Month: August 2021

HELSINKI — A Chinese private launch company carried out a first low-altitude vertical takeoff, vertical land test late July. Deep Blue Aerospace fired up the Nebula-M VTVL test stage at a facility at Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province, reaching a height of almost 10 meters before briefly hovering and landing safely, the company announced Aug. 2. The
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Commercial EV manufacturer Lion Electric has announced that Vermont energy provider Green Mountain Power will purchase two of its all-electric heavy duty trucks. The purchase includes a Lion8 bucket truck for line crews and a Lion6 truck for electrical maintenance crews in the field. The Lion Electric Co. ($LEV) designs and manufactures zero emission versions
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The Storage Futures Study (SFS) was launched in 2020 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Storage Grand Challenge. The study explores how energy storage technology advancement could impact the deployment of utility-scale storage and adoption of distributed storage, as well as future power system infrastructure
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In a huge fossil graveyard in UK’s Cotswolds region, lies a unique fossil discovery that was ‘perfectly preserved’ since the Jurassic period. Paleontologists say that the seabed beneath the Cotswolds limestone quarry carries alien-like sea creatures. The ancient sea life uncovered from the huge Jurassic seabed were tens of thousands of marine invertebrates called echinoderms
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Earlier this week CleanTechnica hosted a webinar with several industry experts on the topic of accelerating quality solar development and origination. The live event was moderated by CleanTechnica’s founder and former CEO, Scott Cooney, who chatted with our panelists, Tony Chen, VP Sales at HST; Kelly Snyder, Senior Director of Origination at EDPR North America;
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Week in Review (2:50) FEATURES Here’s why it’s hard to hire (15:05) The interest in hiring individuals with expertise in environmental, social and governance has never been higher, as GreenBiz co-founder and Chairman Joel Makower reports this week. Why? We hear from two individuals experiencing this firsthand: Richard Mattison, chief product officer for ESG at S&P Global;
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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy F. Carter Smith | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Amazon dipped more than 7% in early trading Friday after the company on Thursday reported disappointing second-quarter results and gave weak guidance for the current quarter, suggesting recent pandemic-fueled momentum is slowing. The stock is on pace for its worst day
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Weather forecasting has made steady progress during the past several decades, yet the financial costs of extreme weather are staggering and getting worse. Part of the problem is that forecast improvements for the most impactful types of weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and winter storms, have been slower to materialize, often resulting in fluctuating forecasts
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NATURE BRIEFING 29 July 2021 Daily briefing: Predicting breakthrough COVID A study links high levels of virus-blocking antibodies to reduced risk of infection in vaccinated people. Plus: Turning water into metal, and a fossil that could be from Earth’s earliest known animal. Emma Stoye Emma Stoye View author publications You can also search for this
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WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed the White House’s nominee to be chief financial officer of NASA July 30, rounding out the senior leadership positions at the agency. The Senate, on a voice vote late in the day, confirmed Margaret Vo Schaus to be the agency’s CFO. The White House nominated her for the position April
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There are plenty of serious stories to cover in the run-up to the Olympics between the pandemic, record temperatures so high they’re making beach volleyball courts unplayable and, apparently, rogue oysters. On the lighter side, the headline that caught my eye this week was about the cardboard “anti-sex beds” in the Tokyo Olympic Village. While the social media cycle
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