Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gas Prices at All-Time Christmas High - Interior backs solar, wind farms

Americans hitting the road this week are likely to encounter the highest-ever price for gas at Christmas in history. According to figures from AAA, the nationwide average for regular unleaded is $3.21 per gallon — an increase of 23 cents over last year’s Christmas record. This marks the second straight year Americans are paying more at the pump during the holidays. The price in 2009 was around $2.60 per gallon and jumped to about $3 per gallon at Christmas last year...more

The Obama administration has approved a pair of renewable energy projects being developed on public lands in Arizona and California. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday his department has approved a 300-megawatt solar farm southwest of Phoenix and a 186-megawatt wind farm east of San Diego. The latest projects are the 24th and 25th renewable energy projects on public lands approved in the past two years. Salazar also said he will push for offshore wind projects in the Atlantic Ocean. AP

Thought this was a nice little juxtaposition of our energy future.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wait. The EPA has set the price for electricity at the highest ever with their new standards for coal fired plants. With the cost of gasoline and oil following the rise in price of electricity all of us will find out how smart the Obama administration really is. Have all of you forgotten the Dark Ages?

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