30 Mar '13, 1pm

Solar Powered Electric Cars Far Out-distance Biofueled Models on Land-Area Basis vía @evworldeditor

PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet dealership with solar panels that can recharge Volt electric hybrids. Solar Powered Electric Cars Far Out-distance Biofueled Models on Land-Area Basis Tweet Solar photovoltaic is orders of magnitude more efficient than biofuels pathways in terms of land use: 30, 50, even 200 times more efficient, according to new study by scientists in California and Norway. Climate Progress recently reported on a study that found both economic and environmental benefits if homes in the northeastern United States upgraded older heating systems by moving from heating oil to switchgrass. However, one point to emphasize was the findings were specific to those circumstances — the region, the homes, and that particular use. Switchgrass was not nearly as good an idea for electricity generation or transportation fuel. Further confirming the need for a diversity of renewab...

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