Energy
India invests in solar power, will the trend continue?

India invests in solar power, will the trend continue?

In India, the world’s third largest emitter of GHG emissions, a staggering 74% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, and coal use is continuing to increase as the population continues to grow. But new data suggests that coal usage might be slowing as India, for the first time, is investing more […]

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Tackling climate change means properly pricing fossil fuels

Tackling climate change means properly pricing fossil fuels

We often hear that fossil fuels are heavily subsidized but by how much exactly? As Vox recently reported,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) periodically assesses global subsidies for fossil fuels as part of its work on climate, and it found in a recent working paper that the fossil fuel industry got a whopping $5.2 trillion […]

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Plunging Battery Prices Will Drive EV Price Parity Within a Decade

Plunging Battery Prices Will Drive EV Price Parity Within a Decade

The rapid decline in battery prices for electric vehicles will make them far more affordable in the near term, and as a result, the age of gas-powered vehicles may end sooner than experts previously thought, according to a new report from Bloomberg NEF. In the annual Bloomberg outlook on electric vehicles, they predict that by […]

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US states begin taxing electric vehicles

US states begin taxing electric vehicles

Most European Union member countries offer tax and acquisition incentives for electric vehicles in hopes that they can help fight climate change but here in the U.S., in nearly half of states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees. As Bloomberg reported, “to date, 24 states have imposed special fees on electric vehicles, according […]

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CA May Go Dark On Windy Days

CA May Go Dark On Windy Days

Bloomberg News reported yesterday that California’s largest utility, PG&E, has a plan to cut off power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season because it the main cause of wildfires last year was power lines that were knocked down by high winds and the sparks from the live wires. And most residents don’t know and/or are not ready for the debilitating impacts.  Governor Newsome is so concerned about the impacts of the blackouts that he has created a fund to help communities prepare.  

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Busting the myth that EVs lead to more emissions than fossil fuel cars

Busting the myth that EVs lead to more emissions than fossil fuel cars

There’s a false rumor being spread around the internet by trolls, well-meaning people and…the likes of Politico and WSJ Editorial Board about the environmental benefit of electric vehicles. Essentially the claim is that since EVs have to be recharged largely through grid power, they end up emitting more greenhouse gases because our utilities are still […]

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