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Zimbabwe’s Energy Regulator, ZERA, Adds Nissan Leaf e+ To Its Fleet

November 27th, 2020 by The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, (ZERA), is promoting the uptake of electric vehicles in Zimbabwe. ZERA has just added a brand new 2020 Nissan Leaf to its fleet. The 62 kWh Leaf e+ has a real world range of over 350 kilometers depending on driving conditions. Traditionally, Nissan has been one… Read More »Zimbabwe’s Energy Regulator, ZERA, Adds Nissan Leaf e+ To Its Fleet

Oxford launches net zero initiative to advise on climate change solutions

The University of Oxford has launched the Oxford Net Zero initiative to address the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ by achieving equitable, science-based solutions. The initiative will draw on the university’s expertise in climate science and policy, as well as leading academics from across the university’s disciplines, including Geography, Physics, Economics,… Read More »Oxford launches net zero initiative to advise on climate change solutions

How Europe Can Build 100GW of Offshore Wind by 2030

Even for an offshore wind industry that is accustomed to all things being supersized, last week was a big week. On Wednesday the U.K. released its 10-point plan to achieve its target of net-zero carbon by 2050. At the top of the list was the already announced 40-gigawatt offshore wind target. It was joined by… Read More »How Europe Can Build 100GW of Offshore Wind by 2030

As wind energy prices plunge, Xcel refunds customers who paid a premium

Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity. As prices continue to fall, a program launched by Xcel Energy in 2003 that helped subsidize wind power is wrapping up, with money left over that will be sent back to participants.… Read More »As wind energy prices plunge, Xcel refunds customers who paid a premium

Electric Vehicle Adoption — About To Explode? Or Slow & Steady?

November 27th, 2020 by I wrote a version of this article below almost a year ago for another company in order to explain the EV market and its future potential. With some modification, I’m publishing it here too. This report conveys 4 main points: Electric vehicles, particularly Teslas, are already more than competitive in certain… Read More »Electric Vehicle Adoption — About To Explode? Or Slow & Steady?

Black Friday: Get A Jump On Holiday Shopping For Your Tesla

November 27th, 2020 by Waiting until the last minute for your holiday shopping can be frantic and unsettling. It’s like a last-minute fire drill. Sure, if you’re a Tesla owner, you’re probably ahead of the curve. A friendly reminder, though — it might be worthwhile to start your holiday Tesla shopping today. It is, after… Read More »Black Friday: Get A Jump On Holiday Shopping For Your Tesla

IIHS: Attention Slips As Drivers Get Used To Level 2 Automation

November 26th, 2020 by A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that drivers tend to let attention lapse more as they get used to lane-centering driver assist. In the study, 10 volunteers drove a vehicle with adaptive cruise control (ACC), or smart cruise control that maintains a follow distance and… Read More »IIHS: Attention Slips As Drivers Get Used To Level 2 Automation

The 5 Famous German Automakers’ Epic Battle To Survive

November 26th, 2020 by I have been known as a strong critic of the German auto industry for many years, but the reality is there is always light and shadows. A “near-death situation,” like Tesla has experienced more than once, may be the start of a glorious success story, and a glorious success might be… Read More »The 5 Famous German Automakers’ Epic Battle To Survive

EU Risks Missing 2030 Climate Target & Shifting Burden Onto the Poor

November 26th, 2020 by Originally published on Transport & Environment. As European governments discuss the EU’s 2030 climate plans today, major green groups are warning that the European Commission’s roadmap risks missing emissions targets and shifting the burden onto poorer citizens12. The 7 NGOs, including Greenpeace, WWF, and Transport & Environment, tell President Ursula von… Read More »EU Risks Missing 2030 Climate Target & Shifting Burden Onto the Poor

DIY Home Efficiency Project In Kauai Yields Incredible Results

November 26th, 2020 by Recently, we covered the DIY home efficiency program Kauai is using as an economic recovery and resilience tool. The idea behind the project was to provide immediate and ongoing economic relief to residents who were negatively affected by the economic fallout of COVID-19. The results are astonishing. Using the Technical Reference… Read More »DIY Home Efficiency Project In Kauai Yields Incredible Results

Solaris Delivered 242 Urbino Electric Buses In 2020’s First 3 Quarters

November 26th, 2020 by If you’ve been following our electric bus coverage this year, the name Solaris probably rings a bell — perhaps a large bell. It seems that most electric bus orders in Europe these days are orders for Solaris Urbino buses. And, indeed, a news release from the company indicates that it sold… Read More »Solaris Delivered 242 Urbino Electric Buses In 2020’s First 3 Quarters

Daymak Rolls Out Bond-Like Lineup Of Light Electric Vehicles

November 26th, 2020 by Electric cars, electric SUVs, electric trucks — we’ve got news of large electric vehicles every day. But what of small electric vehicles? The Canadian company Daymak wants to excite the world about light electric vehicles (LEVs) and has launched a line of 6 different but stylistically related LEVs. The Avvenire lineup… Read More »Daymak Rolls Out Bond-Like Lineup Of Light Electric Vehicles

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Surges Ahead With Its Own Climate Plans (Video)

