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Fuel Economy Part 3

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

The final type of car that we are going to talk about is the Electric/ Hybrid. For most people, this is the car for the "Environmentalist", or the "Tree Huggers". These are going to be very efficient and will be the most fuel efficient cars in certain situations. Both of these cars are most efficient and make the most sense if you drive in the city. Keeping this in mind, we will discuss each ty...

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Fuel Economy Part 2

Last week, we looked at gas as a fuel for your car. This week we are going to look at diesel. Diesel engines have a bad rap in the US. Diesels are loud, dirty, and expensive. Diesel has come a long way and is a very good choice of fuel. Diesel engines are significantly more efficient than gas engines - 25% to 40% more efficient. They are also very clean. New emissions regulations have made thes...

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Fuel Economy Part 1

You may be in the market for a new car or possibly in the near future. So I thought I would talk about some of the things to consider when looking at a new car. There are so many features from which to choose that sometimes it is a little confusing. Since this is an environmental and energy blog, there are a few things that I would like to clarify. So let's start with the fuel choice. There are...

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Vermicomposting Basics

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Vermicomposting Basics (Worm Composting) is Sat., Oct. 26 from 9:30 am to noon. The class will be held in the Tazewell County Extension office. The class will consist of a short session on the basics of vermicomposting followed by instructions on how to construct a small vermicomposting bin. The class will have a couple of options from which participants may choose. The first option wil...

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