Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Cloud (making) Ships

By Jacob | Related entries in Cool, Crazy, Environment

Everyone has one. The one piece of technology that makes it official for you that you’re living in the future. Whether it’s a Roomba vacuum, Skype, the iPhone or something else – there’s something floating around in your mind that, when you see it in real life, you’ll know you’ve reached the future. For me […]

August 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

What’s The Environmental Impact Of Cash For Clunkers?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Energy, Environment

TIMES crunches the numbers and comes up with some encouraging data… The initial data released by Department of Transportation, however, shows that so far cash for clunkers has been a green success. The clunkers averaged 15.8 m.p.g., compared with 25.4 m.p.g. for the new vehicles purchased, for an average fuel-economy increase of 61%. On the […]

August 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Cash For Clunkers Turns Into Cars.Gov

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal stimulus, Money, Technology

A new website for the controversial, popular program is up and it includes some things you need to know if you’d like to take advantage. Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG […]

August 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Cellulosic Ethanol no longer in its infancy

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Business, Economic recovery, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal stimulus, Gas, News, Oil, Politics, Polls, Science, Spending, Stimulus, Technology

Thanks to Justin and company for welcoming me on here as a regular contributor. I will be posting on a number of issues, but one area you can expect that I will regularly be tracking is technology related developments and how they interact with the political world and policy. I also live less than ten […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

CBO Reveals The True Costs Of Cap And Trade

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Legislation, Money

Congressional Republicans have been telling voters that the cap and trade energy policy that’s set for a vote on Friday will cost each household about $3,100. CBO puts the lie to those numbers and shows that they’re nearly 20 times the actual costs…in 2020. From Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Climate change legislation pending in Congress […]

June 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

VW’s CAFE Standards: 235 MPG

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Energy, Environment

This is an extreme example, but I can’t help but think car companies can easily hit the 35 MPG mileage standards Obama is about to lay out if the following is possible for a street ready car. From Green Car: Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn recently confirmed the company is working on a car that will […]

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 58 Comments »

Addressing Climate Change

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Energy, Environment

On my final day at the Offshore Technology Conference, I attended a panel on climate change. Now, you might expect an oil and gas industry convention would prefer not to discuss the effects of CO2 emissions. But the panel included three scientists who all gave mini-lectures intended to convince the audience that global warming is […]

May 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Enemy to Off-Shore Drilling?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil

Today at the Offshore Technology Conference (which I am at on sponsorship by the American Petroleum Institute), I attended a panel discussion titled: The Case for Access to Oil and Gas Resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. As the title and graphic to my post probably reveal, the panel was less reasonable than the […]

May 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Finding Common Ground on Energy Policy

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Legislation, Oil

From today through mid-week, I’m in Houston attending the Offshore Technology Conference. I’m here on the sponsorship of the American Petroleum Institute which has brought in a cadre of bloggers, presumably to help generate coverage and discussion of petroleum issues. Since I believe energy and climate change policy will be some of the most important […]

May 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Americans’ Views, They Are A Changin’

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cuba, Environment, Guns and Ammo, Immigration, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

Take a look at the following at see how many of these you agree with. From ABC: Support for gay marriage, legalizing illegal immigrants and decriminalizing marijuana all are at new highs. Three-quarters of Americans favor federal regulation of greenhouse gases. Two-thirds support establishing relations with Cuba. But hold tight. If some views that may […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »