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Re: “The Trouble With Electric Cars

Robert,
Actually it is true and just because you site one UC Berkeley study doesnt make it so. In the article you pointed me towards, it states that PGE has openly admited California still gets 7% of power from coal and a whopping 42% natural gas powered, which while cleaner than coal, is still dirty energy. Also there is no way of knowing where that 7% of coal power goes to. This is all numbers that we can play with all day long, the article also said that an electric car produces 99 percent less greenhouse emissions than both a conventional car and a traditional hybrid IF powered by renewable energy, which it is not right now... Please point me towards the UC Berkeley study done on electric cars/hybrid/traditional pollution. Thanks.

Posted by phone4real on 02/05/2010 at 7:46 AM

Re: “The Trouble With Electric Cars

While I was reading this "green" article I had to laugh a little. The electric cars that are plugged in to our houses will still be using fossil fuels to charge their cars. Irony at its finest. Right now it is a catch 22, because unless you have solar power or another form of green energy coming into your home, the power still originates from our coal/natural gas power plants. So in effect that "green" car you have is actually polluting more because you are using electricity that comes into the house. I am surprised that this was not even mentioned in the article.

Posted by phone4real on 02/03/2010 at 11:38 AM

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