Energy Experts Say Coal Will Overtake Oil in 2020

October 15, 2013 by  
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World coal usage is skyrocketing because of rising demand in China and India. At the World Energy Congress yesterday, energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie stated that coal would surpass oil as the key fuel for the global economy by 2020 despite global government policies to reduce carbon emissions . With the rising demand for energy in China and India, experts predict there’s no stopping the world from being pushed further down the hydrocarbon hole as we move towards the next decade. Read the rest of Energy Experts Say Coal Will Overtake Oil in 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , carbon emissions , china , china energy , CO2 , crude oil , gasoline , green energy , Hydrocarbon world , hydrocarbons , India , natural gas , renewable energy , united states , Wood Mackenzie , Wood Mackenzie rising coal usage in china and india , World Energy Congress , World Energy Use        

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LEAPfactory’s Gorgeous Prefab Eco-Hotel Sits at 13,123 Feet Atop Russia’s Mt. Elbrus

October 15, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of LEAPfactory’s Gorgeous Prefab Eco-Hotel Sits at 13,123 Feet Atop Russia’s Mt. Elbrus Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco hotel , eco hotels in Russia , eco-hotels in the Caucasus Mountains , energy self-sufficient , high altitude hotel , LEAPfactory , LEAPfactory building in Russia , LEAPrus 3912 , LED lights , modular buildings , mount elbrus , Prefab , prefab architecture , Russian Caucasus , Solar cells        

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Are Chickens That Eat at the Same Restaurants Where They’re Served the Latest Food Trend?

October 15, 2013 by  
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We’re not sure whether to be impressed or disturbed by a new food trend that has been growing in popularity among New York chefs – chickens that are fed scraps from the same four-star restaurants they are later going to be served at . On one hand, the practice promotes healthy (and presumably happy) chickens that are raised on leftovers from eateries like Per Se and Daniel, but we can’t help but feel that the idea is still a bit morbid. Hopefully the birds are not fed chicken… READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ariane Daguin , Better Tasting Chickens , chickens , Crazy Food Ideas , Culinary Experiments , Daniel , David Burke , David Burke Townhouse , D’Artagnan , Eating Better , Fat Chickens , food science , Free Range Chickens , Gramercy Tavern , green circle , Green Circle Chickens , Jean-Georges Vongerichten , Luxury Chickens , meat industry , organic food , Per Se , the Modern , Uptown New York Chickens        

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The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas

January 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Right now, it is summer in Australia and things are hot. How hot are they? They are so scorching that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its maps to indicate the soaring temperatures. They are so hot that catastrophic brush fires have raged over five of the country’s six states . Now, the heat is so intense that gasoline sales have halted in some parts of the outback. Yes, in a somewhat ironic twist, Mother Nature seems to be showing her displeasure for the use of fossil fuels by making it so hot that the liquid evaporates before it even hits the tank. Read the rest of The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Australian Bureau of Meteorology , douglas lillecrapp , fossil fuel , gasoline , map , mother nature , Oodnadatta , outback , pink roadhouse , the age , wildfire

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Michelle Bachman Was Right: Gasoline Could Be Brought To $2 Per Gallon In Short Order

September 4, 2011 by  
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U.S. exports of distillate fuel (which includes diesel) reached a record 656,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2010 and have grown every year since 2003 Image credit: USEIA, U.S. distillate fuel exports continue to grow All a Bachman Administration, backed by a Tea Party dominated US Congress, would need to do to bring gas under $2/gallon is to ban the export of gasoline from US refineries. The threat alone would initiate a price collapse. No problem. Well, maybe a little problem with campaign donors but what’s a little disagreement … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What is the True Cost of Gasoline?

June 29, 2011 by  
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What is the real cost of any commodity?

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Automakers Pursuing Full Range of Powertrains

January 18, 2011 by  
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As we noted last week, Ford will soon have two models of the same car to compete with both the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius. In addition to this, Ford is also bringing out a pure electric version of its Focus model , which will can compete with the Nissan Leaf.

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Fake Gasoline-Powered Alarm Clock Secures Energy Star Label

March 26, 2010 by  
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Apparently, it’s a piece of cake to get Energy Star -certified — just ask the Congressional auditors who received approval for a number of ridiculous fake products, including a gasoline-powered alarm clock and an air purifier consisting of a space heater with a feather duster on top. Other fake products, including a dehumidifier, dishwasher, and computer monitor, were accepted into the program with no questions asked about fake qualifications (i.e.

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Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass

March 10, 2010 by  
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The technology sounds ultra-futuristic: concentrated solar heat that can vaporize biomass (wood, crop waste, etc.) into synthetic fuels . But the process, developed by Sundrop Fuels , is real, and it can produce twice the amount of gasoline or diesel than conventional biomass gasification systems. Read the rest of Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biofuel , biomass , eco design , gasoline , green design , sundrop fuels , syngas

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say “stick it” to a ticket.

December 12, 2009 by  
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You may have been getting away with going 5 or 10 over for years without seeing the blue & red flashes of mr. officer behind you, but getting a ticket is not the only reason to put less pedal to the metal. Not only is following the speed limit safer (and this *should* be enough reason!), but it actually maximizes the efficiency of your gas

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