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Shai Agassi: A bold plan for mass adoption of electric cars

Forget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.

LabCast: City Car

The City Car is a stackable electric two-passenger city vehicle. The one-way sharable user model is designed to be used in dense urban areas. Vehicle Stacks will be placed throughout the city to create an urban transportation network that takes advantage of existing infrastructure such as subway and bus lines.

Click on the link for more video.

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Thanks to Mr. DeLuca!!

MIT– Stackable CityCars – The Boston Globe

Read short Boston Globe article on stackable CityCars from MIT.

See MIT video for detailed explanation of “shared use” concept of CityCars.

MIT CityCar

MIT CityCar

Dunkirk Observer: Tuition hike protest planned

Dunkirk Observer: Tuition hike protest planned

The chant “1, 2, 3, 4 – We won’t pay you any more!” was heard loud and clear during a December 2008 protest on the Plattsburgh campus. Today on the SUNY Fredonia campus, you may hear something similar resonating from the Williams Center as hundreds of students are planning to protest Gov. David Paterson’s tuition tax proposal. “I’m delighted that the students are speaking out; they recognize that placing a tax on tuition is an inappropriate thing for the state to be doing,” SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner said Wednesday. “For them to come together in this rally, I think, will send a clear message to Albany that this should stop and stop now.”

Recovery.gov


Home | Recovery.gov

Recovery.gov is a website that lets you figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you’ll be able to see where it’s going — to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as we are able to, they’ll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.
Read the full text of the Bill:
The President recently signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Read the full bill here.