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Old 04-13-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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we already have EV charging stations in Chicago powered by solar PV arrays.

some of you all really don't think much of your countrymen's ability to rise to the challenge here, do you?

we put a man on the moon and harnessed the atom for crying out loud, STEP UP, PEOPLE!
Step up and do what exactly? Many of us are waiting for this technology to become both more efficient and more affordable. Are you suggesting we should waste perfectly good cars in the name of "green" when better technology likely isn't that far down the road?
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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we already have EV charging stations in Chicago powered by solar PV arrays.

some of you all really don't think much of your countrymen's ability to rise to the challenge here, do you?

we put a man on the moon and harnessed the atom for crying out loud, STEP UP, PEOPLE!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Playa Del Rey, California
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It is funny how people always bash the President, no matter who it is, on all the menial little things. I remember this with Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr, etc. When will you people get your messiah? Probably never...

I think this is to show that they are leading by example. Like it or not, they're buying domestic and supporting a new, emerging technology that car manufacturers normally wouldn't take to make cars greener. Relax already, the world's not going to end because the government bought 100 cars...
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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It is funny how people always bash the President, no matter who it is, on all the menial little things. I remember this with Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr, etc. When will you people get your messiah? Probably never...

I think this is to show that they are leading by example. Like it or not, they're buying domestic and supporting a new, emerging technology that car manufacturers normally wouldn't take to make cars greener. Relax already, the world's not going to end because the government bought 100 cars...
Its easy to do when spending other peoples' money. I have no problem with going "green" as a phase in as other cars need replaced. But to purchase just for show? No, we cannot affort that anymore than we could afford to bail out GMC. There is nothing "green" about wasteful spending, IMO.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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Step up and do what exactly? Many of us are waiting for this technology to become both more efficient and more affordable. Are you suggesting we should waste perfectly good cars in the name of "green" when better technology likely isn't that far down the road?
What are you talking about? They aren't going to go and cube 100 brand-new cars to make "room" for these Volts - do you have any clue how massive the Federal govt's auto fleet is?

I just read a great story on how the PENTAGON is one of the driving forces behind "green" right now, as when you're engaged in a two-front war and one of those fronts is a remote, spread out desert, just shipping fuel & air-conditioning living quarters (ie, tents) is a fortune, so efficiency is the name of the game.

When I say step up, what I mean is lead, follow, or get out of the way. Complaining about 100 electric vehicles is just wasting of a precious and short life. If you want to talk about fat in government (of which we all know there is plenty), you're looking in the wrong place.

A lot of people here seem determined to get IN the way. Fossil fuel had its time to shine, the industries enjoyed all the tax-breaks that got them to be an integral part of our society & culture, and now they are done as a viable long-term strategy, so get used to it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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it's coming.

West Pullman plant offers promise of green jobs :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Sandra Guy (http://www.suntimes.com/technology/guy/2168908,CST-NWS-ECOL18.article - broken link)
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