What Fuels a Writer?

Elephant Journal

Creativity and inspiration, for sure. But there are also some concoctions that can help a spark come to light. And one of them is my own version of. Arts Food Funny Literary Journal cappuccino coffee writers writing

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Algae returns as fuel for our future

Green Prophet

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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Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

It starts on the highways of Southern California in the 1950s and 60s with tens of thousands of cars stuck in traffic emitting noxious pollutants as their fuel evaporates from carburetors, engines and gas tanks.

Rocket Fuel In Infant Formula

Green Earth Journey

On rocket fuel in infant formula By Jovana Ruzicic April 2, 2009 [link] You don't need to be a parent to know that moms and dads have a lot to worry about--anything from their kids' healthy growth and development to the friends they choose and those math homework assignments. Now, parents need to add one more thing to the list: the rocket fuel chemical perchlorate. These findings raise new concerns about the rocket fuel ingredient, found in most of us. No this is not a joke.

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Rules for Stress: How to Use this Fuel.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Love & Relationships Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) anxiety busy life stress stress as fuel Time transformBut it’s about learning how to effectively cope with this pressure that makes all the difference.

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The Money Behind Fossil Fuel Exports

Sightline Daily

But the truth is that standing right behind the fossil fuel companies is a second Goliath. Some of the financial sector’s heaviest hitters are deeply enmeshed in fossil fuel export plans. The question for opponents of fossil fuel exports, then, is not so much how overcome the colossi of King Coal and Big Oil, but how to make Big Finance back away slowly.

Israeli Fuel Company Tries Out Gasoline – Methanol Fuel Mixture

Green Prophet

A woman fills up car in Haifa with methanol and gasoline fuel mixture. Alternative car fuel mixtures have been talked about for years. The fuel mixture contains 15% methanol, a simple form of alcohol and derived from liquified natural gas.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal.

Elephant Journal

The poorest 20 percent of developing countries only marginally benefit from energy subsidies.

Superpower “Laxative Nut” Tree Could Solve Egypt’s Fuel Crisis

Green Prophet

In Egypt, people often have to line up for hours to fill their cars and trucks with diesel fuel – particularly during summer months when it comes at a premium. Business & Politics Energy agriculture biofuel Climate Change desert Desertification fuel crisis jatropha pollution

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Can the Gates Foundation be convinced to dump fossil fuels?

Green Blog

This week, The Guardian newspaper has campaigned for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest its fossil fuel investments – which the newspaper claims are worth US$1.4

Breaking: Kids earn Right to sue Government, Frackers & Fossil Fuel Industry.

Elephant Journal

A group of youths in Oregon just won the right to hold the government and the fossil fuels industry responsible for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.

New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are beginning the process of setting the next round of standards to reduce carbon pollution and fuel use from medium and heavy-duty vehicles (everything from delivery trucks to 18-wheelers).

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.


A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies. The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of AUD 80/MWh (USD 83), compared to AUD 143/MWh from a new coal plant or AUD 116/MWh from a new baseload gas plant, including the cost of emissions under the Gillard government’s carbon pricing scheme.

Pope Calls For an End to Fossil Fuels


In a new encyclical, Pope Francis explicitly makes the connection between climate change and oppression of Read More The post Pope Calls For an End to Fossil Fuels appeared first on Ecorazzi. We knew he was the People’s Pope, but now he’s officially the Earth’s Pope.

Revealed: Bill Gates charity has $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

Green Blog

billion of investments in some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies – while at the same time calling for immediate action against climate change. But apparently, both Bill and Melinda have missed that their investments in oil, gas and coal helps fuel the climate change – a crisis which they themselves deem to be a serious threat. “At It’s been revealed that the Gates Foundation, run by Bill and Melinda Gates, has held at least $1.4

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.

Countries phasing out fossil fuel cars

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many countries and regions are proposing the phasing out of fossil fuel cars in the next decade or even earlier with some cities beginning a ban on all but electric cars, especially in town centers, within the next couple of years. (We

Jacob Karni’s Solar Turns Brown Coal Into Clean Fuel

Green Prophet

Carbon monoxide and its mixture with hydrogen called Syngas, can then be used as gaseous fuel, for example, in power plants, or converted to liquid fuel such as methanol, which can be stored, transported or used to power motor vehicles.

Jet Fuel from Carbon Dioxide – New Science Project in Israel

Green Prophet

Miron Landau from Ben Gurion University in Israel were recently awarded a highly competitive Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation (I-SAEF) grant to further their groundbreaking research in liquid fuels. Their focus will be on jet fuel. Image of jet fuel from Shutterstock.

Are hydrogen-fueled cars pie-in-the-sky?

Green (Living) Review

CEM Issue #103 • January/February, 2007, Backwoods Home Magazine Hydrogen-fueled cars is a topic of much discussion these days. Unfortunately, it is almost always combined with other elements, so it must be separated back into its pure state for use as a fuel, and that takes lots of energy.

