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Full Frontal Nerdity

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I was once caught staring at energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins’ pocket protector, and without blinking he said, “Yes, it’s full frontal nerdity.” There was something refreshing about that sentiment, so let me similarly make my intentions clear: in joining SciAm Blogs, I hope to bring you some unnoticed news and engage you on a [...]

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A Fond Farewell and Welcome at the Plugged In Writing Desk

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Almost three years ago (on July 5, 2011) Plugged In joined the Scientific American blogging family, creating a space for exploring developments that connect us to energy, our planet and each other. The blog began with four writers – David, Melissa, Scott, and Robynne – and then grew to five when Sheril joined the team in [...]

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Guest post: Big step taken in second life for EV batteries

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by Tali Trigg Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation buys used EV batteries for use in large-scale energy storage The value proposition of electric vehicles (EVs) goes beyond switching an engine block for a battery. Part of this value lies in their ability to not only fit within, but also support society’s transition to higher use of variable [...]

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Guest Post: The Biggest (missed) Environmental News Story of 2013

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Beijing announcement illustrates the shortcomings of how we look at the future of the global transportation system By Tali Trigg On November 7th 2013, the Beijing city government announced sweeping changes to car ownership in the near future [1] that fundamentally shifted the future outlook for the city’s and perhaps the country’s transportation system. This [...]

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Landmark EV report answers question: where are we?

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Last year, the EV City Casebook set a baseline for global electric vehicle (EV) market discussions. Yesterday, the landmark Global EV Outlook (GEO) report took readers from this city-focus to a global one, painting a data-driven picture of the global EV market trajectory. Authored by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), these reports [...]

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New journal explores efficiency – a hidden energy resource

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The best way to meet increasing energy demand might not be to supply more. But, while efficiency improves security, hurdles abound. Last night, the latest edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Journal was released. Titled “Visualising the ‘Hidden’ Fuel of Energy Efficiency,” this publication focuses on efficiency as a valuable tool in our energy [...]

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Electric Vehicle Deployment – Where Should We Be Today?

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Guest Post by Tali Trigg Electric vehicles (EVs) have come under siege in the media in the past two years, with several observers pointing to shortcomings like driving range, performance in cold weather and resale value as indicators of their imminent demise. Do we know for sure that EVs will overcome all these challenges? No. [...]

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