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South Carolina’s Drive for Cleaner Transportation

Author(s): Landon Masters
Clean Transportation and Communications
South Carolina Energy Office
Date: March 11, 2019 at 10:50 AM

For many years, South Carolina has actively promoted clean transportation and alternative fuels throughout the state. One leader in this effort is the Office of Regulatory Staff – Energy Office (Energy Office) and its Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) initiative, part of the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program. PCF helps lower fuel costs, improve air quality, diversify fuel resources by reducing vehicle miles traveled, promote idle reduction and fuel economy measures, and encourage bicycle and pedestrian efforts. PCF also works to increase adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) among state agency fleets, promote EV education, and act as an EV… [more]

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Smarter Together: Integrating Electric Vehicles, Buildings, and the Grid

Author(s): Jim Saber
President & Chief Executive Officer
NextEnergy
Date: September 24, 2018 at 11:15 AM

NextEnergy works with innovators to accelerate smarter, cleaner, more accessible solutions for communities and cities with a focus on smart mobility and smart buildings, homes, and infrastructure. When we think of smarter and cleaner, we typically think of technologies or solutions which are more integrated, connected, and more efficient. This integration will also improve our lifestyles, energy use, and environmental footprint. For example, in commercial buildings, more efficient networked lighting that saves energy for both the building owner and utility, can also create a better or more pleasing user experience. With transportation, electric vehicles can be more efficient to drive… [more]

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Subsidies for Electric Vehicles Favor the Wealthy

Author(s): Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D
Senior Fellow, Business and Economics
Pacific Research Institute
Date: March 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the federal, state, and local governments. Based on a study I just completed, the federal subsidies are worth over $42.7 billion to their recipients over the lifetime of the programs. They include the federal grant and loan programs for manufacturers, and the consumer tax credits worth $7,500 per consumer. State and local governments also provide tax credits to purchase electric vehicles (up to $7,500 per consumer), subsidize investments in charging stations, and even offer perks such as access to HOV lanes, access to free vehicle charging, and free meter parking (in Hawaii). Then there… [more]

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Can We Reach 100 Million Electric Cars Worldwide By 2030?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: August 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Full Title: Can We Reach 100 Million Electric Cars Worldwide By 2030? Author(s): by Lew Fulton, Alan Jenn, and Gil Tal Publisher(s): Global Fuel Economy Initiative Publication Date: 05/201 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  This report is part 2 of a study of the potential to achieve a particular target of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales worldwide by 2030. That target is 100 million for 4 wheel road vehicles (cars and LDVs) as a cumulative sales (or roughly a stock) target in that year, consistent with the Paris Declaration on Electromobility. The previous report2 provided an overview of trends… [more]

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Fuel Economy State of the World 2016

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 11:48 AM

Full Title: Fuel Economy State of the World 2016 Author(s): GFEI partners and guest contributors. Publisher(s): Global Fuel Economy Initiative Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): 2015 is a key year for action on fuel economy. World leaders are making historic commitments to target sustainable development through new Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), energy ešciency through the G20, and to tackle climate change through climate negotiations in Paris (COP21).

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Can We Achieve 100 Million Plug-In Cars By 2030?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 11:22 AM

Full Title: Can We Achieve 100 Million Plug-In Cars By 2030? Author(s): Lew Fulton, Gil Tal, and Tom Turrentine Publisher(s): Global Fuel Economy Initiative Publication Date: 2017 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This paper explores recent trends in the market penetration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in selected countries around the world, and the implications of this for a potential transition to a fairly dominant PEV market presence within the next 15 years. A useful context is provided by the Paris Declaration on Electro-mobility (UNFCCC, 2015), which calls for 400 million PEVs on the world’s roads by 2030, of which… [more]

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What Cars Will We Be Driving in 2050?

Author(s): Mark Drajem
Editor
Bloomberg's First Word Energy
Date: February 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Over the course of his first weeks in office, President Trump has outlined an America-first energy policy that appears to mean essentially one thing: More U.S. oil production. His policies are decidedly aimed at boosting oil production: green-lighting more drilling on federal lands, building more oil pipelines, and rolling back rules that harm the oil industry. But America First doesn’t necessarily mean a focus on American oil. From a different perspective, the Fuel Freedom Foundation aims to boost the American economy and cut its dependence on OPEC by expanding the fuels available for automobiles. Fuel Freedom, argues for “ending our… [more]

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Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: November 3, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Full Title: Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015 Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Published annually, the Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report highlights how the overall development and deployment of clean energy technologies evolve, year on year. Each technology and sector is tracked against the interim 2025 2°C Scenario (2DS) targets of the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), which lays out pathways towards a sustainable energy system in 2050. This comprehensive overview examines the latest developments in key clean energy technologies: Recent trends with reference to… [more]

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Increasing U.S. Energy Security and Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Transportation Sector: Electricity vs. Biofuels

Author(s): Dr. Bruce Dale
University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Date: July 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

U. S. renewable fuel policy has two primary objectives: 1) to reduce petroleum imports, increasing energy security and 2) to reduce greenhouse gas generation in the transportation sector. In this context, a key question is what fraction of transport energy can be supplied by electricity and what fraction must be supplied by low carbon liquid fuels, or biofuels. Two recent papers, one focused on the U.S. and another with a global perspective, show that the ability of electricity to serve the light duty fleet is much less than previously thought if both energy security and GHG reduction are to be… [more]

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Production Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels: Influence of Crude Oil Price and Technology Maturity

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 22, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Full Title: Production Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels: Influence of Crude Oil Price and Technology Maturity Author(s): Pierpaolo Cazzola, Geoff Morrison, Hiroyuki Kaneko, François Cuenot, Abbas Ghandi and Lewis Fulton Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This study examines the production costs of a range of transport fuels and energy carriers under varying crude oil price assumptions and technology market maturation levels. It uses an engineering “bottom‐up” approach to estimate the effect of both the input cost of oil and various technological assumptions on the finished price of these fuels. In total, the… [more]

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