Cars & Technology of the Future

What's Coming in Cars; Some Is Already Here The fifth annual "Future Cars, Future Technology" event put on by the Western Automotive Journalists' association on Oct. 17, offered several glimpses of the future. You could drive a prototype electric Volkswagen Golf, due to go on sale next year, or hear an ... Read More...

Company Turns Trees Into Gasoline Replacement

Update: March 12. ZeaChem announced today that it is now producing commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its Oregon plant. The goal is to replace the petroleum that powers 96% of our vehicles with something more environmentally friendly, preferably produced domestically and renewable. To that end California has awarded $4.6 million to ... Read More...

Do Oil Companies Pay Their Fair Share?

By John Addison (8/24/11) $380 Billion in new Green Scissors 2011 Report Millions of Americans are demanding common sense fixes to our broken economy. Wasteful spending needs to be cut, free giveaways of our natural resource stopped, and tax dodging corporations to start paying the same rates as middle-class taxpayers. Senator Dirksen is ... Read More...

Diesel – Save Gas, Save The Planet Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Save Gas, Save the Planet: John Addison’s book about hybrid and electric cars, pathways to low carbon driving, and the future of sustainable transportation. © 2009 John Addison. All rights reserved. Diesel Over half of all car sales in Europe use diesel engines not gasoline. Diesel fuel ... Read More...

Big Oil Fights Big Ag

By John Addison (2/8/10)   Americans are spending 20 percent of their income on transportation. In the average two-car household the percentage is often higher. Big Oil and Big Ag are fighting for their share of that money. Petroleum use has started to drop in the United States as we have fewer cars  and more ... Read More...

Biomethane for Energy and Fuel

By John Addison (7/24/09) OK. I admit it. I am writing this article from a Summit about cow poop. No, this isn’t a joke to get 8-year olds rolling on the floor with laughter. This is serious. I am reporting from the inaugural National Biomethane Summit, in Sacramento, California, where over ... Read More...

Biofuel Industry – No Money, No Respect

By John Addison (5/8/09). For the moment, the price at the pump is reasonable. A spike in demand or a terrorist disruption, however, will quickly remind us that we are desperately dependent on oil as we continue to consume 140 billion gallons of gasoline per year. Even in these recessionary times ... Read More...