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>Greenpeace is the kind of organization on the brink of radicalism, but you tend to agree with some of their underlying goals. The organization is throwing its weight against electric cars. Why you ask? As we have discussed many times on this blog, most of the electricity in this country is generated from polluting, non-renewable resources such as coal, oil and nuclear That means that electric cars will, in essence, be powered by those electricity sources. Greenpeace argues that until we have a greener energy supply, electric cars will never be green. Agreed, but does Greenpeace offer an alternative? Not really. I believe the best way to reduce energy use and green our economy is through increased efficiency. It is a relatively easy way to reduce consumption of resources rather than converting our entire fleet of cars and trucks and electrical generation system to use green forms of energy. That is not to say we do not need to change what energy we use as well, but if we want to jump start the greening of our economy, start with increasing efficiency first.