Environment

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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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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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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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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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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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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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including our thoughts on what 2021 holds for electric cars, the Tesla Model S/X refresh, a Model Y interior update, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and
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January 1st, 2021 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on EV Annex.by Charles Morris The global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy isn’t going to happen because it’s the best choice for human health and the environment. Observing the way humans have responded to the current pandemic should put to rest any delusions about our
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Tesla is now listing a new manufacturing process job at Gigafactory Nevada for the Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric semi truck. Tesla Semi When launching Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that the production versions of Tesla Semi, which are class 8 trucks with 80,000-lb capacities, will have 300-mile and 500-mile range options
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December 31st, 2020 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review Originally published on May 28, but a clear highlight of the year. In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review.
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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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December 31st, 2020 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EV Annex. Investing in Tesla has always been a rollercoaster ride. This year, however, Tesla’s stock has surged higher and higher all while settling into the prestigious S&P 500. It’s been quite rewarding for retail investors — minting some surprised (and happy) millionaires in the process. Tesla Model
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Tesla has now opened a new world largest Supercharger station with a whopping 72 charging stalls just a month after beating its own record number of stalls at a charging station. Tesla Supercharger Network Unlike most automakers producing electric vehicles, Tesla doesn’t rely on third-party charging networks. Early on, Tesla decided to invest into its
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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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December 30th, 2020 by David Zarembka  In 2007 when Gladys and I moved to Kenya, we bought this 150 watt solar panel and a battery at a cost of about $2,000. First it took Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) more than six months to connect the grid electricity to our house. When we were
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December 29th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  More Than $16 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds and Technical Support for Five Large Transit Operators Additional $2.5 Million Available Statewide for School Buses that Reduce Emissions Expands Charge Ready NY Incentives for Disadvantaged Communities and Enhances Options for Aggregated Electric Transit Bus Purchasing Lowering Carbon Emissions Supports Governor Cuomo’s
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