Category Archives: Life after cheap oil

Global warming

A video conceived and made by amateurs (young women) in a couple of days. Internet liberates creativity !

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Traffic congestion is bad for your childrens health

The summary says it all. You can find the source over here, and a good commentary over here. This paper provides evidence of the significant negative health externalities of traffic congestion. We exploit the introduction of electronic toll collection, or … Continue reading

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Is it a car? A motorcycle?

We blogged about electric bikes, cars and about the carver. Herman blogged about the one person Lumeneo. This new concept car from Nissan is a combination of all three. The zero-emissions electric car seats two in-line and is just 1.1 … Continue reading

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Lets Roll(s) electric

Rolls Royce is considering an electric variant of the Phantom. The excess weight of a battery powerful enough will not be a problem for such a big and heavy car. The torque curve of an electric motor – making maximum … Continue reading

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Tar Sands

The extraction of oil out of tar sands, for example in Canada (Alberta) is hotly debated. A posting in Science Blogs followed by a debate between advocates and opponents gives a quick introduction to the issues at hand. Apparently there … Continue reading

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The impact of demographics on GHG emissions

Deutsche Shell has a tradition of publishing a solid and highly respected bi-annual report on the mobility trends and future scenarios for Germany. Their latest report has a hidden twist which only becomes apparent when you start to read the German … Continue reading

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The fun of hybrids

The image of a hybrid car has been defined by the Prius: you care about the environment if you drive a hybrid but the “petrol-heads” that love excitement and performance will laugh at you. Quite often people argue that hybrids … Continue reading

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OCC goes Electric

Electric cars and bikes are on the rise, but are they cool yet? This must be a positive sign: the guys from Orange County Choppers have built an electric chopper, in cooperation with Siemens. The Smart Chopper will make a … Continue reading

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Fly hybrid….

We wrote on this blog about electric cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. Flight Design, a German company, is testing a hybrid motor for an airplane. “Like cars, aircraft need the most power to get going, take off and climb. Planes … Continue reading

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Art follows nature

Dolphins have fun, so why not copy them? (Source Toxel.com)

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