Archive for the 'Carbon Emissions' Category

Motor Vehicles and Carbon Emissions - A General Overview

The motor vehicles that operate in the world today account for a significant percentage of carbon emissions released by man. Of course, the U.S. accounts for half of all global warming linked to cars worldwide. In 2004 carbon dioxide emissions from personal vehicles in the United States equaled 314 million metric tons. That’s a significant [...]

Wind Could Produce 20 Percent of US Electricity by 2030

Twenty years from now the United States may be getting 20 percent of its electricity from wind power.
A report released from industry experts and Energy Department Labs stated we can achieve this within the next two decades. Currently 20 percent of the electricity in the United States is generated through nuclear reactors. Combined this would [...]

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!
Started 38 years ago, Earth Day was created to increase environmental awareness. This day (and should be followed every day) is a reminder of our environment and what we must do to keep it clean for years to come.
We want our world to be green. We want to live in a secure and [...]

Volvo Testing Hybrid Garbage Trucks

Volvo has started testing two hybrid garbage trucks in Sweden. The two trucks will run daily operations with the firms Renova and Ragn-Sells.
The hybrid systems used in the trucks are a version of Volvo’s I-SAM (Integrated Starter, Alternator, Motor) parallel hybrid system. The Volvo FE hybrid trucks combine a 7-liter (320 hp / 238 kW) [...]