“Adios Gas-Powered Cars”

“Adios Gas-Powered Cars”

“The typical American male devotes more than 1,000 hours a year to his car”, so wrote the Austrian philosopher Ivan Illich way back in 1974.

State Department admits Keystone XL could equal 5.7 million cars

The President says he understands climate and is committed to acting in the interests of posterity and not big donors. That means rejecting Keystone XL, plain and simple. The President and Secretary of State Kerry have all the information they need to reject this pipeline.

Tar Sands Imports to EU Equivalent to Six Million Extra Cars

Tar Sands Imports to EU Equivalent to Six Million Extra Cars

As the European Commission continues to deliberate as to whether to adopt its landmark climate change legislation, called the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), there is increasing evidence that planned pipelines in North America could turn Europe into a significant market for the Canadian tar sands.

Iraq = 25 million new cars, and counting

On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, a new report from Oil Change International, entitled A Climate of War (pdf) quantifies both the greenhouse gas emissions of the Iraq War and the opportunity costs involved in fighting war rather than climate change. Here are some facts on the war and warming: Projected total US … Read More

EU “Should Ban Inefficient Cars”

No that is not some long-haired environmentalist speaking, but the ex-chairman of Shell, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart. He is arguing that the EU should ban the sale of cars that do under 35 miles to the gallon (good thing his is not saying that in America – the roads would be empty!!)

GM to Test-Drive Fuel-Cell Cars

General Motors is to give drivers the chance to try out hydrogen-powered vehicles, although it will help if you are a celebrity. As part of “Project Driveway“, GM will put more than 100 fuel-cell vehicles in the hands of customers before the end of the year. Ironically, the cars will be based on the Chevrolet … Read More

UK: Lib Dems to Outlaw Petrol Cars by 2040

Hoping to out-green the Conservatives (see blog below), Britain’s third largest political party, the Liberal Democrats yesterday unveiled far-reaching proposals to transform Britain into a carbon-neutral economy within 40 years. Delegates at the party’s annual conference in Brighton approved a series of measures, including plans to remove petrol-driven cars from the roads by 2040, invest … Read More

Spanish Cars To Run on Oranges

Valencia’s orange groves could soon be powering Spanish cars as a new technology is developed to turn the fruit’s peel into biofuel. In a region with 190,000 hectares covered with oranges and lemons – many of which are left to rot on the trees – citric-powered cars could reduce pollution while using a readily available … Read More