November 26th, 2020 by Instead of harvesting ceremonial fish, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community must now purchase enough quantities for annual homage festivities. Salmon stocks the tribe has counted on for 10,000 years have been reduced from an 8-month season to a few days per year, but the Swinomish haven’t given up. To improve water… Read More »Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Surges Ahead With Its Own Climate Plans (Video)

World Suddenly Goes Nuts Over Green Ammonia, Now That Green Hydrogen Is Old Hat

November 26th, 2020 by Green hydrogen is still clawing its way into the mainstream and here comes yet another powerful new decarbonization trend: green ammonia. If that’s news to you, join the club. Green ammonia was a big mystery just two years ago and now all of a sudden it’s the Next Big Thing —… Read More »World Suddenly Goes Nuts Over Green Ammonia, Now That Green Hydrogen Is Old Hat

Volkswagen Plans To Start ID.4 Production In Chattanooga, And ID.Buzz In Hanover In 2022

November 26th, 2020 by The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is already in production alongside the ID.3 in Zwickau. US customers can reserve one right now online and track it on its way to their local Volkswagen dealer, although the website doesn’t say specifically when the first cars are expected to arrive. But the company is… Read More »Volkswagen Plans To Start ID.4 Production In Chattanooga, And ID.Buzz In Hanover In 2022

Voices of 100%: Louisville’s clean energy pledge takes on multiple crises

Where do local climate and clean energy goals lie in the priority list, when the COVID-19 induced economic crisis and the crisis of racial inequality are so pressing? For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Brandon Coan and Gretchen Milliken. Coan, who helped draft Louisville’s… Read More »Voices of 100%: Louisville’s clean energy pledge takes on multiple crises

Report: India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q32020

India added 438 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 114% increase compared to 205 MW installed in Q2 2020, according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q3 2020 India Solar Market Update. Solar installations were down by 80% year-over-year (YoY) compared to 2,177 MW added in Q3 2019.  Solar installations in the first… Read More »Report: India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q32020

Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Drill the Alaskan Wilderness

November 26th, 2020 by Originally published on Nexus Media News. “This would be a complete industrialization of the wildest place left in America.” The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Source: U.S. Department of the Interior The Trump administration is making a last-minute push to sell oil rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Firms can… Read More »Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Drill the Alaskan Wilderness

Ford Mustang Mach-E — 230 to 300 Mile Range for $35,395, $39,500, or $42,300 (After Tax Credit)

November 25th, 2020 by The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a busy week this week with hot new electric vehicles. Along with the Volkswagen ID.4 getting its range certification, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has received its official driving range on a full charge (which, I should note, is just an estimate of an… Read More »Ford Mustang Mach-E — 230 to 300 Mile Range for $35,395, $39,500, or $42,300 (After Tax Credit)

Volkswagen ID.4 — 250 Mile Range, $32,500 Price After Tax Credit

November 25th, 2020 by The Volkswagen ID.4 is about to be one of the most compelling, competitive, complete-package electric vehicles on the US market. Its estimated driving range on a full charge has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and comes in right where it was expected — 250 miles for the… Read More »Volkswagen ID.4 — 250 Mile Range, $32,500 Price After Tax Credit

BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry

November 25th, 2020 by Tesla isn’t the only robot and software champ in the auto industry. Well, I can’t personally evaluate that, but note that BMW Group has just launched a new company that is fully focused on becoming “a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector.” The company is called IDEALworks… Read More »BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry

One Year After Navajo Generating Station Stopped Burning Coal: A Progress Report

November 25th, 2020 by At one time, the Navajo Generating Station. located in northern Arizona not far from the Utah border, was the largest coal fired generating facility west of the Mississippi River. The electricity from NGS helped power street cars in Los Angeles, slot machines in Las Vegas, and street lights in Phoenix. It… Read More »One Year After Navajo Generating Station Stopped Burning Coal: A Progress Report

BMW Named Automotive Industry Leader In Dow Jones Sustainability Indices — Seriously

November 25th, 2020 by Was I aware of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices before this week? Most definitely. Had I forgotten all about it? Certainly. Would I have guessed in my wildest dreams that BMW would be named the auto industry leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe (DJSI) in 2020? Definitely… Read More »BMW Named Automotive Industry Leader In Dow Jones Sustainability Indices — Seriously

Wuling Mini EV Shines In Hot Chinese Market

November 25th, 2020 by While the overall Chinese auto market kept positive numbers last month, +9% year over year (YoY), plugins vehicle sales were firmly in the fast lane, growing by 120% YoY in October to 147,000 units, a new year best. With full electrics (BEVs) growing faster (+128%) than plugin hybrids (+93%), that has… Read More »Wuling Mini EV Shines In Hot Chinese Market

How Europe Can Build 100GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 info@greentechmedia.com

Even for an offshore wind industry that is accustomed to all things being supersized, last week was a big week. On Wednesday the U.K. released its 10-point plan to achieve its target of net-zero carbon by 2050. At the top of the list was the already announced 40-gigawatt offshore wind target. It was joined by… Read More »How Europe Can Build 100GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 info@greentechmedia.com

Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2020: IBM’s Brad Gammons on Utility Digitalization in the Age of Decarbonization

