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Old 06-06-2008, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
bennelson
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Things always start to get a little funky once you figure EVERYTHING in.

Two big differences I can think of right off the bat are:

1) Physically moving oil from other parts of the world to refineries to the gas station, using a lot of fuel in tankers, trains, and trucks.

Electricity is transmitted over wires that just stand there. Better yet, make it yourself locally. (Now, I am NOT talking about shipping coal around, simply electric power transmission)

2) Gas comes only from oil.

Electricity can be make from coal, oil, natural gas, nuke, solar, wind, biogas, and more. I have 0% coal electricity at my house.

We all need to conserve more. Driving a ton of miles every week in an electric car charged off electricity make from coal, is NOT ecofriendly. Finding creative ways to travel less miles on less energy is.
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