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KunstlerCast: Fate of Flagstaff & Hydrogen Cars

27 Mar 2008 |
View all related to Auto | City Structure and Design | Hydrogen | KunstlerCast
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
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A listener from Flagstaff, Ariz. wants to know what fate awaits his town in the post oil future. The verdict from Jim? At least it's not Phoenix, but most of Flagstaff looks like the service road around Newark Airport. The caller also asks about the new Honda hydrogen fuel cell car, which reminds Jim to bash so-called environmentalist Amory Lovins' fantasy to keep the motoring scene going at all costs. Episode 7. With transcript/Con la transcripción española.
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Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter #193: It's Happening

28 Apr 2008
View all related to Auto | Coal | Museletter | Peak Oil | technology
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In this month's MuseLetter, Heinberg shares some material from his upcoming book on coal. Also included are his May column for The Ecologist magazine ("What Car do You Drive?"), a Foreword that he wrote for the new edition of Mat Stein’s brilliant book When Technology Fails, and a brief blog for the Post Carbon Institute website.
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KunstlerCast #4: Parking Garages

06 Mar 2008 |
View all related to Auto | KunstlerCast | Transportation | urban design
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
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In this episode of Kunstlercast, a listener from Columbus, Ohio shares the bad news about two proposed downtown parking garages. Even though James Howard Kunstler thinks the happy motoring scene in America is on the way out, he explains how to design a better parking garage with first-floor retail, a central lightwell and taller ceilings. The Europeans have a better solution, though: the car club. With transcript.

Richard Bell: The Auto Empire Rolls On

19 Mar 2007
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The automakers rolled out their biggest guns on Wednesday, March 14 for a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on the blandly titled topic of “Climate Change and Energy Security: Perspectives from the Automobile Industry.” The hearing would more honestly have been entitled, “Should We Raise Fuel Economy Standards or Do Something Else? –Anything Else!”