Leah’s slides from her Oregon Electric Vehicle Association talk

According to Gary Graunke, President of OEVA:

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts. We promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use. We are part of the Multnomah Hot Rod Council and a chapter of the Electric Auto Association.”

“We used to be primarily a group of hobbyists that assisted each other in building our own electric cars, trucks, boats, etc. Many of the early members, such as John Wayland, were drag racers. Andy Grove once called groups like ours the equivalent of the Homebrew Computer Club that preceded the IBM PC in personal computers. We encouraged automakers to sell electric vehicles in Oregon, and worked with ODOT and WASHDOT to deploy fast charge stations throughout the Pacific Northwest. (We were listed as collaborators on the Federal Highway Administration’s Climate and Environment Award to those organizations). ”

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Letter: We have a duty to mend the environment

Quick hit by the Rev. Jim Roberts, Rockford.

“Like a positive future? David Freedman, 40-year adviser and utility CEO, and Leah Parks say in their book, “All Electric America,” that by reducing the use of fossil fuels by 3 percent per year, and installing renewable energy — efficiency, conservation, solar, wind, hydrogen, heat pumps, energy storage and electric transportation — our economy could be emission free by 2050. And, at costs not exceeding those of oil, gas and nuclear options.”


Dave is back on Ralph Nader’s Radio Hour show


S. David Freeman speaks on his new book, All-Electric America and on Nuclear Energy.

Click here for the full radio show.

Announced on the Radio Hour: Freeman will be a speaker at Ralph Nader’s “Breaking Through Power” event on Thursday, May 26th.

“Breaking Through Power” To celebrate the Unsafe at Any Speed milestone, and to reflect and renew our civic spirit and resolve we are convening an unprecedented gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts, and concerned citizens for four days at historic Constitution Hall in Washington DC.

Fifty years ago the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed sparked a serious awakening in our society that launched initiatives and organizations that have dramatically improved our personal health and safety, in the home, workplace, marketplace and the environment..

Other Guests on the Radio Hour show included: Mickey Huff and Dr. Gordon Douglas.


Dave’s Interview by Ian Masters (Background Briefing)

“Then on the day that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal producer files for bankruptcy, when we learn that the Koch Brother and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have killed clean energy tax credits for geothermal, small wind, fuel cells and combined heat, we speak with an energy insider David Freeman who headed the TVA, New York Power and the LA DWP. He joins us to discuss how the dirty fossil fuel industry is determined to kill alternative energy even if they kill the planet in the process.”

Listen to Dave’s interview at Background Briefing

Background Briefing is a radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues. The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. It is also broadcast live on http://www.kpfk.org


Panel: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our power

“My colleagues have exhaustively proven, in infinite detail, that we can put together an electric power supply that’s all renewable,” said David Freeman, author of All-Electric America and longtime utility CEO. “Their studies prove that beyond any reasonable debate.”

Read the press release at Environment America website

See also the related article at the Solar Industry magazine

A vision for an all electric America By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl

In their book, All Electric America, S. David Freedman and Leah Y. Parks declare that renewable energy sources can provide us with all the energy we need to run our economy. Their perspective is tempered by Freedman’s 40 years as an energy policy maker and utility CEO. They call for an energy transition that occurs quickly enough to prevent runaway global warming. Wind and solar energy alone are depicted as sufficient to meet all of our energy demand far into the future.

Read the full review at The Rock River Times

Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl are President and Vice President of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association.