# Category Archives: Transportation

## Projections for Future Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The first rule of the Energy Futures Club is that there are no rules, but you can talk about it all you want.  You would think that with power plants that last 60 or more years, and that take a … Continue reading

## New Events in Energy

Introduction Predicting the future of energy sounded easy, in that major facilities such as power plants can last up to 60 to 70 years, and sources can also last decades, as well as pipelines and tankers.  However, new sources … Continue reading

## New Safety Measures Needed after the Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Even this soon after the shipwreck, it is clear that new safety measures are needed on all cruise ships in the areas of the chain of command, presence of a safety officer, modern sonar and radar warnings, sobriety of key … Continue reading

## Comments on the Proposed 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

Today’s LA Times has a good article on the proposed fuel economy standards for 2025.  The standards are stated as each fleet will achieve 54.5 mpg average by then, and that will gradually be reached starting from 2017.  The current … Continue reading

## What is Australian Carbon Tax worth in MPG improvement?

Australia has just instituted a Carbon tax of $24 per metric tonne of Carbon (not CO2 I believe). This is offset by a$10 a week in additional benefits or tax cuts to households.  Since 20 pounds of CO2 are emitted … Continue reading