IBM has spent the past decade advancing smart meter and digital grid technologies around the world, including playing a key role in designing the “Smart Grid Maturity Model” that helped guide investment strategies for hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. federal energy infrastructure and modernization recovery funds in the wake of the 2008 financial… Read More »Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2020: IBM’s Brad Gammons on Utility Digitalization in the Age of Decarbonization

IKEA Partners With Vox Creative To Design A Custom, Off-Grid Tiny House

November 25th, 2020 by IKEA and Vox Creative are teaming up with Curbed to create a space that is sustainable, affordable, and stylish that would fit in around 187 square feet. This would prove that anyone, anywhere could live a more sustainable life. Vox Media is providing its brand studio, Vox Creative, and the fully… Read More »IKEA Partners With Vox Creative To Design A Custom, Off-Grid Tiny House

EVmatch’s Smart Software Makes EV Charging Easy At Multi-Family Properties

November 25th, 2020 by At current growth rates, there will be more than 30 million electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. roads within a decade, and that was projected before California and New Jersey called for a ban on gas car sales by 2035. So, the question is — where will they all charge? There are… Read More »EVmatch’s Smart Software Makes EV Charging Easy At Multi-Family Properties

Wind Power Giant Vestas Launches Venture Capital Fund

Leading global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has launched a venture capital unit as it looks to stoke the energy transition. Vestas Ventures will focus on four areas: long-duration storage and other grid flexibility technology; “power-to-X” technologies to use renewable electricity to produce carbon-neutral fuels; wind energy technologies; and sustainability and advanced materials. The company intends… Read More »Wind Power Giant Vestas Launches Venture Capital Fund

Smart inverters and mini-grids: has the grid of the future arrived in Africa?

In a small village in rural Tanzania, the final building block of the grid of the future may have arrived – the smart inverter. Just as smart phones transformed the way we generate, consume, and share data, smart inverters are transforming the way we generate, consume, and share energy. While countries like the USA retrofit… Read More »Smart inverters and mini-grids: has the grid of the future arrived in Africa?

Aerones secures $2.9M grant to expand into offshore wind

Onshore wind turbine inspection and cleaning company Aerones announced that it received a 2.5M € ($2.9M) grant from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to expand its turbine blade inspection, maintenance and repair offerings to offshore wind. The grant will be used to adapt the company’s already established onshore technology so it can be… Read More »Aerones secures $2.9M grant to expand into offshore wind

Tesla Model 3 Aftermarket Floor Mats, Sunshade, Cupholders, & More (Video)

November 25th, 2020 by Since buying my Tesla Model 3 a year and change ago, I’ve spent nothing on its upkeep, fuel, and maintenance. Free chargers all over our town and some friends with excess solar capacity who like playing chess while I power my car in their driveway make every mile I’ve driven a… Read More »Tesla Model 3 Aftermarket Floor Mats, Sunshade, Cupholders, & More (Video)

Boralex To Acquire Interests In 7 Solar Power Plants In USA

November 24th, 2020 by Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that Boralex US Solar CIA LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, has entered into binding agreements with Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC (“CRE”) and certain other investors to acquire their controlling interests in seven solar plants, located in… Read More »Boralex To Acquire Interests In 7 Solar Power Plants In USA

Australia’s New Tax On EVs Is Pretty Much A “Clean Air Tax” — That’s F***ed Up

November 24th, 2020 by Australia is taxing consumers who refuse to burn fossil fuels, according to Renew Economy. First, it was the carbon price that was world-leading — then trashed to please those who think climate change is a hoax. Then there was the possibility of introducing fuel efficiency standards — an idea that got… Read More »Australia’s New Tax On EVs Is Pretty Much A “Clean Air Tax” — That’s F***ed Up

Tesla Is Worth More Than Half A Trillion Dollars

November 24th, 2020 by Tesla is now worth more than half a trillion dollars on the stock market. Last year, Elon Musk predicted that self-driving Teslas would boost Tesla’s market cap to $500 billion. Although Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) suite is still in a very limited beta release, Elon’s prediction has come true earlier than… Read More »Tesla Is Worth More Than Half A Trillion Dollars

Superformance Is Building An All-Electric Cobra For 2021

November 24th, 2020 by Boutique carmaker Superformance has teased plans to launch an all-electric version of its Mark III Shelby Cobra roadster as early as next year. At least, that’s what seems to be happening in one of the company’s recently released YouTube videos. “Look, ma! No exhaust!” (Image courtesy Superformance) You’d be forgiven for… Read More »Superformance Is Building An All-Electric Cobra For 2021

HST Adds Energy Storage Modeling To Its Cloud-Based Platform

November 24th, 2020 by By Steve Hanley Corporate and large organizational commitments to buy clean energy have skyrocketed the last few years, from 2.4 GW in 2016 to 13.6 GW in 20191. In fact, the future of the industry itself is guided by many of the world’s most influential companies and how they are shaping… Read More »HST Adds Energy Storage Modeling To Its Cloud-Based Platform

Elon Musk Shares Battery & Vehicle Updates At European Conference — 1,000 Kilometer Range Vehicle Under Development

