You never know what problems you’re going to get into with a new technology. EVs are zero-emissions vehicles. They eliminate gas purchases. Their range is getting better all the time.
Archive for month: November, 2015
Volkswagen AG is closing in on regulatory approval for a series of low-cost fixes to 8.5 million rigged diesel vehicles in Europe, a step forward in its effort to overcome a scandal over cheating on emissions.
Humans have burned enough fossil fuels to drive atmospheric CO2 to levels that world hasn’t seen in at least 400,000 years. That’s driven up temperatures, melted ice and caused oceans to acidify.
Maybe climate change tends to take a back seat because the talks themselves are a jargon-filled monstrosity of diplomatic protocol, which means no one—not even the diplomats themselves!—understands what’s happening half of the time.
U.S. president salutes French people for going ahead with crucial climate talks in his address to heads of state on first day of the conference
Bill Gates will announce the creation of a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund on Monday at the opening of a Paris summit meeting intended to forge a global accord to cut planet-warming emissions, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
The oil industry could have relied on another line of reasoning to explain the difference in why a gasoline powered internal combustion engine gets better performance from using gasoline than ethanol; they could have argued: “Gasoline has a gold color, while ethanol is clear and has no color; everyone knows that gold is more valuable than nothing.” This argument makes as much sense as the BTU argument.
The dispersant chemical that was sprayed on the 2010 BP oil spill might not have helped crucial petroleum-munching microbes get rid of the slick, a new study suggests.
Spanish renewable energy and engineering giant Abengoa, which operates plants in Kansas, says it has begun bankruptcy protection proceedings in a bid to avoid what could be one of the country’s largest insolvencies.
Why are only about 330,000 electric vehicles on the road? One answer lies in an unexpected and powerful camp of skeptics: car dealers. They are showing little enthusiasm for putting consumers into electric cars.