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How much energy does it take to make a car? by David Fridley, LBL

David Fridley. August 25, 2009.  Embodied and operational energy of vehicles.  I read an article today by Xiaoyu Yan titled Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions during the production of a passenger car in China in journal Energy Conversion and … Continue reading

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David Fridley, LBNL scientist, on why alternative energy won’t save us

My summary of LBNL scientist David Fridley’s 9-page Alternative Energy Challenges. The showstopper is that the entire supply chain for alternative energy resources depend on fossil fuels, from mining basic (rare) metal ores, to fabrication, delivery, maintenance, and spare parts. … Continue reading

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