November 24th, 2020 by At the European Conference on Batteries, Elon Musk just shared a Tesla battery update. When asked about his emphasis on battery innovation, why he’s putting Tesla’s emphasis there, what he saw as the most critical areas where improvement is needed, and the chances of seeing this type of improvement, Elon dove… Read More »Elon Musk Shares Battery & Vehicle Updates At European Conference — 1,000 Kilometer Range Vehicle Under Development

The Eximus IV Is The World’s Most Energy Efficient Electric Vehicle

November 24th, 2020 by The electric vehicle you see here is called the Eximus IV. Built by a team of efficiency-obsessed experts from Sweden’s Dalarna University, the Eximus IV is being billed as the world’s most energy-efficient electrified vehicle — and, I promise, this little 4-wheeled wonder handily exceeds even the loftiest of expectations. Think… Read More »The Eximus IV Is The World’s Most Energy Efficient Electric Vehicle

VW ID.3 Is Car Of The Year In Denmark 2021: For The 2nd Year In A Row, The Title Goes To An EV!

November 24th, 2020 by Back in 2017 when I saw the prototype of the VW ID.3 at the international auto show IAA in Frankfurt, I wondered if this would be the success that VW was hoping for. VW ID.3, photo by Jesper Berggreen, IAA 2017 (note the steering wheel embedded in the dash for autonomous… Read More »VW ID.3 Is Car Of The Year In Denmark 2021: For The 2nd Year In A Row, The Title Goes To An EV!

Mary Barra Nominated For Janus Award After GM Reverses Course On California Emission Standards

November 24th, 2020 by There is good news today. After years of sucking up to the Trump administration and supporting its push to strip California of its authority to set its own exhaust emissions standards, General Motors has sensed a shift in the political winds. In a letter dated November 23, Mary Barra, CEO of… Read More »Mary Barra Nominated For Janus Award After GM Reverses Course On California Emission Standards

US Funding For Solar PV + Agriculture & Small Innovative Solar PV & CSP Projects Zachary Shahan

November 24th, 2020 by Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability… Read More »US Funding For Solar PV + Agriculture & Small Innovative Solar PV & CSP Projects Zachary Shahan

#Solar100’s William Demas: The Peter Parker of Renewable Finance info@greentechmedia.com

William Demas didn’t choose to work in renewables — at least not at first. But as it’s said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” As one of the first analysts in the renewable energy sector, Demas has since taken on the responsibility of helping to push our industry forward, through the 2008 recession and now… Read More »#Solar100’s William Demas: The Peter Parker of Renewable Finance info@greentechmedia.com

Ford’s Renovation Of Michigan Central Station Aims To Create Mobility Innovation District Carolyn Fortuna

November 24th, 2020 by It’s been 30 years since Michigan Central Station was shuttered and abandoned. Broken windows, cracked pavement, empty parking lots, and neglected vegetation have dotted the site, located in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. But this week Ford Motor Company revealed the site plan for the hub in what is designed to become… Read More »Ford’s Renovation Of Michigan Central Station Aims To Create Mobility Innovation District Carolyn Fortuna

What Happens to Solar Panels When They Stop Working? [GTM Squared] info@greentechmedia.com

by Emma Foehringer Merchant November 24, 2020 For all of the idyllic visions of solar blanketing the globe, sun glinting off the glass like modernist amber waves, there’s comparatively little consideration of the final resting place of those same panels: lying in landfills, their power sapped. The most environmentally friendly solution, of course, is recycling… Read More »What Happens to Solar Panels When They Stop Working? [GTM Squared] info@greentechmedia.com

US Funding For Solar-Hydro Hybrid Energy, Microgrid, Grid Storage, & Blockchain Research Zachary Shahan

November 24th, 2020 by Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability… Read More »US Funding For Solar-Hydro Hybrid Energy, Microgrid, Grid Storage, & Blockchain Research Zachary Shahan

US Funding For Solar Hardware Manufacturing Innovation Zachary Shahan

November 24th, 2020 by Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability… Read More »US Funding For Solar Hardware Manufacturing Innovation Zachary Shahan

US Funding For Solar Systems Integration & AI Applications In Solar Energy Zachary Shahan

November 24th, 2020 by Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability… Read More »US Funding For Solar Systems Integration & AI Applications In Solar Energy Zachary Shahan

US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech Zachary Shahan

November 24th, 2020 by Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability… Read More »US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech Zachary Shahan

New consumer research offers valuable, actionable insights for solar installers Jennifer Runyon

Solar “Investors” are 70% of Homeowners Considering Going Solar – They Prioritize Long-Term Performance and Warranties By Brands That Help Them Learn About Solar LG’s Solar business, commissioned the definitive study of homeowners attitudes about going solar after the start of the pandemic. It was conducted by Harris Poll, an independent consumer research firm, to… Read More »New consumer research offers valuable, actionable insights for solar installers Jennifer Runyon

Novartis to power 100% of its operations with a healthy dose of wind and solar chloecox

Novartis announced last week that it signed five virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), which are expected to collectively add more than 275 megawatts of clean power to the electrical grid. This move makes Novartis the first pharmaceutical company set to achieve 100% renewable electricity in its European operations through VPPAs. “At Novartis, environmental sustainability is… Read More »Novartis to power 100% of its operations with a healthy dose of wind and solar chloecox

