31 Aug '11, 2pm

$7 billion gets you a dirty oil pipeline or a wind farm + transmission line. Which would you prefer?

And for those of you who say I'm comparing apples and oranges -- oil barrels and kilowatt-hours -- I have this to say. Energy is energy, and wind power right now has become a viable alternative for powering our vehicles. Just 20 feet away from the DWE booth at NCES sat the brand new Coda sedan ( I saw the prototype in China last year ). It looks just like a Camry but goes up to 120 miles on a single 34 kWh charge . A typical U.S. driver would charge her Coda 100 times in a year (3.4 MWh's total), which means that the DWE + Sierra wind project could theoretically power about 2.9 million cars* -- roughly the same as could be fueled by the Keystone XL pipeline.**

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/blogs/how-would-y...

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