Cars

Tesla Superchargers vs … Ugh

Published on July 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

First of all, let me say that if anyone else creates a superfast charging network anything close to Tesla's, I'll be one of the first people to cheer it on and I may cheer it more loudly and broadly than anyone else. My goal is to stimulate the transition to zero-emissions transport as quickly as possibly, not to loyally attach my dreams to one company over every other one because I like the logo. Companies that do good stuff deserve to get praised and rewarded... Read More


Fossil Fuels

House Strips State Dept. of Cross-Border Pipeline Approval (Think: Keystone XL)

Published on July 22nd, 2017 | by Jeremy Bloom

Even though Hillary Clinton is no longer in charge of the State Department, some in the GOP continue to hold a grudge. Which is why they voted to removed the State Department from the approvals chain for pipelines that cross an international border. Hey, it's petty, but it's one of the few accomplishments the House can claim so far this year... Read More


Air Quality

100% Clean, Renewable Energy Is Possible, Practical, Logical — Setting The Record Straight

Published on July 22nd, 2017 | by Karl Burkart

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses... Read More


Cars

New Answers To Common Electric Car Questions

Published on July 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Now that I've been driving an electric car (a Tesla Model S) around on a regular basis for a few weeks, I'm getting bored with the most common questions. Over and over again... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Elon Musk at NGA

Musk & His Hyperloop Announcement, Take Two

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Judging from the latest news cycle, Elon Musk is the most powerful person on earth right now. With just a few tweets, he pushed everything else in the overnight news cycle into the background. His claim that he has "verbal government approval" to build a Hyperloop system from New York to Washington, DC, spurred the news media to try to find out exactly who had given the approval. A blizzard of phone calls to state and local authorities by the New York Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, the National Inquirer, and the South Succotash Tattler all failed to turn up a single clue... Read More


Clean Power

UK Businesses & Investors Urge PM To Raise Climate Ambitions

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of businesses and investors have written to UK Prime MInister Theresa May, urging her to raise the country's ambitions to tackle climate change and increase her leadership of the UK "towards a stronger, more prosperous, and more sustainable future for its people and the economy." ... Read More


Clean Transport

Daimler Sold More Than 1 Million Vehicles With Excessive Emissions In Europe & The US, Stuttgart Search Warrant Read

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The search warrant used by prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, two months ago when they searched Daimler facilities in the country (following allegations of false advertising and possible exhaust gas treatment systems fraud in some diesel cars) alleged that the company sold over a million cars in Europe and the US with excessive emissions... Read More


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