HEAA April 2021 Online Meeting

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

Title: EVs for All, No More Excuses Bio: Elizabeth Spike is an alternative school teacher of science in Fairfax County, Virginia. She volunteers with Breathe DC, a community health organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and prevents lung disease throughout the District of Columbia especially in communities affected by health disparities. Elizabeth is the former chair of the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club and steering committee member of the Houston Climate Movement. She is also a former ee360 Community Fellow with the North American Association for Environmental Education and brought low cost portable air sensors to teachers in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. She will share her efforts to collaborate with Breathe DC to support the just transition of electric vehicle mobility and infrastructure in low income communities of Ward 8. You can find her on linkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth...​ .


00:38:58 Maurilio Sanchez: Is this something that can be replicated here in Houston ?

00:39:37 Steven Barnes: Excellent presentation. Worthy effort and cause too.

00:40:22 Robert Sanchez: Would it behoove us in the short run to embrace less than fully electric options to get to a better cleaner place. Natural Gas busses, propane busses, cleaner ICE vehicles for cash for clunkers, etc.

00:42:25 Nanette Vinton: In Hawaii, EV owners have the stigma of being rich. Promoting used EVs is a necessary step to promote equity for EV owners.

00:43:30 Robert Sanchez: Have you reached out the the big donors such as Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Oprah Winfrey, etc. The worst they could do is ignore you. What about any Go Fund Me Campaigns to set up charging infrastructure or solar panels. Demand destruction for fossil fueled and nuclear fueled electricity.

00:43:59 Elizabeth Spike: Greenlining Institute

00:45:10 Steven Barnes: For those ICE owners, that need an incentive, I would like to see the gov't pay to install EV charging and make charging free for - let's say 10 years and sunset the free. If ICE owners we EV owners got "free fuel", they might move to an EV while there's a great cost effective reason to avoid paying for gas

00:46:11 Steve Hanrahan: Need to amend federal tax law to allow EV tax credit tp be used over multiple tax years.

00:48:33 Steven Barnes: EVs are not a one-size fits all cities, owners or situations. As Stanislav was saying about NYC, parking is a really big issue and that simply makes public trans more realistic

00:54:16 Steven Barnes: Free charging is useful for many, not just from a cost benefit, but it may often be the only place some people that live in high rises can charge. I charge at home. Its more convenient for me. I would not go sit for hour(s) at a free charger to get free electricity if I can charge at home and do something at home. My point being, I am not going to compete with people that need to charge in the wild, just to get free charging.

00:57:41 Nanette Vinton: We also need to be proactive and promote policy to require EV-charger ready stalls for new developments.

01:04:38 Elizabeth Spike: Thank you for inviting me. I enjoyed being with you.

01:04:44 Steven Barnes: Thank you Elizabeth. Enjoyed that. And was enlightening

01:04:53 Collin Loewen: Thank you!

01:06:23 Nanette Vinton: Great presentation!

01:06:58 Nanette Vinton: Am signing off. Aloha! Thanks for letting me crash the party :)

01:08:17 D Hanson: We want to let all here know that Discovery Green is planning on doing a socially distanced Earth Day, April 18th (Sunday noon - 5 pm) and they've reached out to request that we do the EV petting zoo. https://www.discoverygreen.com/earthday

We need to hash out who will attend, bring EVs and EVangelize.

01:08:32 Elizabeth Spike: congrats Mo

01:09:10 D Hanson: 9:30-10:30 arrive

01:10:46 Collin Loewen: I'm up for it.

01:11:00 Steve Hanrahan: Any limit on number of cars?

01:22:06 Erik Sweet: Interesting, thanks Emma.

01:23:05 Collin Loewen: Link to Ford F150 Hybrid with inverter -https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/features/power/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3pWDBhB3EiwAV1c5rIvMrL_8ww7I_vaDv_XQpdPuGMDIx4_avf7UETjMN5duO1uyzWC2rxoCUSgQAvD_BwE&searchid=757864941|114559667900|984459920557|&ef_id=CjwKCAjw3pWDBhB3EiwAV1c5rIvMrL_8ww7I_vaDv_XQpdPuGMDIx4_avf7UETjMN5duO1uyzWC2rxoCUSgQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2519!3!482215968952!b!!g!!%2Bhybrid%20%2Bf%20%2B150&gclsrc=aw.ds

01:24:26 Robert Sanchez: Going EV on a massive scale may also prevent recessions. Email me if you want to find out more - sanchez97@hotmail.com. I can send a video and a graph. Recessions are usually preceded by high energy price spikes (usually oil). How many remember the high energy price spikes of the 70’s? I remember a bit from the 1979 price spike caused by the Iranian Revolution.

01:24:31 Steve Hanrahan: TXRX 6501 Navigation

01:25:45 Jim Thomson: Cheers, all. See you next month.

01:32:22 Erik Sweet: Not much lately

01:38:34 D Hanson: CJEAA.org

01:39:17 Stanislav Jaracz: https://zoom.us/j/291212686

Zoom link for Central Jersey EAA meeting, 4/7/2021, 6:30 pm EDT

01:42:50 Erik Sweet: John, call George Electric 281 686-0181 and tell him I sent you. He has done work for me and Jon and he's a mean bass player!

01:43:17 John Atwood: lol awesome

01:43:23 Erik Sweet: He did my panel

01:51:00 Maurilio Sanchez: https://www.carboncounter.com/#!/explore

01:55:38 John Atwood: yea that's probably what I would do. good info!

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