Search Results for: $10 gasoline

"Hold my beer and watch this"

It’s the punchline of a joke. Matt Whitton got fired. Oops. For your reading and viewing pleasure: Bicycle Zombie Slayer. Via. Related: Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse: A Novel. Save a Limb charity bicycle ride. Journalist bikes to his interview. Futureshock: the Bay Area with $10 gasoline. Party conventions and free bikes video. Speed wobble read more »

A revenue neutral carbon tax for California?

What if you could make driving dramatically more expensive in a way that won’t punish people who drive, but reward those who seek ways to reduce their driving without wrecking the economy? Thirty years ago, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer proposed a what he called the “Net Zero Gas Tax to reduce consumption. To keep revenue read more »

California “Low Carbon Roads”?

California Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed 2016-2017 state budget today. Brown’s $122.6 billion budget includes $11.6 billion for transportation spending, include $100 million from cap and trade funds for a new program called “Low Carbon Roads.”

America’s first long-term transpo funding since 2005

The United States Congress forwarded the Fixing America‚Äôs Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act, to the White House last night, with President Obama expected to sign the bill into law just as the current highway authorization bill expires today. The FAST Act authorizes five years of funding for American highway and other transportation projects read more »

40 years after the OPEC embargo

Oil was once so plentiful it came out of the ground like artesian wells, like the bubbling crude made famous by Jed Clampett fame and the dangerous gushers from fields in Texas, California and Oklahoma. The heyday of easy oil began to fade when U.S. oil production peaked in 1970. Big oil could collect petroleum read more »

Oil up

I haven’t posted on oil policy and economics lately, but the world of oil has been interesting over the past couple of months and I’m overdue for an update.