Five Years; Stop Coal Plants, Gasoline Cars or else

By |2019-12-28T21:14:35-08:00September 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Coal, Emissions, Environment, Gasoline (petrol), oil|Tags: , , |

By Stephen Leahy Here's the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they're either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise, greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2ËšC [...]

BYD’s insta-pure innovates a better life through cleaner air in China

By |2017-03-22T08:00:48-07:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BYD, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Coal, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Health & Fitness, Manufacturers, Technology|Tags: , , , |

April 30, 2013 “ According to Chinas air quality index today in Shanghai, the air quality is 151, putting the air color in the red zone. The website,, explains the red zone as “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” The particulate matters are [...]

Roberto Rodrigues on Brazilian agribusiness energy model

By |2017-03-22T08:06:37-07:00November 30th, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Coal, Ethanol, Fossil fuels, Natural gas, oil, Podcasts, Politics, Technology, Universities, Video,|

Roberto Rodrigues, former minister of Agriculture of Brazil and current coordinator of the Agribusiness Center at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) talks about exporting ethanol to different countries: the biggest importer being Asia. Besides just making ethanol Brazil understands the legislation and technology of ethanol and would like to work with the United States. Off [...]

Filling up at the plug, solar, electricity and EVs

By |2017-03-22T08:06:49-07:00October 28th, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Chrysler, Coal, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Ford, Fossil fuels, Fuel economy, Gasoline (petrol), GM, Manufacturers, Natural gas, Nissan, oil, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Politics, Toyota|

Most the auto manufacturers have gotten on the plug-in electric vehicle bandwagon. General Motors electrified the Detroit auto show with the plug-in hybrid, the Chevy Volt. At the Tokyo auto show this week Audi and Nissan both announced that they would develop plug-in hybrids. Toyota already has some plug-in hybrids being tested in California. In [...]

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