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Getting more electric vehicles on the road is a crucial part of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. In addition to making EVs more affordable, charging must become more accessible and convenient–especially for people living in “charging deserts.”
That’s where the mobile charging company, Spark Charge, comes in. CEO and Founder, Josh Aviv sat down with us to explain the need for EV owners to have the charge come to them, all with an app on their phone. This will also go a long way in making EV ownership more equitable for all Americans. As Josh explained,
“When we look at electrical vehicle adoption for everyone, if we want EVs to be a viable option for every American then we need to make charging accessible for every American. If I live in a charging desert, I’m now barred from joining this green revolution—I can’t even charge the car. If you look at an ad for an EV, it shows a two-car garage, clean cars parked side by side, with maybe a couple of powerwalls attached to it. But in reality, 80-90% of all Americans live in apartment complexes, condos, duplexes, and high-rises and if you can’t make charging accessible for those individuals, then you’re really going to have a hard time getting 100% [EV] penetration across the United States.”
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer This week, Poland announced it will close the coal-fired Belchatow power plant by the end of 2036. The country’s national energy group opted not to develop an open-pit coal mine to power the plant after deciding it would not make financial sense. The decision comes as Poland’s Lodz region […]
Thousands of protesters gathered near the headwaters of the Mississippi River from around the country, including actresses Jane Fonda and Patricia Arquette, in an attempt to disrupt the construction of a major pipeline through northern Minnesota, the Duluth Tribune reported.
Why This Matters: The Line 3 pipeline, at a cost of $4B, will carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of dirty Canadian tar-sands oil through the U.S. across at least 200 bodies of water and sensitive watersheds.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Department of Energy has announced a new initiative to dramatically lower the costs of clean energy by 2030. The Energy Earthshots initiative intends to accelerate breakthroughs in affordable, reliable, clean energy and boost the nation’s progress toward its 2050 net-zero goal. The first “shot,” if successful, will reduce the cost of clean […]
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