Transportation & Mobility

Transportation & MobilityOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on transportation alternatives and mobility issues, vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, fuel efficiency standards, mass transit infrastructure, pedestrian friendly communities, and our addiction to oil as a vehicle fuel. Topics include CNG vehicles, electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, buses, ferries, trolleys, trains, and bicycles.

Specific issues include clean fuel technologies, biofuels, biodiesel, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, compressed natural gas, electricity as a transportation energy source, and hydrogen. This section also includes videos that discuss commute alternatives, carpooling, carsharing, trip planning, vanpooling, congestion pricing, driving practices, and walking.

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The U.S. Car Industry Crisis. Online interview with Terry Tamminen. Tamminen explains why American car companies will continue to decline unless they start manufacturing the fuel-efficient green cars that consumers want to buy. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Terry Tamminen >>

Road To Ruin. Presentation by Dom Nozzi. Nozzi explains how our quality of life is reduced when we build to make cars happy rather than people, emphasize the private realm at the expense of the public realm, and discourage smart growth. About 60 minutes. Play Video >> More about Dom Nozzi >>

Biodiesel Guru! Presentation excerpts by Josh Tickell. Tickell talks about our need for fuel at various venues in this video promoting his book Biodiesel America. About 1 minute. Play Video >> More about Josh Tickell >>

BioDiesel Presentation From 2000. Presentation excerpts by Josh Tickell. Describes the evolution of the biodiesel movement from Tickell's first trip in the 'Veggie Van." Excerpted from the longer "SF Timecap 2000." About 11 minutes. Play Video >> More about Josh Tickell >>

Alcohol Can Be a Gas - Part 1. Online interview with David Blume. Talks about the history of alcohol as a fuel, the differences between alcohol, gasoline and biodiesel, and how many current uses of petroleum can be converted to alcohol. About 57 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2. More about David Blume >>

The History & Future Of Energy. Performance by Quiet Riot. Excerpts of Quiet Riot's performance about the history of oil, our dependence on it at present, and our future using renewable energy. About 9 minutes. Play Video >> Play QuickTime >> More about Quiet Riot >>

Overcoming America’s “Oil Addiction.” Presentation by Terry Tamminen. Tamminen describes simple things we can all do to strike a blow for energy independence. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about Terry Tamminen >>

On The Auto Channel. Presentation by Terry Tamminen. Tamminen explains why kicking our addiction to oil is patriotic, and the several factors that led him to write his book Lives Per Gallon. About 37 minutes. Play Video >> More about Terry Tamminen >>

"" Google's RechargeIT Plug-In Hybrid Project. An overview of RechargeIT, a Google.org initiative that promotes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil consumption, and stabilize the electrical grid. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>

"" California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Alex Farrell, director of the U.C. Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center, discusses California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) plan and possible nationwide implementation using it as a model. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Electric Scooters Tickle Europe. Exploring the limits of electric scooters, this short documentary film takes you on a 275 mile journey from London, England to Brussels, Belgium. Learn firsthand what these adventurers encounter during the course of their 19 mile per hour trip. About 16 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Biotechnology And Cellulosic Ethanol. Jim Greenwood, former congressman and president and CEO of Biotechnology Industry Organization, talks about biotechnology and its role in the development of cellulosic ethanol. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

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