Monthly Archives: January 2008

Martin Library environmental series

Martin Library will host an environmental panel discussion on February 21 featuring: Bob Astor – Shipley Fuels Marketing Benjamin Caire – United Biofuels Eugene DePasquale – PA Representative Michael Helfrich – Lower Susquehanna River Keeper Elizabeth Kepley – Gifford Pinchot … Continue reading

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Shanghai Buick hybrid

GM wants the Chinese to think green. Capable of running 12 km/l of petrol, instead of the 10.2 km/l the regular version is able to achieve, the LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid is, according to Shanghai GM, the “first mainstream hybrid model in … Continue reading

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Chevy Tahoe Hybrid long-term

edmunds.com did a cost analysis/review of the new two-mode hybrid full-sized General Motors platform. The full-size hybrid SUV offers a 3.1-mpg improvement over the standard power drive system. If you drive 15,000 miles annually, the hybrid truck will consume 149 … Continue reading

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Enviroment impacts nuke plants

Nuclear energy electrical production cost usually takes on a static pose, relatively stable and free from the roller coaster of Wall Street when compared to fossil fuel energy production. Once you get over the cost of building the plant, nuclear … Continue reading

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Super Hybrids II

100,000 mile testing of an ultra capacitor mated to standard lead acid batteries. An ultra capacitor buffers energy to the battery supply allowing energy surges to be more efficient and improving battery life by reducing shock. Using a known battery … Continue reading

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Carbon footprint of food II

Kenbob writes greenmesh: I’ve heard this too about red meat. Personally, when I cook I try to use meat as a complement to the dish rather than as a centerpiece. I try to eat foods that are in season too … Continue reading

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Some really cool radiators

Not that this has anything to do with green, but I love hydronic (water) heating systems. bisque.co.uk

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Carbon footprint of food

“A plant-based diet requires about one fourth as much energy as a diet rich in red meat,” Brown said in a statement. “The reduction in carbon emissions in shifting from a red meat-rich diet to a plant-based diet is about … Continue reading

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Cruzin Cooler Train

Here is a U.S. innovation that combines mass transit, small displacement engines and beer. It’s the Cruzin Cooler! A 33cc 2 cycle Motor can go up to 15mph. The electric version has a range of 15 miles. Cargo capacity 24-12oz … Continue reading

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