7 Posts Tagged "Cars (and planes)"

Trying to put the rebound effect for energy efficiency in its rightful place is like playing a game of wack-a-mole. Predictably every couple of years, someone new discovers the counter-intuitive appeal of showing how more efficient energy policies may lead to more energy use. Wham! Told yo ...
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Summer travel season is upon us, with all the joys and travails that come with spending a perfectly fine vacation day stuck in an airport somewhere. Nevertheless, travel is fun and has plenty of positive sides to it. They range from increased cultural understanding to helping oth ...
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Solar revolution closer to sun

Posted on May 25th 2012 | 0 comments
Aviation may be the ...
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If you build it, will they come?

Posted on May 22nd 2012 | 0 comments
Mayor Bloomberg built 300 miles of bike paths. File it under "enlightened leadership." It certainly didn't happen because of a sudden groundswell of support for biking in New York City. The big question now is whether they will come. One step that should help is NYC's new < ...
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Prius, Priora

Posted on May 21st 2012 | 0 comments
Toyota insists the plural of Prius is "Prius." That seems odd. Isn't it in the interest of the company to draw a clear distinction between a Berkeley hippy owning one or more Prii. But "Prii" isn't right either. In an endnote in my book< ...
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A Humane Commuting Society

Posted on November 7th 2011 | 0 comments
Scene: Crowded subway car during morning rush hour. Conductor: For your safety and the safety of passengers around you, please do not block the doorway. General indignation and eye-rolling among passengers. Ex ...
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Rational to a fault

Posted on November 1st 2011 | 0 comments
Here’s the classic economic view of your car-purchasing behavior: You walk into a dealership, choose a car based on brand, color, cylinders, looks and general feel and then start comparing prices among different options. And you don’t just look at how much you pay to ...
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