Gasoline Car Free Zones

SPIEGEL reports on plans for new executive legislation that would allow cities to declare gasoline car restricted zones. There are several models discussed. One would be to restrict these zones for dirty old cars that don’t observe the newest emission standards. Another one would be to restrict these zones based on the last digit of … [Read more…]

Again, Congratulations to OPEC

This time they have achieved an agreement with non-OPEC producers which is supposed to slash another 558,000 barrels per day in oil production. That’s the first time such an agreement has been done since 2001. My comment below is a copy of the comment I made about the OPEC agreement of cutting their production by 1.2 … [Read more…]

Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy

The next American Secretary of State may be Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil. Some people don’t like that idea. There will be questions in the confirmation hearings, including from Republicans who don’t like Tillerson’s good relations with Russia, a topic of interest right now. I for one think this is an excellent choice. It … [Read more…]

27% Renewable Target

Guardian reports that the European Environmental Agency expects the EU to reach its 2020 target of a 20 percent renewable share. The bloc’s 2020 target calls for 20% of gross final energy consumption to come from renewable sources, and that number rose to 16.4% in 2015 from 16% in 2014, according to preliminary estimates cited … [Read more…]

Supporting Solar Roads

I have been commenting on a recent article at Reneweconomy about France’s project to build some solar roads. That article is opposed to the idea. It cites many experts questioning the cost of such a project. I for one disagree. Solar needs to be built everywhere in sight, including roads. That’s especially true where I … [Read more…]