When CO2 doesn’t matter

By | 2018-11-11T14:02:16+00:00 January 7th, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions, Environment|Tags: , , |

When CO2 doesn't matter. It's wild and windy in the Sierra Nevadas. Usually, I talk about automobiles and energy, but today the power is out and the winds are blowing over 50 mph, gusting they say up to 75 mph. The winds started last night and we knew it was going to be a bad [...]

California EPA denied vehicle emissions waiver on KFI640 AM

By | 2017-03-19T17:20:33+00:00 January 6th, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , |

Lou Ann Hammond and John Batchelor talk about the federal EPA's decision to deny the auto emissions wavier for California citing the recently passed federal energy bill as cause to stop California's exemption. For the first time, states are trying to limit greenhouse gases to prevent climate change, which is recognized as a global issue. [...]

Schwarzenegger EPA Lawsuit clean air

By | 2017-03-19T15:04:35+00:00 June 13th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel economy, Gas Tax, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that California will file a lawsuit against the federal government six months and one day after the required notice was originally sent on April 26, 2007. (see letter below) Last Friday, U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson indicated to the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Finland and Russia, oil and automobiles

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:13+00:00 August 4th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Fossil fuels, Politics, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I met Pekka Tefke, President of Volvo Oy Ab (Finland), at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Tefke was astonished that the auto show of the year was “all the buzz about environmental concerns.” The show was also about not using as much oil, keeping the fun in functionality and still [...]