Monday, December 21, 2009

Gas could be the calvary in keeping America financially solvent!

Quoting from this widely distributed AP article - "Gas could be the calvary in global warming fight":
An unlikely source of energy has emerged to meet international demands that the United States do more to fight global warming: It's cleaner than coal, cheaper than oil and a 90-year supply is under our feet.
It's natural gas, the same fossil fuel that was in such short supply a decade ago that it was deemed unreliable. It's now being uncovered at such a rapid pace that its price is near a seven-year low. Long used to heat half the nation's homes, it's becoming the fuel of choice when building new power plants. Someday, it may win wider acceptance as a replacement for gasoline in our cars and trucks.
Someday?  It just replaced the gasoline consumption of my Mazda3 when I bought the Honda Civic GX.  The natural gas producer executives keep looking to incremental gas consumption to generate electricity instead of coal fuel - seems they don't believe that the American consumer will switch to a cheaper fuel for their transportation.  Coal is not the enemy - OIL IS!  We don't import coal in America, we import OIL.  Oil consumption is the fuel that needs to be replaced, not coal. 

And it's so easy to do - the Honda Civic GX cost $400 less than the comparable LX (after federal & Oklahoma tax credits) and thousands less than the hybrid Civic.  My fuel cost? Less than 4 cents/mile. - Craig



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