Thursday, April 4, 2013

34 New Chargers Added 24 hours to Thursday, April 4th, 2013 + Energy News Bits

Plugshare lists a total of 16,464 Stations
They use dynamic tracking to add new - and remove redundant, or test stations, but for those that are dropped, or removed, it is done manually, so simply adding in the new additions - does not equal the total numbers, and sometimes - new additions are listed - but need to have their duplicate entries purged. My count is 16,368 Stations. I have not listed all duplicate stations and they may not have purged them yet. I may have counted 1 as a count for one listing - but it might represent multiple chargers, hence some of the differences.

Over the last 24 hours - there have been 21 New Public Chargers, and 4 new Restricted Chargers added to the PlugShare network, plus 76 New Photos, and 9 New home stations being shared. 

The additions tracked are: 

  • New Public Chargers Added = 21
  • New Restricted Stations added = 4
  • New Photos Added = 76
  • New Home Stations Shared = 9

113  People Checked into Public EV Chargers today. More Chargers added, More public uses - more today than yesterday!

The last item counted today - was 'New Checkin at Tahoma Market, Fife, WA

Special thanks to Martin and Tina, EV Plug (Chilliwack, BC), Christopher, Wall Plug + EV Plug (Minneapolis, MN), Mike, EV Plug (Long Beach, CA), Guenette, Tesla HPWC for Model S, EV Plug (Montreal, QC), Chris, Tesla HPWC for Model S, NEMA 14, Wall Plug (Eunice, NM), Justin, EV Plug, Wall Plug (Knox, PA), Remy, NEMA-14 (Rimouski, QC), Allison and Ellen, EV Plug (Kemptville, ON), and Vdiv, Wall Plug, EV Plug, NEMA 10-30 (Reston, VA) , for sharing their Home stations access with us today!

New Public Stations today, by Name & Location:
  1. AAA Building, Dearborn, MI - Wall Plug, EV Plug
  2. RE/MAX Masters, Perrysburg, OH - EV Plug
  3. British Columbia Visitors Centre, Surrey, BC - EV Plug
  4. Providence Medical Group, Portland, OR - EV Plug
  5. Best Western Plus, Kelowna, BC - EV Plug
  6. Kelowna Infiniti Nissan, Kelowna, BC - EV Plug
  7. Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA - EV Plug + Wall Plug X2
  8. Thompson Rivers University - Williams Lake, BC - EV Plug x2
  9. sc-25, Lasalle, (Montreal) QC - EV Plug
  10. Beam Charging, New York, NY - EV Plug, $
  11. Federal West, San Diego, CA - EV Plug x2
  12. Mountaingate RV Park, Redding, CA - NEMA 14, $
  13. Grove Street Chapel, Brattleboro, VT - EV Plug (Pending)
  14. IKEA (Duplicate West Covina)
  15. Seward Park Co-op, New York, NY - CHAdeMO
  16. Riverside Nissan (New + Duplicate), Riverside, CA
  17. Connell Nissan, Costa Mesa, CA (CHAdeMO)
  18. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC - EV Plug, $

New Restricted Stations today, by Name & Location (where possible):
  1. PreFlight Parking, Philadelphia, PA - Wall Plug
  2. UT Solar Decathlon - Living Light, Knoxville, TN - EV Plug, $
  3. Eastman Chemical Company - Building 300, Kingsport, TN - EV Plug x2 (Offline)
How Ontario is putting an end to coal-burning power plants.
By most measures of environmental policy and progress, Ontario, Canada, ranks well. Over the last half-century, Canada’s most populous province required cities and industries to treat every gallon of wastewater, dramatically reduced the level of sulfur and other pollutants that caused acid rain, and convinced the big and politically powerful pulp and paper industry to install state-of-the-art emissions control equipment.

Weaning economies off of coal, as Ontario learned, is no small feat. In 2003, Ontario generated 7,500 megawatts of coal-fired electricity, a quarter of its power supply. Ontario’s coal consumption peaked that year at 18.6 million metric tons. Coal-fired power plants were Ontario’s largest source of toxic chemical, heavy metal, sulfur, and nitrogen air  
pollution. Carbon emissions from coal-fired generation had risen to more than 41 million metric tons annually. The program to end coal began that same year with an exceptional 
debate about energy that helped decide the election for provincial premier.

Next year, though, Ontario is scheduled to complete a 21st century environmental cleanup project that distinguishes it among North American jurisdictions. After a decade of work by 
the Liberal Party government, Ontario at the end of this year is scheduled to close the last of its big coal-fired generators, and leave a single small coal-fired unit available 
during periods of peak electrical demand until it closes next year. In shutting down the province’s 19 boilers fueled by coal, Ontario will become the...(MORE)

German village offers a blueprint for green energy.
Nations as diverse as North Korea and the United States have sent delegations to visit a tiny village in former East Germany to see how it has transformed the way it uses energy.
A 60-minute drive south of Berlin, and home to about 125 people, Feldheim is Germany's first and only energy self-sufficient village and attracts both international energy experts 
and politicians.

The country of more than 80 million aims to derive 80 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. It has bolstered wind and solar energy generation, and following Japan's 
Fukushima disaster in 2011 Germany announced that it will phase out nuclear power by 2022.

"We're seen as pioneers, and the world wants to know whether they can duplicate our success," says Joachim Gebauer, a former teacher who guides visitors through the remote hamlet. "No coal or gas is burned here, it's all...(MORE)

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