Politics

South Korean Truckers Strike, Too

June 14, 2008 / No Comments

On a lot of levels, this doesn't make sense to me and probably you either, but South Korean truck drivers parked their trucks and let them idle away the fuel. They don't seem to have any more sense about this than their European counterparts but anyway, who's asking us?The truckers who want lower diesel fuel costs, higher fees for hauling ...

China Will Not Sacrifice Food for Fuel. Experts Debate!

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

The dude who helped co-draft China's national energy strategy, Song Yanqin, participated at Asia Clean Energy Forum 2008 and said that "food security comes first in China, more important than fuel". He went on to explain that China has no plan to sacrifice food for fuel. Biofuels can find another source, dang it. China is hungry. We want to ...

Saudis Call for Summit with Oil Producers and Consumers

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

Saudi Arabia is calling for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states, where the main topic going to be, soaring energy prices. The Saudis promised that along with OPEC they will "guarantee the availability of oil supplies now and in the future". Gosh, thanks fellows. You will keep gouging the rest of the world as long as they will ...

Quick Development of Nuclear Power Wanted in China

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

The world's speed and nuclear power do not belong in the same sentence, but sure enough China is doing its darnedest to build as many nuclear power plants as it can, using OLD technology. Their target is 4 new generators each year, through 2015. However, the nuclear plants are going to be just a partial answer for its mounting pollution, ...

Stop the World, India and Pakistan are Playing Each Other in Cricket

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

Yeah, I get the idea about saving the animals, going green, being eco-friendly, going on strike, protesting naked, all those things, after all that's the idea behind GreenPacks. Call it a peace treaty, a temporary armistice, a break in the action, down time, chill time ... whatever. India and Pakistan are playing each other in cricket. There are bats, bowlers, wickets, pitches, strikers ...

Barack Obama’s Green Fist Bump

June 5, 2008 / No Comments

Barack Obama will be the democratic presidential candidate. Yeah, yeah, the first black American to have a major party's backing for president. Black, white...what we really need to know is whether or not Barack Obama is green? And what shade? It reminds me of an old not so funny story. A bus driver during the fight for civil rights days was hauling some ...

The Flintstones, Got Arrested in Brussels

May 28, 2008 / 3 Comments

Not sure what you will think but the pre-historic family we all know, The Flintstones, got arrested in Brussels, Belgium, while driving towards the European Parliament building. It wasn't Fred or Wilma to get the penalty, but six Greenpeace activists dressed as cavemen driving the "Flintstone car", that protested on the influence of the auto industry on proposals to curb carbon ...

Recharge Vehicules Electriques: Self-Serve Electric Car Pools by Paris` Mayor

May 7, 2008 / No Comments

Bertrand Delanoe, the actual Paris mayor said that if re-elected he will build the "Autolib" which is a self-service electric and/or hybrid-electric car system, that will include 300 free re-charging stations in different parts of the city and 2,000 cars (electric and hybrid). This car-sharing system may be a solution that would reduce car congestion and may solve some of ...

Oil Prices – new records over $122

May 6, 2008 / No Comments

Update:  new oil price record is $122.73 and things sure doesn't look pink. The oil prices blasted to a new record of $122.47 a barrel. Buyers were motivated by Goldman Sachs' predictions that we may see oil selling for $150-$200 prices in a couple of years and the falling dollar. A grebe is covered in oil after the Korean oil spill. Taean, ...

Boris Johnson is London’s new mayor

May 5, 2008 / No Comments

If you were wondering who is the new mayor of London, he's the Conservative candidate, Boris Johnson. After a fiercely battle, Ken Livingstone the guy that got the Friends of Earth “Greenest Mayor” seal of approval, lost. He was the first mayor to take radical actions which turned out to be innovative decisions: extra fees for those that entered city center ...