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This Is Why People Have Been Buying Electric Cars

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 […]

September 24th

Electric Vehicle Revolution Would Cut CO2 Emissions Tremendously

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 […]

September 22nd

Own or Lease an Electric Car?

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 […]

July 30th

Help A Nissan Leaf Driver Plant Trees In 48 States In 100 Days

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 […]

July 21st

Carlos Ghosn Thinks The Future Is Electric

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 […]

July 17th

IEA Head Calls For Higher Gasoline Tax In US

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 […]

January 6th

Catholic Bishops Call for an End to Fossil Fuel Era

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 […]

December 18th