26
AUG
2017

GM’s Push into Ride Sharing

Experimentation continues to evolve in the evolution of car sharing programs.  GM owns Maven and is trying new ways to fully utilize vehicle assets in ways that shares ownership and revenue streams to maximize utilization and income.  The following article provides insight into...
13
AUG
2017

EV’s Are Speeding Up

Those of you who have been following my messages know that I am exceptionally more optimistic about how quickly the auto market will transition from ICEs (internal combustion engines) to electric.  I have said for a long time that conventional wisdom is way to conservative.  I am...
17
JUL
2017

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

Following up on my last post about the impact of the enormous iceberg that calved off of Antartica last week, today I am sending you an article about how the impact of melting ice could affect the United States (and the rest of the world as well) in terms of the flooding and its...
02
JUL
2017

A More Quite World

As I was sitting on my back deck this morning drinking my coffee, relaxing and listening to the symphony of chirping birds I heard the growl of airplanes flying by overhead.  Not an unusual sound for any of us almost anywhere in the world.  And faintly in the background, I could...
15
APR
2017

Environmental Red Line – What Does That Mean to Wild Lands?

Surveys continually show that the American population is becoming increasingly convinced of and concerned about the changing climate and global warming.  The principal cause being the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere along with methane.  The two primary sources comprising about...
07
APR
2017

What Does It Mean to “RESIST”

Since the election on November 8, I have been asked countless times “what is the Sierra Club going to do to protect our environment?”  And this: “What can I do to prevent our natural resources and climate to be devastated by actions of the Trump...
17
JAN
2017

400,000,000 Reasons That the Auto Market is Shifting

As a follow up to yesterday‘s piece, I am copying Automotive News’ editorial from last week.  This article points out that 2016 was the year of the EV and asks: “What changed? “It’s a move that is driven primarily by the customer,” Speth told...
16
JAN
2017

Here Come the Fully Electric Cars

The onslaught of fully electric cars that are competitively priced, get over 200 miles on a full charge and drive better and have more features than their ICE (internal combustion engine) counterparts continues to gain steam (another outdated form of power).  You probably recall...
11
DEC
2016

What’s Your Excuse Now?

For many years now I’ve been driving electric probably over 90% of the time.  I’ve had my Chevy Volt for over 5 years and in that, I use electric mode for around 80% of my miles.  For two and a half years Debbie has been driving a Tesla S which, of course, is 100%...
23
AUG
2016

Wow! Biodegradable Plastic???

OK.  So this article is kind of wonky and I don’t really get all the science in it.  But, what it says is that at Stanford they have developed an apparently simple and inexpensive way to make all kinds of plastic biodegradable.  This could be an enormous development for the...