Hyping Electric Vehicle Sales

The audacity of EV and PHEV proponents is staggering. In the face of sluggish sales for EVs and PHEVs, there is an attempt to distort sales figures by including Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Proponents announced that 487,480 electric vehicles were sold Continue reading Hyping Electric Vehicle Sales

Energy Clarity

Political rhetoric will engulf the nation over the next few months, and “clean energy” will command center stage.  “Clean energy” is categorized as the opposite of dirty, pollutant and CO2 emitting fossil fuels. CO2 will be called a pollutant, which Continue reading Energy Clarity

Pumping Up Storage

This is a play on pumped storage, where water is pumped uphill to a reservoir, and then released to flow downhill through a turbine to generate electricity. It’s the only proven method for storing large amounts of electricity, though there Continue reading Pumping Up Storage

Battery Hype

It’s disturbing to see published reports that are not only technically misleading, and probably inaccurate, but also pure propaganda. The most recent example of this is the report on Distributed Energy Storage published by the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Continue reading Battery Hype

Storing Electricity

Storage of electricity is the holy grail of renewables. Without the ability to store electricity, renewables will remain uneconomic. Electricity must be generated as it is consumed, unless there is a way to store excess electricity for use at a Continue reading Storing Electricity

Electric Vehicle Update

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) are slow out of the starting gate. Through October, total PHEV and EV sales are less than 15,000 vehicles: reportedly 5,003 Volts and 8,048 Leafs. It’s still early, and it’s Continue reading Electric Vehicle Update