terça-feira, 28 de maio de 2013

Estávamos no bom caminho

Washington — Cleaner vehicles are part of the federal government’s comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build “clean” industries and reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil, the Department of Energy says.
White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said in April that U.S. energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to 1994 levels “due in large part to our success over the past four years in doubling electricity from renewables, switching from coal to natural gas in power generation and improving energy efficiency.”
The early repayment of a $465-million loan from the Department of Energy to Tesla Motors, a manufacturer of electric cars, is good news for the future of America’s growing electric vehicle industry, according to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.