Environmental Economics: The simple economics of alternative fuels

Environmental Economics

» March 22, 2011 The simple economics of alternative fuels Simple model of energy:  As the price of energy source A rises, source B becomes cheaper, relatively.    Backers of alternative fuels see a silver lining in rising pump prices.

Airlines Look To Alternative Fuels

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Many sectors of transportation have suffered due to rising fuel costs. One sector that has seen a great deal of their profits decline due to raising fuel prices is the airline industry. In doing this, the company insists that the fuel will have a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Britain Increasing Alternative Fuel Sector

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In the United States many are pushing for alternative fuels in order to decrease or eliminate dependence upon foreign oil. The condition of the environment, particularly global warming, is also playing a role in why governments are turning to alternative fuels.

Jesse Metcalfe Goes Green with Alternative Fuel on ‘Dallas’

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Actor Jesse Metcalfe goes green with his character Christopher Ewing and alternative fuel sources. Read More. Entertainment Environment Film/TV News Top News jesse metcalfe larry hagman

Scientists use CO2 and electricity to produce alternative fuel

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Sonia Renthlei: Thanks to scientists and their ingenious ways, we’re closer to being able to generate alternative fuel using electricity and carbon dioxide. Electricity and Carbon Dioxide Used to Generate Alternative Fuel.

The Most Promising Alternative Fuels on the Road Today

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You can purchase a car with excellent fuel economy or try your hand at techniques like hypermiling to become a more efficient driver. Another option is to explore the alternative forms of fuel out there. For example, in the Netherlands LP gas comprises 10% of the fuel used.

The Future of Alternative Energy Vehicles

Living Green & Saving Energy

There will also be a small combustion engine fueled by ethanol. alternative energy Biofuels hybrid cars alternative fuels solar energy In 2015, two brothers named Cody and Tyler Kor plan to drive across the United States, from New York to San Francisco. Why is that a big deal? The trip is going to be made in a mostly electric 3D printed car. How small? […].

Algae returns as fuel for our future

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Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source. Cities alternative fuel biofuel

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We have 5 Months to Save the World!

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Humans are not the prime reason for the planet’s existence and if we do not survive the next shift, it will be a tragedy in our eyes and simply a symptom of a natural cycle for.

Tesla teases with insanity: get shocked by this electric car!

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Shell Ends Algae Biofuel Research

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These does seem like the nail in the coffin of lipid-based algae biofuels that require the process of separating the algae from the fuel. The conversion of Algae to ethanol may still prove to be a viable alternative fuel production method for the foreseeable future. Bio Fuel algae biofuel alternative fuel bio fuel biofuel Department of Energy DOE Shell

Abu Dhabi Turns to Natural Gas Green Transport

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The switch to alternative fuel is happening in partnership with Al Wathba Central Services, which is providing free training to ADFCA staff who’ll be driving these green machines. A CNG vehicle’s carbon footprint is about 75% of that of comparable gasoline fueled wheels.

Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

Eco Chic

It’s long process to turn a blazer into a blast-off , but that’s exactly what’s happening, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that Japanese recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) has begun testing ways to use discarded clothes as jet fuel.

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Sexy Electric Bicycle Debut!

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Alternative Fuel and Transportation electric bicycle electric vehicle As a daily bike commuter, nothing makes me happier than skipping past traffic and enjoying the fresh air on my morning commute. Lucky for me, I live in a pretty flat area of my city.

Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare 2016

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Alternative Fuel and Transportation Green Lifestyle carpool rideshare ridesharing sharing economyAn update to our popular 2015 list, this expanded and revised list includes the best apps for carpool, carsharing, and ridesharing, including a very important new one to bring safety and security for ladies. The post Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare 2016 appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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How ZipCar can Get you Where you Need to Go

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Alternative Fuel and Transportation carpool fleet management rideshare sustainable transport zipcarZipCar, one of the leaders in rideshare market, has a full line of ridesharing, fleet management, and van services around the world. The post How ZipCar can Get you Where you Need to Go appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

New Technology Milks Algae for Oil

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Clean Technica EV Report

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Alternative Fuel and Transportation clean tech Clean Technica Electric Cars green living pono home solar White PaperWe are very excited to announce the release of the first Clean Technica EV Report, an exclusive White Paper by our very own Zach Shahan. Zach is a clean tech expert, EV enthusiast, and Director of our site CleanTechnica, the world’s number one source for clean tech news and reporting. Zach is also an Editor and writer for our [&hellip.

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Electric Vehicles See Very Strong Sales

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Turning Fat into Fuel: The Production of Biodiesel

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Despite its biological origins, raw materials (feedstock) must be refined before it’s suitable for conversion into fuel. All of these unwanted products are separated from the fuel before it’s sold. One of these methods is the use of alternative fuels for powering their fleets.

Sustainable Living in Honolulu: Public Transit, Biking, Renewables, Recycling, Compost, and Local Food

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Alternative Energy Alternative Fuel and Transportation Bicycling Green Lifestyle Recycling bike bike lane bus compost energy green living honolulu sustainability sustainable waste water Sustainability is just about the biggest buzzword since synergy or gluten.