Super Hot October Drags 2020 Toward 2nd-Hottest Year On Record Guest Contributor

November 23rd, 2020 by Earth endured exceptional heat last month, with October 2020 ranking as the 4th hottest October on record. The year to date (January through October) ranked second-hottest for the globe as Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to historic lows for the month, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information… Read More »Super Hot October Drags 2020 Toward 2nd-Hottest Year On Record Guest Contributor

Tool For Estimating Charging Loads From Plug-In Electric Vehicles U.S. Department of Energy

November 23rd, 2020 by The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has recently upgraded its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection (EVI-Pro) Lite tool to inform industry stakeholders about the electricity needed to charge plug-in vehicles. Within the tool, users can customize to their own specifications for: Location (city and state) Number of plug-in vehicles Average daily miles per… Read More »Tool For Estimating Charging Loads From Plug-In Electric Vehicles U.S. Department of Energy

How Many EV Drivers Have Solar Power In USA vs. Europe? Andrea Bertoli

November 23rd, 2020 by Below is a portion of our newest report, The State & Promise of EV Charging Infrastructure: North America & Europe. This article explores why people who drive electric vehicles in United States and Europe went electric, whether or not they have home solar panels on their roofs, and what specific electric… Read More »How Many EV Drivers Have Solar Power In USA vs. Europe? Andrea Bertoli

Concentrating Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover Tina Casey

November 23rd, 2020 by Concentrating solar power may have finally found its one true love: supercritical carbon dioxide, aka sCO2, which is something that happens when carbon dioxide gas behaves like a liquid. The electricity generation field is all aflutter with the idea that sCO2 can ramp up power plant efficiency while cutting costs, and… Read More »Concentrating Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover Tina Casey

Transport & Environment Calls Out PHEV Manufacturers For Higher Than Advertised Emissions Steve Hanley

November 23rd, 2020 by Transport & Environment is a European based NGO whose mission is “a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment.” Since it was founded 30 years ago, it has played an important role in uncovering the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal and promoting tougher… Read More »Transport & Environment Calls Out PHEV Manufacturers For Higher Than Advertised Emissions Steve Hanley

Travis Air Force Base Partners With Tesla For Maintenance Tips — “Accelerate Change Or Lose” Johnna Crider

November 23rd, 2020 by Earlier this month, airmen who were assigned to the 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Travis Air Force Base partnered with Tesla in Berkeley to evaluate and improve existing vehicle maintenance procedures for installation. A total of 15 airmen toured the Tesla service center and were able to learn about the company’s… Read More »Travis Air Force Base Partners With Tesla For Maintenance Tips — “Accelerate Change Or Lose” Johnna Crider

After Scotland Tour, Maine Hatches Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Plot Tina Casey

November 23rd, 2020 by There goes Scotland again. Maine Governor Janet Mills toured the country back in March and came away with big plans to stake out a claim on floating offshore wind turbines. Then the COVID-19 lockdown happened and the whole idea appeared to be mothballed. Now it has suddenly come roaring back to… Read More »After Scotland Tour, Maine Hatches Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Plot Tina Casey

Today! Our Small Business Virtual Trade Show Zachary Shahan

November 23rd, 2020 by As we wrote last week, today we’re hosting a Small Business Virtual Trade Show. The time is: 12:00-1:00pm PST / 3:00-4:00pm EST If you’re curious and might want to join, below is a bit more info. Come celebrate small businesses with CleanTechnica! Small businesses keep life interesting, and we at CleanTechnica… Read More »Today! Our Small Business Virtual Trade Show Zachary Shahan

Through Access To Capital, Women Can Drive Climate Change Mitigation Carolyn Fortuna

November 23rd, 2020 by What does it take to disrupt a culture and an economy that has made it difficult for women cleantech entrepreneurs? How can modernizing policies and practices enhance the legitimacy of a more diverse array of women cleantech entrepreneurs and increase their access to capital? On November 18, 2020, BluWave-ai hosted a… Read More »Through Access To Capital, Women Can Drive Climate Change Mitigation Carolyn Fortuna

Western Green Hydrogen Makeover Clouds Fossil Energy Revival Tina Casey

November 23rd, 2020 by President* Trump has often spoken of his affection for fossil energy in general and coal workers in particular, but apparently the love has been lost on energy stakeholders. The big bucks are shifting over to renewables, and a case in point is Mitsubishi. The diversified global energy giant is the lead… Read More »Western Green Hydrogen Makeover Clouds Fossil Energy Revival Tina Casey

ARENA supports renewables adoption on telecommunications towers chloecox

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is supporting a project designed to ensure energy reliability for telecommunications companies. ARENA has issued $341,990 in funding to help Diffuse Energy to demonstrate the effectiveness of its micro wind turbine solution in ensuring power reliability for telcos. As part of a $922,307 project, the startup will install its… Read More »ARENA supports renewables adoption on telecommunications towers chloecox

As offshore wind scales globally, developers should be wary of construction contract risks Jennifer Runyon

The offshore wind sector has reasons to be cheerful, with Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election providing further good news for the sector.  This follows Boris Johnson’s pledge last month that offshore wind farms will generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK by 2030. Related: Clean energy industry applauds US… Read More »As offshore wind scales globally, developers should be wary of construction contract risks Jennifer Runyon

