Over a Barrel Blog
We’ve all been stuck behind one before. A car that clearly hasn’t passed a smog check in years, spewing smoke from its tailpipe like there’s no tomorrow. You probably know that the stuff coming out of there isn’t good for you, or the environment. But what exactly is it composed of?
We all know oil prices are extremely volatile, and trying to predict them is a fool’s errand. But just how easily can they be impacted? Here’s look at the some of the craziest events that caused the price of oil to rise.
Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, set the tone for last week’s Advanced Clean Cars Symposium when she emphasized the “need to use every tool that is available” to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars.
So we’re dependent on foreign oil. How bad could that be?
We’re producing more crude and our cars are more efficient, yet we still import millions of barrels of foreign oil per day. What’s going on?
Ecological disaster. Fuel shortages. States of emergency. This is our world in 2016. This is oil addiction.
California has a history being the first across the line when it comes to protecting the environment.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the fight to bring alternative fuels to our cars and trucks that we forget about another mainstream vehicle that is trapped by dependence on oil — planes.
In our quest for energy independence, we’ve run across quite a few different terms with abbreviations. So many, in fact, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. That’s why we’ve decided to organize them all in one place. Read up, bookmark the page, and become an expert.
Just when you thought it was safe to drive a gas-guzzler again — peak oil is back. And it’s after your wallet, your air, and your planet.