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Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric utilities are keen on electric vehicles these days — they see them as a future revenue source. Utilities from California to Florida to Michigan are sponsoring the installation of public charging stations, and some are offering rebates to customers for installing home chargers. To date, at least 50 utilities in 25 states have launched or proposed programs to encourage the buildout of charging infrastructure


Southwest Monsoons Getting More Frequent & Intense

July 31st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

For those of us living in the Southwest US, the seasonal monsoon thunderstorms aren't a distant and hypothetical issue. If you live here or visit us in the late summer, they're rather hard to miss! According to a group of Arizona scientists, it's not just our imagination. They really are getting more extreme


Police Still Investigating Last Year’s Uber Autonomous Vehicle Crash

July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Washington Post reports that Tempe, Arizona’s police department is still investigating last year’s fatal accident in which an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian pushing a bike. The investigation comes at the request of Maricopa County’s prosecutors, who want to know more about whether the accident was avoidable


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


After 200,000 Miles, Tesla Road Trips Are Still A Blast

May 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Steve Sasman recently went on an epic 48 state road trip, visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and finding some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve reflects on the road trip capabilities of a Tesla after breaking the 200,000-mile mark


State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet


Selling Used EVs In A Red State

May 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Oil-bought politicians, Tesla shorts, online trolls, and others with an axe to grind against EVs are always telling us things like “EVs are toys for the rich” — whenever convenient to their arguments. While it’s true that top-of-the-line Tesla vehicles are well over $100,000, there’s a small independent dealer in conservative Arizona proving that not only can EVs be affordable, but they are good for business!


A 1200 Mile Journey: Testing The Limits Of The 2018 Nissan LEAF

May 4th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

This is the story of a 1200 mile journey taken in what’s basically the wrong car for the job. I decided to test the 2018 LEAF to the limits, in several different ways. Rapid charging repeatedly, going up one of the steepest interstate highway climbs in the US, some off-highway driving, and long journeys into places with no charging stations were just a few of the things I decided to take on. I thought that after more than a year with the car and almost 50,000 miles on the odometer I knew what the LEAF was made of, but it turned out that I still had more to learn


Republican States Have The Loneliest (& Dirties) Commutes — Infographic

May 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The emerging popularity of electric vehicles has helped to alleviate the burden of vehicular carbon dioxide emissions. Nevertheless, American states still have an outsized carbon footprint. With gas-powered vehicles responsible for troubling carbon dioxide emissions in the US, a small difference, such as driving with a coworker and/or driving electric, can help create change


Arizona Unlocks Solar Rooftop Regulations

January 22nd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Arizona has finally begun to loosen the regulatory shackles from solar hopefuls in the state, proposing new rules for installing solar, energy storage, and other clean energy systems. The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) filed a draft rulemaking on January 16, after studying interconnection standards for 13 years


US West = EV Adoption Champion In USA

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up. But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west



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