EU Commission proposes massive boost to offshore wind, ocean energy capacity Jennifer Runyon

To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission last week presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of… Read More »EU Commission proposes massive boost to offshore wind, ocean energy capacity Jennifer Runyon

IRENA and GWEC unite to accelerate green transformation Jennifer Runyon

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Global Wind Energy Council have teamed up to accelerate the adoption and deployment of windpower and other renewables worldwide to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC chief executive Ben Backwell. “Wind energy as a scalable, clean… Read More »IRENA and GWEC unite to accelerate green transformation Jennifer Runyon

CleanTechnica’s Path To A Brighter Future Zachary Shahan

November 23rd, 2020 by CleanTechnica has been diligently and obsessively covering cleantech industries for more than a decade. We’ve seen many good news sites come and go, because it’s simply hard to be a profitable and large niche media company in this day and age. We’re still enthusiastically rolling along and publishing a dozen or… Read More »CleanTechnica’s Path To A Brighter Future Zachary Shahan

Western Green Hydrogen Makeover Clouds Fossil Energy Revival Tina Casey

November 23rd, 2020 by President* Trump has often spoken of his affection for fossil energy in general and coal workers in particular, but apparently the love has been lost on energy stakeholders. The big bucks are shifting over to renewables, and a case in point is Mitsubishi. The diversified global energy giant is the lead… Read More »Western Green Hydrogen Makeover Clouds Fossil Energy Revival Tina Casey

Concentrating Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover Tina Casey

November 22nd, 2020 by Concentrating solar power may have finally found its one true love: supercritical carbon dioxide, aka sCO2, which is something that happens when carbon dioxide gas behaves like a liquid. The electricity generation field is all aflutter with the idea that sCO2 can ramp up power plant efficiency while cutting costs, and… Read More »Concentrating Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover Tina Casey

CleanTechnica Is Jumping Onto Micromobility Zachary Shahan

November 22nd, 2020 by Over the last 13 years, we here at CleanTechnica have built one of the most loved cleantech and clean economy news site in the world. We’re happy about that and feel lucky to have had the success we’ve had, but we’re also clear-eyed about how we did that: By covering key… Read More »CleanTechnica Is Jumping Onto Micromobility Zachary Shahan

Ex-Lotus & McLaren Engineer Mike Kerr Joins Everrati: Iconic Cars Re-Made For An Electric Revolution Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

November 22nd, 2020 by Ex-Lotus and McLaren Engineer Mike Kerr has joined Everrati (London-based Everrati was previously known as Ionic Cars) as the new Director of Engineering. “Everrati are specialists in the combination of automotive ‘aesthetics & technology’; fully refurbishing bodywork, customising interiors, and converting the vehicle into a state-of-the-art electric car,” says Justin Lunny,… Read More »Ex-Lotus & McLaren Engineer Mike Kerr Joins Everrati: Iconic Cars Re-Made For An Electric Revolution Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Tesla’s Manufacturing Revolution — Machines That Set Tesla Apart Johnna Crider

November 22nd, 2020 by In a video titled “Game Over — Tesla’s AI Manufacturing Revolution,” Casgains Academy explained why Tesla’s AI manufacturing is so important, and also detailed the machines that actually set the company apart. Additionally, he explained why the other automakers will struggle to catch up (FUD believers, take notes). The host, who… Read More »Tesla’s Manufacturing Revolution — Machines That Set Tesla Apart Johnna Crider

Hydrogen Power For Heavy Trucks In China And All The Ships At Sea Steve Hanley

November 22nd, 2020 by Hydrogen — it’s the alternative energy source that just won’t go away. We all agree it makes no sense as a power source for cars and light trucks but it may work just fine for freight haulers like heavy trucks and ocean going vessels. It also has potential for cleaning up… Read More »Hydrogen Power For Heavy Trucks In China And All The Ships At Sea Steve Hanley

History of the Partnership between Tesla & Curevac — It’s Older than Covid-19 Johnna Crider

November 22nd, 2020 by Image courtesy Tesla Grohmann Automation Tesla has partnered with Curevac to help fight the coronavirus, but what is the extent of this partnership? I’ve seen claims all over Twitter from a few of Elon Musk’s critics saying that he should “stick to making rockets.” Honestly, telling someone with Elon’s net worth… Read More »History of the Partnership between Tesla & Curevac — It’s Older than Covid-19 Johnna Crider

Goldman Sachs On Tesla’s S&P 500 Entry: “Could Spark $8 Billion Buying Spree” Johnna Crider

November 22nd, 2020 by Goldman Sachs, which has reportedly made $100 million off of Tesla trades this year, has pointed out that Tesla’s S&P 500 entry could “spark an $8 billion buying spree. Back in September, the International Financing Review (IFR) noted that Goldman Sachs made $100 million from its series of trades that involved… Read More »Goldman Sachs On Tesla’s S&P 500 Entry: “Could Spark $8 Billion Buying Spree” Johnna Crider

