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EV in a Frightening Chinese Haze

February 17th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

Imagine confusion, trying to navigate streets in a Chinese haze where you can't see across the street. It is like being in a dense fog where you are afraid to breath. Street signs are invisible even if you could understand them. Crossing the street on foot is more a matter of trust or hope than observation. The situation is in many ways similar to our gaze into a murky transportation future. "Is that an EV or a too silent hybrid bearing down on us out of the gloom? Do we hear the clatter of a diesel engine approaching or is that a familiar gasoline powered car about to run us over?" An unknown future creates anxiety


How Old Are US Power Plants?

August 16th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), about 530 gigawatts, or 51% of all generating capacity, were at least 30 years old at the end of 2010. The U.S. fleet of electric power generators has a very wide range of ages, dependent on technology type



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