December 2nd Meeting – Community Choice Aggregation

CCA involves communities controlling power procurement and offering modern energy products and services. These include programs that encourage more rooftop solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and EV infrastructure. The goals of CC are to reduce energy costs, lower GHG emissions, and increase resilience.

Mustang goes Electric with Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Motor Company bets the Mustang brand on the battery-electric Mustang Mach-E! Post by Larry Thompson The original Mustang was launched in 1964 at the World’s Fair in New York (pictured).  It had a … Read more

Electric Vehicles are Bipartisan

EVs as % of all vehicles by city with political registrations for cities with household income of $75,000 or greater

EV Incidence and Political Party Registrations by City As this is being written on Election Day, and with an enormous chasm between the environmental/climate change plans of the two presidential candidates, we thought it a … Read more

Aug CHEAPR and October Vote

CHEAPR rebates through August 2020

Few CHEAPR Rebates Given in August Another tepid, desultory, underwhelming (I’m running out of adjectives – feel free to help in the comments) month for the CHEAPR program with only 40 rebates given out and … Read more

July CHEAPR Stats – Upcoming Board Meeting

CHEAPR rebates by month through July 2020

This will be the last CHEAPR post prior to the CHEAPR board meeting on Thursday, September 10. Stats Update The July stats have been published and rebate levels increased slightly over the desultory levels where … Read more

Should There Be An Incentive for E-bikes

e-bike image

An E-bike Pilot Among the suggestions offered by members of the new CHEAPR board has been a pilot project for e-bike rebates.[1] This is most strongly advocated by those who are focused on lower-income households, … Read more