Will Oil Become Extinct?

By |2018-07-19T18:40:03-07:00April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 4, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Twenty-one million barrels.  Crude oil, that is; or more specifically, the amount of crude oil the United States consumes on a daily basis.  What is surprising about this is not that most of our supply comes from foreign sources – that is a fact adopted by all but the [...]

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The Dirty Little Secret

By |2018-07-17T01:34:51-07:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Environmental Protection Agency|Tags: , , , |

Published December 6, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In just one month’s time, the long-anticipated overhaul to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations will take effect, marking the first increase in the U.S. fuel economy standard since the start of Ronald Regan’s second term.  The CAFE regulations, enacted in response to the 1973 Oil Crisis, establish [...]

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Electric Shock!

By |2018-07-23T16:42:45-07:00September 7th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Environmental Protection Agency, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 7, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last Wednesday, the latest entrant to the burgeoning electric car market went on sale, the cleverly-named Nissan Leaf.  Rallying around claims of saving the environment and helping the nation rid itself of its dependence on foreign oil, consumers lined up in droves to buy the new commuter car.  In fact, [...]

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