2011 Fuel Economy Contests in several locations in the U.S.
Do we have a national goal in America? Would this be a good one?
Energy goals for America
Learn more about the upcoming Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges.
How much energy does it take to travel? Can we collect this from the vehicle while we are using it?
For the first time ever, Diesel motorcycles publicaly demonstrate their potential in real riding.
At the Vetter Fuel Challenge in Ohio, vehicles powered by electricity, diesel and gasoline competed to see who would consume the least fuel in dollars and cents.
Renowned motorcycle inventor and longtime aerodynamics expert Craig Vetter stopped by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office on his way home from his latest fuel economy challenge.
Three nuclear reactors in Japan have been destroyed by a 9.0 earthquake. Radiation levels are on the rise. The world watches helplessly, wondering if escaping radiation will eventually find its way to them. Are we not witnessing in Japan the dark side of nuclear energy? It is not that hard to see this happening in United States, is it?
A question about our future.
How a wood-fired hot tub allows us to live better on less energy.
MAX is well on its way to 100 mpg, if the lessons from these 100+ mpg motorcyles are any indication.
How will we live with no gas at the pump and no power in the grid?
Renowned inventor Craig Vetter discusses his history with aerodynamics and motorcycles, and his vision for doing more with less energy.
MAX ran with the motorcycles in the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge, with surprisingly high marks--127 miles per gallon. Surprising to the author, at least.
Western civilization is totally dependent upon cheap and abundant energy. Three quarters of the petroleum we burn in our engines is imported. Could it be cut off suddenly? Without cheap and abundant energy, our way of life would collapse. If we value our freedom and independence, we should not be relying on foreign petroleum. We should be making our own energy.
If you begin tomorrow, you can be soaking in fresh, 103-degree water by the evening.