Sunday, March 30, 2003

Energy Policy Cartoon from 1991 is still relevent?

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

"North American industry must prioritize environmental goals " By Julie Cantwell Automotive News / March 24, 2003

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Stars take green machines, not limos, to Oscars!
A Commute calculator and suggestions for driving alternatives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Friday, March 21, 2003

Monday, March 17, 2003

House Transportation Committee considering a Gas Tax Increase? --
...One method being mulled is indexing the gas tax for inflation, retroactive to the last change in 1993. That would boost the federal tax, currently 18.4 cents a gallon, by about 5.4 cents. State gas taxes average an additional 22 cents per gallon.
Other possibilities are raising the tax two cents a year through 2009, taxing ethanol at the same rate as gasoline or stopping the practice of transferring interest from the highway trust fund — money from the gas tax dedicated to highway programs — to the general Treasury fund. ...
A page targeted at "Millions of lemmings who buy SUVs for no reason other than to fit a trendy image and look tough."

Saturday, March 15, 2003

I attended a vehicle technology symposium organized by CARB last week. Personally, I learned a lot about emerging engine and transmission technologies, systems analysis needed to make it happen and so on. However, the 64K question is What is CARB going to do with it? Regulation proposal to address AB1493 could be expected in May 2004. AB 1493 does not allow things that will substantially alter the consumer behavior (fuel taxes etc.) The trouble with Greenhouse Gas Emissions is that the problem is not as straightforward as the one posed by criteria emissions, something that CARB has delt with successfully through technology forcing regulations. Doing so with GHGs will be much tougher.

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Testimony of NHTSA administrator Jeffery Runge before COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION about safety of SUVs.

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