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Alternative Fuels Don’t Help with Global Warming

A lot of people are buying alternative fueled vehicles and so are cities, counties, major businesses etc. On the one side, this is a good thing because it reduces pollution.  Most of these vehicles are powered by propane (C3H8).  There’s … Continue reading

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Economic Comparison – Gas vs Electric Vehicles

This is just some back of the envelope calculations that I was thinking about on the way home from work today. We’re comparing the most fuel-efficient hybrid, the most fuel-efficient conventional, and the only pure EV we have data on.  The … Continue reading

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The Whitehouse’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future

Today, the Whitehouse released President Obama’s plan for securing the future energy requirements of the US. All in all, it’s a good document.  I know why some of the material about efficient natural gas and clean coal are in there … Continue reading

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Gas Mileage: It’s not what you drive, it’s how you drive.

Gas mileage is very important for today’s cars.  What with gas approaching $4.00 a gallon, it’s becoming a serious issue for all but the wealthy. I hope that everyone understands that the EPA mileage rating you see on a car’s … Continue reading

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Transportation without Fossil Fuels

First, and this has nothing to do with the subject of this post, but I just deleted a blog article.  It was a nassively huge rant that did nothing more than allow me to get some frustration off my chest.  … Continue reading

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Where the Big Gains Would be Made for Electric Vehicles (updated)

Well, the Nissan Leaf is available (sort of) and we can expect the 2012 Ford Focus to have a pure electric variant.  Ford also has (thank you Ford), the Ford Electric Transit van. These are good things, but I think … Continue reading

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