October 28, 2012

Green Thinking

Gas cheaper but not cheap; first police trained in electric-car response


(The Associated Press)

Gas prices
Gasoline across the U.S. is cheaper after a week of rapid price declines, but it still isn't cheap. The national average for a gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past week to $3.625. That's the biggest weekly decline since the seven-day period ended Nov. 28, 2008, according to Oil Price Information Services analyst Fred Rozell. But gas is still more expensive than it's ever been for this time of year. The previous record for Oct. 23 was last year's $3.46 per gallon.
The Associated Press


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Crash training
New York State Police officials say troopers will be the first law-enforcement officers in the nation to receive special training in responding to crashes involving electric vehicles. With electric and hybrid electric vehicles becoming more popular, emergency responders and police officers face unique hazards from high-voltage electric equipment when the vehicles are involved in accidents.
The Associated Press


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