Over a Barrel Blog
Americans love having choices. From the brand of clothes we put on in the morning, to the type of food we eat for lunch, to the make and model of the vehicles that take us to and from work, we choose what best suits our needs.
Shell’s announcement this week that it would no longer pursue drilling for oil beneath the sea in the Arctic Circle provoked polar (ha ha) opposite reactions among defenders and detractors of the project.
By now, the depth of Volkswagen’s deception is clear: The German automaker deliberately misled American regulators by installing software on 11 million vehicles that reduced emissions during testing, but allowed the emissions to increase by 4,000 percent once they got out into the real world where people live and breathe.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Apple has committed to trying to produce an electric car by 2019. Some see it as assuring the transformation of the auto industry, while others see it as Apple’s Waterloo.
About three months ago, Cody Bishop, his wife Katie and their infant son went shopping for a new car, or rather a used car that was new to them. Like everyone, they had a multitude of choices. They narrowed them to a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt and a shiny, black 2011 Volkswagen Jetta diesel TDI.
Fuel Freedom Foundation proudly launched EmPOWERing Africa, a project designed to help reduce energy poverty on the continent, at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York on Monday.
Earlier this month the nation celebrated National Drive Electric Week, with events in 195 cities. From Liberty Lake, Washington, to Montclair, New Jersey … from Prairie Village, Kansas, to Denver, Colorado, drivers of electric vehicles and — those thinking about it — assembled to encourage each other and view the EVs and plug-in hybrids that will be available […]
If Pope Francis had dropped by our booth at Shale Insight last week, I would have gladly given him a Fuel Freedom water bottle and encouraged him to watch PUMP on Netflix. He didn’t turn up at the fifth annual natural-gas conference. But some of his supporters did: A few dozen protesters gathered outside the […]
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani delivered the keynote address on the first day of the fifth Shale Insight natural-gas conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, telling the crowd that Americans are “afraid” of fracking but that the industry can alleviate the fear with a coordinated effort. “The public-relations problem that you face is […]
Eighteen years ago it was stylish beyond belief, the car that was going to lead us out of the Age of the Internal Combustion Engine and into a green future. Today the Prius has become somewhat dowdy, a tree-huggers’ car that’s trying to boast great gas mileage at a time when gasoline is about $2.30 […]