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  1. Last 7 days
    1. One study of women in rural areas without electricity in the 1940s found that hand-washing and ironing a 38-pound laundry load required taking about 6,300 steps around the house, the well, the stove, and back to the house. After nine such loads, a woman would have walked the equivalent of a marathon. The electrification of housework reduced the ambulatory burden of that same laundry load by 90 percent.

      Which study?

      Was it mentioned by Robert Caro in his Johnson biography which has a chapter laying out some of this work before electrification?

  2. Sep 2023
  3. May 2023
    1. The amount of EVs in Norway is impacting air quality ('we have solved the NOx issue' it says) in Oslo. Mentions electrified building machinery also reducing noise and NOx on building sites. This has been a long time coming: in [[Ljubljana 2013]] there was this Norwegian guy who told me EVs had started leading new car sales. via Bryan Alexander.

      https://web.archive.org/web/20230509045023/https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/08/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-vehicles.html

  4. Apr 2022
    1. Save around $11.30 for every 100 miles driven in an EV instead of a gasoline fueled vehicle.

      A later tweet provides the math. 4 gallons for 100 miles = $16.80. 34.6kWh for 100 miles = $5.50.

  5. May 2018