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Electric Cars, Cheaper Solar Panels Long Overdue

Original post made by Addicted to Oil, Charleston Gardens, on May 21, 2008

It's about time we had electric cars for consumers and businesses and affordable solar panels for every single home and office. What are people waiting for? $200.00 oil before we get our acts together? It's like we're moving at snails pace when it comes to getting off our addiction to oil while the price of just trying to eat goes up. This is worse than taxes.

NEW YORK (AP) - Hamburgers and hot dogs? Check. Lighter fluid? Check. Beer? Check. More money? Americans are about to fire up their barbecues for the start of the summer cookout season, and one thing has become painfully apparent: It's going to cost a lot more than it did last year to roast a burger, or just about any other barbecue favorite, on the grill.

Food inflation is the highest in almost two decades, driven by record prices for oil, gas and mounting global demand for staples such as wheat and corn, and for proteins such as chicken. And that's reaching into Americans' backyards.

The price of an average barbecue -- with burgers, hot dogs, beer, soda, condiments, salad, paper plates and lighter fluid -- could run families about 6 percent more than last year.

That's making shoppers pause as they fill their carts for the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the barbecue season.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 22, 2008 at 6:01 am

What if the sun don't shine?

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Posted by David Bruce
a resident of Midtown
on May 22, 2008 at 3:38 pm

You green people remind me about the story in the midwest where the restaurateur was advertising all call drinks FREE!...... The catch the glass was $4.95 for a single use.

You people want electric this and that and think solar will fill-up the battery.

Your debate would be much improved if you started to call for more nuclear power.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on May 22, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Addicted to Oil: are you driving a electric car? and have solar panels on your roof? Do you have a company that makes these things?

If not why not? You probably have a million dollar house, why not set up a factory to make cars and solar panels so cheap that everyone can buy them.?

Don't complain about what other people aren't doing, do it yourself.

There have been electric car, conversion, clubs around since the 60's and maybe longer.

I estimate that as much as 60% of the cost of solar on your roof is mark-up and installation. Do it yourself.

The new "trees take prioity" over solar will prevent 50% of people from installing solar. Trees are more important.(Smitian_)??

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