AMP Equinox Carries More and Goes Farther with 150 Mile Range All-Battery Vehicle

August 19, 2010 by  
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Are you torn between the Chverolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf?  Do you wish that GM had an all-electric vehicle with greater range and more capacity than the Volt?  You might be surprised, but it’s actually available now.  If you prefer an all-battery powered vehicle option, like the Nissan Leaf, but you also want a larger, crossover vehicle, then AMP may have the vehicle for you with their electric conversion Equinox . Not unlike the way they built their X Prize competition entry AMP’d Saturn Sky , AMP takes a stock Chevrolet Equinox, and replaces the gas engine and fuel tank with batteries and electric motors. AMP’s philosophy is to let big manufacturers take care of the vehicle development and testing, and to concentrate on just the electric propulsion

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A Maine Town Cuts Trash Going to Landfills by 50%

August 19, 2010 by  
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The town of Sanford, Maine recently implemented a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) waste management scheme where residents paid for trash removal based on how much trash they threw out.  The result?  The amount of trash headed to the landfill was slashed by 50 percent while the recycling rate grew by 150 percent. Fees for trash services are usually included in a town’s property taxes, so people don’t ever really think of the cost associated with their garbage .  With the PAYT scheme, each week, residents were confronted with the financial, and hopefully environmental, cost of their waste, leading to less headed to landfills and more headed to recycling centers. The town found that through this approach, residents will actually save money.  The 50 percent reduction in trash tonnage will mean a 50 percent savings in tipping fees the town pays to unload trash at the Maine Energy Recovery Company.  That savings — about $250,000 over a year — will be passed on to tax payers

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