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Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

GTM Creative Strategies writes on the GreenTech Media website about the important role microgrids play.  To start with, they provide EV charging flexibility in terms of power and cost savings.   Why Electrified Transportation Needs Microgrids Government officials in Montgomery County, Maryland don’t have to speculate about the importance of energy resilience. In 2012 a … Continue reading

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Electric vehicle celebrity Wan Gang, the “father of China’s electric vehicle movement,”  says a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead. Companies are jumping in, but cost and other challenges remain.  Louise Moon explains in an article on the South China Morning Post website.   When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors … Continue reading

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

According to provisional data published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the EU in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers … Continue reading

Motor city blues

Motor city blues

Having spent much of my youth in Detroit, the car is king even today. While Motown music made us swoon, the love of cars never died. But for every industry there is a transition.  Fuel economy standards started in the late 1970s and many felt that would kill Detroit. Far from it.  But it is … Continue reading

The transition to electric cars, trucks and ships will be dramatically harder that it sounds

The transition to electric cars, trucks and ships will be dramatically harder that it sounds

David Keith, Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Christopher R. Knittel, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management write on The Conversation website about the difficulties to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks. … Continue reading