Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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Consumer ProductsEnvironmentPublic Health

Disposable Vape Pens, The Next E-Waste Nightmare

Once upon a time, you bought weed in a back alley and would smoke cigarettes only to carry the stench with you for days. These days, pot is legally sold in what looks like the Apple Stores, and tobacco comes in a quick-dissipating haze that tastes like popsicles and fits in your pocket as a disposable vape pen. What could go wrong, right? Well, a couple of things, it turns out.

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AutomotiveBusiness & EconomicsEnergyMobility

EV Charging Networks: Drive Infrastructure, Not Just Cars

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with some folks from A Major Automaker, one of the Big Two-And-A-Half,

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Business & EconomicsMobilityTech

Mispricing the Chevrolet Bolt, And Other Strange Corporate Decisions

The Chevrolet Bolt originally sold poorly. It’s now selling well, but at an average of a 30% discount off its full MSRP. Maybe that suggests it wasn’t priced right to begin with.

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EnergyEnergy EfficiencyHousingSustainability

In Search Of Cheap, Scalable Solutions For Grid Resiliency

The extreme weather event affecting about two thirds of the United States right now suggests the need for small-scale interventions that can be scaled over an entire market.

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