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Just 16,000 Catenary Trucks Would Use All of California’s Electricity with only 2400 to 8300 Miles of Overhead Wires

It makes sense to electrify trucks since fuel from oil, coal, and natural gas is finite and biomass doesn’t scale up. Trucks make electricity possible.

Door to Door – A selective look at our “system of systems”

Our transportation system is “magnificent, mysterious and maddening,” says the subtitle of Edward Humes’ new book. Open the cover and you’ll encounter more than a little “mayhem” too.

Unpave Low Traffic Roads to Save Energy and Money

The U.S. has 4.1 million miles of roads (1.9 million paved, 2.2 million gravel). About 3 million miles of roads have less than 2,000 vehicles a day, less than 15% of all traffic. The paved portion of these low-volume roads ought to be evaluated for their potential to be unpaved.

We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can   

A truly green transportation system probably wouldn't rely on electric cars that much because it wouldn't be relying on cars that much.

10 Successes of the Sustainability Movement to Date

What are some of the successes of the sustainability movement? What exactly can sustainists hang their hats on?

What Goes Around Comes Around at the Bicycle ReCyclery     

ReCyclery founder Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear and Board President Kees Kolff explain how opportunities exploded when the Recylery became a non-profit organization.

US Crude Oil Consumption Peaked a Decade Ago

Electric vehicles (EVs) are already cheaper to run than internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles.

After Passenger Train Derailment in Philadelphia Kills At Least 7, Attention Turns to Oil-by-Rail Hazards

“I've never seen anything so devastating,” Philadelphia Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Jesse Wilson told NBC News yesterday.

Australia’s alternative transport fuel: The East Coast gas-ship has sailed

Credit Suisse reported that there is not enough East coast gas for 3 LNG export terminals at Gladstone, Queensland. If that is the case then it is doubtful whether there will be sufficient gas to replace petrol and diesel by gas as transport fuel.

A Day in the Life of America’s Most Walkable Suburb

Suburban life has always been synonymous with long hours in the car-- going to work, school, the grocery store, the mall, soccer practice and friends’ homes. Some people even drive to take a walk.

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