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The first electric car for the masses is here. It’s time to start planning for a renewable energy future.

For those of you who have missed me, I’ve been taking some time off enjoying holidays with an expanding family. Number one son is getting married, and I’ve already got a “World’s Greatest Father-in-Law” coffee cup. If I’d only known it was this easy.

Lots is happening on the energy/climate front, and I’ve got a number of posts started, but I saw something today that really brought home how fast the world of energy is changing.

Whenever I write something remotely negative about the oil and gas industry, I’m sure to get at least one email that says something like, “If you hate oil and gas so much, why don’t you get rid of your car and start walking?” I usually resist the urge to respond, although I’ve got some good comebacks up my sleeve.

What got me so excited is that, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Chevrolet announced that it has won the race to produce an electric car for the masses. It’s called the Chevy Bolt, ready for sale later this year.

It’s like the first robin of spring. There are many more that will follow.

It’s time to start planning for a renewable energy future. Continue reading

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