Myths about electric cars are everywhere. Here is the straight scoop to help you separate fact from fiction.
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Sergio Marchionne says electric cars will make carbon emissions worse, not better. What is this man smoking?
Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken, analyzed 100 ideas for mitigating climate change be reducing or eliminating the sources of carbon pollution. Elecrtric cars is #49.
Finnish entrepreneur Mike Anttonen questions whether some of the policies that support the adoption of electric cars are really worthwhile or benefit society in general.
California governor Jerry Brown will aggressively oppose the Trump administration on climate change. Who will win?
The Trumpster has made it clear he plans to take a wrecking ball to the Environmental Protection Agency, which he blames for imposing a welter of regulations that make American businesses unable to compete in the global economy. One part of those regulations involves CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy, rules that have been in […]
On November 14, Alaska Airlines flew a Boeing 737-800 airliner from Seattle to Washington, DC using jet fuel that contained 20% biofuel made from forest residuals — the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The conversion process is the result of research conducted at Washington State University as part of the Northwest […]
What will happen to electric car sales in America when Donald Trump takes office? They will continue to languish as federal incentives are cut, CAFE regulations are reduced, and carbon emission goals are allowed to go unenforced.
It stands to reason that Formula E, the world’s only open wheel racing series that uses electric race cars, would want the electricity that charges the batteries in those cars to be as green as possible. Oddly enough, Formula E uses two large diesel generators mounted in a shipping container for easy portability for that […]
The American Lung Association says the cost of burning fossil fuels in just 10 states exceeds $37 billion a year. Those are costs that must be paid for by taxpayers.
In an odd twist, the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal caused a demand for real world emissions testing. And that testing shows results in the lab often have little to do with real world driving. Larger engines may be the result.
Are we getting near “peak car?” Some people think so. And they see many benefits to ending our addiction to the private automobile.
The US and China agreed this week to ratify the Paris climate accords but the G20 leaders failed to restrict the “ridiculous” subsidies their countries pay to fossil fuel interests.
Nova Innovations has installed two tidal power generators in the waters off the Shetland Islands in Scotland. When complete, the installation will allow local inhabitants to get their electricity from renewables rather than diesel generators.
Elon Musk told MSNBC recently that placing a proper price on carbon will create incentives for entrepreneurs to find innovative ways to build low and zero carbon industries.
The EPA says it is collecting data on using ethanol as a motor fuel and may increase the mandated amount of it in the future — after 2025. Lots of people are making a lot of money from ethanol production. They would like the government to require us to buy more of it.
Fossil fuels took it on the chin in Massachusetts yesterday after the state’s highest court ruled utility customers cannot be forced to shoulder the financial risks of a new natural gas pipeline.
The EPA has released the final version of its greenhouse has emissions rules for heavy duty trucks, which includes tractor trailers, school buses, and garbage trucks. The rules will be in force through 2027.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the use of a “social cost of carbon” factor by the EPA. In non-judicial language, the Court called its decision a “no brainer.”
The auto industry is lobbying the federal government and CARB to relax the proposed 54.5 mpg average fuel economy standards proposed for 2025. It says the goal is unachievable.