In today's New York Times
Posted by Super G on September 10, 2005 - 8:03am
The business section is starting a week-long series called "Beyond Gasoline" that examines alternative technologies for powering cars. The first article is about ethanol.
Right next to it is a column that seems to be a follow-up to the NYT Magazine story about peak oil from a few weeks ago. It features quotes from the usual suspects—Pickens, Simmons, Yergin, Lynch.
Over in the front section, there is a lighter story about the quandary faced by gas stations where the pumps have mechanical dials that only go up to $2.99/gallon.
Finally, there is more on the Amtrak fare hikes in the Northeast corridor. The reason: high diesel costs. I can't find a source for this, but I think that the Northeast corridor is electrified, meaning that the price increases on Amtrak's only profitable line are subsidizing diesel costs incurred by the rest of the system.