QUICK TAKE – Electric Vehicle Pollution – Possible?

Electric vehicles are emission-free, right? Kind of. Here’s the headline: “Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution.” Some countries plan to eliminate cars running on petroleum. “The idea is to replace all conventional vehicles with electric vehicles. But this is unlikely to help the environment, as Read more about QUICK TAKE – Electric Vehicle Pollution – Possible?[…]

An Energizing Benchmark for Electric Vehicles

The U.S. will have its one-millionth electric vehicle (EV) purchased in this month.  The news of more EVs needs to be looked at in context of all vehicles out there, consumer choice and infrastructure. There were 272 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2018 (source). So the news of Read more about An Energizing Benchmark for Electric Vehicles[…]

Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC

Twenty years ago Mike Henn started his auto repair shop in Waxhaw, NC. He has established a long list of loyal customers and he has adapted along with the auto industry. We wanted to learn how Mike looks at his business and how he manages energy. We also got into a little bit of car talk, Read more about Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC[…]

IMO – An Energy Educator Looks at Energy Technology

An occasional feature on Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is “In My Opinion” (IMO). We pose a set of customer-oriented questions to various people involved in the electric energy discipline. This column is from a discussion with Travis Knight, Program Director, Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program and Professor, Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina in Read more about IMO – An Energy Educator Looks at Energy Technology[…]