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Systems Power: Three thoughts for Virginia’s next governor

August 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on Systems Power: Three thoughts for Virginia’s next governor

Energy and climate issues are a prominent part of Virginia’s 2017 campaign season, perhaps more than any time in the past.  From fossil-foolish pipelines to corporate donations to potential economic development opportunities, there is more energy about the discussion of energy in a Virginian election year than perhaps any time in the past. Not surprisingly, […]

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Stepping outside the box for a different perspective: #EV vs #ICE / #gas (guzzling) cars

May 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Imagine … Growing up with and learning to drive in electric vehicles; Then taking test drive in a stick-shift gasoline car … What would shock you at that experience The resulting disdain for internal combustion engines. Tibor Blomhäll imagined … Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are […]

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Tags: automobiles · electric vehicles · Energy · gasoline · PHEV

Dispelling Electric-Vehicle Myths, #4: Business Viability and Consumer Value

March 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

In a series of guest posts, Assaf addresses — from the perspective both of an EV owner and an analyst — myths about electric vehicles. The first post addressed the life-cycle CO2 Footprint of various types of cars … and … the simple truth (in line with Debunking Handbook guidelines): Electric Vehicles have lower (LOWER!) […]

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Tags: automobiles · electric vehicles · PHEV · transportation

Dispelling Electric-Vehicle Myths, #1: About that CO2 Footprint…

October 28th, 2013 · 7 Comments

In a series of guest posts, Assaf addresses — from the perspective both of an EV owner and an analyst — myths about electric vehicles. This post, as per title, addresses the life-cycle CO2 Footprint of various types of cars … and … the simple truth (in line with Debunking Handbook guidelines): Electric Vehicles have […]

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Tags: analysis · electric vehicles · Energy · guest post · PHEV

“If you can’t plug your car in …”

March 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This public service video — from an actual Chevy owner (as you’ll see by the production quality) and Plug-In America — speaks to many of the values and value streams that actual people look to when it comes to the return-on-investment from buying an electric vehicle (PHEV or EV).  Quiet enough to listen to birds […]

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Tags: advertising · automobiles · PHEV

WashPost Truthiness-laden Campaign Against EVs Continues

March 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Washington Post editorial board has waged a campaign against electrification of the nation’s transportation system (especially cars), often using true facts in a fashion that creates untruthful truthiness. Today’s Charles Lane OPED celebrating a temporary closure of the Chevy Volt line provides multiple examples of truthiness-laden editoralizing. Here are just a few examples of […]

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Tags: analysis · economics · Energy · PHEV · truthiness · Washington Post

bin Laden Hated This Car

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Former CIA Director and advisor to John McCain during the 2008 campaign James Woolsey   bubbles with enthusiasm when speaking of his car: a modified Prius which is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) able to run on electricity from his roof-top solar and on gasoline for an equivalent of about 100 miles per gallon. “We’re […]

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Tags: Energy · oil · PHEV · transportation

Clean Energy Jobs Take The PHE-School Bus

November 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This is part of a series of posts on ‘clean energy jobs’ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me. Clean Energy Jobs Take the PHE-School Bus: $100 million per year for 2,000 jobs There are hundreds of thousands of yellow school buses taking America’s […]

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Tags: bus · clean energy jobs · PHEV · schools · transportation

Obama Admin Plugging In School Buses

April 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles. They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. Consider the average delivery truck and all its starts/stops. There is a lot of energy to capture there, which is why UPS is pursuing hybrids. And, as per Walmart and its hybrid trucks, they […]

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Tags: Congress · Energize America · Energy · government energy policy · hybrid · hybrid trucks · PHEV · politics · renewable energy · transportation

T. Boone: Why not get inventive?

February 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on T. Boone: Why not get inventive?

T. Boone Pickens has been spending $millions (actually, $10s of millions) to promote The Pickens’ Plan which, while captivating to many, is a fundamentally flawed concept that could help nail the coffin shut on America’s future rather than, as he promotes, set the stage for something better. There are worthwhile elements in The Plan and […]

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Tags: Energy · PHEV · schools