla Q3: Elon Musk; exploring options on battery plant with partners

By |2016-09-25T20:32:13-07:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Europe, Luxury vehicles, Tesla Motors, Travel & Leisure, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

Highlights from the Tesla Motors, Inc. “ Third Quarter 2013 Shareholder Letter * Record 5,500 Model S deliveries * Gross margin increased to 21% (non-GAAP) excluding ZEV credit's * Net income (non-GAAP-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) of $16 million * Major WW expansion of service centers, stores and Superchargers * Cash balance nonetheless increased by $49 [...]

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

By |2016-09-25T19:44:51-07:00October 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 [...]

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