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    EGEB: EVs displacing 28,000 barrels of oil per day, Solar 1 – HOA 0, 80GW+ solar in 2017, more

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    Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

    How Much Oil Are EVs Displacing? – 28,000 barrels a day predicted by the end of 2017 is the short answer – EVs are displacing 17.8 thousand barrels of oil per day as of the end of 2016. We expect global annual EV sales to increase further by 39% in 2017 and increase their fuel displacement values by 60% as BEVs are becoming more popular. – Some perspective now: ~96 million barrels of oil a day, and around 50% of it going for vehicle fuel. 28,000 of half the world’s oil usage is about 0.06% of the supply – not a lot…however…40% a year growth is something to pay attention to. That rate holding would mean no oil for vehicles in 23 years.

    Legislature says homeowners associations can’t bar rooftop solar – The state of Oregon has passed a law stating Homeowners Associations are no longer allowed to deny solar panel installations. This was made law in Florida about a decade ago. Article notes that the process to make this a law started in 2013 – be patient, stay strong.

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