Tuesday, December 04, 2007

If you read Fast Company, your a good person....

but, if you join people this decade (before 2010) to convert your energy preference from oil to bio-diesel, we can change our countries political politics. The first step is for citizens to increase the demand for a diesel engine. In an article from Fast Company's November magazine a transfer from our current 86-93 octane back to diesel (I believe this was the primary oil used in the 60's and 70's) we can cut our emissions by 90 percent and our gas mileage will increase 40%.

In a single stroke, that would improve the nation's mileage by as much as 40%, and, because diesel fuel is already widely available, drivers could take that step with a minimum of disruption. What's more, given that many diesel engines can also run homegrown biodiesel, a mass conversion to diesel would help kick-start that market.

Here is another quote from the article "Motorhead Messiah" disuccing the implications of a shift to deisel fuel:

"...if we converted merely one-third of America's passenger cars and light trucks to diesel, we'd reduce our oil consumption by up to 1.4 million barrels of oil per day--precisely the amount we import from Saudi Arabia."

Once we convert back to diesel engines, then we can consider using bio-diesel.

I thought this trailer was great. If you are interested in helping me organize a showing at a local theater please send me an e-mail.

I think these would be some great first steps in reducing our reliance on foreign oil and saving money by increasing our gas mileage.

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