Toyota has announced it will add a plug-in hybrid to its U.S. lineup by 2010, and that’s great news for Americans.
Why? Because the energy it runs on has to come from somewhere – and if it is plugged in, odds are good that the electricity charging it is coal generated. By relying more on domestic coal and less on imported oil, we’re greatly increasing America’s energy security.
Plus… if the plug-in hybrid’s electricity can be produced utilizing CCT and carbon sequestration, we can also greatly reduce the greenhouse gases that are currently being released into the atmosphere by every car on the highway without increasing emissions in the utilities sector.
As I’ve said before, it’s going to take all of our resources and all of our ingenuity to solve the climate and energy puzzle, but announcements like this prove that we’re making strides in the right direction.