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EarthTalk: Will Hybrid Plug-ins Lead to Greater Reliance on Coal?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? – Graham Rankin, via e-mail It’s true…

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EarthTalk: Plug-in Hybrids and Their Impact on the Electricity Grid

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the…

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EarthTalk: Charging Plug-in Hybrids Away From Home and Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

EarthTalk for Monday, June 1st.
EarthTalk is an environmental column from the editors of E Magazine. Today’s topics are where to recharge the coming plug-in hybrids when you’re away from home and the status of Bush administration proposals to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon

EarthTalk: The Costs and Benefits of Plug-in Hybrids and Facts on Aerial Wolf Hunting

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: If you have an electric or plug-in hybrid car, you’re paying for electricity rather than gasoline all or most of the time. How does that cost compare to a gas-powered car’s cost-per-mile? And since the electricity may be generated from…

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Earth Talk: Plug-In Prius and Green Holiday and Green Holiday Gifts

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I understand that Toyota is planning to sell a plug-in Prius that will greatly improve the car’s already impressive fuel efficiency.  Will I be able to convert my older (2006) Prius to make it a plug-in hybrid vehicle? -Albert D….

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