Posts Tagged ‘gasoline’

Electric Car Range Anxiety In Perspective, A Response To Tesla’s Musk vs. NYT’s Broder

Tesla Model S - photo by Steve Jurvetson

A war has erupted between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and New York Times columnist John Broder. Musk takes issue with Broder’s review of the Tesla Model S, and backs it up with data recorded by the test car. I’m not concerned with parsing the details of the feud. I simply want to address the…
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Remember When Republicans Said Rising Gas Prices Were Obama’s Fault?

Cheap Gas! - photo by Lane Pearman

Gas prices have fallen for seven straight weeks. Heading into Memorial Day weekend gas prices are lower than they were a year ago. Remember just a few short months ago when Republicans, especially Republican presidential candidates, were blaming President Obama for high gas prices? In fact, some of them, including Newt Gingrich, accused Obama of wanting…
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A Really Inconvenient Truth On The Limits Of Growth

MIT -- The Great Dome - photo by Nietnagel

Australian physicist Graham Turner says we could be heading for economic disaster and population decline by 2030. Turner revisited a study called ‘The Limits to Growth’, conducted 40 years ago by MIT. By using real-world data from 1970 to 2000, Tuner has shown that the study’s original predictions are pretty much on target, which can be…
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Expiration Date: Recollection Of Gas Prices & Federal Deficit

enjoy by jun-10-08 - photo by Kate Tomlinson

Apparently our recollection has a built-in expiration date when it comes to things like the price of gasoline or the federal budget deficit. At least it seems that way when you hear reports about either in the media. The reason I focus on these two items is because they are prominent in the political debate,…
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