Skip navigation.
Home
What if your email address could demand respect?

Energy Costs - Who's to blame?

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/r101_thebighop/respect101.com/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module on line 1364.

A Strangle Hold on the serious, High MPG automaker

They're at it again. Now high mileage automobiles will be subjected to penalties. The new CAFE plan, of course proposed by President Bush (and Company) wants to penalize the likes of Honda and Toyota for doing what American Consumers are asking for.
A Step Backwards

A Quick Fix for the Gas Addicts

I must admit however, after read more about "A Quick Fix for the Gas Addicts" I have to give GM points for creativity. As destructive as they are, they do stay up late pondering ways to undermine the right solutions and insult our intelligence along the way.

Hi mileage vehicles for sale in Europe

With the prise of gas sky rocketing I cannot even begin to elaborate on the frustration I feel over this new, never the less, here are some facts:

1) The X-Prize Foundation positions to offer a $25M dollar prize to a commercial organization that designs, builds and sells 10K vehicles that get 250 MPG or more.
2) This prize ferrets out news (at least this was news to me), that VW has already produced a concept vehicle (in 2002 no less) that gets 264MPG.
3) The above information prompts to investigate other VW models where I found what I suspected. In Germany, VW manufactures the Lupo 3L TDI. While most would think that the 3L stands for 3Liter 'engine' it does not. The meaning comes from it's World Record Holding MPG at the pump. 3Liters/100Kilometers OR 77 MPG. Now, here's the kicker, quoted direct from the VW website: "As its name implies, the Lupo 3L TDI makes do with just 3.0 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres, while at the same time possessing the advantages of a car fully suitable for everyday use: four seats, sufficient boot space, good performance, good comfort, and equipped with all the crucial safety features including ESP."

Young minds and new energy!

Here's a great example: The progress of the WWW (Wild Wild Web) was an envelope pushed by young uninhibited minds that simply said; "Why Not?" While most think it was probably Big Business - Sun, Microsoft, Comcast or AOL - it was not.

It was basements, backyards and garages of kids saying; "This rocks, what if I ??" Freedom to create, can and usually does, deliver explosive results. Sure there are a great many failures along the way, but I would suggest that each of these delivered something positive to the creator.

If we were to channel just a fraction of this young, unlimited and untapped, potential into our search for new energy resources, I shutter to think of the outcome. The key is to get our youngest, best and brightest involved while they're still open to defying the odds.

Lowering the price of gas

There is an email that, on regular occasion, walks the Internet suggesting we select the largest American oil company and boycott it at the pumps. Here is a sample of the email: http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/exxon.html

The basics of its argument is: If we boycott (Exxon for example) we would force prices down, not through lowering our consumption (because the author suggests we can do this without "hurting" ourselves) but through the creation of a price war. My initial reaction is this; Based on the popularity of this message, and its circulation, I am concerned that there is a large portion of the population buying this argument.

Syndicate content