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What about green energy a little girl talked about skateboards and bicycles.
And she's a little girl but.
-- we hear from adults -- electric cars are better for the environment and good for America Robert.
New York Times reporter wrote that the electric car has long been recognizes the ideal solution.
Because it is cleaner and quieter and much more economical than gasoline fueled cars that's the New York Times November 12 1911.
We've we've been hearing about the future of the electric car first century.
This the history of the electric car is a century of failure tail -- failure why do we use gasoline because.
Gasoline has eighty times the energy density of the best lithium ion batteries.
Why didn't but electric cars catch on and -- -- Because batteries worst we're lousy today batteries are still -- -- too heavy they're two finicky and they cost too much and that's why.
We use gasoline is why we use diesel fuel because it's an incredibly.
Energy gets flexible easy to use product.
And the other hype about the electric cars it's better for the earth.
Well if you think they're -- better for the earth than following but I mean that's -- hold of our electricity comes from comes from coal fired power plants it's pretty hard to make an argument the coal and natural gas and aggregate on the grid.
Are less polluting in the gasoline out of the cars -- kind of -- watch.
And even the environmentalists have now come around to saying okay electric car is not so great.
Our politicians tell us if we just -- more ethanol in gasoline will create.
A nation that is stronger cleaner and more secure.
Stronger cleaner more secure for that every last word that is -- correct.
-- I I -- it did it turns out it's not cleaner.
If you take you vapid of emissions and -- consideration ethanol has more emissions of hydrocarbons of nitrogen oxides.
Of not methane -- organic compounds and air Toxics in so ethanol when you take -- capita emissions in consideration -- comes up be refuel it.
Is better for the environment -- good for the environment also has a higher even Al -- come around on this -- -- we shouldn't -- for student again and virtually every environmental organization has come around their front and we simply even if that weren't the case we don't have enough corn.
But we're all forced to use ethanol finally later on this show all talked to Sarah Palin famous for saying.
Drill baby drill.
And people think more drilling would make a huge difference.
Robert truth -- -- Well look I'm in favor of drilling you're gonna wait a long time for me to say that it that it isn't positive for the economy eyes drilling might bring -- another million barrels of oil.
Yeah if the oil geologists are correct about what we are likely to find in these areas which we have not thoroughly explored yet and they may be wrong.
But if they're mean estimates are correct we could probably get about 800000 barrels of crude oil production -- -- from and -- when that feel this would surely producing per -- suffered a lot and 200000 barrels in the off the coast of the United States which is currently off limits the -- for a million -- million barrels -- day -- and 88 million barrel a day crude oil market world crude oil market translates -- about a 1% reduction -- products.
Now that's all well and good but 1% reduction in world crude oil prices is not going to be noticeable by most American consumers.
Thank you Jerry Taylor and Robert Bryce we've just begin debunking the myths coming up we'll see what Sarah Palin says about drilling making -- --
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