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How Much Oil Are EVs Displacing? | Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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EV'€s influence on global gasoline and diesel consumption is small but is increasing quickly. This short presentation aims to show BNEF'€™s assessment of the fossil fuel displacement caused directly by EVs sold globally from 2011 to 2016.

Fuel displaced by EVs on the road (thousand barrels per day)


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Transportation to Work: San Diego County, 2009

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"San Diego is dominated by automobile usage as a result of our increasing population, suburban lifestyles, and land use decisions dating back to the early 20th century. For example, only 3% of our workforce commutes to work using public transportation (ranking 33rd out of 50 cities). 76% of San Diegans drive to work alone; 10% carpool, leading to one of the highest congestion rankings in the country (41 of the 50 largest cities)." - Equinox Center ... Read more about Transportation to Work: San Diego County, 2009

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NREL/DOE Launch New Alternative Transportation Web Tools

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Ways to reduce fleet petroleum use debut alongside a Web site makeover.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.

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Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Fiona Harvey
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Sub-Saharan states need to move to renewable energy sources as $15bn in aid is outstripped by $18bn in oil imports, says IEA ... Read more about Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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Fiona Harvey
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OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050

Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report. ... Read more about Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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Spike in Food Prices Projected by 2013

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
Spike in Food Prices Projected by 2013
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In 2008 and in 2011, the world was rocked by riots and by revolutions coinciding with spikes in food prices. Now researchers are projecting that by 2013, food prices will soar to unparalleled heights, causing widespread hunger in the most vulnerable populations and social unrest, with an enormous potential for loss of human life. ... Read more about Spike in Food Prices Projected by 2013

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