Beating the fuel crisis
Fuel Crisis? What Fuel Crisis?
It all depends on how we react to it...
It's a huge opportunity for innovations and discoveries towards a more sustainable lifestyle!
In the Driving Seat
The U.S.'s automobile market, the largest passenger vehicle market in the world(1) saw overall sales of traditional 'heavy drinking' models fall by 14% in April 2008, their lowest annual rate in a decade. At the same time energy efficient and hybrid models saw a rise in sales so steep, manufacturers were unable to meet demand.
Consumers are demanding changes in response to record breaking oil prices. A clear indication of how quickly changes are dictated to and demanded from mainstream business by the end user.
Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand...
Making sure we head in the right direction
Here are some ideas and suggestion of what we can do as businesses, policy makers and individuals:
A load of hot air?
Eduardo Gonçalves, WWF's One Planet Living Coordinator, went to Nice, Southern France, to test drive a prototype car that runs on compressed air, and is made almost entirely of local materials.
Alternatives running on empty?
It examines the impacts and practicalities of electric, coal-to-liquid, gas-to-liquid, natural gas and hydrogen powered transport for the future.
Read more about the direction we need to take for a sustainable transport future: