alternative energy technologies

Florida's Tri-Rail Trains to Run On Biodiesel Fuel

Article: Florida's Tri-Rail Trains to Run On Biodiesel Fuel

POMPANO BEACH, Florida, October 30, 2008 (ENS) – From now on, Tri-Rail commuter trains will operate on biodiesel fuel, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority announced today. The goal is to operate the trains on a 99 percent biodiesel blend, when available. Tri-Rail is one of the few commuter rail systems in the country that…

Where Was Offshore Oil Drilling Ten Years Ago?

Article: Where Was Offshore Oil Drilling Ten Years Ago?

As is sadly the case in politics, philosophy and generally any intellectual sphere of human activity, there is a tendency to think of things in extremes. Today we are considering the two widely divergent positions of Democrats and Republicans when it comes to what to do about the high price of oil. Are these extreme…

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

Article: Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

TreeHugger likes to keep a keen eye on emerging sustainable and alternative energy technologies; while solar photovoltaics and wind farms are great (and getting better every day), the more ways we can produce energy without burning fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources, the better. One of the rising stars in the alternative energy game is…