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Articles by Mike Barnard

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Will electric cars make traffic quieter? Yes & No.

Will electric cars make traffic quieter? Yes & No.

Cyclists safety and the health of people living near roads are all positives to having electric cars on roads. But how much quieter will traffic really be due to electrification of transportation?

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Gates & Thiel both wrong on energy, but who is more wrong?

Gates & Thiel both wrong on energy, but who is more wrong?

Bill Gates accepts climate science, thinks solutions don’t yet exist. Peter Thiel doesn’t accept the science, but wants investment in disruptive energy innovation.

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Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are being forced off of multiple positions and the world is ignoring their opinions en masse.

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Autonomous cars likely to increase congestion

Autonomous cars likely to increase congestion

Congestion is a serious issue in developed countries, but autonomous cars are likely to be as much a part of the problem as part of the solution.

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VW is a symptom of widespread automotive disruption

VW is a symptom of widespread automotive disruption

VW scandal is a symptom of the reality that internal combustion cars, have reached the limits of effective compromises that will satisfy regulators and consumers.

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EVs could cut global gasoline use by 2040

EVs could cut global gasoline use by 2040

A tipping point has been reached in the last two years for electric cars. Almost half of all fully or partially EV sold in the past decade were sold in 2014.

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Electric motorcycles are as disruptive as Tesla’s cars

Electric motorcycles are as disruptive as Tesla’s cars

The rate of change in electric motorcycles is phenomenal, and mostly outshadowed by Tesla’s great job of getting press by delivering amazing electric cars.

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Courts worldwide reject anti-wind experts and their evidence

Courts worldwide reject anti-wind experts and their evidence

The EPI just published a full report of my research into anti-wind court cases in the USA, Canada, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand.

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Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

The myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming should be ignored.

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Solar energy towers: Harvesting R&D dollars for decades

Solar energy towers: Harvesting R&D dollars for decades

Energy towers have been back in the hype cycle, specifically with the misnamed Solar Wind Energy Tower, which has nothing to do with solar.

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How wrong can a press release for an anti-wind rally be?

How wrong can a press release for an anti-wind rally be?

The answer: very. In this particular anonymous anti-wind media release Mike Barnard counts – and counters – 13 wind energy whoppers.