Daily Archives: August 16, 2019

Modern Transportation—A Miracle under Attack

By Steve Goreham Modern transportation is amazing. Each day, millions of people fly, drive, or are transported across our world for business, pleasure or to see distant family members. These trips, which are powered by petroleum-based fuels, were all but impossible a century ago. But today, many of our leaders call for elimination of hydrocarbon-fueled…

Feasibility of intermittent energy sources (Brazil)

By Rafael Herzberg Feasibility of intermittent energy sourcesThe electricity sector is capital intensive. Careful planning, stable rules and economic rationality are essential to achieving and maintaining cost competitiveness.Solar and wind energy are booming in Brazil.These sources are intermittent. Therefore they cannot operate without the support of conventional backup power..This problem has existed for many.. Click…

Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate. We now have an answer. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has… Read Full…

Two Iowa wind farms earn highest sustainability ratings

By Michelle Froese The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced in July that two of Alliant Energy‘s wind farms were verified as meeting the guidelines for sustainable infrastructure. What’s more is the two projects — Upland Prairie in Everly and English Farms in Montezuma, Iowa — were the first wind projects ever to achieve the…

On the Brink of Blackouts, Texas Makes Case for Power Plant Boom

By James McGhee I’m a big proponent of fixed-rate electric service plans. But with the current market conditions in Texas, I’m a down-right activist against indexed pricing! With ERCOT experiencing record demand this week, there’s a push for new power plans to enter the industry to help ensure there is adequate supply.With supply barely meeting…

SDG&E to build 3000 EV chargers for medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles

By Blagojce Krivevski To support regional and statewide goals to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from tailpipes, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will launch a major effort to help electrify large vehicles and industrial equipment, revving up zero-emission transportation beyond passenger vehicles. Today, SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities…

China is Leaving the United States Behind on Electric Vehicles

By Matt Chester A look into how China is leaving the United States behind in the electric vehicle market and what that means for EVs widely, associated lithium demand & charging installations, and more.Is this something that concerns you? Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective…

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