While people around the world are fighting and dying for food, From rice in Peru to miso in Japan, food prices are rising Famine, farm prices and aid: Food for thoughtA Hungry World2008: The year of global food crisiswe in the U.S. are promoting the growing crops for ethanol to make alternative fuelFlooding, Food Shortages, … Continue reading Growing grain for fuel and meat: There’s something wrong with this picture.
Utah is among the top cities for polluted air - especially in the winter time during inversions where the pollution is trapped by high pressure weather systems that don't move - sometimes for weeks at a time.It was interesting to see this item in today's Deseret News about Utah's Air:Utah MDs campaign for clean air … Continue reading Utah Docs say clean our air!
New Air Pollution Laws have been developed for Utah, according to a Salt Lake Tribune article today. Current standards allow communities a certain number of days when air exceeds 65 micrograms of these fine particles per cubic meter before the EPA requires added pollution cuts. The new standard would reduce the daily trigger to 35 … Continue reading Tougher Air Pollution Laws
Today I read a post on another blog entitled UPS leads the way UPS have announced they are adding 50 hybrid vehicles to their fleet, and 4,100 low-emission conventional vehicles this year. Currently their alternative fuel fleet is 1,500 vehicles, one of the largest in the country. Alternative fuels being used by UPS include natural … Continue reading United Parcel Service – tops in converting to alternative fueled vehicles
My interest in alternative fuel was enlightened today by an article in the Deseret News on the Utah Transit Authority considering employing soy power. A move to this could save $750.000 per year in fuel costs. UTA has entered into negotiations with an Ogden based firm to begin purchasing bio-diesel fuel. The fuel would be … Continue reading Alternative Transportation – Rewards and Incentives