'Energy Transition' Archive

Poll Finds Majority See Threat in Global Warming

April 26th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Poll Finds Majority See Threat in Global Warming

Americans in large bipartisan numbers say the heating of the earth’s atmosphere is having serious effects on the environment now or will soon and think that it is necessary to ...

Film on Global Warming Is Challenged

April 25th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Film on Global Warming Is Challenged

"The Great Global Warming Swindle" aired on British television in March and is coming out soon on DVD. It argues that man-made emissions have a marginal impact on the world's ...

Italian government adopts draft law to punish environmental crimes

April 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Italian government adopts draft law to punish environmental crimes

The Italian government on Tuesday adopted a draft bill under which the perpetrators of "environmental catastrophes" would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The ...

Sorting out the truth on global warming

April 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Sorting out the truth on global warming

WASHINGTON - A major international study recently concluded there was overwhelming evidence that humans were causing global warming. But that didn't quiet the skeptics. They continue to raise doubts, suggesting ...

Food vs. Fuel - Round 2

April 11th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Food vs. Fuel - Round 2

The price of meat is set to rise in America as the nation’s helter-skelter dash to convert corn into road fuel begins to take its toll on the supply of ...

The Greening of Gingrich

April 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on The Greening of Gingrich

In a heavily hyped debate – one that environmentalist Democrats hoped would be a “smack down” on Republicans -- former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich disappointed them and conservatives ...

Climate change becomes national security issue

April 10th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Climate change becomes national security issue

WASHINGTON -- The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implications of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming ...

A Plastic Wrapper Today Could Be Fuel Tomorrow

April 9th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on A Plastic Wrapper Today Could Be Fuel Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, April 8 — Scientists worldwide are struggling to make motor fuel from waste, but Richard Gross has taken an unusual approach: making a “fuel-latent plastic,” designed for conversion. It ...

Prius sends Toyota U.S. sales up 7.7 pct in March

April 3rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Prius sends Toyota U.S. sales up 7.7 pct in March

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp.(7203.T: Quote, NEWS , Research) on Tuesday said U.S. sales rose 7.7 percent in March, driven by strong demand for its Prius hybrid.

6th graders decide humans not to blame for warming

March 23rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on 6th graders decide humans not to blame for warming

LONGMONT — Humans don’t cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers.

US-Brazil deal to boost bio-fuels

March 9th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on US-Brazil deal to boost bio-fuels

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim signed a deal making ethanol an internationally traded commodity and promoting its production in Central America and the ...

The Human Cost of Oil Production

February 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / Comments Off on The Human Cost of Oil Production

Nigerian militants are threatening to kill Filipino hostages if they don't get a larger share of oil revenues. This situation is just one small example of the human toll taken ...
Weep

Weep

February 2nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 18 comments

$36,000,000,000 profit for Exxon. Hope they're happy. Here's the facts. No more denial bullshit from anyone. Might as well stick ...

Food vs. Fuel -- It's Started

January 27th, 2007 / Energy Transition / 2 comments

Demand for ethanol has finally caught up with the corn subsidies and government price controls. It will hit poorer nations first, then everyone. All the more reason non-food ethanol feedstocks ...

SOTU Energy Promises

January 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 3 comments

Will you offend Bob Lutz and your oil friends with substantial CAFE standard increases? Will you have the guts to get Yucca Mountain open? Will you push for consumer taxes ...

GM's Macho Camaro

August 21st, 2006 / Energy Transition / 9 comments

GM is releasing a redesigned 2008/2009 Camaro that's about as relevant to today's world as a Revolutionary War musket. This in the same week that Ford is slashing production 20% ...

Corn Ethanol is an Environmental and Economic Nightmare

June 24th, 2006 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Corn Ethanol is an Environmental and Economic Nightmare

I've posted previously about the environmental downsides of corn ethanol.  A recent article in the New York Times recaps a lot of the debate. Corn ethanol also has ...