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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

2. Thanks for posting but why the dig on EV's?

Great news for EVs is not necessarily great news for the environment - in this case, it means extra carbon generated from utilities. Underscoring why finding clean, practical sources of energy should be the #1 priority.

So it's better for the environment to use a fuel that probably traveled 100's of miles to the pump after going through an energy intensive process to refine it from crude which itself came from half way across the globe burning diesel the whole trip?

What if the electricity to charge the batteries comes from off peak usage when turbines are still spinning with excess capacity? What if the user has PV panels or a windmill and generates their own power during the day?

So much for the status quo...

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