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Posts by Richard Sachen

Renewable energy is actually cheaper now

By on Aug 12, 2015 in Economy |

According to this recent article in The Nation, Americans are switching to renewable energy because its actually cheaper. As a salesperson at JBL Solar, a Sonoma County California Solar Installer, has been telling me recently, there’s never been a better time to install solar.  Why?  Prices have dropped dramatically and owners can make a profit on purchased systems...

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EV Sales for July are down

By on Aug 10, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

For the second month in a row, EV Sales are down for both month-to-month and year-to-year sales.  As with last month, the causes are similar. No major new introductions.  Just the new Mercedes S550 Plug-in Hybrid. The end in production of Toyota plug-in vehicles in favor of fuel-cell vehicles that are not available yet. The switch over of production in both the Volt...

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California to eliminate gas burning cars by 2050?

By on Aug 4, 2015 in Electric Vehicles, Environment |

California regulator Mary Nichols is looking to transform the auto industry.  In order to meet emissions reductions in California, the state will need 100% of vehicles to be zero emissions or almost zero emissions by 2050.  As a practical matter, that means that all vehicles sold in California will need to be battery electric vehicles, plug in hybrid vehicles, or...

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EV sales for June 2015

By on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

For the first time, year-over-year plug-in sales are actually down.  Sales were 12,363 in 2014 and are now 10,365 for June 2015 a drop of almost 2,000 vehicles.  Why is that?  Was it gas prices, demand, supply, or something else? Gas prices aren’t the culprit, since they have been steadily rising from lows this winter.  While gas prices don’t seem to be the major...

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Drive Electric Week 2015 comes to Santa Rosa Sept 13

By on Jul 8, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

Drive Electric Week – the annual show-and-tell event for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is coming to Santa Rosa’s Coddingtown Mall on Sunday Sept 13 from 11am to 4pm. Curious about Electric Vehicles? They’re not only fun to drive and good for the environment, they’re also cost effective!  Learn more at the Expo. Admission is FREE! Ride in or drive a variety of electric...

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