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What Is Smart Charging? A Look at How Electric Vehicles Fit In

, Kendall Science Fellow

Can electric vehicles allow the grid to accommodate greater levels of variable renewable energy? That’s what I’m looking to find out. Read more >

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EPA Reports Show Automakers Still Ahead on Fuel Economy

, vehicles analyst

The EPA released two reports today detailing automakers’ compliance with global warming emissions standards and the technology improvements being deployed to meet these standards. Despite much public consternation from manufacturers about the difficulty in meeting these standards, manufacturers are more than one year ahead of schedule. Read more >

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After Paris: Hope and Hard Work on Climate Change

, president

My father was an army sergeant and my mother was an intelligence officer during World War II. They talked vividly and proudly about the war years; it was the defining time of their lives, when they witnessed, and in small ways, participated in the making of history. Have we just experienced the defining moment of our generation? Read more >

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Three Innovative Ways to Power Clean Transportation with Wastes

, senior fuels engineer

What some may see as waste may actually be a low-carbon fuel source. Read more >

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The Washington Post Gets it Wrong on Electric Cars

, engineer and Kendall Science Fellow

It’s unfortunately not uncommon to see skewed and misleading articles about electric vehicles in the popular press.  The most recent example, a Washington Post article “Electric cars and the coal that runs them” by Michael Birnbaum, is a textbook example of how to dismiss EVs by cherry-picking statistics and ignoring current science. Even worse, the article has been reprinted in other papers with the headline “Boom in electric cars boosts demand for coal powerwith no support for the false claim that electric cars are causing an increase in demand for coal power. Read more >

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