Comments on: Electric cars to help solve riddle of storing power http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/20/electric-cars-to-help-solve-riddle-of-storing-power/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Donald Simon http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/20/electric-cars-to-help-solve-riddle-of-storing-power/comment-page-1/#comment-338876 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:19:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12354#comment-338876 The idea of using the installed power base to supply of-peak energy (especially for transportation) is one quickest ways to reduce emission and increase societal efficiencies known. A significant part of our energy comes from nuclear (20%) and hydroelectric(approx 10%) These sources cannot be turned down, and also produce energy carbon free. Because they cannot be turned down, we would in essence be charging up automobiles for free. The capital costs of installation are already made, with the baseline power output used for daytime peak loading. In principal wind energy could also be stored in mobile systems.

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By: Werner Strasser http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/20/electric-cars-to-help-solve-riddle-of-storing-power/comment-page-1/#comment-338764 Sat, 21 Mar 2009 05:38:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12354#comment-338764 What misplaced hope. I think this green stuff will be really green for those who can tap the Obama money. Rather than using an electric car that hauls heavy batteries around drive a regular car. Charge batteries during the night for the electricity you need for your house during the day. Going that route removes the weight limitations associated car batteries and currently available batteries can be used. TheCO2 isn’t reduced by a battery powered vehicle it’s just being moved upstream to the generating plant.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/20/electric-cars-to-help-solve-riddle-of-storing-power/comment-page-1/#comment-338755 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12354#comment-338755 if true, this will be a godsend for environment, the economy, and national security

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