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Posted by David L. Jones on August 16, 2006, 1:08 am
Anthony Matonak wrote:

That's always the concern I guess.
In Australia this is government initiated, regulated and monitored, so
you'd hope there wouldn't be any funny business going on...
The electricity companies wouldn't have even bothered to do it
otherwise I'm sure.

and http://www.deh.gov.au/minister/env/2001/mr18jun01.html

Dave :)

Posted by dold on August 16, 2006, 3:20 am

Okay.  That would be similar to the "Zero Energy Home" subdivisions near
Sacramento.  I did not read that from your original post.


I realize that I was overly selective in my original reading.

California tried something like that... allowing you to "select" the energy
source of your choosing, for whatever reason.  Some were wind, some hydro.
I don't recall any of them being solar, although there were several "green"

You might have heard that our deregulation didn't go so well ;-)

Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA  GPS: 38.8,-122.5

Posted by David L. Jones on August 16, 2006, 3:28 am
 d...@XReXXWhere.usenet.us.com wrote:

Crikey, that must mean that the Australian Goverment actually got
something right for a change! ;-)

Our Pime Minster is in all the way with Bush on fighting the Koyoto
Protocol though! :->

Dave :)

Posted by News on August 10, 2006, 8:33 pm

People always assume the Prius is a micro-car.  It is not far short in
internal space than the Camry.

It you want something that couldn't pull you out of bed and sounds a like a
tractor then fine.

Posted by dold on August 10, 2006, 9:55 pm

Part of the problem, or my happy solution.  I'm not too keen on small cars,
except for sports cars.  I don't want a tiny, tinny, family sedan.
My friend's Chevy Metro gets a little less mileage than my Honda Civic
Hybrid, but I have automatic, A/C, power windows/locks/steering, cruise,
and a far nicer ride in a larger car.  They both have 1300cc engines, but
you wouldn't guess it.

I can't buy a cheap, stripped, HCH, but I don't want one.

One diesel that gets good mileage is the Smart car.
The Smart is estimated at 51/61 USMPG (and 19.8 seconds 0-60).
The Prius is estimated at 60/51 USMPG (and 10.2 seconds 0-60).

If the Smart is like my old Datsun Fairlady, you can add another 50% to the
0-60 time if you add a passenger.

And I'm not convinced that a turbo is any more reliable than my battery
pack.  At least not in the US, where people want to turn the key, drive
off, stop, shut off.  No cool down.

Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA  GPS: 38.8,-122.5

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