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Westport: all of a sudden, everybody’s BFF

Westport: all of a sudden, everybody’s BFF

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 12, 2012

Until a few years ago Westport Innovations was a name only a few aficionados in the diesel engine world recognized. ...

Methanol may be the best alternative fuel yet

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 13, 2012

In the seach for alternatives to gasoline and diesel as a transportation fuel, methanol hardly gets attention.  But a 54 ...

Porche experiments with hybrid flywheel

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2010

If the Prius and other hybrid electric cars leave you dissatisfied, know at least that Porche is tinkering with an ...

Spain’s green jobs experiment a bust

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 25, 2009

And yet we're heading down the same path. A report concludes that these "green" jobs require government subsidies to the ...

New mini-nuke plants look promising

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2009

Today's Wall Street Journal has a must-read article on the potential of the new small-scale nuclear power plants. Says author, Bob Metcalfe, they ...

Green jobs smackdown

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 03, 2009

Despite all the yada-yada about a new economy built on green jobs and environmental technology, the numbers are questionable. Thus quotes ...

Volvo’s electric/diesel car for 2012

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 01, 2009

Maddeningly short of details, is this announcement that Volvo (the car company, not the equipment company) has set up a ...

Natural gas: the fuel of the future

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 30, 2009

If you care about energy, energy independence, global warming, or the U.S. trade deficit, there is a must-read article on ...

Micro-turbine powered car

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 27, 2009

This is far yet from production, but an intriguing idea nonetheless. The benefit of turbines is that they can run on ...

Prospects look good for sustainable ethanol industry

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 06, 2009

The appointment of alternative energy insider Steven Koonin to the position of Undersecretary of of Science at the Department of ...

Pickens’ plan: run heavy trucks with natural gas

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 10, 2009

Regardless of what you think about oilman T. Boone Pickens, he's spot on when he says we should run our heavy ...

The next bubble to burst

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 18, 2009

Government meddling in the housing market was clearly one of the reasons the housing market turned into a bubble and ...

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