Posts tagged with 'clean fuels'
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure...and Making the Case for the Electric Car
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure…and Making the Case for the Electric Car
“It’s a challenge to make infrastructure, as a topic, sexy, but i know these people can do it,” said this morning’s plenary session moderator Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for NewsHour. The stimulating conversation (Suarez says he couldn’t get the scheduled ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
Zero Pollution Motors Pulling Energy Out of Thin Air
Zero Pollution Motors Pulling Energy Out of Thin Air
From the Associated Press: Zero Pollution Motors is trying to bring a car to U.S. roads by early 2011 that’s powered by a combination of compressed air and a small conventional engine. ZPM Chief Executive Shiva Vencat said the ultimate ...
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
For the first time ever, there have been more cars sold in China than the United States. (This news comes at the same time as Detroit’s General Motors announced it would cut another 10,000 workers.) From the Associated Press: SHANGHAI ...
Beijing Offers Subsidy to Discourage Dirty Cars
Beijing Offers Subsidy to Discourage Dirty Cars
Beijing is prepared to pay up to 1 billion yuan (about $146 million) in subsidies to get citizens to ditch their dirty cars and purchase cleaner ones. (Read Laura Root’s recent post about the pros and cons of these types ...
Is the Biofuels Honeymoon Finally Over?
Is the Biofuels Honeymoon Finally Over?
Photo by existentist. Today’s New York Times has a letter to the editor I wrote in response to the paper’s <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/business/worldbusiness/15food.html?ref=opinion”recent article on the links between biofuels and global food shortages. Entitled “Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing”, the ...
More Problems with Bio-fuels
More Problems with Bio-fuels
Soy beans on the left, and corn, on the right, are being used for bio-fuel. Photo by cindy47452. Today, Brenda Gorman reports in the New York Times about a rash of cases involving the bio-fuels industry in which industrial waste ...
Poznań, Poland Confronts Transport Challenges
Poznań, Poland Confronts Transport Challenges
Poznan’s currently car-free central square is threatened by increasing traffic congestion in the city. Photo by Lee Schipper. Lee Schipper was recently invited to Poznań, Poland by the consulting firm Convoco. In this article, Lee and Sylwia Klatka (Convoco’s managing ...
Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
In Kilmarnock, Scotland, bus passengers will soon be able to pay their fare with used cooking oil instead of cash. Eight buses carrying over 15,000 passengers a week will run on 100% biodiesel generated from used cooking oil and tallow, ...
The Politics of Petrol
The Politics of Petrol
Under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has become a country flirting with socialism, what Chavez, in one of his rhetorical flourishes, calls the 20th century heir of the Bolivarian Revolution. Yet paradoxically the Venezuelan government under Chavez has been ...
Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
The agrarian arms race to turn larger swaths of farmland over for the production of biofuels recently reached rhetorical heights as Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argued that it would be a crime against ...
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Photo by x-eyedblonde from Flickr. A few years ago, the celebrated economist Steven D. Levitt argued in Freakonomics that the legalization of abortion in 1973 was one of the primary reasons for the drop in crime in the 1990’s, a ...
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