Climate experts 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 2C of [...]
China's air quality index April 30, 2013 - According to China's air quality index today in Shanghai, the air quality is 151, putting the air color in the red zone. The website, aqicn.com, explains the red zone as “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” [...]
Roberto Rodrigues, former minister of Agriculture of Brazil and current coordinator of the Agribusiness Center at the GetÃºlio 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 [...]
Southern California Edison (SCE) and Ford Most 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 [...]
CAFE, CARB, and greenhouse gas emissions Beth Lowery, General Motor's Vice President of environment & energy discusses CO2 emission challenges, CAFE, CARB, and greenhouse gas emissions. Lowery talks about the CAFE credit's automotive manufacturers get for advanced technology, such as flex-fuel vehicles. Should flex-fuel vehicles be produced if the states don't give credit for flex-fuel [...]
Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Volkswagen Research Power Train talks about synthetic fuel at a conference on future technologies for Volkswagen, in Valencia, Spain. Steiger talked about coal-to-liquid (CTL) in China, producing hydrogen from liquid hydrocarbons and the cheapest way to make hydrogen.
Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Volkswagen Research Power Train talks about future technologies at a conference in Valenica, Spain. Steiger talks about the diversification of our primary energy, coal-to-liquids (CTL) and gas-to-liquid (GTL).
William C. Ramsay, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), discusses Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC)'s growth and national prosperity versus energy and emissions. Ramsay discusses nuclear power; the problems and what needs to be done to make it a viable energy for the United States.
William C. Ramsay, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), explains what IEA is and how they influence energy consumption. Ramsay talks about getting off the dependence of gasoline, using diesel, hybrids, nuclear, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and hydrogen. How will the world meet the world demand of energy?
Diversifying engines and fuel According to R.L. Polk, the United States has over 220 million gas engines on the roads today, a little over 5 million diesel engines and 4 million flex-fuel vehicles. Clearly, in order to diversify our fuels, we have to diversify our engines. Yet, according to Marilyn Radler, Senior Editor of Oil [...]