The American Lung Association says the cost of burning fossil fuels in just 10 states exceeds $37 billion a year. Those are costs that must be paid for by taxpayers.
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Are we getting near “peak car?” Some people think so. And they see many benefits to ending our addiction to the private automobile.
A report from Europe says the last fossil fuel cars must be sold by 2035 in order to keep global warming below 2 degrees C. That’s less than 20 years from now. Can it be done?
All 200 nations at the Paris conference on climate change agreed to support an agreement that will dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in the future
New studies indicate that fossil fuels companies can no longer pretend it’s “business as usual” after this year.
The Board of Trustees at Unity College in Maine has voted to divest their endowment from fossil fuel industries. Now, the Harvard College Undergraduate Council has announced they want Harvard University to divest its $30.7 billion endowment from fossil fuels. Most American academic institutions, such as colleges and universities, function in part off of financial […]
I believe I have found an excellent vehicle to drive through the zombie apocalypse – or at least a good one for hauling stuff around on a regular basis. I’ve had a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport tossed at me for the week, and it’s turning out to be a lot of fun!
There is a lot of discussion in Washington these days about ending tax credits and subsidies for long-standing industries like coal and oil suppliers. But these subsidies are considered sacrosanct by many politicians, often the same politicians who decry any investment into green energy as “socialism.” But a study by the International Energy Agency finds […]
President Obama’s State of the Union Address was very alternative fuel heavy. This lead to a number of applause breaks and in many the camera captured Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders showing his approval. Senator Sanders has been a champion of the alternative fuel movement for a long time and at a recent rally in […]
Corn as a fuel at first seemed like a great idea, but this use has affected corn for food and affected land use.
Europe is already paying upwards of $8.00 a gallon for fuel, so every penny (or Euro) counts. So a proposal to raise the tax on diesel fuel to gas-like levels has some people up rightly up in arms. The European Commissions is proposing taxing vehicles based on their CO2 output, which I think is ridiculous. […]
[social_buttons] New findings from the Cassini mission to Titan — Saturn’s largest moon — show that its atmosphere contains about 29 billion gallons of propane. Given that the average new car fuel economy in the US is currently about 20 miles per gallon, and that propane-converted cars get about the same mileage as regular gas […]
[social_buttons] Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have sponsored the NAT GAS Act. This bill is aimed at giving natural gas the push it needs to become part of the cure for America’s oil addiction. Senator Reid (D-Nevada) is also an original co-sponsor. “Each day, our nation consumes about 21 million barrels of […]
Great Britain hopes that algae-based biofuels can reduce automotive and aviation emissions by 2030, and cut overall emissions by 80% by 2050. [social_buttons] While food-based biofuels are taking the heat for rising food prices, other solutions – like algae – are gaining a more serious following. For example, the UK’s Carbon Trust has announced plans […]