Earlier this week the Obama administration, now the effective owner of the U.S. automobile industry, put Detroit on notice that it has 30-60 days to come up with a believable plan to “restructure” itself or it goes into bankruptcy.
F.C. Businesses Failed to Clear Sidewalks of Snow Editor, On my drive home from work Thursday night, January 29, I noticed two people walking out on Broad Street.
There has been a lot written lately about the coming demise of America’s suburbs. The general thesis is that without cheap fuels for cars, lawnmowers and heating, suburban living will become untenable.
I hate to keep coming back to cars, but in the last hundred years they have come to be one of the most significant facets of civilization – yet their future is in doubt.
While waiting to see just how much OPEC says it will cut production next week, and then a couple of months more to see how much they actually cut, the crisis of the week is Washington’s bail-out of Detroit.
The hurricane that is the financial crisis blowing across our economy has left no one untouched.
It’s going to be an electric world. For those of you who have been following the peak oil story, it is becoming increasingly clear that liquid fuels for the average person’s transportation has a very short half-life. It won’t be long before we figure out that natural gas is too […]
Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to […]
With crude oil now above $120 a barrel and threatening to go higher, it is clear that our preferred and convenient means of going places, our car, the airplane and the rental car soon are going to be parked because they will be too expensive to operate.
As the availability of liquid fuels dwindles, those supplies that remain will be increasingly allocated to uses for which there are no readily available substitutes — such as powering aircraft and ships. Electric power for land vehicles appears to be the most realistic option for the present. Cellulosic biofuels may […]