Editor Blogs

May 2018
Samoa Will Shift to 100% Renewable Energy by 2021
Wind and solar might be struggling to gain a foothold in the U.S., but Samoa is on track to deliver 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by the year 2021. The US leads the world in wind power generation, but solar is a lot less pervasive, especially since Trump’s solar tariff put a major dent in a
By 2040, 80% of all Buses Will be Electric
Mass transit will ditch fossil fuels almost entirely over the next several decades – a study predicts that 80% of all buses will be electric by 2040. As of 2016, gasoline represented 55% of U.S. transportation energy sources, with diesel at 21%, jet fuel at 12%, biofuels at 5%, natural gas at 4%, and “other” at 4%, which includes liquefied petroleum gas, lub
Lagonda's Electric SUV is Absolutely Gorgeous
Aston Martin
Lagonda just unveiled the coolest SUV of all time. According to the company, the vehicle will be the “first luxury SUV exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies and will uphold all the qualities of the reinvented super-luxury marque.” If you didn’t know, Lagonda has been owned by As
California Mandates Solar Panels for New Homes by 2020
If you’re thinking of buying a home in California, I hope you like solar panels – they’re about to become mandatory. In an effort to cut home energy use by 50% or more, the California Energy Commission passed the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which mandates that all new homes must have so
Tesla's 40% Reduction Stat for its Autopilot is Faulty
Tesla’s latest Autopilot death might’ve been a case of user error, but one of the stats they tout to defend the “driver assistance” system is probably bogus. Tesla likes to quote a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stat which claims its Autopilot tech reduces crashes by 40%. And it very w
Trump's Solar Tariffs Costing American Jobs
Mucking with the free markets always has unintended consequences, and President Trump’s trade war with China is a great case study in blowback – Trump’s recent tariffs on imported solar panels are striking a serious blow to a thriving American industry. We’re all aware of China’s proclivity for c
$7,500 Tax Credit for Teslas is About to Disappear
In the wake of production foibles and a growing Autopilot scandal, Tesla’s about to become a lot less attractive to the average consumer – the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs will soon disappear. The tax credit came about through the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 to “provide incentiv