02
APR
2015

Now It’s Peak Oil in China in the News: And Sooner Than Anyone Imagined

Information continues to come out of China that the leadership there is engineering an about face when it comes to fossil fuels AND transportation.  China is beginning to head in a new direction… and relatively fast.  And the rest of the world had better take heed.   While...
27
MAR
2015

Auto Industry Beats 2013 Emission Targets

I guess the sky isn’t falling after all.  Looks like the auto industry can meet government regulations AND sell lots of cars and truck and make record profits.   This happens every time new regulations are proposed.  They cry that they can’t do it, that nobody will...
24
MAR
2015

Battery Costs Drop Faster Than Predicted

I hate say I told ya so (not really) but…..     Battery costs for electric vehicles are falling faster than industry estimates — study Umair Irfan, E&E reporter Costs of battery packs in electric vehicles are declining faster than expected, according to a new...
20
MAR
2015

Driverless Tesla Coming This Summer

The future is coming fast…   Tesla CEO vows Model S will drive hands free in 3 months Katherine Ling, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Tesla Motors’ Model S luxury sedan will be able to steer itself on highways after a software update in about...
02
FEB
2015

Solar Power Energy Storage Coming on Quickly

Cost and reliability are the two major objections I regularly hear as to why people don’t believe we will ever get off of fossil fuels, and certainly, not any time soon.  The following article addresses both issues as it relates to the cost and availability of solar energy...
18
JAN
2015

Status Report on EV Development

The following article is a good summary on where things stand on EV development as we head into 2015.   Industry ‘can’t give up on EVs’ Despite cheap gas, developers press on Automakers remain under regulatory pressure to make giant gains in the average fuel...
11
DEC
2014

We Can Do This

One of the push backs I occasionally receive when predicting mass adaptation of EV’s is how charging will work in multi family buildings and where people use street parking. And being the eternal optimist that I am, I’ve voiced my faith that we will find solutions. And here they...
06
DEC
2014

Tesla Sales Growing Not Shrinking

Here’s some current news: Tesla expects 50% jump in deliveries this year But crossover delayed until Q3 next year “There are a whole bunch of things we could do to stimulate demand if that were our problem.” — Elon Musk Automotive News November 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO...
30
NOV
2014

The Road to 54.5 MPG on Schedule

It has been a while since I wrote about automotive news and how we are going to move Beyond Oil (the name of the Sierra Club Campaign to get the U.S. off of oil by 2050).  In fact, the Sierra Club Board of Directors, of which I am one, voted last week at our November Board...
29
NOV
2014

Yes, The U.S. Can Reduce Emissions 80% by 2050 – In 6 Graphs

Finally, there are an increasing number of well documented research papers being published that are validating what I have been saying for a long, long time: SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS TECHNOLOGICALLY POSSIBLE AND WILL NOT DESTROY OUR ECONOMY.  IN FACT, IT WILL ACTUALLY BE...