Meter Reading: Finding the Right Price for Car Charging, Texas’ Cheap Pumps, And More
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Texas has some of the lowest gas prices in the country.
During startup at Austin’s coal plant, some pollution controls don’t run – “Last year, the stacks at the coal-fired Fayette Power Project, which contributes about a third of Austin’s electricity, exceeded permitted limits for soot for the equivalent of nearly a week, according to Lower Colorado River Authority compliance records.” — Austin American-Statesman
Right Price for Charging Electric Cars? — “What’s clear—about one year into the rollout of mass-produced electric cars—is that the market is “wrestling with what, if anything, to charge for charging,” says Richard Lowenthal, founder and chief technology officer of Coulomb Technologies Inc, a Campbell, Calif., company that has built 8,600 charging points.” — Wall Street Journal
Texas ranks among the cheapest at the pump – “Texas’s average of $3.65 is the third cheapest average price among U.S. states, according to AAA fuel gauge. Mississippi’s $3.61 price is the cheapest, and South Carolina, which has one of the lowest state taxes, ranks second at $3.62, according to AAA.” — Fuel Fix