Feature: Which Green Car Is Right For You?

An Array of Choices Are Available With environmental concerns and economic worries, many people have made the decision to buy green vehicles. Cars that are labeled “green” are either those that are environmentally friendly and provide less harm to the environment than similar internal combustion engine cars or those that use ... Read More...

Engine Downsizing Gains Ground

Smaller Is Better For Automakers  – And Consumers Shouldn't Notice Any Difference. The global drive to reduce greenhouse gases and increase vehicle fuel efficiency is pushing automakers to reduce the size of their engines – while trying to keep all of attributes consumers expect from their cars. Engineers have pushed the ... 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...

Oil Consumption Peaks for World’s #3 Consumer

“Only the USA and China consume more oil than California,” observes Jim Boyd, Vice Chairman of the California Energy Commission. With oil prices soaring, California must reduce its dependency on oil to sustain prosperity and achieve energy security. As 38 million Californians deploy a range of solutions to reducing oil usage, ... Read More...

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Trends for 2008

(Updated 8/4/09; Original 2/8/08). Most oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are not from passenger vehicles; they are from the heavy-duty vehicles, ships, and planes that move all our goods, serve public transit, and provide the infrastructure that keeps cities running. Heavy-duty operators have often been years ahead ... Read More...

California’s Low Carbon Diet

When Coke and Pepsi were in the middle of their diet wars, California was an early battle ground. It is a state which tends to do much in excess, including drinking colas. In fact, only a handful of countries spend more money on beverages. Parties of happy and surprisingly fit ... Read More...