Carbon Tracker Claims EV Revolution Will “End Oil Era.” Steve Hanley

November 22nd, 2020 by Carbon Tracker is an independent financial research organization that focuses on quantifying the looming financial risks for fossil fuel companies as the renewable energy revolution moves forward. On its website, it describes its mission as follows: “Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the… Read More »Carbon Tracker Claims EV Revolution Will “End Oil Era.” Steve Hanley

Cyber Monday Virtual Trade Show: EV Aftermarket Products and Accessories Editorial Staff

November 22nd, 2020 by You purchased an electric vehicle – awesome! A+! Now what? Join us Cyber Monday (November 30th) for CleanTechnica’s EV Aftermarket Virtual Trade Show. Find all the latest in EV products, services, and accessories. Shop for the EV enthusiast in your life, or for your own EV! CleanTechnica is hosting an alternative… Read More »Cyber Monday Virtual Trade Show: EV Aftermarket Products and Accessories Editorial Staff

Dreamy Eco-Retreat for Sale Sponsored Content

November 22nd, 2020 by HEAVENLY RETREAT: SOLAR SUSTAINABLE LIVING AT ITS BEST For Sale for the First Time By Joel Goldblatt Vision and Location As an early pioneer in the renewable energy field since 1985, I had a vision to create a solar powered, secluded mountain retreat, designed for sustainable living that would unite technology… Read More »Dreamy Eco-Retreat for Sale Sponsored Content

18% Plugin Vehicle Share in Germany in October — Record Month! Jose Pontes

November 22nd, 2020 by The German plugin vehicle market had yet another record month in October, with a little of over 48,000 units registered, and this time it was full electrics (BEVs) driving the market forward, up 365%(!) to 23,158 units. They helped plugin vehicles as a whole jump an amazing 303% last month, with… Read More »18% Plugin Vehicle Share in Germany in October — Record Month! Jose Pontes

Nickel, Nickel, Nickel — Diving Into Green Nickel With Talon Metals Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by As you may recall, several months ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed some rather strong interest in nickel, a need for nickel. I talked about the matter a bit with mineral mining and market experts at RK Equity — see here, here, and here. We’ve covered nickel in various other ways… Read More »Nickel, Nickel, Nickel — Diving Into Green Nickel With Talon Metals Zachary Shahan

Maritime Legislation To Cut Ship Emissions Guest Contributor

November 21st, 2020 by Originally published on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) website. Statement on behalf of Pacific Environment, WWF, and the Clean Shipping Coalition — of which T&E is a member — on November 17: Image courtesy Pexels/Pixabay. Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational… Read More »Maritime Legislation To Cut Ship Emissions Guest Contributor

Tesla Model 3 Gets Absolutely Demolished, Driver Walks Away With “Minor Injuries” Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by Earlier this week, a Tesla Model 3 driver in Oregon was reportedly speeding along at 100 mph (160 km/h) while high on marijuana and lost control of his car. The Model 3 struck an electricity pole, a couple of trees, and a utility box, getting absolutely demolished in the process. It… Read More »Tesla Model 3 Gets Absolutely Demolished, Driver Walks Away With “Minor Injuries” Zachary Shahan

SKODA AUTO Service Center Gets Solar Roof (Or 5) Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by It’s not the largest solar roof in the world, or in the auto world. In fact, it’s not even close to the largest. Nonetheless, the story of a SKODA AUTO Service Center getting a new solar power roof system is another story about the auto industry’s continual shift to clean technology.… Read More »SKODA AUTO Service Center Gets Solar Roof (Or 5) Zachary Shahan

Electric Vehicle Interest Surges 500% In UK On News Of 2030 Fossil Fuel Car Ban Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by 2030 is a little more than 9 years away, but news of the UK’s plan to ban sales of new gas/diesel cars in 2030 has reportedly led to a surge in interest in electric vehicles (EVs). Practically speaking, there’s one decent reason for that, but the core reason is probably just… Read More »Electric Vehicle Interest Surges 500% In UK On News Of 2030 Fossil Fuel Car Ban Zachary Shahan

The All-Electric Hyundai Kona Is Now Assembled In Nigeria! Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

November 21st, 2020 by Africa presents an exciting opportunity in the electromobility space. Africa’s low motorization levels present an opportunity for another leapfrog event, like seen previously in the telecommunications industry. The transition to electromobility in developed markets is happening a whole lot faster than previously thought. The European scene is red hot right now,… Read More »The All-Electric Hyundai Kona Is Now Assembled In Nigeria! Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Explained — How To Make Full Self-Driving AI Maarten Vinkhuyzen

November 21st, 2020 by Special thanks to Lieuwe Vinkhuyzen for checking that this very simplified view on building neural nets did not stray too far from reality. The inhabitants of the Tesla fanboy echo chamber have heard regularly about the Tesla Dojo supercomputer, with almost nobody knowing what it was. It was first mentioned, that… Read More »Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Explained — How To Make Full Self-Driving AI Maarten Vinkhuyzen

You May Be Surprised: Real-Life EV Range Test Compilation By Danish Motorist Association Jesper Berggreen

