Norwegian Roads Directorate Ads - "Share the Road" campaign. Translattion: "70% of cyclists have experienced aggressive behaviour from motorists. We tested the same behaviour in a supermarket." Text at end: "Cyclists and motorists have equal rights on the road" via Copenhagenize.com
Be excited, Earthlings, because science has a surprise for you. Engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have devised a way to turn algae into crude oil in less than an hour.
Andy Palanisamy's insight:
Looks ike we are getting close to the promised land.. Can't help but be excited about the prospects of a future sans fossil fuels..
Vision 2012 Video Daily News Day 3...ITS International's DailyNews Live Video team find out about the future prospects and trends for machine vision applications in the ITS industry. They look at how different cameras work together to support the driverless car of the future; explore how the market is split on cost v flexibility and also give us a peek at cameras on Mars
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is tough if you don't know exactly where those gases are coming from. Scientists at Arizona State University have invented a new way to pinpoint those sources — down to individual buildings and highways.
collects piles of information about a city's energy diet — from utilities, transportation departments and air-pollution monitors.
institutions could pinpoint emissions down to the level of a building or a street
"The oil and gas industry is under pressures that will transform it. The effect of other industries on oil demand, the increasing opportunities for non-conventional oil and gas that offset perceptions of limits to conventional resources, and the shift of growth to Asia will all compel the industry to look for growth in value rather than volume, to distinguish between the expanding markets of developing countries and the declining markets of the private sector in developed countries, and to target technologies to a diversity of resource opportunities outside the state sector and to specialized partnerships within it."
TLDR version: Norwegian Road Directorate (Statens Vegvesen), is traditionally a staunch supporter of car-centric system design, and has not been known for anything to do with cycling. Looks like they have finally turned a corner. The agency has published a set of videos to show roads are for everyone and not just the cars. Thanks to Copenhagenize.com for sharing this gem. http://youtu.be/Dqs4q5iFZjI
Google Ventures vient d'investir 257,79 millions de dollars soit environ 194 millions d'euros dans Uber, un service de réservation de chauffeurs privés via des smartphones et des tablettes et qui concurrence les taxis.
Global annual sales of TMC hybrids. Data: TMC. Click to enlarge. Cumulative sales in Japan of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids—reached 2.04 million units as of 31 October.
Low prices for consumers. Big profits for bankers. But the gas glut in the United States has meant much pain for gas exploration companies and their investors.
Brilliant article on America's natural gas glut and the influence of financial capitalism on its boom and future bust. Must-read article for European policy-makers who dream of a Golden Age of Gas for Europe.
More than a half-century after streetcars were abandoned and burned, at least a dozen U.S. cities are working to revive them.
The revitalization of Portland, Ore.’s Pearl District, where empty warehouses were replaced with art galleries and abandoned rail yards gave way to multi-family housing, truly began for some when a streetcar line opened there in 2001. As the streetcar shuttled passengers around the once-decrepit neighborhood, it also swept billions of dollars of investments into the revived community.
What’s more, streetcars can protect the environment. “If you have clean electrical energy sources and feed them into the tram system,” said
Patrick Condon, a professor at the University of British Columbia and author of Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities- “it is greenhouse gas zero.” That combination of smart urban development and eco-friendly transit, he said, means more sustainable cities by 2050. “The real benefit of thinking about trams is not the vehicle itself,” Condon said, “but rather how the whole city works and how you move from place to place in a way that’s elegant, comfortable and greenhouse gas zero.”
Read on for details and examples that feature the potential positive benefits of reviving the streetcar- a 'clean alternative to cars'.