“Yet, with the passage of time, I have realized that our responses have not been adequate, while the world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point.”

The Pope said, “Yet, with the passage of time, I have realized that our responses have not been adequate, while the world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point. In addition to this possibility, it is indubitable that the impact of climate change will increasingly prejudice the lives and … Read more

“In this crucial period of EV execution, model roll-outs, distribution, marketing, with EV competition rising across the board, the timing could not be worse.”

Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, referring to the UAW strike: “In this crucial period of EV execution, model roll-outs, distribution, marketing, with EV competition rising across the board, the timing could not be worse.” Read the full article here: What the continued UAW strike means for EVs | TechCrunch

Plug-in Hybrid Reforms a Lead Foot

Kate Helm, Zondits guest, 10/3/2023 Not quite ready to take the plunge into electric vehicle (EV) ownership? Neither was I, truthfully, and I have worked my entire career in the environmental consulting and energy efficiency spaces. Whether it’s range anxiety or the unknowns of installing a charger at your home (owned or rented), there are … Read more

Heading into COP28, the United Nations Calls for the Rapid Acceleration of Climate Change Action

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 9/26/2023 The first United Nations Stocktake on Climate Change Progress calls for a dramatic acceleration of policy and technical action to combat climate change. The report, released in early September, recognizes that some progress has been made since the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, but states that both “ambition and implementation” must … Read more

“The folks who are the smartest people are the American innovators and entrepreneurs who put their sweat and tears behind something and come to us to get that last bit of help they need to get to the finish line.”

Jigar Shah, the Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Office Program, said “We’re not the smartest people in the room. The folks who are the smartest people are the American innovators and entrepreneurs who put their sweat and tears behind something and come to us to get that last bit of help they need to … Read more

EV Maker Lucid Claims an Anxiety-Busting Range of Over 500 Miles

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 9/19/2023 Peter Rawlinson, the CEO of Arizona’s Lucid Motors, claims that its new model Lucid Air can travel over 500 miles on a single charge. The claim, backed by an EPA estimated range of 516 miles, is about double the range of most currently available EVs and will quell range anxiety … Read more

“Cutting back on our carbon emissions alone won’t reverse the growing impacts of climate change; we also need to remove the CO2 that we’ve already put in the atmosphere.”

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said “Cutting back on our carbon emissions alone won’t reverse the growing impacts of climate change; we also need to remove the CO2 that we’ve already put in the atmosphere—which nearly every climate model makes clear is essential to achieving a net-zero global economy by 2050.” Read the … Read more

“Time is not on our side… This bill, IRA, together with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law… this is the last great opportunity we have as the human race to bend the curve in a positive direction.”

David Crane, Under Secretary for Infrastructure at the Department of Energy, said “Time is not on our side; we’re on the clock. This bill, IRA, together with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — and to us they’re very much two sides of the same coin — to me, this is the last great opportunity we have … Read more

Research Institutions Receive EPA Grants to Explore Impacts of the Energy Transition on Underserved Communities

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 9/5/2023 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $11 million dollars in research grant awards to 11 education and research entities. The funding is to be used for researching the financial and environmental impacts of the transition away from fossil fuels in Tribal and other underserved communities. The funding comes at … Read more