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  • norrishappy norrishappy Nov 12, 2013 1:54 PM Flag

    Americans Are Energy Illiterate! WSJ

    Kate Gordon (@katenrg) is the vice president and director of the energy and climate program at Next Generation.

    I am surprised the WSJ allowed such a clown car blog.

    For instance, how many Americans truly understand that expensive gasoline isn’t the only available option for passenger vehicles? Improvements in battery technology have made electric cars more and more available across the U.S., and according to the Department of Energy’s “e-gallon” calculator, the average cost of the electricity equivalent of a gallon of gasoline is $1.07—a third of what most of us are currently paying at the pump.

    The battery technology simply is not ready for true commuter cars. Conversion of the base; like natural gas, results in a massive loss of energy in conversion. Zipping around New York sure. Well perhaps not zipping.

    'Renewable' like wind and solar are completely incompatible with battery. The energy is produced at the wrong time for night charging. Of course loading down the electricity grid with religion as Progressive politics alternative energy is far more expensive than gasoline form oil.

    In fact natural gas cars are cleaner than battery cars.

    Shame on the WSJ for allowing this irrationality on the label.

    Interestingly a methanol fuel cell is compatible with 'alternative' energy. Methanol is a board based energy currency as it has so many economic applications. Plus it is a viable storage 'battery' for variable energy sources.

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