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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Electric Car Predictions Are Big

July 8th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has left the Obama administration after several years of encouraging biking and walking while discouraging cell phones. During his departure, Secretary LaHood said, "By 2025, all of us, every family, will have some kind of hybrid or electric vehicle," a very encouraging (if overly optimistic) prediction from a high level government official, and a Republican at that


Obama’s Energy Security Trust

February 26th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address creating an Energy Security Trust to invest in research and technology that will “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good”


Election 2012 Alternative Fuel Wrap Up

November 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Politically, a line was drawn clearly in the sand separating the ideological views of conservatives and liberals in terms of their option on the current state of alternative fuels in the United States. With President Obama reelected it seems that the current support for alternative fuels will continue. One would think that it would mean that cries for fiscal responsibility from the right will not be far behind; however that might not be the case


Fisker Not A Loser?

October 26th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

In response to constant public slams by Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Fisker Automotive has said, “we don’t consider ourselves a loser, having sold 1,500 cars already and raised over $1.2 billion of private equity."


Paul Ryan – Pro Green Energy Loans?

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, the fiscal conservative hero of the Republican Party, once supported a US Energy Department loan program aimed at developing greener cars. Furthermore, Ryan even called for DOE to hand out lump-sum payments to companies. My, how times have changed since 2008 and


Federally Funded Green Energy Projects – Not Such A Failure After All

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

And they are off! This election year is heating up with the first Presidential Debate now behind us. One of the big issues is the failure of Obama’s green energy projects. To the Republican’s the supposed green energy failure is a prime target for wasted spending by the government in hard economic times


Charged 2012 | Ray Lane On the Future of the EV Industry

August 29th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

The closing keynote at the Silicon Valley EV Symposium was Ray Lane, managing partner at VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, and Fisker board member. Ray began with his involvement with the Electrification Coalition and discussed everything from the state of clean tech investing to politics to how much he loves his Fisker



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