Fri June 14, 2013
Earth Calendar for June 14th and June 15th
The US Department of Energy has launched the eGallon – a quick and simple way for consumers to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles vs. driving on gasoline.
In Kentucky, the eGallon price is about $0.92, meaning that a typical electric vehicle could travel as far on $0.92 worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could travel on a gallon of gasoline. Consumers can see gasoline prices posted at the corner gas station, but are left in the dark on the cost of fueling an electric vehicle. The eGallon will bring greater transparency to vehicle operating costs, and help drivers figure out how much they might save on fuel by choosing an electric vehicle. It also shows the low and steady price of fueling with electricity. By visiting Energy.gov/eGallon, consumers can see the latest eGallon price for their state and compare it to the price of gasoline. The eGallon price varies from state to state based on the price of electricity.
On Our Calendar: Families are invited to Lake Isabella on Friday, June 21st, as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Great American Backyard Campout. Enjoy the Friday Night Grill Out, nature programs, campfire, a movie and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. Event is free, but a small donation to NWF is suggested. Information and registration at the website.