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About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island and anywhere else the Singularity may take him. His muse is Charles Kuralt -- "I see the road ahead is turning. I wonder what's around the bend?" You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter.



Author Archives: Steve Hanley

We Are So Screwed: Study Warns Of 5 Degree Celsius Warming By 2100

November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new climate research study predicts that if the world's leading countries continue doing what they are doing to rein in carbon emissions, average global temperatures by the end of this century will be 4 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than they were prior to the Industrial Revolution. That amounts to a death sentence for humanity.


UCS Slams Auto Manufacturers’ Response To Fuel Economy Rollback Scheme

November 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Two professional associations, both of whom say they are committed to environmental policies that benefit Americans, make for good PR but actions speak louder than words. According to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists, both groups have submitted comments regarding the proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that would rip the heart out of the deal they all agreed to with the Obama administration back in 2008. In fact, as bad as the rollback plan from our so-called government is, the AGA proposal is actually worse.


Lazard Levelized Cost Of Energy Analysis #12 Highlights Lower Cost Of Renewables

November 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The one factor that makes conventional generation riskier than renewables is the cost of fuel. When it comes to long term planning, the cost of sunshine and wind is fixed. No need to worry about embargoes, shortages, or one nation cornering the market and driving up prices. The era of renewables is upon us, and not a moment too soon


Baillie Gifford Manager Talks About Elon Musk, Tesla, & Kodak Moments

November 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A partner in Baillie Gifford, the asset management firm that is the third largest shareholder in Tesla, isn't worried about Tesla's future, but it is concerned about the future of many legacy automakers as they approach their own personal "Kodak moments."


Hyundai & Kia To Begin Offering Solar Sunroofs After 2019

November 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Hyundai says it is working on three solar charging systems that may appear on Hyundai and Kia cars after 2019. The output of the systems will be modest, but every watt helps increase range and lower emissions.


Jaguar Responds To Criticism About I-PACE Efficiency

November 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Some testers have found the Jaguar I-PACE has less real world range than the EPA or WLTP estimates. Jaguar says people should relax and drive happy. The I-PACE is a great car that is a joy to drive.


US October Sales Report — Trucks & SUVs Win, Cars Lose

November 4th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Sales of cars with electric motors accounted for more than 7% of BMW sales in the US in October. That's good but down from last year. The Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF are limping along. The big news is the Tesla Model 3, which is taking America by storm.



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