As we approach the 1-year mark until the next presidential election, the Republican field finally appears settled but lacks a clear frontrunner. With every debate, voters learn more about the candidates and how they might handle the tough issues facing our country.
In the October 19th web chat with POLITICO, expert Stephen Hess took your questions on the most recent Republican debate, assessing the tenor and tone of the conversation and how it might be playing out with voters. What were the candidates’ strong points? Has anyone emerged as a clear leader in the race yet?
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While generation capacity [of electric vehicles] at a national level may be present, many bottlenecks will be local, especially at the feeder or distribution transformer level...There are broader ecosystem issues that need further study, including grid-signalling (including time-of-day pricing for electricity), valuing pollution reduction, charging infrastructure and finances...More than half the retail cost of petrol is taxes, which would need to be covered via other means if we move to EVs. It is unlikely one can (or should) tax electricity at the same rate
India's toilet initiative, under which the government is trying to install 75 million public toilets by 2019, is not on its face a women's rights move, but it will increase women's access to sanitation materials.