BURN: Fossil Fuels

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park: A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

The Riverdale mobile home park used to sit on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania. It housed working families with modest incomes. Earlier this year, all the Riverdale trailer families were evicted to make room for a pump station and pipeline that would move Susquehanna water to fracking sites elsewhere in the…

September 6, 2012 more »

Major Sources of Energy: Their Advantages and Disadvantages

There is no easy answer to what is the best source of energy or electricity. Is the priority reliability, affordability, the economy, international human rights, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, preserving environmental resources, or human health?

 

 

 

 

 

It’s undeniable that today — whether we like it or not — humans…

April 22, 2012 more »

The meaning of combustion

Combustion reactions, or burning, create many different chemical compounds, but the most prevalent one is carbon dioxide. Other compounds produced depend on where the fuel came from and how it was burned.

April 22, 2012 more »

The Cost of Gas

Compared to Europe, Americans pay far lower taxes on gasoline, in the range of 15% (see chart below) as compared to more than 50% for some countries.

 

Click here for a chart of how much tax various countries pay.

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April 18, 2012 more »

The Price of Gasoline: How it Rises and Falls

WHY GAS PRICES CHANGE

The price of gasoline fluctuates with several markets, not only the retail market of service stations. In fact, when looking at the national average gasoline at the pump, the international crude oil market is the single biggest factor determining the price.

 

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL OIL…

November 10, 2011 more »

Comparing Sources of Energy

An infographic chart of fossils and renewable energy types, comparing costs, sources, and environmental effects.

January 4, 2011 more »