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Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

EPA Pruitt casts shadow of doubt on Sunny California

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)|Tags: , , , , |

Listen to John Batchelor radio show with Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, and Lou Ann Hammond talking about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pruitt versus California Air Resources Board (CARB) Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, poked a stick in the middle of a hornet's nest when he said he [...]

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Nissan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]

Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization or state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the standardization that brings down [...]

Baton Rouge flood victim’s Dry Pillow Diary

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:27+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Environment, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , |

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Steve Wheeler and his family. Wheeler is a journalist whose house has to be almost completely reconstructed after of the epic floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana dumped over two feet of water in forty-eight hours. Wheeler took to Facebook to let his friends and family [...]

IEA at CEM7; Donald Trump rescinding clean energy

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, International Energy Agency (IEA), Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

The United States hosted the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California. CEM7 brings the global energy policymakers together with visionaries once a year from more than 25 countries to collaborate with business and investment communities or creating clean energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) was present at the CEM7, "Cities [...]

Gov Jerry Brown won’t get dirty with Donald Trump

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), IEA (International Energy Agency), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Immediately after West Coast Leaders, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed a Comprehensive Agreement at the Global Clean Energy Ministerial Symposium the floor was opened for questions. There was a cap-n-trade question, but the big question is how any of the clean energy initiatives will go forward if Donald Trump becomes [...]

Tesla Model3, EV, PHEV, washingtonpost carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, #climatechange, electric vehicles (EV), Tesla Motors, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Did anyone stay up to watch the live unveil of the Tesla Model 3? I doubt it. We - Driving the Nation - periscoped it. You can still see it live on my twitter feed or on my youtube channel. Bonus! Both Stretch and I were talking about it live. [...]

Emissions and economic growth decoupled

By | 2016-09-25T20:31:32+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, International Energy Agency (IEA)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today, you can breath a little easier, literally. As long as there has been economic growth, there has been an increase in emissions. Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released an analysis of preliminary data for 2015 stating that Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – [...]

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: #climatechange, #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) attended the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) and talked about climate change, senate bill SB-32, the Volkswagen diesel defeat device and the latest in alternative fuel vehicles at the LA auto show (LAAS). There are some people that think these regulations hamper the car companies. What does Senator Pavley [...]