November 21st, 2020 by Denmark has been working on new legislation on registration fees on new electric vehicles (supposed to go into effect in the new year), but after 2 months of negotiations in the Danish parliament, it has been stranded. This uncertainty on pricing of electric vehicles going forward is not helpful. However, it… Read More »You May Be Surprised: Real-Life EV Range Test Compilation By Danish Motorist Association Jesper Berggreen

Proterra Sells Its 1,000th Electric Bus Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by US-based electric bus company Proterra has been a leader in the electric bus industry for several years. It appears that we first mentioned it here on CleanTechnica in 2013, and we’ve covered it dozens of times since then. The company has now passed a major milestone, selling its 1,000th electric bus.… Read More »Proterra Sells Its 1,000th Electric Bus Zachary Shahan

Robotaxis Can Now Collect Cash Money From Passengers In California Zachary Shahan

November 21st, 2020 by More than a dozen companies have long been approved to test out self-driving cars in California. Now, they can also charge passengers if they launch a robotaxi service. On Thursday, November 19, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved both the ability to launch robotaxi services and charge for them after… Read More »Robotaxis Can Now Collect Cash Money From Passengers In California Zachary Shahan

Fremont Police Dept. Releases Uplifting EV Pilot Program Results Johnna Crider

November 20th, 2020 by In March 2019, the Fremont Police Department began testing a Tesla Model S 85 that was customized for patrol operations. Testing ended one year later, and yesterday, the Fremont Police Department (PD) released the test results and emailed them over to CleanTechnica (and surely other media outlets). Results found that the… Read More »Fremont Police Dept. Releases Uplifting EV Pilot Program Results Johnna Crider

Sonnen Launches Lower-Priced Battery for Home Backup and Grid Services info@greentechmedia.com

After years of selling more expensive home battery systems, sonnen launched a new product Thursday to compete on cost with other mainstream options in the U.S. residential energy storage market. The Germany-based company, acquired by oil major Shell in 2019, designed its sonnenCore system to deliver daily cycling for grid services as well as backup… Read More »Sonnen Launches Lower-Priced Battery for Home Backup and Grid Services info@greentechmedia.com

Tesla Toys for Tots, Anti-Human Trafficking Parade, & Supercharger Meetup Johnna Crider

November 20th, 2020 by Firebaugh Tesla Supercharger Meetup Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley are holding an event to celebrate the club’s second anniversary on December 12. The group will drive from San Jose to the new Firebaugh Tesla Supercharger for a Tesla takeover. The new Supercharging station has 56 V3 superchargers, a convenience store, a… Read More »Tesla Toys for Tots, Anti-Human Trafficking Parade, & Supercharger Meetup Johnna Crider

UN Shipping Agency Greenlights A Decade Of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guest Contributor

November 20th, 2020 by Originally published on Transport & Environment. Statement on behalf of Pacific Environment, WWF, and the Clean Shipping Coalition — of which T&E is a member — on November 17: Governments have backtracked on their own commitments to urgently reduce climate-heating emissions from the shipping sector, environmental organizations have said following a… Read More »UN Shipping Agency Greenlights A Decade Of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guest Contributor

Voices Of 100%: Louisville’s Clean Energy Pledge Takes On Multiple Crises John Farrell

November 20th, 2020 by Originally published at ILSR.org Where do local climate and clean energy goals lie in the priority list, when the COVID-19 induced economic crisis and the crisis of racial inequality are so pressing? For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks… Read More »Voices Of 100%: Louisville’s Clean Energy Pledge Takes On Multiple Crises John Farrell

A Tesla Model 3 Took A Slice Of My Colleague’s Peugeot 208 — Literally Jesper Berggreen

November 20th, 2020 by My colleague got her Peugeot 208 shredded by a speeding Model 3 — not mine! It was a somewhat puzzling head-on collision — did the Tesla help its driver to try to avoid the collision or not? We may never know. My colleague, who wishes to have her name omitted, shared… Read More »A Tesla Model 3 Took A Slice Of My Colleague’s Peugeot 208 — Literally Jesper Berggreen

Renault Twingo EV Lands In Hot French EV Market (12% Share!) Jose Pontes

November 20th, 2020 by While the overall automotive market is continuing down its negative path (-10% in October), plugin sales continue to be steaming hot (+360%!). Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) are shining above everything else (up 388%, to 9,945 units, a new record). In October, they had a 50% share among all plugin vehicles (PEV)s, an… Read More »Renault Twingo EV Lands In Hot French EV Market (12% Share!) Jose Pontes

FERC Dissents Reveal Continued Political Tension on Clean Energy Policy info@greentechmedia.com

Thursday’s meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission started off with expressions of comity between its three commissioners. It ended with another round of dissents from its sole Democrat, who warned of possible legal challenges to FERC decisions approved by its Republican majority over his objections. Questions of political pressure on the avowedly nonpartisan agency… Read More »FERC Dissents Reveal Continued Political Tension on Clean Energy Policy info@greentechmedia.com

Decoding the New Energy Customer info@greentechmedia.com

Every pathway toward economywide decarbonization drives straight through a dramatic transformation in the electricity sector. But so much of the discussion in that sector focuses on the supply side: How fast will wind and solar displace fossil fuels? What will happen with natural gas? But there’s another important player in this game: the energy consumer.… Read More »Decoding the New Energy Customer info@greentechmedia.com