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Why EVs Aren't a Climate Change Panacea

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“Electric cars will not save the climate. For instance, Alexandre Milovanoff at the University of Toronto and his colleagues’ research (which is described in depth in a recent Spectrum article ) demonstrates the U.S. For example, researchers at University of Oxford in the U.K.

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IEEE’s Plan To Help Combat Climate Change

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The IEEE Board of Directors formed an ad hoc committee on climate change in February to coordinate its response to the global threat. Rahman: Its charter is to develop a cross-IEEE strategy to synchronize and guide the organization’s response to changes in the global climate.

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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Black carbon (BC) is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this pollutant’s climate impact. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Experts predict that by the year 2060 global warming, if left unchecked, could result in a temperature rise of seven degrees Fahrenheit higher than temperatures before the Industrial Revolution when man started widespread use of coal and other fossil fuels. Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms.

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Inflation Reduction Act – How It Supercharges the Electric Vehicle Industry

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The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is arguably the most significant piece of climate legislation the United States has ever seen, including significant investments in clean energy and consumer incentives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption.

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The EV Transition Explained: Policy Roadblocks

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“Public policy implementation is hard even if everyone supports a policy,” says University of Michigan professor emeritus John Leslie King , who has studied policy management and administration for decades. Equally, the state has long had a subsidy plan to help low-income residents buy EVs.

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Perspective: The UN Approval Process for Carbon Offsets

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Since 2005, when major greenhouse-gas emitters among the Kyoto signatories were issued caps on their emissions and permitted to buy credits to meet those caps, there has been more than $300 billion worth of carbon transactions. Already, European companies buy and trade their credits frequently under parameters established by the European Union, which assigns a baseline emissions level to major industries as well as future limits they have to meet. Perspective by Brian J.

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Natural EV capitalism

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Over three decades later, Martinson reinvented himself, earning an Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) from the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His answer was that no one was going to buy electric vehicles.”.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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Dr. Frank is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he established the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and was director of the US Department of Energy’s National Center of Hybrid Excellence at UC Davis. He was formerly with the University of Wisconsin and Rockwell International, and holds a Ph.D. The impetus for this change came from a study by the US Idaho National Lab [ 2 ].

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

In a flurry of electric vehicle activity, three back-to-back announcements this week have placed a spotlight on Oregon’s plans to be the friendliest state in the nation in which to build, sell and buy electric cars. So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Even if you charge your EV with electricity made from coal fired generators you reduce your car’s pollution by half.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Yeah, go buy a 59k Tesla that can go 200 miles… then your screwed, sure go park and get a hotel and charge it for 8 hours… then go another 200 miles, great for long trips i’m sure. Also maintenance on these (no oil changes to speak of) etc will cost much less than an internal combution propelled car. Most people would have bought a new car years ago, but I didn’t because nothing worth buying was on the market. I would buy a Volt for $40K.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. Instead they could buy back electricity at peak hours from vehicle drivers.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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More from Fortune No party for Citis owners: You and me Is it time to buy American Express? Wang entered the automobile business in 2003 by buying a Chinese state-owned car company that was all but defunct. Berkshire Hathaway first tried to buy 25% of BYD, but Wang turned down the offer. His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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People will likely not buy plug-ins without big federal tax breaks." ( Reuters ) 11/29/06 [In response to GMs announcement at the LA Auto Show], Ford Group marketing manager Cisco Codina said the answer for now is full hybrids, like the latest version of its Ford Escape hybrid SUV unveiled at the show. ( People wont buy a full car. in China they make electricity by burning coal, so China is not the place for electric cars," [Tatehito Ueda, a managing officer at Toyota Motor Corp.]

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