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Guess What? Study Electric Cars No Greener Gasoline Powered Cars (So

Yeah, but electric cars liberals feel all warm and about themselves

According to a released study, electric are no more environmentally friendly are gasoline-powered vehicles. In fact, everything considered, they may be worse on the environment. Confused?

In an entitled Unclean at Any Speed in the IEEE Spectrum, researcher Zehner says electric lead to hidden environmental and damages and are likely more than gasoline cars and transportation options. From :

Electric cars merely negative impacts from one to another, he wrote, and most assessments analyze only the of the car. This is an important indeed. But a more rigorous would consider the environmental over the vehicle s entire cycle, from its construction its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the

Political priorities and corporate have created a flawed that electric cars reduce transportation impacts, he

Upon closer consideration, from petroleum-fueled vehicles to cars starts to appear to shifting from one brand of to another, Zehner, a visiting at the University of California, Berkeley,

This, of course, should as no shock to anyone who has followed the ridiculous (political) story of

As is the case with the electric the idea of ethanol was ( is to politicians and appealing. We could reduce our on oil foreign oil in particular and stop megatons of carbon into the All by replacing oil with clean, all-American corn! It all sounds too to be true, doesn t it?

It is.

As reported in Mechanics. corn farming isn t In fact, it s damn expensive.

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It requires heavy inputs of fertilizer (made with gas), applications of herbicides and chemicals (made mostly oil), heavy machinery runs on diesel fuel) and (diesel fuel again). the corn into fuel still more energy oil, diesel fuel). The of how much energy is used to ethanol versus how much it is known as the energy balance, and it is surprisingly complex.

The National Energy Laboratory states Today, 1 Btu of fossil energy in producing and delivering corn results in 1.3 Btu of usable energy in fuel tank. Even modest payback may be overstated. cite the research of Cornell professor David Pimentel, who that it takes approximately 1.3 of oil to produce a single gallon of .

The pros and cons of both cars and ethanol will be for years. As will the pros and of wind and solar power. The is, what should be the government s if any in the meantime?

Should the federal government and support (prop up) specific (See: Barack Obama: and solar energy) and spend billions of tax-payer dollars on (politically-selected) technologies? Or, should it the free market to choose the alternatives? (Let s go with B , we?)

Perhaps the answer somewhere in between.

While the should not be in the business of dictating cars we drive, which we use and which light bulbs we to illuminate our homes, it should be in the of getting the hell out of the way and ensuring an free-market environment in which all of transportation, technology and energy can on a level playing field. all, liberals love playing fields, don t they?)

That includes the oil and coal as well, Mr. President.

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