Massive Twitterstorm demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies underway

Green Blog

A 24-hour “storm” against fossil fuel subsidies was launched today by 350.org , Avaaz , Greenpeace , and other environmental organizations on the popular social network site Twitter. The event is expected to involve hundreds of thousands of people from around the world who will join forces in demanding an end to subsidies to the fossil fuel industry by tweeting under the same #EndFossilFuelSubsidies hashtag.

E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

Green Blog

E.ON, which is one of Europe’s largest utility firms, has issued a “new corporate strategy” in which the energy giant lay out its plans to focus on renewable energy while spinning off its fossil fuel assets in a separate company. “We and the new fossil fuel company to attract investors.

Great News on Fossil Fuels for Environmentalists Today.

Elephant Journal

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Vegan Ironman John Joseph Discusses How He Fuels Up


For the latest instalment of Munchies’ Fuel series, vegan John Joseph discusses how he trains hard for the Ironman without consuming meat or dairy. For those who aren’t aware, the Read More The post Vegan Ironman John Joseph Discusses How He Fuels Up appeared first on Ecorazzi.

The US DOE has declared the “new” fuels for 2040

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Department of Energy (DOE) sees coal, natural gas, and oil as the “new” fuels in 2040. ecocide climate change fossil fuels US DOE stupidity

Fossil fuels and others of a similar nature

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While fossil fuels, no doubt, are a problem for the biosphere – I hate nowadays to use the word environment as it has also other connotations – other fuels that are being burned in motor vehicles, even though they are created from plants and other resources, still have, as far as air pollution is concerned, the same or even worse an impact. But how are we going to carry on motoring without those fuels then?

Lance Armstrong Fuels Fitness With a Mostly Vegan Diet


Armstrong says of his new diet, "My energy level has never been this consistent, and not just consistent, but high." Read More. Eats Healthy Living News Sports Top News Vegan Lance Armstrong

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

Fuel-poor households experience a number of detrimental health hazards and reductions in general wellbeing as a result of cold, damp living conditions. Fuel Poverty has adverse effects on physical and mental health. Get involved and pressure your MP to end fuel poverty in Britain.

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21% of British households in fuel poverty

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) To all intents and purposes two-fifths of families in Britain are either living in “fuel poverty” or in danger of tipping over the edge, research found.

Politics Makes Scrapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Gulf Difficult

Green Prophet

Making fuel subsidies a thing of the past may ‘half the global carbon target’, but politics is a real barrier to change in rich gulf nations. According to IEA research, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels in 2010.

Rising gas prices lead to fuel thefts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The rise in gasoline and diesel prices across the US to almost $4 a gallon is leading to increased fuel thefts.

Banned Four Loko Drink Turned Into Ethanol Fuel

Sustainability Ninja

Eco News four loko banned four loko ethanol four loko fuelEvery can of the now banned Four Loko makes about 2.8 ounces of ethanol alcohol. That means that every four cases could produce a little more than a gallon of ethanol alcohol. Wholesalers across the East Coast are currently shipping their unsold inventories of Four Loko to MXI Environmental Services, a Virgina-based waste disposal and recycling company. MXI is one of three such facilities in the U.S.

Private electricity grids fueled by renewable energy the future for communities

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In “The Lead south Australia” Andrew Spence wrote: CONNECTING new housing estates to their own private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy is the cornerstone of ZEN Energy's plan to put power back in the hands of consumers. The company has launched ZEN Communities – an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities.

Animal Fats as Fuel for Planes, Trains and Automobiles


Animal-fat based biodiesel might be a greener alternative than the consumption of jet fuels but what will it mean for animals? Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

What's Next: Residential fuel cells for greener homes


Nippon Oil to Sell Residential Fuel Cells in Japan. Such smart systems also help reduce carbon emissions, one of the biggest byproducts of fossil fuel based energy. The result is residential fuel cells for communities to supplement energy needs. Sonia Renthlei: As we know it.

Clarifying my stance on driving taxes, fuel efficiency payments and gas taxes

Environmental Economics

When I link to my post where I propose a complicated Fuel Efficiency Payment --equal to the inverse of a cars fuel efficiency multiplied by total miles traveled--to encourage/incentivize/force drivers to internalize the long list of externalities associated with driving, I get comments along these lines: No one ever mentions how easy it would be to circumvent this tax. It is also work noting that a driving tax and a fuel efficiency payment/gas tax are not equivalent. 

Gulf Orders Piling Up For Fuel-Efficient 787 Dreamliners

Green Prophet

Another response is ordering more fuel-efficient planes. It uses 20% less fuel, through the use of advanced lightweight composite materials, systems, aerodynamics and more efficient engines. As airplanes age out, they are expected to be replaced by more fuel-efficient models.

Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates Fuels the Shopping Cult

Green Prophet

If consumerism is the predominant modern day religion, then this week’s picture shows one our most monumental cathedrals – Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.

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Earth Day - Fuel, Food and Carbon


Earth Day has been around since 1970. Its very existence is actually a tribute to people taking action. It's hard now to imagine a world without the EPA and limits on the right to pollute. It aims to mobilise individuals and organisations through its call to action.

SeaOrbiter Renewably-Fueled Research Vessel Construction to Start

Green Prophet

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