Sunday, August 26, 2012

not just their uniforms are green: U.S Army goes solar

The United States Army will spend $7 billion dollars on going green. 

The army plans on using solar energy in it's operating bases and camps around the world.  They already have some in the US with a program started last year called SAGE (Smart and Green Energy at base camps)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

With the price of Gas so high Is it now time for Biofuel stations?

Gas prices have reached and past the $4 mark across America with talks of it going to $5 or $6 in the near future.

These are record highs that are having negative affects on our economy. At the same time they are opening the door to something that could be of a great positive affect to not just the economy but also the environment. That is if someone steps through the door.

that door is biofuels, which has long been brought up as an alternative to gas but one of the biggest road blocks is the fact that often the cost of producing a gallon of biofuels was more then the cost of a gallon of gas. The price of Algae fuel for example is usually expected to be around $7 to $8 dollars.

It's still very high cost but at the worst it will but a cap on the price of gas. IE the price of gas wont reach the same levels because it would have to compete with a source of energy that has the added value of being much cleaner.

But this could also be the step needed to have the production of algae oil brought up to scale that the production cost will go go down so much that the price is equal to or even less then that of gas.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

electric cars just got a little more classier as Rolls Royce enters the market

Rolls Royce has announced that they are going to make an electric car.

perfect ideal. Electric cars are going to cost more then normal so it makes sense to target the high in car market with electric cars.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Riding in the Chevrolet Volt

I got to ride in a Volt on Saturday.

Boy is it a nice car.

Encase you don't know the volt is an electric hybrid car coming out from GM.

It was really cool getting to look at the car up close. Interesting seeing the battery when you pop the hood instead of an engine and also seeing one in the back in trunk.

The volt comes with a standard 120 volt model which takes about 10 hours to fully recharge and a 240 model which will take about 4 hours.

It comes loaded with GPS, XM radio, onstar and a DVD/Blu-ray player (though you can only watch it when the car is stopped).

It's a four door compact car. I thought it was alright room wise but my brother who has a family was upset because he didn't feel it's big enough for driving around the wife and kids. But I think he will be on board when they make a van version of the volt.

Ok enough talk about the specs and stuff I am sure you want to know about riding in the Chevy Volt. Will it was very nice. It's been said before but the car is quite. really you can't hear any engine. It's so caught you can hear the car going over potholes. It's a little eerie and takes a little time getting used to the lack of the sounds we are used to hearing in the car.

The ride was short but I learned abit about the car from the engineer that drove us around in it.

She (the engineer chauffeur) told us that even though it's officially stated you can go 40 miles on one charge (without having to use the back up gas) she was actually getting about 43 miles.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

a car runs on the runs

oh crap, some folks at university in flint mi have away to human waste into biofuel for cars. they hope all cars in the city will on it.
don't flush that ideal, i think it's the shiznit.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just got capped

Well news is they have finally capped the oil leak in the gulf.

But it's not over yet. BP still has to clean up the oil.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Obama pledges $2 billion investment in solar

Two solar energy companies are getting a big investment as the president states that Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing have received funding money from the government.

check the video (it's around the 2 minute mark)

This is great news not only in the jobs mentioned that this will create but of course for the environment.

it's good to see funding for green energy. This is an area that the U.S is sadly lagging on.