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LeasePlan Asks Customers To Please Stop Leasing Plugin Hybrid Company Cars

Sometimes there are really surprising emails in my inbox. A few days ago there was a newsletter from one of the largest car leasing companies in the world, LeasePlan. It advised its clients to not choose a plugin hybrid (PHEV) for their next car in the Netherlands

The Loophole the Auto Industry Uses in the EU to Evade the Emission Rules

Years ago I wrote about my expectation, based on simple logic, that around this time, in the C-segment (e.g., Volkswagen Golf) and the lower-cost models of the D-segment (e.g., Skoda Superb), fully electric autos would become price competitive with their fossil fuel ancestors

Climate Change Led To California’s Rolling Blackouts

Smoke over California Aug 2020California energy officials said extreme heat fueled by climate change, and poor planning, led to the state’s rolling blackouts in mid-August. The preliminary “root cause analysis,” released Tuesday by the state’s three central energy agencies, acknowledged they failed to adequately plan for the extreme ‘heat storm’ that shattered temperature records across the American West

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works

Breathing Life Back Into Cities: Improving Air Quality & Equity Through Recovery Efforts

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) this week released an analysis outlining four strategies for advancing both air quality and equity that cities can use to build back better from the pandemic, the economic downturn and a growing reckoning with racial injustice in the United States