fossil fuels

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Maybe you thought you'd do good things for the planet by buying an electric car, or at least a hybrid.  But what OTHER car might you have in your garage? 

This is a question explored by four economists, including David Rapson at the University of California at Davis. 

The team discovered that "attribute substitution" enters the picture: families that buy a fuel-efficient car may have a gas-burning SUV as their other vehicle. 

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For a guy in the minority party in the Senate, Jeff Merkley knows how to make headlines. 

He certainly did so this week, with a proposal (shared with Sen. Bernie Sanders) to stop leasing federal lands for fossil fuel extraction. 

He makes a rare studio visit to discuss the proposal. 

Sen. Merkley, who came from Southern Oregon, supports the Jordan Cove natural gas export plan, despite his position on the new fossil fuel bill.

Renewable Energy > Fossil Fuels

Mar 27, 2014
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By all rights, we should be stuck between a rock and a hard place as a society. 

We have more gadgets--electric cars included--requiring energy. 

And the burning of fossil fuels to create electricity contributes to climate change. 

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Do you think your city (or county or state) should ban pit bulls or any other breed of dog?

Would you like your city (etc.) to drop any investments in fossil fuel companies?
Let's hear what you think...