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Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

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


Toyota Introduces The New 2021 Mirai, But Without A Plan For A Fueling Network

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


BMW i3 Is A Perfect Out-Of-Town EV, Smoothly Flowing Through Mountain Roads — BMW i3 vs. The Mountain (Video)

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


Adventures In Anti-Renewables PR: North Carolina Duke Energy Solar Edition

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


Utilities Bid To Own Rooftop Solar Even As They Oppose It

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


Which U.S. Counties Are Struck By Hurricanes Most Frequently?

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


Dominion Energy & Facebook Announce 350 Megawatts Of New Solar

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. 


Duke Energy Wants Consumers To Pay For Coal Ash Clean Up

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?


Duke Energy Reopens North Carolina Solar Rebate Program

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



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