Our modern lives are saturated in fuels, yet many people are not aware of the impact fuels have on their personal lives, the impact of fuel production and consumption on our environment, or the power that is exercised by foreign suppliers using fuel supply and price as leverage to influence governments.
Yet there are few subjects as closely studied and widely reported as fuel.
There is a vast resource of fuel related information available online, from government resources, industry and trade organizations, and grass-roots consumer or environmentalist sources. There are also vast industries with huge amounts of money and influence wrapped around fuels and it’s consumption, and those people aren’t that interested in educating us about their profits.
With this blog Fuelishness!, my goal is to wade through the sometimes confusing (and often boring, misleading, or bogus) sea of information and bring to you the gems I find, the meat of the subject, and the most interesting and promising ideas that effect us both today and in our future. I will do my very best to illustrate to you the important “take-away” ideas that may help you understand your use of fuels more completely – and provide you links to the sources if you want to read it all for yourself.
It is my hope that you will have greater access to the information and resources you will need to decide how YOU wish to live in a fuel saturated lifestyle. Regardless what you decide to do in your life with what you learn here, you will have the information you need to know to make accurate decisions.
This blog is the companion to FuelClinic.com – a web-based trend analysis application I am building to help consumers like you understand your own consumption of fuels, starting with your vehicles.
FuelClinic.com is based on tools I had built for myself, inspired by paper fuel-economy logs, to help me track and find trends in my own fuel consumption. When I plugged in the numbers for myself, I have to say, I was surprised by what I learned. I did not realize how much of each paycheck went to fuel my lifestyle (which by all accounts, is not a very fancy lifestyle).
If you have not yet created an account at FuelClinic.com, I recommend you do so. It’s free, easy, and eye-opening.
I’m glad to have you here, and I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you come back again to check in as often as you wish.
Keep me bookmarked,
PS: Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.