Today's NY Times writes about a study that says the U.S. could reduce greenhouse gases by around 28 percent with widely available technology at a reasonable cost. Even better, we'd all save money over time by doing it! A large share of the reductions could come from steps that … [Read more...] about Blame the landlord: United States could easily cut 28 percent of greenhouse gases, but probably won’t.
Archives for November 2007
The Wall Street Journal writes today on the front page about how enthusiasm for corn based ethanol is cooling in the United States. The fortunes of many U.S. farmers, farm towns and ethanol companies are tied to corn-based ethanol, of which America is the largest producer. … [Read more...] about Ethanol is great! (If you’re a corn farmer.)
Don't miss our updated overview of 2009 diesel cars! And don't miss our updated 2010 diesel cars overview! As diesel technology gets greener and greener automakers are starting to take notice. In Europe many cars are offered with a diesel power plant as an option, while … [Read more...] about An overview of 2008 diesel cars, and what’s coming after that
Flickr photo courtesy of 3mZee. I was alarmed by this front page article in the Wall Street Journal about cargo ships and air pollution. I had no idea that collectively, ships that are 100 tons or larger put out more greenhouse gases than all but the top 6 COUNTRIES in the … [Read more...] about Cargo ships and air pollution, it’s much worse than you think!
Let's face it. With any type of energy source, it all comes down to two important things. How much is available, and how much does it cost? If a renewable energy source can't scale up to provide massive amounts of energy, and it isn't cost competitive, then it just isn't going to … [Read more...] about Google gets it: Making renewable energy cheaper than coal