By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
FRESNO, Calif. - John McCain is hoping to solve the country's energy crisis with cold hard cash. The presumed Republican nominee on Monday proposed a $300 million government prize to whoever can develop an automobile battery that far surpasses existing technology. The bounty would equate to $1 for every man, woman and child in the country, "a small price to pay for helping to break the back of our oil dependency," McCain said at Fresno State University.
I don't think I have to elaborate how this applies to Olympia's active green lifestyle and activism. Imagaine a government funded prize of this size to find a powerful, effective battery for electric or hybrid cars.
The battery should be wholly US made of US components IMHO. Too much technology is not being made within our borders anymore.