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Other Nations Support Electric Cars. In The US, They’re Supposedly A Threat To Gas Tax Revenue.

May 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Governments in Europe and China are trying to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles by offering subsidies and incentives, and it’s working. In Norway, EVs are exempt from taxes, and drivers receive perks such as free parking and reduced tolls. Almost 60 percent of new cars sold in the country in March were fully electric. China’s combination of incentives and mandates is acting as a magnetic force, sucking the global EV industry out of America and Europe and into China, where over a million electric cars were sold in


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


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


Midwest States Could Save $12 Billion A Year By Switching To Electric Vehicles

March 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Emissions from internal combustion engines are known to adversely impact air quality and human health, leading to approximately 53,000 premature deaths.[i] Such human health impacts come at a cost. As health care rates continue to climb, we should be looking for ways to proactively reduce these impacts


New SunPower Oregon Facility Is Now Producing 19% Efficient Solar Panels

February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturer SunPower has finally returned to manufacturing in the United States as it announced on Thursday its newly-acquired Hillsboro, Oregon facility is now assembling the company's high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for US commercial customers. 


Most Utility-Scale, Fixed-Tilt Solar Photovoltaic Systems Are Tilted 20 Degrees To 30 Degrees

January 2nd, 2019 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Nearly 40%, or 10.4 gigawatts (GW), of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems operating in the United States at the end of 2017 were fixed-tilt PV systems rather than tracking systems. Of the utility-scale fixed-tilt solar PV systems, 76% of the capacity was installed at a fixed angle between 20 degrees and 30 degrees from the horizon


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


Portland General Electric To Award 100 MW of Renewables

October 27th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Portland General Electric is on track to award several 20-year contracts for a cumulative 100 MW of renewable energy generation by the end of this year, with short-list proposed projects including wind, solar, and battery storage


Ryan Zinke Is Blaming Eco-Terrorists Who Don’t Exist For Wildfires

August 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

In recent days, Ryan Zinke, US Secretary of the Interior, has been making headlines with his remarkably wrong-headed remarks about the US West's horrific season of wildfires, blaming them on eco-terrorists. As with President Trump's tweets of two days earlier in which he made the baffling statement that California was pumping fresh water into the Pacific instead of using it to fight fires, Zinke is so wrong that it is literally incredible that he could believe what he is saying


Why We Need More Solar Storage Solutions

January 27th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Across the world, power downtime keeps going up. Power outages increased in frequency and were more widespread in 2016, affecting 33% more people, showing that we definitely need a solar storage solution


Powering Past Coal Alliance Membership Blows Out Past 50

December 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The Powering Past Coal Alliance, launched only last month by the UK and Canada at COP23, has seen its membership blow out past 50 countries, regions, and businesses, according to news revealed at the One Planet Summit held in France on Tuesday. 



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