I'm not detail minded enough to make my own Biodiesel for my old Mercedes Diesel. I occasionally have dreams about driving for free and going around siphoning WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) from the waste tanks at the local fast food restaurants. But then I remember how I had to buy … [Read more...] about Be sure to ask before you “recycle” (aka steal) waste vegetable oil from a restaurant
Photo courtesy of mtoreceptive at Flickr.com. In the developing world, where electric grids are less reliable, many cell phone towers have to generate their own electricity. With diesel generators, that means that energy costs can add up to 2/3 of the total maintenance costs. … [Read more...] about How green is your cell phone tower?
Photo courtesy of Uxbridging at Flickr.com. Virgin Atlantic has made a first step in replacing aviation gas with renewable fuel. On February 24th, 2008, the first commercial flight took to the air using a partial mix of plant oils for fuel. This could be a milestone in the use … [Read more...] about Virgin flies the bio-diesel skies
Flickr photo courtesy of Robbi Baba. In just a few years, biodiesel in the U.S. has gone from an incognito fringe fuel to a mainstream media darling, and has recently been under fire as just another excuse for people to clear cut rainforest. If this first biodiesel wave has … [Read more...] about Can biodiesel become the new petroleum? And should it?
It's a complicated issue to be sure and there and the one thing that you can be certain about here in the 21st century is that anyone who shows up on your doorstep with a simple solution to any of the complex problems we face today need the door slammed in their face. Take this … [Read more...] about Ethanol: More harm than good?