Originally published on EV Obsession. The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below […]
We here at CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 are launching our first report. It’s a report that was made possible by the thousands of readers who completed a handful of surveys we created to dive deeper into the electric car market. I think the report, Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want, fills a number of important […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve finally relaunched Cleantech Talk! And there are two new co-hosts for the show — Kyle Field and Matthew Klippenstein. You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes, on SoundCloud, or by clicking the play button in the embedded player below. You can also leave a comment at any particular […]
All 200 nations at the Paris conference on climate change agreed to support an agreement that will dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in the future
India has altered its position on climate change. It now says with help from other countries, it will look to renewable energy rather than power from coal.
Elon Musk spoke in Paris on Dec. 2 in favor of a plan to increase the cost of burning fossil fuels. He said current CO2 levels are simply unsustainable.
Sweden has embarked on a campaign to become fossil fuel free by 2030. It will be a model for other nations to follow and will be active at COP21 in Paris.
Alberta has announced sweeping new guidelines intended to limit tar sands emissions. It will close coal fired plants and adopt a carbon pricing plan.
West Vancouver has voted unanimously to approve climate change stickers on all gas pumps in the city to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following up on the slew of EV survey results I’ve been sharing, this article focuses on the question of why people buy electric cars. However, I think it’s very important to remember that the data presented are from early “pioneer” buyers. Their primary reasons for buying EVs are not the same as what […]
Via EV Obsession: Mass adoption of electric transportation (this includes off-road applications) would lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The new report — “Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio” — also notes that […]
Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]
If you were MIA this weekend and missed my first appeal to complete an electric car owner and lessee survey that I created, I would like to humbly request that you step it up and complete this thing now! We’re up to 478 responses as I write this, but I’d like a few more. You […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Our friend and wind expert Mike Barnard recently passed along a cool story: a “negative-carbon” US road trip all around the US (or almost all around it). Naturally, being 2015, there’s a Facebook page. But more importantly, there’s an Indiegogo page where the driver is trying to raise the funds to cover […]
First of all, let me note that I’m a big fan of Carlos Ghosn. I love the way he talks about things, but especially about electric vehicles. He’s a very straight shooter and doesn’t fluff his language excessively, imho. Granted, as the head of one of the largest companies in the world, he’s had his […]
Maria van der Hoeven, head of the International Energy Agency, has issued a call for the US to raise the federal gasoline tax now while prices are low. The IEA was created in response to the oil supply crisis of 1973-74, but today serves as both statistician and research guide for 29 developed nations who are […]
Originally posted on EdenKeeper Last week, Catholic bishops from around the world added their voice to other faith groups urging climate action and issued a call to the negotiators at the United Nations climate talks in Lima. Their call: protect the poor by putting an end to the fossil fuel era. According to the BBC […]
Skeptics, schmeptics: Department of Defense steamrolls over climate change deniers with release of new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.
Harvard faculty strike out against President Faust’s continued opposition to divestment of the university’s endowment in fossil fuel companies.