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Drill Baby! Is the US Turning Against Green Energy?

Drill Baby! Is the US Turning Against Green Energy? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Gas prices continue to rise. Everywhere around the world people are feeling that smoldering hole in their pocket continue to get hotter and hotter.

With other traditional sources of energy becoming depleted as well, opinions on where to find fuel have been shifting considerably.
Renewable energy has been losing some support. I mean, when you really think about it; who really wants to try and restore a natural balance to the Earth and stop stripping it of all its precious, natural resources? So lame (we’re being totally facetious by the way).
But, some people are thinking this way.
There has been a -18% change in support of developing alternative sources of energy like; wind, solar, and hydrogen. There has also been a 35% change in favor of expanding exploration and production of oil, coal, and natural gas. Even in the devastating wake of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant last year, support for nuclear power is on the rise as well...

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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation | green infographics | Scoop.it
Antos, a WMATA transportation analyst, has for the last several months been managing a study [PDF] that makes the business case for transit in the D.C. area. The agency tried to isolate the actual impact of rail lines on economic development, property values and tax revenues in the immediate vicinity around each station (they conservatively estimate that Metrorail boosts the value of property within a half mile of stations by about seven to nine percent).

But they also modeled what the region would look like if its transit never existed. And this is where things get really interesting.

WMATA took the same transportation demand model that it uses to project ridership on a new line and instead ran a couple of scenarios with the region’s transit literally turned off. All of it: the regional rail, the buses and the metro system.

"It was literally just imagining Washington, and all of a sudden, you wake up tomorrow, and the transit system isn’t there," Antos says. "What would you do?"

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