Part of California’s power outage solution is sitting in half a million driveways

Last week, when PG&E shut off power to almost one million customers, many of us were left without heat, refrigeration, internet, light, and other essential functions for days. While some people fired up gas and diesel generators to bridge the power gap, these fossil fuel generators are no treat for neighbors with asthma and other … Read more

Electric buses offer massive climate savings

Electric buses can reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption more quickly than cars. Far more quickly! Not only is as bus obviously much bigger than a car, it spends the better part of the day on the move, while cars are parked 95% of the time. Whereas the average passenger car travels between 10-12,000 … Read more

Charging up EVs at work: Show me the money!

A Webinar for employees, managers, and EV enthusiasts How can local businesses get help to pay for the installation of EV chargers at their facilities, and why should they even care? These are the questions that will be answered at a free webinar, scheduled for March 13, at 11 am PT. To sign up, click … Read more

Charging ahead with EV charging

Doron Amiran works on electric vehicle adoption policies and programs for The Climate Center. In this month of July, as we reflect back on America’s history, we remember Paul Revere’s cry, “The British are coming!” Current times merit new warnings, only this time, there’s good news: The electric cars are coming.  Almost half a million … Read more

Do you hear the death rattle for combustion engines?

Changes are coming to the world of driving. Massive changes. Changes so massive, in fact, that the way we move, and the power that moves us, could be so different in twenty years that those born then will look back at our era of combustion-powered motor vehicles, driven by people (yes, those sleepy, distracted people), … Read more

Around the world in an electric vehicle

Sonoma County resident Alan Soule recently completed a circumnavigation of the globe, driving the entire route in his electric car. Driving from Barcelona westward, Mr. Soule crossed 20 countries and covered almost 16,000 miles without consuming a single drop of gasoline. [SLGF id=9720] Mr. Soule represented our nation as Team USA, participating in the 80-eDays … Read more

Range Anxiety: Substance or Sasquatch?

anx·i·e·ty/aNGˈzīədē/  a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome We all feel anxious from time to time. The lexicon of anxiousness is ingrained in our culture. We worry, we fret, we kvell. If you are considering getting an electric car, you may have been told … Read more

The EVs are Coming

The electric transportation future is coming to Sonoma County, and it is coming quickly. Currently, the County has more than 3,400 electric cars on the road, which is approaching 1% of the total light vehicle fleet. And help is on the way. Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) recently approved a budget for the next fiscal year. … Read more