Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths. The small electric will be king and batteries a valuable commodity, so valuable in fact, they will have to be wielded in to prevent theft by the Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, folks for their home installations! She spent the previous year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and before that she was the Southwest correspondent for The Economist based in Austin, Tex.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

People are scared that they’ll get stuck and have no way of charging the batteries, hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery. Tony: “hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery.&# Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, solar and nuclear could easily change our electrical sources. We need forward thinking, Gathering energy from solar and wind during the day at home and then charging our cars at night from these sources are ready now. To electrify transportation, we are looking at new generation so that would be a mix of natural gas and wind. Gas is 60% efficient and wind, in this context, is 100% efficient even with transmission losses.

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