January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
I absolutely appreciate the network of charging stations that Electrify America is providing. I used the network almost exclusively in a 4 state drive with a short-range electric vehicle (EV). I drove the 2015 BMW i3 from Electrify America charging station to charging station from deep in Florida to the Appalachians and then back. I had some problems, some small delays, but never had to leave any group of stations without a charge. Yet, I think my suggestions should be taken seriously
October 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
This week, Toyota pulled the wraps off the new 2021 Mirai, boasting an impressive 30% increase in range thanks to a new and improved fuel cell stack paired with slightly larger hydrogen storage tanks. The new tanks have a total of 122.4 liters of volume and can hold about 5 kilograms of hydrogen when full
October 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Model 3 is the standout, Zen-of-zero-emissions electric vehicle that is meeting peoples hopes and wishes straight on. Even though I don't have a Model 3, I'd agree with anyone singing Model 3 praises. I have ridden in one many times, and I've previously written about the expansive back seat experience in a Tesla Shuttle. The praise the Model 3 gets is well deserved
September 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
It was the final day of my long-distance travel in the BMW i3 from Southwest Florida to the Appalachians -- my journey seeing the sights of 4 states out of the i3's generous windows as I made my way from charger to charger
September 13th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
A North State Journal article on Duke Energy and solar was an anti-renewables PR hit piece funded by anti-renewables fossil fuel industry money in an outlet that is a right-wing broadsheet that pretends to have journalist standards. Yet it pretended to be otherwise. That’s the anti-renewables disinformation campaign in a nutshell
July 15th, 2019 | by John Farrell
Four years have passed since ILSR’s initial report on utility-owned rooftop solar, and this 2019 update shows small growth but some potentially large repercussions. This update rehashes the costs and benefits, updates the progress of the four initial programs, highlights a few new programs, and discusses the wider implications
May 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
It's creeping towards that time of year for Eastern and Gulf states in the U.S. to prepare for hurricane season. Having lived through many Florida hurricanes, experiencing the water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out stagnant energy, the atmosphere is refreshing — if houses remain and people are fine. Electricity can be knocked out for hours or days, which can be stressful but can also be relaxing. It depends on your situation, your needs, and your point of view
April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
American power and energy company Dominion Energy announced in conjunction with Facebook on Monday that it would add six new solar facilities in Virginia and North Carolina totaling 350 megawatts (MW) for the sole purpose of supplying electricity to Facebook's local operations.
April 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
North Carolina has ordered Duke Energy to excavate existing coal ash pits and transfer the contents to lined containment areas to limit groundwater pollution.The question now is, who should pay the clean up costs, the company or its customers?
April 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Duke Energy is seeking approval for a plan to add hundreds of new EV chargers in North Carolina. The proposal includes money for more electric school buses as well.
January 24th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
The US Energy Dept. wants to upgrade old coal power plants, but a standoff over coal ash disposal demonstrates why they all have one foot in the grave.
January 4th, 2019 | by Derek Markham
Last year, Duke Energy paid out some $6 million to North Carolina customers in solar rebates, with more than 1,300 of its customers having installed solar systems in 2018 under a 4-year, $62 million program, and the company has just opened up the window for new applications for
December 25th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
The world is changing. Some people aren’t cut out for change due to a combination of genetics and unfortunate choice of parents and place of birth (hint: yeah, not their choice)
December 25th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Young men with diminished brain capacity and deep concerns about their manhood have invented a new sport -- blocking EV chargers and screaming obscenities at the drivers of electric cars. A perfect metaphor for America in the age of Trump.
September 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The devastation visited on North Carolina by Hurricane Florence may be opening the eyes of some residents to the reality of climate change and the usefulness of microgrids during grid outages.
September 13th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
More than a million Americans are rushing to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence, many of them climate change deniers. What will it take to make them stop and realize what is going on around them?
August 2nd, 2018 | by Tina Casey
The political bias against renewable energy shows signs of wilting at the state and municipal levels, despite President Trump's pro-coal rhetoric
May 23rd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
What Happened: GOP Senators from solar states like North Carolina have suddenly discovered that President Trump’s tariffs on solar modules are a bad idea. (Who knew? Everyone. Everyone knew.)
April 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
As the first installments of the $3 billion Volkswagen has agreed to pay to clean up its diesel emissions mess begin to arrive, states are trying hard to figure out how to spend all that money.
April 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Cyprus Creek Renewables has partnered with LG Electronics on what is the largest solar-plus-storage installation in the continental United States. The project is located in coastal North Carolina. It's an 8.5 megawatt solar installation bundled with 12 megawatt-hours of storage