Electric Vehicles May Increase CO2

November 13, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

Finally someone has stated the blindingly obvious… For years the car industry has argued that electric vehicles are the answer to climate change. They have even had the audacity to call them “zero emission vehicles”. At the moment, electric vehicles are all the rage. At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show visitors would have been left … Read More

Oil Demand from Developed Countries Peaked in 2005

October 14, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

For a while now there has been a growing consensus that, whilst many people worry about peak supply of oil, peak demand is also an issue, especially in developed countries. I blogged on this back in August, after an analysis by Oil Change, Greenpeace and Platform, argued we could be seeing a demand peak. Well … Read More

“No longer will petroleum be the only game in town”

April 24, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

California has long liked to set the trend that others follow: whether it be movies, fashion, celebrities or even clean air. And yesterday was another first. It adopted the world’s first regulation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels. The State’s Air Resources Board adopted a regulation expected to slash gasoline consumption by 25% … Read More

Portugal Leads the “Green” Car Revolution ….

November 24, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

As the auto industry crisis continues in Washington after the impasse in Congress late last week, you could argue that the American car industry is paying a heavy price for ignoring the warning signs of a coming economic crunch and growing ecological consciousness. Contrast the image of the ailing big three American car companies begging … Read More

The $50 Billion Bail-Out

November 7, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

I wonder how Main-Street feels about this one. Even though millions of Americans are already outraged over bailing out Wall Street, they are now being asked to bail out Detroit too. Later this morning expect dismal third-quarter results from GM and Ford, estimated at $2 billion each, which will probably plunge the markets even deeper … Read More

US Transport at Risk from Climate Change

March 12, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Flooded highways, railroads and airport runways are among the transportation snarls looming as the world’s climate changes, and officials should plan with this in mind, a U.S. study says. “We’re not just concerned about gradual changes in temperatures,” said Henry Schwartz, who chaired the National Research Council panel that wrote the report. “We’re mostly concerned … Read More

Now its France V. Germany Over Car Emissions

November 15, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

America is not the only political battle grown over fuel efficiency standards. A large Diplomatic spat is growing in Europe between France and German over the issue. France is trying to put the brakes on the German effort to skew European fuel efficiency legislation in favour of heavier cars amid fears that it would price … Read More