Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wow That Was a Lot of EV Talks in One Month, & EV News Roundup Week of 6/24
But Before the EV News Roundup, a Brief Digression on Independence
As I have said at every talk I've given, EV's are synergistic with renewables, so I wanted to share the news about this upcoming solar PV installation workshop in the area sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association. The workshop will focus on residential installations. No previous experience with photovoltaic or technical background is needed; all skill levels can be accommodated by the instructors. The work being done by grass-roots renewable energy education groups like SEEDS in Wayne County and the MAREA in Berks is slowly and unstoppably transforming our rural landscapes--equipping homeowners, one by one, with the skills to declare themselves energy independent.
I hope you will celebrate Independence Day by doing something to free yourself from fossil fuels: if not inclined to sign up for that MAREA PV class or (ahem) a really fun workshop where you get to convert a Mazda Miata into an EV, why not purchase green electricity, commit to buying that hybrid, or chuck your gas-powered mower for an electric one? I'm sure you can think of a way to make your own Declaration of Energy Independence.
Local (Philadelphia) EV-ent July 13!
Wednesday, July 13 9a-2p: "Electric Vehicles & Infrastructure: The Future of Transportation". A stakeholder meeting sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, check it out.