Great, efficient solution for those big gaps in fast-charging on highway systems

August 31st, 2017 by Cynthia Shahan on Clean Technica – Renault Second-Life Batteries Bring EV Charging To Less Connected Highways Driving an all-electric vehicle with limited range and no Supercharging, I do sometimes think about options for long-distance travel, off-the-beaten-path travel, and perhaps even off-the-grid travel. The challenges of EV charging on highways along open fields and long, winding mountains is sometimes that there’s no …

Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Cracking the “Chicken & Egg” Problem

Download the Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel at U.S. Airports report here. August 21, 2017  |  By Isaac Toussie, RMI.org If you could choose between two functionally identical fuels to power your airplane, except one produces 60–80 percent less carbon emissions on a life-cycle basis, 100 percent less sulfur emissions, and 90 percent less particulate matter, while also supporting local economies, the better choice …

Changes in the Power Sector Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat: The Department of Energy’s study on grid reliability and resilience offers an incomplete picture of our grid’s transformation

August 24, 2017  |  By Mark Dyson, RMI On August 23, the U.S. Department of Energy released the findings and recommendations of its highly anticipated study on grid resilience and reliability. Secretary Perry commissioned the study in April, in a memo leading with the thoroughly debunked proposition that “baseload power is necessary to a well-functioning electric grid.” The study makes recommendations to address threats to these “baseload” (i.e., …

Gas and Diesel Performance (exceeds legal emissions levels during real world use) and EV Incentives In Norway, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, & Belgium

31 Aug 2017, by James Ayre on Clean Technica, Euro 6 Diesel & Petrol Cars Exceeding Legal Emissions Levels During Real-World Use, ICCT Study Finds Real-world emissions levels from diesel and petroleum/gasoline-powered Euro 6 cars are illegally high, according to a new study commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). To be more specific, the study — conducted by the Laboratory …

To decarbonize, tackle cars and trucks

Excerpt from David Roberts on Vox.com, 22 August 2017 The ninth edition of the California Green Innovation Index (CGII) has just been released, and it offers a good opportunity to reflect on how California has done so far and, more importantly, to grapple with the big challenge that lies just ahead. To put it as simply as possible: California’s experience shows that …