Rising gas prices are hitting drivers all across the country, but states with smart transportation policies can help their drivers feel less pain at the pump, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In the 2011 edition of “Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States’ Gasoline Price Vulnerability and Solutions for Change,” NRDC and David Gardiner & Associates analyze state policies that help drivers, including tele-commuting options, transit spending, efforts to reduce sprawl, and other options. “There is no immediate solution to high gas prices, but smart transportation polices can reduce gas bills for all drivers, no matter where they live,” said Deron Lovaas, NRDC’s federal transportation policy director. “Better state policies that give residents transportation options, such as transit assistance and telecommuting options, can provide relief. Federal action — such as increasing vehicle fuel efficiency standards to 60 miles per gallon — would reduce oil price vulnerability across the board. We know we can’t drill our way toward lower gas prices, so policies like these deliver.”
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A hardcore "EV geek" with a green heart and passion for power and speed. Owner of the electric motorcycles ElectroCat and KillaJoule and part of the KillaCycle racing team. Graduate student at University of Denver and married to Bill Dube' (the man behind the Killacycle). Eva was born in Sweden not too many years ago (1981) and grew up in a family of engineers with a father that is not only a champion rider, but also an engine designer and an electric vehicle enthusiast. Eva went to my first race track in the baby carrier. I have been interested in technology as long as I can remember. When I was just 4 years old I built a “nuclear power plant” of cans and cardboard in my father's workshop. 15 years later I got my first car - a well-used Saab 900 turbo that had belonged to my brother. The first thing I had to do was to replace the broken gearbox under supervision of my father. It was a large and messy operation - the car had been leaking oil for several years - but it gave me a real taste of technology. Since then my interest for technology has continued to grow. Eva's father helping her build her own electric motorcycle!
Source: Silver Spring Networks Silver Spring Networks invites you to join Chairman, President and CEO Scott Lang at their Redwood City office Thursday, January 6th for a demonstration of the 2012 prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) along with newly installed Silver Spring-enabled ClipperCreek electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Scott will discuss his participation in the worldwide Toyota Prius PHEV demonstration project, the capabilities of Silver Spring's intelligent charging stations installed to support Silver Spring employee EV interests and the implications of the growing numbers of electric vehicles and the associated impact to the electric grid. Thursday's demonstration represents the first time the 2012 prototype Prius PHEV will plug into a Silver Spring enabled smart grid charging station. The charging stations are pre-integrated with the Silver SpringSmart Energy Platform – thenetwork infrastructure, software and services to support the entire scope of applications needed to deliver a smart grid. By connecting Smart Chargers to the smart grid, utilities and consumers can charge their electric vehicles efficiently while minimizing any adverse impact on the reliability of the electric grid. Silver Spring's integrated approach to EV charging enables utilities to capitalize on a common network infrastructure to bring multiple smart grid applications onto one unified platform, reducing operational costs and increasing operational efficiencies.