Monthly Archives: March 2007

Best choice for alternative energy

A reader on the YDR York Exchange writes: The more I read, the more I think that diesel is better than either hybrid or flex, although when plug-ins become feasible, that may be the way to go for people who … Continue reading

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Farmers scrape to find corn seed as ethanol frenzy kicks in

Where this will leave the price of corn, other crops not planted (and food) this fall is anyone’s guess. Perhaps the bright spot in this is that the cheap corporate sweetener of choice, High Fructose Corn Syrup, may be at … Continue reading

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Revelation: On the seventh day, there were higher oil prices

It’s stormy seas for a group of U.K. sailors in Iran as consumers prepare to board their ark-like SUV’s in the U.S this morning for work. Oil climbed past $68 yesterday, for the seventh consecutive day, to its highest intraday … Continue reading

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Electric-car devotee takes a year to convince local government

Tracy Crawford, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has spent the past year trying to convince her local government to allow her to drive her electric car. Wisconsin law says such vehicles are OK to drive as long as each municipality in … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Hummer vs. Prius cost/pollution analysis

The resources needed and pollution created to manufacture a hybrid could be worse than the overall cost of producing and running a non-hybrid A recent article has been floating around started by CWA marketing detailing how GM’s Hummer only cost … Continue reading

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A plug-in diesel electric hybrid kit

The XR-3 plug-in hybrid is a carbon fiber vehicle with a simplified approach to saving fuel. The front wheels are driven by a diesel engine and the rear wheel by electric power. It can be plugged in and driven by … Continue reading

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Indy runs 100% Ethanol

Starting tomorrow, the IndyCar series plans to run its entire 17-race 2007 season, using ethanol, making it the first series in motor sports to compete on a renewable fuel. Its high-tech and high-speed Honda Indy V-8 engines will be powered … Continue reading

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Environmental Capitalism

Robert Wilder makes money on companies that save the earth. Wilder, 47, successful co-founder of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index (ECO) has become the Dow Jones index of environmentally sound companies, yet dispite his home filled with all the electronic … Continue reading

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Free water power to pump water

Smith Fulton, (center) of Peach Bottom township, was all excited when he showed up at the Old Trading Post today for lunch to socialize with the regulars. He had a piece of a hydraulic ram pump (the green piece sitting … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Gore – The irony of their personal energy consumption

The Bush home in Crawford, Texas ►The 4,000 sq/foot home uses Geothermal heat pumps that use 25% of the energy of a traditional system ►A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater and gray water where it’s purified and used for irrigation … Continue reading

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