Carl McDaniel

Carl McDaniel

Carl McDaniel is a university research scientist who retired to Oberlin several years ago. He and his wife built Trail Magic, their residence, which has no energy bill and runs on free sunshine.

List of suggested uses for REC dollars presented at the City Council March 21 Work Session

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Click below to download a copy of the REC project ideas from the March 21 City Council Work Session.  They have been compiled into a single document. Print copies are available at the Oberlin Public Library as well.

all rec dollar use suggestions for city council may 2016.pdf

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Grow Your Way to Less Carbon

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on July 29, 2013
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Why have a vegetable garden?

Oberlin Community Service’s June networking lunch was crowded—perhaps 50 people were there. A panel of nine represented the diversity of local food and gardening projects in Oberlin from school to neighborhood gardens.

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Do Electric Vehicles Make Sense in Oberlin?

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on March 11, 2013
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Several months ago my wife and I, along with a friend, drove our new Prius plug-in hybrid 40 miles on state roads to an evening picnic. The battery was fully charged and on arrival the dash board display showed 100 miles per gallon (mpg) for the trip. Being the first local trip out of Oberlin on which I noted the mileage, I was surprised and said to our friend, “That seems high.”

On the way back we were in hybrid mode, which means the car is powered by a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor using electricity generated by the engine and when the car coasts or breaks. Each of us made a guess for the return trip mpg: my wife, 65; our friend, 70; and I guessed what I thought would certainly be too high, 75. Back in Oberlin, the dashboard display showed 73 mpg. We were impressed!

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