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January 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Climate change: Don’t react to oil prices by selling electric cars

Regarding the article “Will drivers keep plugging in to electric cars as gas prices fall?” [Local News, Jan. 6]: In this economy, Herman Brigg’s desire to save money by giving up his electric car is understandable, but also extremely shortsighted. Such action will be bad for both his finances and the environment. Oil companies…


Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: carbon tax, climate change, electric cars

September 15, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Oil exports: Looks for a long-term solution in electric vehicles

The U.S. should not allow our oil to be exported to other countries [“Want lower gas prices? Export more U.S. oil, study says,” Nation & World, Sept. 9]. We don’t have enough oil for our own needs. We have to buy more than $300 billion of oil a year from abroad, half from Organization…


Comments | More in Electric vehicles, Energy | Topics: electric cars, energy, iraq

June 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Electric cars: Good progress, now it’s time to charge ahead

Last week University of Washington students came in second place in a national competition to transform a stock car into a hybrid vehicle [“UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition,” The Today File, June 20]. Their victory over a dozen other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge underlines the technological revolution that is helping…


Comments | More in Electric vehicles | Topics: EcoCAR 2, electric cars, Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

March 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Washington state transportation package unveiled

Bicycles and electric cars have impact I disagree with Taiji Tamura regarding not taxing bicyclists [“House Democrats’ transportation package focuses on gas, car-tab taxes,” Northwest Voices, Feb. 24]. I think anyone who purchases an “adult” bicycle should pay a one-time tax at the time of purchase. Why can’t bicyclists contribute? Motorists pay yearly fees and numerous…


Comments | More in bicycling, Transportation | Topics: Democrats, electric cars, transportation package