Adding Electric Vehicles Into the Oil Consumption Equation

In my last two posts on the subject, I looked at the US light duty vehicle fleet and oil consumption followed by projections of oil consumption going forward based on extrapolating the past. This time I’m going to add electric cars to the equation to determine their impact. For this calculation, I’ll assume that a…

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Peak Oil in the US: Light Duty Vehicle Consumption

I often see discussions, calculations, estimates etc. of when we will reach peak oil. Originally peak oil was related to when we will run out of oil, i.e. when production will not keep up with consumption. Currently, however, it seems that we will reach peak demand first. Estimates for global peak oil demand vary wildly…

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Infrastructure For EV’s Part 2: The Future Grid

In Part 1, I covered what would happen if 10% of the cars on the road became electric overnight. In Part 2 I look at the the technology used to solve the problem – storage. However, before we get into storage, lets look at some grid basics: Different Types Of Power In extremely oversimplified terms,…

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Clean Coal?

A few months back I got a spam call at home asking me if I would like to support clean coal. I just hung up but I really should have asked the person at the other end if she really believed the crap about clean coal. All these clean coal nutcases think that just capturing…

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