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Zero Emission Renault

Renault markets its new electric car as one with zero emissons, conveniently ignoring that electricity does not grow on trees, but instead comes from the grid that is largely powered by fossil fuels… with lots of emissions. Yeah, yeah, we know… in time electricity will come from renewables like wind and solar, but that is not now. And a lot of water has to pass under the bridge before we can power cars with electricity from renewables, if ever. Consider: iPad – 3 Watt, fridge – 50 Watt, light bulb – 45 Wat, television – 100 Watt, car – 45,000 Watt. Now what do you prefer, 15,000 hours using an iPad, 1000 hours of late nigh reading or 1 hour driving? See?


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