CNN-Dobbs today; Maryland Rep.; reminder Robert Kennedy; Green Car Journal
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1. CNN STORY: Today at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific, we hope to see CNN's
delayed-broadcast Lou Dobbs news segment on energy independence, including
interviews with former CIA Director James Woolsey and CalCars founder Felix
2. REMINDER: short interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr airs this Sat and Sun.
Ring of Fire <http://www.ringoffireradio.com> is hosted by Kennedy and Mike
Papantonio. Hear it Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST and at the
same time on Sunday Oct. 9 in most markets. You can find a listing of
local Air America Radio affiliates at http://www.airamericaradio.com> --
and listen to the show online at that site.
3. ANOTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS ENDORSES PHEVS
Agape Press - Tupelo, Mississippi
"Reliable News from a Christian Source"
Commentary & News Briefs
October 5, 2005 Compiled by Jody Brown
...Even before President Bush called on Americans to cut down on their
energy use, a Maryland congressman had taken an important step to save
gasoline -- and he recommends others do the same thing. Republican Roscoe
Bartlett has one of the shortest commutes on Capitol Hill: from his home
district in Maryland to the nation's capital. The member of the House
Science Committee says he has saved gas by purchasing a hybrid vehicle. The
lawmaker claims to have purchased the first Toyota Prius in his state as
well as in Congress. "We have 95,000 miles on it now, and we have been very
satisfied with it," Bartlett shares. "It gets an honest 45 miles per
gallon. The new one does even better than that." According to Bartlett, the
new plug-in hybrid is expected to allow people to drive 40 miles on battery
-- real handy for a 20-mile commute to work. "You can make electricity with
things like coal [and nuclear energy] that you can't put in your car," he
says, "so there are lots of advantages to going to hybrids, and even more
advantages of going to the plug-in hybrid." Bartlett has been a strong
proponent for conversion to renewable sources of energy. [Chad Groening]
4 GREEN CAR JOURNAL FALL 2005 ISSUE:
* We previously posted the text of our "Voices" column, "Adding an Electric
Fuel Tank to a Hybrid"
http://www.calcars.org/green-car-jrnl-kramer-voices.pdf is the PDF version.
Now you can read/download the other 2 pieces from the issue:
* A Future of E-Hybrids, Not Fuel Cells, "Voices" by Joseph Romm
* The Hybrid Connection, comprehensive 4-page article
* Or pick up all 3 Green Car Journal articles in one 7-page PDF
Finally, the GCJ includes a letter, "PLUGGED INTO HYBRIDS":
Last spring, I learned about a non-profit organization called CalCars
(www.calcars.orgf) that is modifying a Toyota Prius with additional
batteries. This would allow it to run up to 40 miles on batteries before
they need a recharge, either from the engine or by plugging into an AC
source. Since a majority of trips are less than 40 miles, this could
greatly decrease the demand for petroleum, freeing it for trucks, aircraft
and other uses in an era of rapidly increasing world demand and peaking oil
supplies. I suggest you check this out and publish an article about it in
Green Car Journal....
-- William J. Toensing, Nevada City, CA
-- Editor replied: You'll note our article on plug-in hybrids in this
issue, a reflection of the growing interest in these highly-efficient
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Felix Kramer fkramer@...
Founder California Cars Initiative
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