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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Washington State-based Droog Moto has just unveiled its latest offering, the all-electric DM-017 V2 E-Fighter, which is based on a 2020 Zero DS electric motorcycle. Droog Moto is a bespoke motorcycle company that starts with popular motorcycles and modifies them into unique, often unrecognizable new machines. They currently offer four models, two of which are
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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October 25th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s a maxim that I imagine could get you fired from Tesla. Tesla is obsessively focused on “fixing” what is working fine but not working as well as it could be. Tesla is obsessively trying to take products and systems apart, whittle
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October 23rd, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  People who don’t follow cleantech, or individual cleantech industries, often think that solar, wind, and batteries are sort of small, niche markets. Actually, these have become large markets in recent years and are often the quickest growing markets. Similarly, related smart grid and energy efficiency companies are booming. Need
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October 22nd, 2020 by Johnna Crider  TransAlta Renewables has announced the commercial operation of WindCharger, a milestone energy storage project powered by Tesla Megapacks. The project just went live in Alberta, Canada, and is actually Alberta’s first utility-scale battery storage project. The lithium-ion energy storage project has a nameplate power capacity of 10MW and a
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October 20th, 2020 by Joe Wachunas  In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient. The promise of electricity that was “too cheap to meter” meant that
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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October 19th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  By AnneMarie Horowitz On Wednesday, October 21, join C3E International and USAID’s Power Africa for Women’s Clean Energy Wednesday: International Spotlight on Rwanda. Register here to join this 8:00 AM ET conversation featuring speakers discussing the ways women are at the helm of Rwanda’s clean energy transition, aiming to meet
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October 17th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst While other news is capturing plenty of the public’s attention these days, there are some headline-worthy happenings in the world of offshore wind, including the first turbines in US federal waters. If you could use a splash of good
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The solar energy trade is soaring. Invesco’s Solar ETF (TAN) has become one of the market’s hottest exchange-traded funds, up almost 139% year to date and counting as former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in presidential election polls. Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which would focus on promoting clean energy, has been
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