NEW CIVILIZATION FOUNDATION
7.17.1 Transportation has been the "iron horse" that the industrialization of the
so- called developed nations has ridden, using over one quarter of all energy
consumption . 85% of this has been fossil fuel based, its share constantly
increasing. The transportation sector accounts for two-thirds of United States
petroleum use -- which is currently 11 million barrels of oil per day, or almost
two gallons per person per day. US cars and light trucks alone consume more
oil than domestic producers can extract. Worldwide figures may be somewhat
less extravagant, but may be extrapolated from these data.
7.17.2 It is estimated that the U.S. has been spilling 31,000 gallons of oil every
day for 20 years into our waterways. A well tuned modern internal combustion
engine vehicle produces an average of 7 pounds of solid pollutants from the
tailpipe per year. Older vehicles may easily double this figure. Air travel also
contributes large amounts of pollution and energy use. In effect, the
Current transportation paradigm is intrinsically related to urban sprawl,
overcrowded cities, and other collateral impacts upon quality of life
including global warming, air quality deterioration, and acid rain.
7.17.3 One of the most effective vehicles for change in the area of transportation
will be a restructuring of lifestyle in favor of community centered living,
and a greater quality of life given by :
126.96.36.199 Working within the local community, which will mean spending less time per day
in commute, reduced stress, and lower costs of transportation, in addition to
the potential for more fulfilling human relationships.
188.8.131.52 Growing of wholesome local foodstuffs for local consumption will yield large
net reductions in global energy use as well as better nutrition, a
community heart center, less need for hauling food stuffs and other necessities (except in emergencies or special cases).
7.17.4 In addition to searching for ways to make transportation less necessary, the NCF
will be dedicated to Research and development of vehicles and
transportation methods that are pollution free and based upon a sustainable
future in terms of manufactur ing and fuel use .
Vehicles powered by currently available but unexploited technology will be
184.108.40.206 Possible alternative fuels include :
220.127.116.11.2 Biomass conversion based upon local sources
18.104.22.168.3 Hydrogen Fuel Cell
22.214.171.124.5 Zero Point Energy
126.96.36.199 Possible alternative technologies include :
188.8.131.52.1 Hot vapor technology / plasma generation technology fuel preprocessing
184.108.40.206.2 Regenerative braking
220.127.116.11.3 Flywheel utilization
18.104.22.168.4 Small engine / electric hybrids
22.214.171.124.5 Lightweight materials based in renewable resources
126.96.36.199.6 Mag-lev mass transit
188.8.131.52.7 Ultralight personal aircraft
184.108.40.206.8 Inertial / Gyroscopic Drives
7.17.5 In every possible way, NCF will explore the following concepts with relation to
220.127.116.11 Reduced necessity
18.104.22.168 Reduced desirability by increasing attractive community environs.
22.214.171.124 Greatly reduced fossil fuel use , in direct consumption and in manufacture.
126.96.36.199 Increased efficiencies
7.17.6 NCF efforts in transportation will depend in great part upon strong cooperation between our
Strategy areas of Transportation, Energy, Science & Technology, in addition to
the essential underlying structuring of Community & Culture, Agriculture,
Ecology, and Economics Strategies.