Posts Tagged Electric Vehicles

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15 March 2017

Building Our Energy Future: The Path Forward

Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, addresses cleantech professionals, academics and students at the BERC Energy Summit. “Cleantech opportunity today is as great as it has ever been.” That’s how Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, kicked off this year’s BERC Energy Summit on Friday, February 24. Unfortunately, a bright future does not […]

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2 September 2015

The BERC 2015 Kickoff Meeting is Coming!

Come one, come all to BERC’s Fall 2015 Kickoff Meeting! It’ll be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday September 8 – Blum Center, B100. Prospective members can get an idea of what BERC is all about and current members can catch up and meet the incoming group. We will go over all of the exciting things we have planned for this year and talk about how you can get involved.

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29 January 2015

The Future of Electric Vehicles in CA

The BERC-E community recently met for the first time in 2015 to talk about the recent progress of California’s Electric Vehicle program.

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14 October 2013

Carbon Fiber Cars – Invasion Of The Lightweights

Beauty may only be skin deep, but in the case of automobiles, the skin adds a lot of weight. Replacing the steel in the auto body with carbon fiber can slim down the weight of future cars, leading to drastic increases in fuel efficiency for both gasoline cars and electric cars.

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23 September 2013

Is The Electric Car Really Helping The Environment?

Electric vehicles are often advertised as environmentally friendly, but they may be damaging depending on many internal and external factors. The most important external factor is local electricity sources, which determine the greenhouse gas emission over the lifetime of an EV.

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6 February 2013

Electric vehicles: A clean energy target that China might not hit?

New research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that China’s 2015 and 2020 targets for electric vehicle (EV) rollout will not be met due to “weak capability throughout the supply chain.”

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30 January 2013

Dr. Richard Muller, author of “Energy for Future Presidents”, speaks on EV’s and natural gas

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Muller and ask him a set of questions related to the transport sector and U.S. energy security. While his book is entitled “Energy for Future Presidents”, I also asked him to ponder “energy for current presidents” as well.

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8 May 2012

Electric cars on a dirty grid: clean or not?

While reducing the use of gasoline by buying an electric vehicle is a great way to cut one’s carbon footprint in the short-term, a report finds, simply replacing that gasoline with electricity from a coal-fired power plant may not cause a net decrease in carbon output.