US Strategic Minerals Deficiencies

…US Strategic Minerals Deficiencies… According to the latest report on supply chains, issued June of this year, i.e., The Whitehouse, 100-Day Reviews under Executive Order 14017, three minerals used in Lithium-ion batteries represent a strategic threat to the United States. Continue reading US Strategic Minerals Deficiencies

Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 2

International Energy Agency (IEA) establishes the three top countries in extracting and processing the minerals needed to transition to a zero carbon economy

…Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 2… In Part 1, we saw that hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and internal combustion powered vehicles (ICEs) produced no more CO2 emissions than battery powered vehicles (BEVs), unless the source of electricity for Continue reading Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 2

Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 1

comparison of CO2 emission

…Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 1… A recent article, Norway an EV role model? published by EnergyPostEU, highlighted information that caught my attention, because it showed that battery powered vehicles (BEVs) may not be the best choice for Continue reading Should America’s Future Rely on BEVs? Part 1

WSJ CO2 Battery Agenda

In Front of the Meter Solar Generation

The Wall Street Journal continues its support for leftist ideas.

Its recent article on batteries, The Birth of the Super-Battery, extolls the virtues of batteries, while ignoring their deficiencies and limitations. 
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PG&E Storage Appraisal

Storage is seen by many as the savior of unreliable renewables, yet it would seem that the additional costs of storage, both the initial and perpetual costs, are enormous and that current technologies aren’t viable. In 2016, Pacific Gas & Electric Continue reading PG&E Storage Appraisal

Electric Vehicle’s Disappoint

The year, 2015 must have been disappointing for those promoting electric vehicles. In total, the sale of PHEVs and BEVs were down 4%, though the sale of BEVs were up 11.5% from 2014. As this would indicate, the sale of Continue reading Electric Vehicle’s Disappoint