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Guy Dauncey’s Solutions for a Changing Planet

The ECOreport goes to Ladysmith to discuss Guy Dauncey’s Solutions for a Changing Planet

By Roy L Hales

Guy Dauncey is the founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. He is also the author or co-author of ten books, including the Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and most recently Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. I recently visited Ladysmith to discuss Guy Dauncey’s solutions for a changing planet

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SunVault’s New Graphene Hybrid Storage Device

The ECOreport looks at SunVault’s New Graphene Hybrid Storage Device

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Supercapacitors provide the burst of immediate energy that makes it possible for the electrical grid to make instant adaptations. They currently lack staying power and need to be deployed with energy storage . What would happen if someone invented a hybrid device that combined the energy of a supercapacitor with energy storage? Now imagine this new device being made of graphene, rather than  lithium, and that it can be used with personal electronic devices like self charging cellphones, or in electric vehicles or in a solar cell.  You’ve just read a description of SunVault’s new graphene hybrid storage device.

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The EV Tipping Point Will Arrive Quickly

An Interview With Fastned CEO Michiel Langezaal; Why The Mass Adoption Of EVs Is Inevitable 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though the Netherland’s EV sales are picking up, Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal does think they will reach  the national goal of 200,000 electric cars on the road by 2020. According to Michiel this number includes not only fully electric cars, but also the Hybrids.There are still parts of the country that are beyond the reach of EVs with a 100 kilometers per charge range. Around 85% of the population do not have their own parking spaces.  Yet Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal says the EV tipping point will arrive quickly.
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The 2nd Quarter’s Growth & Potential Depicted on a website

The ECOreport looks at Growth & Potential Depicted on a website called Clean Energy Works for Us

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were also substantial contributions from the wind (2,750) and electric vehicle (2,000)industries. These are some of the details been shared on the web for labour day. Environmental Entrepreneurs presents the second quarter’s 2nd Quarter’s Growth and Potential on a website called Clean Energy Works for us.

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Are We Approaching The EV Tipping Point?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It has been almost ten months since the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in the Fashion Valley Mall, in San Diego, opened. It was hailed as the first station capable of supporting “all EVs on the road”. There are now eVgo networks in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the greater Washington, D.C. area, Dallas and Houston. A company spokesperson says that, in conjunction with their new partnership with BMW, they will be installing 100 DC SAE Combo Fast Chargers in California. One of their infograms shows a band of green stretching from Washington state down through California and across America to Washington DC. Much of this is future, but eVgo is not the only charging network. Tesla’s expanding Supercharger system is expected to make their vehicle to 80% of the US public this year. Are we approaching the EV tipping point?

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Tesla’s Gigafactory unveiled

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTesla has released some preliminary plans. The rumours about their  looking at sites in New Mexico and Nevada were correct. There are also potential locations in Arizona and Texas. Tesla is making a final site selection and hopes to start construction on the Gigafactory this year.  By 2020, they hope to be producing 500,000 vehicles a year.
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Pioneering the Electric Highway, One Man’s Story

The ECOreport interviews Chad Schwitters . Pioneering the Electric Highway, One Man’s Story

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMIt was almost inevitable that Chad Schwitters would buy an EV. He had used biodiesel, rode the bus, carpooled, moved close enough to work that he could walk, etc – all for environmental reasons. He didn’t know anybody who owned EV, and thought they would probably “suck,” but was willing to make the sacrifice. He was wrong.
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San Diego to Vancouver: 4 Nights on Tesla’s West Coast Supercharger Corridor

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Tesla’s West Coast Supercharger Corridor is now open. Two Model S owners left the San Diego, on October 30, on a 1,500 miles trip to Vancouver BC. They utilized Tesla’s Super Charger stations, now strung out every 200 miles along the I-5, in a leisurely 5 day drive to Vancouver. Continue reading San Diego to Vancouver: 4 Nights on Tesla’s West Coast Supercharger Corridor

Hot Topics For EV Manufacturers: “Tesla,” “Carbon Credits” & “China”

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The hottest topics in the EV world are, or are soon going to be, “Tesla,” “Carbon Credits” and “China.” According to recent statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency, 28% of US Greenhouse gas emissions now come from the transportation sector. This figure is expected to get worse. The carbon credit system was devised to control emissions and as an incentive for both producers and consumers to significantly invest in low greenhouse gas products, technologies and processes. Though there are criticisms as to their effectiveness, there is no question that EV’s are emissions free and Tesla was the first PEV company to cash in on this.
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