Gertie Finds a New Home

On April 25, 2012, in Blog, by Heather Rae

Gertie is a camper — a “short” bus with a powerful International engine. In 2006, I drove her from Colorado to Maine while chronicling in this blog a quest for biodiesel fuel. This week, Gertie found a new home with the Maine Earth Walk Project. Her owner, the organizer and publicist for Maine Earth Walk, […]

Biofuel Beatdown

On November 9, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “U.S. Biofuel Boom Running on Empty”, which presented a blistering across-the-board slam on biofuels. Perhaps more interesting than the WSJ article itself was an email reaction I received from a prominent energy tech venture capitalist with keen visibility into […]

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Biofuel Innovators with Alternatives to Oil

On May 14, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (5/14/08). Oil soars to $125 per barrel and economies around the world sputter or fall into recession. Enough is enough. Many biofuels can be blended with gasoline and diesel refined from oil, then pumped into our existing vehicles. Even making our fuels with ten percent biofuel and ninety percent refined oil is […]

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Green Ratings

On April 14, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

Food prices have rocketed 83% in the past three years. The World Bank just released the figures. If you are trying to raise a family in much of the world, you are already painfully aware of the crisis. There are a number of causes that are likely to be linked to a climate crisis caused […]

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Trends for 2008

On February 8, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (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 of passenger vehicle owners in […]

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Triple-Digit Oil Prices Ahead?

On October 8, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Last week, as reported on Yahoo!, the chief economist of the investment bank CIBC went on record that “We’re in a world of triple digit oil prices for the foreseeable future,” beginning by the end of 2008. Increasingly, I’ve been hearing through the grapevine prognostications of $100/barrel oil. I put a […]

Blogroll Review: Grease, Weddings, & Ethanol

On May 12, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

Grease PowerLooks like folks collecting used vegetable oil for their biodiesel vehicles will be getting competition from….big oil! On the Energy Blog, oil wastes and sludge can be recycled into electricity: “Chevron Energy Solutions, a Chevron (NYSE: CVX) subsidiary, today announced that it has begun engineering and construction of a system at the City of […]

What’s Up with ConocoPhillips?

On April 23, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi On the clean-tech front, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) seems to be striving to take the lead among U.S. oil companies. In just the last two few weeks, COP has made two announcements of significance. First, COP unveiled a partnership with Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) to produce biodiesel from animal fats (press release). […]

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