Archive for the ‘Energy Independence’ Category

Just a quick post–sorry no photos this time–to document my latest trip to Los Angeles, over 10/11 and 10/12/07. I made the trip on less than one tank of gas, averaging just over 55 miles per gallon. The drop in mileage was likely due to increased speed. I traveled about 60 miles per hour rather than the 55 mph reflected in the most recent Prius post; but, still 55 miles per gallon is nothing to laugh about, particularly with oil now hitting about $86.00 a barrel. America, we need to slow down, consume less, and drive smarter. Those things alone would ease demand on oil, and lower the prices. I’m doing my part–what about you? Note, the round trip from Nipomo to Los Angeles and back again is approximately 356 miles.


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I drive a 2006 Toyota Prius, a hybrid vehicle. I have decided to change my driving habits, and this is one way that I have decided I can have some impact, for the better in helping our country become less dependent on foreign oil and consider alternative energy sources. (more…)

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