Monthly Archives: November 2007

Study: E85 low on cost-benefit

Clean diesel surpasses hybrids and E85 E85 is even worse than using straight gasoline According to a cost-benefit analysis study, The Benefits and Costs of New Fuels and Engines for Cars and Light Trucks, by John Graham at the Frederick … Continue reading

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1 in 4 US bird species slip away

The National Audubon Society and American Bird Conservancy stated Wednesday that about one-quarter of the more than 700 species that breed in the USA are threatened. A variety of human activities threatens habitat loss. Energy development, introduction and invasion of … Continue reading

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Google on coal and complacency

Google said it would spend hundreds of millions of dollars, part of that to hire engineers and energy experts to investigate alternative energies like solar, geothermal and wind power to help stimulate the creation of renewable energy technologies that it … Continue reading

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Exxon technology to use less gas

ExxonMobil Corp said yesterday that a new technology developed by its chemicals business will help the automotive industry overcome some of the overheating hazards with the design of current Lithium ion batteries under heavy demand and help manufactures switch to … Continue reading

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Energy bill lacks…sustainability

Energy bill discussions this week remains flavored with politics. The distinction between cars and trucks continues providing a loophole for SUVs and a profit model that car makers feel works. General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and Toyota … Continue reading

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Prius is an alien in Georgia

Scott Merritt, a transplant from New York, brought his Prius to a Georgia state emissions inspection station and was failed several times because the engine shuts off. It seems the state emissions inspection system didn’t account for technology that accounts … Continue reading

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Water powered for 230 years

Until hurricane Agnus wiped out the Biesecker Mill water works in 1972, the mill was powered by free water power. Over 230 years of renewable, tax free, profit and pollution free energy captured and harnessed in York County by a … Continue reading

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Three Chrysler hybrid concepts

Chrysler is showing three hybrid concept cars at the Detroit auto show including, The Jeep Renegade Hybrid. The small, sporty off-roader combines the lithium-ion battery with electric motors, and the entire package is powered by a Bluetec diesel engine. Chrysler … Continue reading

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Motorcycle catalytic converters

A new paper-based technology lowers cost and may increase durability due to vibration. In the past few years, motorcycles have begun to sprout catalytic converters. Around 2006, rules for emissions on motorcycles began to catch up with cars that have … Continue reading

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62 cents for every mile

About 62 cents a mile on average, according to calculations based on a formula by Califonia AAA with gas selling for $3.50 a gallon. That’s up from 56 cents a mile a year ago. The cost varies from about 45 … Continue reading

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