Browsing the "France" Tag

Vintage Bike Ride in France (VIDEO)

March 7th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Love vintage bicycling outfits, and vintage bikes? Who doesn’t. Throw in some beautiful French countryside, old towns, and landmarks, and [&hellip


France is Now First Nation to Ban 'Fracking'

July 10th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

As reported in the June 30 on-line edition of Le Monde, the French Parliament has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing -- the natural gas extracting technique known popularly as 'fracking'. The law had passed the National Assembly nine days earlier and then moved on to the Senate, where the measure passed by a small majority of 176 (yes) to 151 (no). This makes France the first nation to ban the controversial extraction technique


Energy from Braking Trains Used to Charge Electric Vehicles

June 12th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

That last line might not seem so silly in the near future. In fact, the managers of Spain’s railway infrastructure (the ADIF, for Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) have already pulled off a bit of a coup in electric vehicle charging tech when, a few days ago, a group of engineers succeeded in converting the kinetic energy produced by the the ADIF’s commuter trains under braking to charge electric cars. The “proof-of-concept” demonstration took place May 23rd, fully charging a Th!nk City car using only electricity generated by the train’s brakes



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