The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information (RFI) (DE-FOA-0002548) regarding the concept of an “energyshed” and energyshed management systems. Given that the term “energyshed” is relatively new, DOE is seeking feedback on its concept and definition, as well as its application to the electric grid.... Read more →

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze methane hydrate deposits under the Gulf of Mexico. The grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, will allow researchers to advance the scientific understanding of naturally occurring methane... Read more →

New UK Site on Fuel Efficiencies and Emissions

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) of the Department of Transport in the UK has set up a new website on New Car Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Figures. Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated that... Read more →

RideShare Alliance Website

The RideShare Alliance is offering a free interactive database application that facilitates the development of a ridesharing network over the Internet. The organization is dedicated to promoting ridesharing in the United States, with all the attendant benefits of reducing oil consumption and emissions. The database supports local or national events.... Read more →

What is the Auto Industry doing about Climate Change?

I’m a Powerpoint packrat. For all the slams against the package and sneers about bad communication it’s incredibly widespread in its use as a tool for corporate or organizational communication. In other words — you find some interesting things by looking for Powerpoint files. Here’s one from Booz Allen Hamilton... Read more →