Environment

January 12th, 2021 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, October 2020 According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity
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Tesla is again expanding Gigafactory Shanghai with new buildings coming up on the eastern side. The automaker is also looking to add a design director to its Chinese team ahead of the new planned $25,000 electric car. Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai Gigafactory Shanghai was a big success story for Tesla in 2020. After quickly managing to
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January 10th, 2021 by Jennifer Sensiba  Irish researchers recently figured out where a lot more rare earth minerals could be found, which could make a big difference for renewable energy technologies. Why Rare Earth Elements Matter Rare earth minerals are a big part of today’s renewable energy technologies. Metals like ytterbium, scandium, and neodynium are
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January 10th, 2021 by Jennifer Sensiba  Image: Zach Shahan, CleanTechnica If 2021 were given to all of us on a 7-day trial, most of us wouldn’t have kept the subscription. Violence, political strife, and worse have given all but Trump’s most loyal supporters a bad taste in their mouths. I know he didn’t want to
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January 9th, 2021 by U.S. Department of Energy  Intersections Between Wind Energy and Wildlife Set Up Opportunities for Coexistence As wind energy continues to supply more power to the electric grid, development of cost-effective solutions to detect and deter wildlife from wind energy facilities grows with increasing importance. Wildlife impacts can extend permitting timelines, add
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January 8th, 2021 by John Farrell  Originally published at ILSR.org. A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that America’s monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. While last year’s Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear
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The CEO of Daimler emphasized the importance of low-emission technologies and innovation on Friday, telling CNBC that the automotive industry was “in the middle of a transformation.” “Next to the things that we know well — to build, frankly, the world’s most desirable cars — there are two technological trends that we’re doubling down on:
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January 6th, 2021 by NRDC  Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.By Kit Kennedy  Part of NRDC’s Series Reviewing 2020 Climate & Clean Energy Developments It was the year that never seemed to end. The 2020 blows kept coming as the inter-related crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial brutality, climate upheaval, and economic recession inflicted hardship and loss
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January 6th, 2021 by Johnna Crider  It’s a mid-late Sunday morning and as my cats race around my home like its Nurburgring, I open Twitter to see a tweet by Earl of Frunkpuppy that inspires this piece. In his tweet, below, Earl shared an image of four Tesla-related headlines over the years. Looking over the
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The facility is located in Cornwall, a county in the southwest of England. Geothermal Engineering Ltd Energy firm Ecotricity has signed a ten-year deal for electricity which will be produced by a British geothermal power plant, representing another step forward for the country’s fledgling industry.    The company’s power purchase agreement with Geothermal Engineering Limited
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January 5th, 2021 by U.S. Department of Energy  Happy New Year! The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind,
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Tesla has released a new map of its upcoming Supercharger stations, adding many new planned stations to the network, removing others, and updating timelines in the process. Tesla Supercharger network The Supercharger network is one of Tesla’s two charging networks along with the “Destination network.” While the Destination network focuses on providing charging solutions at
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January 4th, 2021 by U.S. Department of Energy  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will host an informational webinar for its new $45 million Fiscal Year 2021 Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator funding opportunity on January 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. ET. DOE seeks to fund 10–20 research and development projects that will advance solar
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Blacksmith Electric has added a new electric scooter model known as the B4 to its existing lineup of electric motorcycles and scooters. The Chennai, India-based electric motorbike startup appears to have drawn heavily upon the design of their previous iteration, the B3. That scooter was in turn largely based on their stunning B2 electric cruiser motorcycle
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December 30th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Are you involved in “high-risk, innovative solar research and technology development projects with potential for commercialization?” If so, Uncle Sam wants you! More specifically, you are free to submit letters of intent to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer funding
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