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  • NPR show on Shale Gas 4 comments
    Sep 21, 2009 3:19 PM

    NPR is broadcasting a three-part series on shale gas this week. I understand it will begin to air tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at 6:20AM in your local time zone, and should air a second time at 8:20AM. The two subsequent parts will be aired at the same time on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24. Robert Hefner III was interviewed for the series by NPR reporter Tom Gjelten and his comments are currently scheduled to air on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s programs. Hopefully, the series will weigh-in with a fair and balanced view.

    If you are unable to listen to the original radio broadcast, you can listen to the series online at www.NPR.org – Morning Edition. Audio is usually available online after 9:00AM EDT on the day.

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  • pragmattist
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    US Energy Secretary Steven Chu would like the National Petroleum Council to conduct studies on future transportation fuels and on prudent development of North American oil and gas resources, NPC members learned at their Sept. 17 meeting...For the North American resource development study, he asked NPC to reassess the production supply chain and infrastructure potential, and the contribution that gas can make in a transition to a lower-carbon fuel mix.
    23 Sep 2009, 03:28 AM Reply Like
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    China's Electric Car MarketChina in the spotlight at the Frankfurt Motor Show
    By Brian Hicks
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009


    As you read this, the future of transportation is taking place in a convention hall in Frankfurt, Germany.


    It's called the Frankfurt Motor Show. . . and insider reports indicate electric cars are taking over the world like an army of robots, hell-bent on revenge against their flesh masters.


    Every company represented at the show is featuring their version of an electric/hybrid automobile. Even high-end brands like Porsche and Ferrari are going electric.


    But while SAAB, BMW, and Mercedes size-up each others' electric motor, the Chinese are the ones that are the talk of the show.


    The bottom line: China's car market is the Holy Grail.


    While the U.S. and European dealers have to create tempting incentive plans to get cars off their lots, Chinese dealerships literally have waiting lists of customers who want to buy cars and are willing to take a spot in the queue.


    The potential numbers are mind-boggling.
    24 Sep 2009, 04:56 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Fitzsimmons
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    Author’s reply » yup, and like the US, china will be burning coal to charge them as the solar and wind infrastructures are simply inadequate to do so. so, by supporting electric cars (now), we are effectively supporinting lil coal generating plants on the highway. meantime, a superior solution is the natural gas/electric hybrid vehicle.
    2 Oct 2009, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • donmlp
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    I own both Nat gas and coal reserves. However I cannot understand why Nat gas which is almost available as gasoline there almost no movement to install infrastructure to fill autos from this widely available fuel
    3 Oct 2009, 08:36 PM Reply Like
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