Five Percent: Conserve Energy

Climate Change Is Important: Energy Conservation is the First Step


April 29, 2006

The High Cost of Airline Travel

Category: Economics,Save Fuel,Technology,Transportation – Tom Harrison – 10:49 pm

As the price of oil rises we’re seeing many economic impacts. The airlines, of course are getting hit hard — a story from today’s USA Today reports:

Airlines are being creamed by the latest hike in fuel costs. Airline watcher Terry Trippler of Cheapseats.com says it now costs $103,400 to fill a Boeing 747-400 for a flight to Asia, up from $48,000 two years ago. That works out to $253, one way, for each of the 408 seats (more…)

October 22, 2005

Link: US Government Fuel Economy Site

Category: Conservation,Cool Sites,Transportation – Tom Harrison – 12:30 pm

This US Government Fuel Economy site offers some interesting information about fuel economy, as well as overall emissions, which are not the same thing. While less fuel means less emissions, different engines burn more or less cleanly. Check it out.