Archive for March, 2011

03.21.2011 - by Richard Kelly
We Need Real Energy Pricing

In “The Real Price of Energy”, which appeared in Friday’s Los Angeles Times, and can be read here, Ronald Brownstein argues that the price of oil, and electricity from nuclear or coal, fails to reflect the cost of catastrophic disasters, or chronic environmental harm. Federal oil drillers are liable “only

03.10.2011 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
What Is Different This Time?

Some people claim that electric vehicles failed about 10 years ago in California, because people don’t really want them. I would contest that. Electric vehicles were withdrawn and destroyed by their manufacturers as soon as they were legally able to do so, but during the time they were offered, the

03.03.2011 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Florida Libraries Get EV Guide; Texas Next?

Plug In America this week sent copies of our consumer resource guide, “Charged Up & Ready To Roll: The Definitive Guide To Plug-in Electric Vehicles,” to all main libraries in Florida, funded by a generous donation from supporter Andrew Roddy. Last week we sent the guide to all main libraries

03.02.2011 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Sierra Club Moves from Protests To Plug-ins

The Sierra Club, the largest and one of the most influential environmental organizations in the United States, today launched its Go Electric campaign to promote switching from gasoline to electric vehicles (EVs). This may be the biggest commitment to plug-in vehicles any environmental organization has shown so far. The World