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Electric Vehicle Sales Are Skyrocketing

July 23 -- Americans bought 40,000 new electric vehicles in the first six months of this year — more than twice the number purchased during the same period last year. And that was after sales of plug-in cars tripled from 17,000 in 2011 to 52,000 last year. >>View Article

Intermittency Of Renewables?… Not So Much

July 22 -- Below was a great summary (if a bit simplified in parts) comment from one of our readers on one of our posts last week. I thought it deserved a few more eyes. Also, I happened to go back to a roundtable discussion of utility CEOs today that supports the overall “the ‘intermittency’ of renewable energy issue is overhyped” argument. More on that below the reader comment. >>View Article

Jobs, Innovation: What Offshore Wind Can Do For Maine

July 22 -- In recent days, heated outcries have been made in these pages and in other Maine media outlets criticizing the action taken by the Legislature in directing the Maine PUC to reopen the process of accepting power purchase agreement proposals for offshore wind. We write here as the founding members, with the late Matt Simmons, of the Ocean Energy Institute, which in 2007 initiated the drive to determine the technical and economic practicality of offshore wind for Maine. >>View Article

GM Sings The Body Electric As Consumer Tastes Evolve

July 22 -- High oil prices and the push for cleaner energy are luring car buyers toward smaller, more efficient vehicles. Trouble is, these cars can have lower profit margins than larger sport utility vehicles and light trucks. General Motors is just going with it. >>View Article

Putting More Wind Power On The Grid

July 22 -- Wind turbines tend to be overshadowed by solar power projects, which get most of the attention from the public and policymakers. That's the case again in a new government plan for renewable energy projects in the California desert. Though the wind industry shouldn't get all the land it wants, the desert master plan should provide more and better space for wind farms. >>View Article


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