Michael Hoexter

Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in the Renewable Electron Economy: Summary for Policymakers Part 4

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first three parts of this series for policymakers I have reviewed how we can fairly rapidly transfer our transport energy demand from exhaustible fossil fuels to renewably generated electricity, how that electricity can be generated, and what policy instruments are available to help build the Renewable Electron Economy.

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Building the Renewable Electron Economy - Economic and Policy Drivers for a New Clean Energy Infrastructure: Summary for Policymakers Part 3

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first two parts of this summary series for policy makers, we have established that electric driven transport can fairly rapidly substitute for petroleum in most ground transport applications and that renewable electric generators will be the most quickly deployable and functional of the available energy alternatives.

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The Renewable Electron Economy, Supplying Clean Energy - Summary for Policymakers Part 2

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first part of this mini-series for policymakers, I addressed the marquee issue in energy currently, finding a replacement for limited, expensive and polluting petroleum; I concluded that a three-pronged approach based on electric traction in transportation would go the furthest in reducing our dependence on petroleum.

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The (Renewable) Electron Economy as the Solution to the Oil Crisis: A Summary for Policymakers - I

by: Michael Hoexter

Lines formed at gas stations during the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. Today, in the near future, rationing is more likely to take the form of high prices rather than through limits on consumption.

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The Renewable Electron Economy XVII: On-Grid and Grid-Optional Transport, 'Parachute' for a $140/Barrel Oil Society

by: Michael Hoexter

Currently, vehicle-makers, researchers, investors and green technology analysts are involved in a high-stakes game of developing and investing in various battery chemistries and designs which may yield the result of more energy dense, longer-lasting, and less toxic batteries or ultracapacitors.

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Actress Kristin Scott Thomas Drives a(n electric) G-Wiz!

by: Michael Hoexter

On a Top Gear show aired last night on BBC America, the well-respected actress Kristin Scott Thomas (”The English Patient”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,  “Mission: Impossible”) confesses to the bloviating but funny Jeremy Clarkson that she drives the G-Wiz electric mini-car when she is in London.

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part XV: Is the EV Revolution Already Here?

by: Michael Hoexter

In the leisurely way I have been writing and posting on my blog, I have not yet completed my series on how energy supply and energy demand will look in the future, what I am calling the Renewable Electron Economy. Yet, as events are unfolding more rapidly in the world around us, we may see some form of an Electron Economy, perhaps fueled by renewable energy, sooner rather than later.

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Shifting from Product Placement to Engagement in Green

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4 More Climate Saving Technologies

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20 Technologies to Save the Climate: Are Breakthroughs Mandatory or Icing on the Cake?

by: Michael Hoexter

(With this post I’m skipping a little ahead of my series on the Renewable Electron Economy but policy debates are starting to heat up as we head into the election year.)

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