Eclectic Lip: The US once was, but will never again be, the Saudi Arabia of oil

The idea that the US might one day produce more oil than Saudi Arabia, popularized by an International Energy Agency (IEA) report, has gone viral in recent weeks.  It’s like the “Call Me Maybe” phenomenon, but for Very Serious People!  🙂 Alas, the idea that the US will out-produce Saudi Arabia is a vaporous mirage.  Well, ...

The Disaffected Lib: London’s Formula 1 Buses

A flywheel from a Formula 1 car will be tested on London buses in hope that it can improve fuel efficiency as much as 30%. The flywheel, developed by racing car builder Williams F1, captures energy from deceleration which is then re-used when the vehicle accelerates.  Unlike massively heavy flywheel technology of the past, the ...