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Down To Earth fuel archive

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014

How are we extending the life of our car?

Take a look at this statshot I dug up from The Onion: It's funny but true. I'm always trying to live as car-lessly as possible but fuel efficiency matters. Emptying your trunk and vehicle of unnecessary clutter, especially seasonal items - or bowling balls anyone?-...

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

The Post Carbon Institute produced this illustrated guide to how we have become so reliant on fossil fuels and how we could shake off that addiction. Here's the film description: Fossil fuels have been the driving force behind the industrialisation of much of the world...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Don't worry! Plenty of oil! 

This short film from the Post Carbon Insitute addresses the false assertion that peak oil is a thing of the past due to innovations in fuel extraction in unconvential areas. Like, um, tar sands. Meanwhile, oil companies tell us "don't worry, drive on." What the...

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

How have gas prices affected you? 

The rising gas prices are affecting everybody with the Energy Information Administration estimating the average U.S. household will spend more than $4,300 on gas in 2011. Just last month gas prices in Washington state have jumped almost 40 cents a gallon. I have a one...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2009

Canada vs. America

Obama will make his first international visit as president to Canada, a critical moment for the future of clean energy as Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to discuss the controversial tar sands oil development. Alberta alone represents the second-largest oil reserve in the world, after...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009


Crude awakening

How much do you know about Canada? They’re our nice neighbors to the north yet the odds of Americans knowing who they re-elected in October as Prime Minister are unlikely, while Canadians cheered Barack Obama from the sidelines. But the more you learn about a...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2008

Take a Bow Hypermiling

But now good luck escaping the word paparazzi. Hypermiling – the act of maximizing one’s gas mileage, often exceeding EPA ratings for miles per gallon, by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one's car and one's driving techniques, has just been named 2008 “Word of the Year...

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