Electric vehicles are enabling energy democracy.
That’s the takeaway from the latest Building Local Power podcast episode, a discussion between guest host and Communications Manager Nick Stumo-Langer, Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell, and Energy Democracy initiative researcher Karlee Weinmann. The conversation features a number of topics, including: the trajectory electric vehicles hold in renewable energy technology, generally; the ways that cities in the wake of recent hurricanes can rebuild to better weather the storms thanks to energy resiliency; and how residents of cities, large and small, can pressure their communities to enact better policies.
The springboard for this conversation is our June 2017 report on electric vehicles: Choosing the Electric Avenue – Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles. With sales forecasts sky-high and battery technology getting more affordable, more and more individuals and communities are committing to vehicle electrification.
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Click here for a full transcript of this podcast conversation.