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Editorial: Schenectady can do more right now to get 'green'

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You could almost admire Mayor Gary McCarthy for taking the long view – pursuing the installation of electric vehicle charging stations to enhance Schenectady’s image as a “green city” even though it doesn’t own any electric cars now and, given its financial condition, probably won’t be able to afford any for the foreseeable future. However admirable his goal, we can’t help but wonder why he isn’t doing more to address environmental issues in the here ...

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June 28, 2012
7:21 a.m.

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Sure, we can buy an Obama Motors Chevy Volt and the fire depatment can follow them around when the car catches on fire. Hybrid vehicles are at least $10,000 more expensive and they get an extra 10 to 15 mpg. Not a good investment. This whole green banwagon is a scam. But Ford (no govt. buyout) has a vehicls that are not a hybrid yet gets the same or even better mpg than a hybrid. These vehicles have tried and tested ecoboost motors and are available in most models.

June 28, 2012
3:55 p.m.

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Something even "greener" than electric cars is to get rid of the cars altogether and make use of bicycles coupled with CDTA bus usage. Buses go relatively close to each neighborhood and have bicycle racks. Between walking, busing, and cycling, employees should be able to get around the city. And in a very "green" fashion too!