NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 19: So Many Ways To Be Wrong About Climate Change; The Fight For Transportation Electrification In 2018


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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, February 19: So Many Ways To Be Wrong About Climate Change; The Fight For Transportation Electrification In 2018

    So Many Ways To Be Wrong About Climate Change 11 Things Climate Change 'Dismissive' People Say On Social Media

    Marshall Shepherd, February 16, 2019 (Forbes)

    “It is clear that climate is changing, and there is a human component on top of the naturally varying system…[but there is always a certain percentage of people who are "Dismissive" and very sure climate change] is not happening…[Currently, they are] roughly nine percent…[but they use 11 "Dismissive" tactics on social media to impose a presence that is] often very loud, persistent, aggressive and vitriolic…[These include incorrect arguments about a disproven 1975 article about Ice Ages] and natural cycles…

    …[They reference an uninformed] "Grand Poobah"…or cast doubt on the motives of legitimate] scientists and grant money…[or question their] Credentialing…[or raise irrelevant] questions of deflection…[or say cold winters disprove] global warming…[though it is more accurate name use the term] climate change…[They often work anonymously, with] few followers…[or discredit the significance of suddenly recurring 500-year storms by claiming] Storms always happened…” click here for more

    The Fight For Transportation Electrification In 2018 The 50 States of Electric Vehicles: 47 States and DC Took Action on Electric Vehicles During 2018

    February 14, 2019 (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)

    “…[The 2018 annual review and Q4 2018 update of The 50 States of Electric Vehicles] finds that 47 states and the District of Columbia took actions related to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure during 2018…with the greatest number of actions relating to DC fast charging station deployment, followed by Level 2 charging station deployment, rebate programs, and rate design for Level 2 charging…[The top electric vehicle trends of 2018 included..States clarifying Commission jurisdiction over electric vehicle charging stations...Utilities proposing demand charge reductions or alternatives for fast chargers…Governors establishing statewide zero-emission vehicle goals…

    States addressing the future of transportation infrastructure funding…Utilities collecting data on electric vehicle charging patterns…Utilities focusing on different methods to promote off-peak charging…Utilities and stakeholders finding agreement on electric vehicle programs…State agencies publishing spending plans for Volkswagen settlement funds...States and utilities investing in electric buses and charging infrastructure…and Utilities piloting vehicle-to-grid capabilities…A total of 424 electric vehicle actions were taken during 2018, representing an 87% increase over 2017…” click here for more


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