Hey Barack Â€“ Where You Goinâ€™ with That Drill in Your Hand?
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 06:54 AM EDT
the fact-checking project of the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, gives Obama a
"No Flip" on the Flip-O-Meter in his announcement to expand offshore drilling
in previously banned places. Politifact reports that Obama is keeping a
campaign promise: He did a "Half Flip" in the middle of his campaign when gas
prices had skyrocketed and then agreed that more drilling off the coasts would
be necessary, so "No Flip" now.
Hydrogen is another possibility, but has its own set of cost issues as well as a complete set of supply and distribution challenges.
Though from a technical standpoint, electrically driven vehicles, including hybrids, are here now and here to stay. At this point automakers and suppliers seem to have more interest in electric drive than in any other alternative technology. It's not just the simple technology they like: zero emission vehicles will go a long way in helping automakers meet the 34 mpg average vehicle fuel economy standard by 2016.
Once the battery hurdle is officially leaped -- it will be only a matter of time before the entire industry quits their gas guzzling -- it just makes too much sense.
This article originally appeared on Natural Health & Organic Living Blog : NaturalBuy.com.