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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

New Solar Farm On Old Landfill (North Carolina)

January 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A former landfill for the city of Charlotte is the site for a proposed new solar farm. The property has been idle for for than half a century. The 155 acre site is one of 675 landfills scattered across North Carolina and 8 within Mecklenburg County


Engie Sees “Free Energy” & $10 Per Barrel Oil Prices By 2025

January 3rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

“The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here,” says Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation for Engie SA. He thinks the cost of solar power will drop below $10 a megawatt-hour ($0.01 per kWh) before 2025 in the world’s sunniest places.


Fuel Economy Lies From Automakers Exposed

January 3rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Automakers are not stupid and they have every right to make as much money as they can possibly stuff into their wallets. But deliberately lying to people to cover up your own greed-induced behavior is despicable.


The Rape Of America Will Begin After Trump Inauguration

January 2nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

America will be a different place after the Trump inauguration. The concepts of liberalism on which the country was founded will be replaced by avarice. The people will become little more than low wage workers in a new feudal society owned and managed by corporations.


Bjorn Nyland Praises The Hyundai Ioniq Electric

December 31st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Bjorn Nyland has just posted a glowing review of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Bjorn is a video blogger who has made an international reputation by creating videos about road trips he has taken in his Tesla Model S and Model X.


Price Of Oil Headed Back Up, Gasoline Hikes Will Follow

December 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

In the world of oil, Saudi Arabia is the tail that wags the dog. For several years, it has stubbornly refused to cut oil production in the face of falling oil prices in order to maintain its dominant share of the oil market. It is also part of a strategy to drive tar sands and fracking producers out of business. Those non-traditional sources of oil are far more costly than pumping from reserves under the Arabian desert


Tesla Powerpacks Power Microgrid For Okracoke Island

December 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Islands present special challenges for utility companies, whether they are large like the Hawaiian Islands or small like Okracoke, a tiny spit of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. They are also ideal for a microgrid — an electrical system that can generate, store, and distribute power even if it is disconnected from the central grid


On 20th Anniversary Of GM EV1, How Much Has Actually Changed?

December 7th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

In December, 1996, General Motors began leasing its innovative EV1 to customers in California. The EV1 generated a great deal of interest in electric cars but there was a reason why it was only available in California. The California Air Resources Board had promulgated regulations requiring manufacturers to sell zero emission cars if they want to continue doing business in the state



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