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Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheel Chairs

Electric Scooters and Wheel Chairs have become an excellent means of giving mobility to scores of people throughout the US. The freedom that comes with our mobility is something a lot of us take for granted. However, having the ability to move around effortlessly and free from pain is something that is not always available to American Veterans. We here at wish to recognize the service our Veterans have provided to our country by providing the information on how to get the best price on Electric Wheel Chairs and Power Scooters, and what resources are available for veterans who need assistance.

Published on 11/30/11 Read Article
The Price at the Pump: Some Things Never Change

Imagine the price at the pump takes a larger percentage of our income than it did when Dad was a boy, but it still took a bit of change to fill up the tank back then. Something else that doesn’t ever seem to change… the price of gas keeps going up, Up, UP! Even though we’ve seen a dip in gas prices over the past month, gas prices are breaking seasonal records and Americans are on track to spend more money on gas than ever before in 2011.

Published on 11/30/11 Read Article
Fueling Our Future

‘Fueling Our Future Beyond Oil’ is a new animated short from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that explores US energy options moving forward. The United States consumes 19 million barrels of oil a day, 25 percent of the global supply, but we have less than 2 percent of the world's proved oil reserves. That means no amount of domestic drilling will reduce gas prices or provide enough to meet.

Published on 11/28/11 Read Article
Ethical Oil?

Canadian author, environmentalist and activist Naomi Klein stand against the development of the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada. This video from an innovative group known as Thought Bubble has animated a recent speech from Ms. Klein in which she explains why she is opposed to the extraction of oil from the Tar Sands.

Published on 11/22/11 Read Article
Climate Change: The World’s Poor Suffer Most

In the United States, there is a lot of talk about the ever-increasing price at the pump. However, media outlets and everyday people still tend to overlook the hidden costs of our nation’s dependence on oil. The price we pay for our addiction to oil is often reflected in its global impact on health, environment and climate change. The Union of Concerned Scientists stated that “Many of the environmental problems our country faces today result from our fossil fuel dependence. These impacts include global warming, air quality deterioration, oil spills, and acid rain.”

Published on 10/26/11 Read Article
‘Revenge Of The Electric Car’ Opens This Weekend

Do you remember the award winning documentary, Who Killed The Electric Car? Well, just in time for Halloween, electric cars have risen from the dead with a sequel to WKTEC opening this weekend called Revenge Of The Electric Car. In Revenge of the Electric Car, Director Chris Paine peels back the curtain of big Automobile Companies like Nissan, General Motors and Tesla Motors to give audiences a peek into a new era that is marked by “the global resurgence of electric cars.”

Published on 10/20/11 Read Article
Big Oil Cuts 11,200 Jobs, Pockets Billion Profits

A recent report by the Democratic staff of the Natural Resources Committee questions whether oil and gas companies are dedicated to American job creation. The report finds that “Despite generating $546 billion in profits between 2005 and 2010, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP combined to reduce their U.S. workforce by 11,200 employees over that time.”

Published on 10/17/11 Read Article
GM Announces The Chevrolet Spark Electric Car

If the price at the pump has been a huge burden on you, why not give it up all together? In 2013 General Motors plans to introduce the first all-electric car since the EVI. The much anticipated 2013 Spark took center stage at Chevrolet's 100th birthday bash. The cars are already available in Europe and Asia, and are currently being modified to fit stringent U.S. safety standards. Not only is this vehicle stylish and sleek, it is also anticipated to house some truly impressive mechanics:

Published on 10/13/11 Read Article
NZ Oil Spill Is Their Worst Environmental Disaster

Oil spills are another example of the terrible hidden costs we don’t pay at the pump. History has clearly demonstrated that extracting and transporting oil leads to environmental disaster… eventually. It’s a hard cost we pay through increased taxes, degradation to our environment, destruction of wildlife and personal health. The people of Tauranga, New Zealand are devastated. Recently a cargo ship struck a reef off the coast and began leaking oil. The Captain was arrested and could face one year in prison as well as a fine up to 10,000 New Zealand dollars ($7,800) if he is convicted, and “more charges are likely to follow.”

Published on 10/12/11 Read Article
Sanders and Cramer Talk About Wall Street Oil

Wall Street speculators are artificially driving up the cost of gas, and everyday citizens are paying the price. According to the non-profit organization Public Citizen, for “every gallon of gas you buy, 65 to 70 cents goes right into the pockets of Wall Street traders.” In this episode of CNBC's Mad Money, host Jim Cramer discusses the effects of oil speculation on gas prices. His guest is none other than Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whom he names as his hero in regards to the issue of Oil Speculation, and “one of the most principled guys in Washington.”

Published on 10/11/11 Read Article
Don’t Kill Amtrak: We Need Public Transportation!

Many travelers have sought refuge from increasing gas prices in public transit, particularly trains. Unfortunately, House Republicans are attempting to cut spending on “Amtrak operations in 2012 from the current level of $563 million to $227 million.” On top of that, they are working to “strip federal funding from short routes, which make up almost half of all Amtrak ridership.”

Published on 10/06/11 Read Article
Coffee Powered Car Breaks World Record

Every day, it seems more and more people can’t function in the mornings without a caffeinated pick me up, and it looks like their cars might be the next to follow suit. The average American coffee drinker, for instance, spends on average $164.71 per year on coffee. Everyday coffee shops across the globe toss out copious amounts of spent coffee grounds. This wasteful practice was enough to inspire Martin Bacon and his team of Teasedale Conservation Volunteers to utilize the grounds as a form of fuel. The result is the Coffee-Fueled car!

Published on 10/03/11 Read Article