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Top 5 Reasons to NOT Convert Your Car to Propane or LPG

There’s been a lot of talk lately about bi-fuel cars running on LPG and propane, most notably from Chrysler and Lancia in Europe, but in the US as well, with several companies offering propane conversion kits. Propane has a few advantages of gasoline, of course. It tends to burn more cleanly, it’s cheaper, etc. Still, […]

July 9th

Video: New American Supercar Sets Alt-Fuel World Records

Weaning America off of oil consumption isn’t just a matter of healing the environment; it is a matter of national security. Nothing appeals to conservatives more than national security…except perhaps fast cars. The Maxximus LNG 2000 a dual-fuel supercar, combines fast cars with the notion of domestic energy production securing America’s energy future. Last month, […]

April 17th

New LNG Viking Cruise Ship Cuts Emissions

The commercial shipping has taken a lot of criticism in recent years over its massive output of harmful carbon emissions. Proposed solutions to the problem have ranged from solar-diesel hybrids, to pure-solar car-haulers, to massive sailing ships … but AGA and Viking Cruise Lines may have a more “immediate” solution. In a bid to cut […]

February 26th

Propane Autogas: The Sleeping Giant of Alternative Fuel

With reports coming out that gas prices could hit $5.00 a gallon soon, the magnifying glass has been put on alternative fuels like never before. One low profile alternative fuel being considered is propane autogas. Everyone knows about natural gas as an alternative fuel and the controversy that surround it. However, most in America have […]

February 14th

Study Links Air Pollution to Cyclones in the Arabian Sea

There are certain groups of people in the world today who deny mankind’s ability to alter the environment in any way, shape or form. The unfortunate reality is that mankind has already altered our planet’s ecology and atmosphere in ways we are only just starting to understand. A new report indicates that aerosol build ups in Asia are weakening winds and allowing larger, stronger cyclones to form in the Arabian Sea.

November 7th

Me Gusta: Porsche Boxter S Ecologic Runs on LPG

The Spanish tuning house RBM Sport has developed a “bolt on” package that allows Porsche’s Boxster S to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or “autogas” in Europe). Christened the Porsche Boxster “Ecologic,” the car can be started and run on conventional gasoline, and “switched” to LPG from inside the cabin. RBM claims the little Porsche […]

October 23rd

ICTC to Build Natural Gas Corridor from UT to CA to NV (video)

A mainstream switch to non-petroleum fuels won’t be possible without the support of commercial fleets and over-the-road truck buyers, which account for a huge percentage of total miles driven. These truck fleets depend on a solid infrastructure in order to effectively schedule their job-critical operations, however, and (quite understandably) will hesitate to adopt any alternative […]

August 28th

New Euro Kia Runs on Both Gasoline AND Propane

Kia’s Hamstar ad campaign for their Soul cute-ute featured a trio of hamsters dancing and driving tothe  lyrics “You can get with this/or You can get with that”, and was so wildly successful that the company recently introduced a Hamstar-edition Soul … but they got it all wrong.  The Kia that best embodies Black Sheep‘s […]

May 28th

Canada Thinks Green Cars are a Problem (Really)

Alberta’s tar sands have been called “the dirtiest oil in the world” by Greenpeace and National Geographic, and “mining” these fields means high carbon emissions and serious pollution of natural water supplies. So why are Canadians afraid of electric vehicles? Canada’s own government agents claim that the area’s boreal forests “could be gone within a […]

February 7th