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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 27, July 2010
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The Triangle area is working hard to contribute to a future gasoline-free future. The advances in electric car and battery technology are explored in-depth. Research on the technologies is taking place at North Carolina State University’s FREEDOM Systems Center and the College of Engineering and at Raleigh’s Advanced Vehicle Research Center. Duke Energy and Progress Energy are local utility companies who are committing to leading the way by reducing their use of coal and nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.
North Carolina State University is planting hops to see if the crop can replace tobacco as a cash crop in the state. The research may also allow local beer makers to produce beer using locally grown hops. 10 varieties are being grown to look for disease resistant varieties. The history of the crop’s use in beermaking is detailed.
Chapel Hill author Nic Brown draws on his various life experiences when writing. Brown recently published a novel Doubles and his journey to publishing the novel is detailed.