Do You Have a Plug-in Car Personality?

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74 Years Ago, Henry Ford Predicted Hemp Cars Powered by Biofuels

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9 Tips for Having a Fun, Healthy & Green Road Trip

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The right car for the ride - Obviously, using the most fuel efficient vehicle you have access to is a good start — and you don’t have to go out and buy an expensive hybrid or EV. Alternative Fuel and Transportation Dining Out Ecotravel/Ecotourism Podcasts Recipes Videos

Tips for Driving Greener: Save Money & Help the Planet

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Some cars even have a sticker on the driver’s side door jamb or on the inside of the fuel door. Department of Energy, accelerating or decelerating too fast can lower your fuel economy by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% in the city!

Tips for staying cool & having fun in a heat wave

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I know opening the windows lowers MPG from drag, but I began alternating between having the AC on, recycling the air as long as possible, then opening the windows, which is when I discovered that this was probably what it would feel like to be in a windy sauna.

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Surfrider Foundation on Anniversary of Sandy & more

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It is the anniversary of Sandy (the super storm — thank you climate change!), and we here in New Jersey are still not fully recovered — primarily at the shore, but there are some folks inland that had some pretty big changes as the result of Sandy’s wrath.

Toyota Prius Rises Above 3 Million Sales

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Tips to make bike commuting in the winter more fun

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E-Fuel MicroFueler Makes Ethanol From Old Beer

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The E-Fuel MicroFueler is a still that turns waste products into 100% ethanol that you can put directly into your car- and it does it in a tank you can store at your home. The 250 gallon holding tank converts organic feedstock, including wine and beer, into ethanol through a still inside [.] [ E-Fuel MicroFueler Makes Ethanol From Old Beer from Green Living Ideas ].

Toyota Prius Plugin MPG Challenge for Charity

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Going The Extra Green Mile For Eco-Friendly Driving

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According to the US Department of Energy, your car’s fuel efficiency will drop 0.3% drop in fuel efficiency for every 1 PSI your tires are underinflated. The DOE says that major maintenance problems, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can drop your fuel efficiency by as much as 40%.

Nemo, Non-GMO Valentine’s Day & More Winter Fun

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When did we start naming winter storms, and who the heck came up with this name anyway? Hard to think about a cute little colorful fish whipping the Northeast into such a frenzy. I don’t generally panic when it comes to snow storms – have lived in NJ or New England for my entire life.

The Dog that Rescued Me & a 101 on Residential Solar

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Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

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We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. Biodiesel Fuel. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. Fueling a Biodiesel Nation. Alt Fuels Comparison. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it.

Three Car Engines that Require Zero Gasoline

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Most of the buzz when it comes to cars that run on alternative fuels is generated by electric and hybrid vehicles. Granted these automobiles can save you thousands of dollars on gas over the life of the car, there are engines that can run on fuel that costs next to nothing.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

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We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. Biodiesel Fuel. Fueling a Biodiesel Nation. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. Alt Fuels Comparison. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it.

Ethanol Producers Concerned About Antibiotic Regulation

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What do antibiotics have to do with making fuel from corn? The answer lies in the process to convert corn into fuel involving enzymes, yeast and sugar and the by-product called [.] Tags: Ethanol alternative fuels antibiotics ethanol by-products FDA food prices health United States Antibiotic overuse concerns the health care industry, as bacterial infections have become resistant to them, but why are ethanol producers concerned?

Chicken Fat Biodiesel Prevents Fuel Filter Clogs

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The plant [.] [ Chicken Fat Biodiesel Prevents Fuel Filter Clogs from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels chicken fat cloud point diesel R3 It seems that anything can be used to make biodiesel these days. From algae to hemp, biofuels run the gamut of possibilities. Now add chicken fat to the list of biodiesel sources. Operating a plant in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, R3 Energy began selling chicken fat biodiesels to rural consumers this week.

Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

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Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Tags: Rental Cars alternative fuels and transportation Avis Biodiesel Car rental Car rentals green car rental green car rental program Hertz hybrid car hybrid car rental comparison The cost of gas may fluctuate, but one thing remains constant: you are always responsible for the carbon emissions you release into the environment. Currently, each U.S.

Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

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Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation alternative fuels and transportation Avis Biodiesel Car rental Car rentals green car rental green car rental program Hertz hybrid car hybrid car rental comparison The cost of gas may fluctuate, but one thing remains constant: you are always responsible for the carbon emissions you release into the environment. Currently, each U.S.

Happy Earth Day? Prices v. the Environment

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Overall, only 45 percent of this year's hybrid and EV trade-ins have gone toward the purchase of another alternative fuel vehicle, down from just over 60 percent in 2012. Never before have loyalty rates for alt-fuel vehicles fallen below 50 percent. "For "Three years ago, when gas was at near-record highs, it was a lot easier to rationalize the price premiums on alternative fuel vehicles.