Monthly Archives: August 2006

More kids run for the bus as their moms berth the SUV

The boys beg to ride the bus, which Patricia Israel of Atlanta says is fine with her. She sees it as environmentally sound transportation that reduces traffic on streets and at the school. It also saves money on gas for … Continue reading

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Lower fuel prices as consumers run out of gas

Gasoline prices at the pump have dipped about 20 cents a gallon in the past two weeks. So what’s up? With one squinting, cynical eye: I would like to believe that the descendants of Sam Walton, recently posting Wal-Mart’s first … Continue reading

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The flow of energy

A reader comments: I’m excited to hear about the next generation hybrids with improved batteries (my rechargeable lithium-ion battery in my camera is amazing) and plug-in charging (how neat would it be to hook it up to a solar panel … Continue reading

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Bush rides Harley-Davidson One – How green are motorcycles

The Harley-Davidson Softtail Deluxe President Bush was revving this past Wednesday at the Harley-Davidson plant in Springettsbury Township probably gets about 42-50 mpg. (2006 figure) with it’s 1584 cc twin-V air-cooled engine. The Harley-Davidson site doesn’t list mileage for a … Continue reading

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Testing the magical powers of hybrid car batteries – long-term test

I just rolled over 30,000 miles on my 2005 Civic Hybrid, and here is my report on repairs: I changed the oil, and then I changed the oil, and then I changed the oil. Oh, they updated the firmware, but … Continue reading

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NanoDiesel: Mad Max would love the stuff

Using a process called Catalytic Depolymerization, Green Power Inc. a company from Issaquah, Washington can transform everyday landfill waste into diesel fuel.

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Empty, rusty pipes carry a lot of profit

Oil giant BP has indefinitely shut down the nation’s biggest oilfield after finding a pipeline leak, removing about 8 percent of U.S. oil production. (AP) Miles of pipes in the largest oil field in the United States are corroded and … Continue reading

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Hybrids: Does the A/C suck more gas than a conventional car?

It’s no revelation, when you turn on the A/C in your car the gas consumption goes down. According to Jim Francfort at the Idaho National Laboratory , “The hybrids we tested got 15 to 27 percent lower fuel economy with … Continue reading

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GM’s “dual-mode” hybrid a reality in Fall ‘07

General Motors is planning a fall 2007 debut of it’s “dual mode

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