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Monday, December 15, 2014

Green Cars? Get a Hummer If You Really Care About Earth

Well ok, maybe not a Hummer. But pretty close:
People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming. 
Ethanol isn't so green, either. 
"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline."
In other words, cheap gas will be better for the environment in the long run, since people will not want the premium cost for hybrids and electrics if gas is going to be under $2.00. And since it's apparent electric cars are bad for the planet, Cheap gas = Cleaner earth.

It's pure science! And Math. And other stuff.

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