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Automakers Shouldn’t Stop at Electrification

Author(s): Nathan Taft
Research Analyst
Fuel Freedom Foundation
Date: February 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM

It seems like every week another major automaker announces it will “electrify” its vehicle lineup. In just the past few months, Mercedez-Benz, Ford, Audi, Maserati, GM, BMW, and more have committed to electrification by adding more electric vehicle (EV) options to their fleet. What makes these announcements particularly intriguing is that many of the automakers are following the electrification model of Volvo. They’re not just offering a few brand-new vehicles that run solely on electricity. They’re building plug-in hybrid models that can use both gasoline and electricity, and hyper-efficient models that run solely on gasoline but utilize an electric motor… [more]

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Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: March 25, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Full Title: Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 Author(s): United Nations Environmental Programme Publisher(s): United Nations Environmental Programme Publication Date: 01/201 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Renewable energy set new records in 2015 for dollar investment, the amount of new capacity added and the relative importance of developing countries in that growth. All this happened in a year in which prices of fossil fuel commodities – oil, coal and gas – plummeted, causing distress to many companies involved in the hydrocarbon sector. So far, the drivers of investment in renewables, including climate change policies and improving cost-competitiveness, have been… [more]

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The Limits of Wind Power

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: March 13, 2016 at 11:51 PM

Full Title: The Limits of Wind Power Author(s): William Korchinski Publisher(s): Adam Smith Institute Publication Date: February 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Environmentalists advocate wind power as one of the main alternatives to fossil fuels, claiming that it is both cost effective and low in carbon emissions. This study seeks to evaluate these claims. Existing estimates of the life-cycle emissions from wind turbines range from 5 to 100 grams of CO2 equivalent per kilowatt hour of electricity produced. This very wide range is explained by differences in what was included in each analysis, and the proportion of electricity… [more]

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Renewable Electricity: Insights for the Coming Decade

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 11:00 PM

Full Title: Renewable Electricity: Insights for the Coming Decade Author(s): Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis Publisher(s): Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): A sophisticated set of renewable electricity (RE) generation technologies is now commercially available. Globally, RE captured approximately half of all capacity additions since 2011. The cost of RE is already competitive with fossil fuels in some areas around the world, and prices are anticipated to continue to decline over the next decade. RE options, led by wind and solar, are part of a suite of technologies and business… [more]

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Potential Through 2035

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: February 24, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Full Title: U.S. Energy Efficiency Potential Through 2035 Author(s): Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Publisher(s): Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Publication Date: 04/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Electricity plays an integral role in supporting the standard of living to which Americans have grown accustom, enabling comfort, convenience, health and safety, security, and productivity in its traditional end-use applications, including air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, and motive power. Moreover, the computational and communications infrastructure associated with our digital economy depends on electricity – from powering data centers to charging ever- proliferating mobile electronic devices. Understanding growth in demand is key… [more]

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An American Clean Revolution: Why the US Should Play to Win on the Clean Economy

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: February 17, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Full Title: An American Clean Revolution: Why the US Should Play to Win on the Clean Economy Author(s): Bill Moomaw, Steve Westly, Paul Dolan Publisher(s): The Climate Group Publication Date: Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Two divergent paths. In the closing months of 2012, the US sits at a fork in the road in its quest to reverse the economic downturn and maintain its global leadership. There is broad consensus around the challenges to be solved: America needs more home-grown jobs, it needs to wean itself off foreign oil, it needs to re-establish its competitiveness with rapidly emerging economies… [more]

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