Environment

December 9th, 2020 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Originally published by Rocky Mountain Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies New Rocky Mountain Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies report outlines how a local government-driven infrastructure and economic recovery agenda can help build a healthier, safer, greener and more resilient America. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Bloomberg Philanthropies yesterday released an analysis
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December 7th, 2020 by Nexus Media  California is doubling down on electric vehicles (EVs). Critics say more plug-in cars will strain the power grid. Here’s why they’re wrong. Nissan LEAF charging in California, by Kyle Field, CleanTechnica. Originally published on Nexus Media News. Climate change ramped up its attacks on California this year, serving up
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Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change during a campaign event at the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., September 14, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters In the past four years, preventing climate change and saving the environment have not been high priorities in the
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QuantumScape unveiled the data about its new solid-state battery technology today, revealing some impressive results with fast-charging and long-range capacity. It received praise from many battery experts, including Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, who described the result as “a major breakthrough.” QuantumScape QuantumScape is a San Jose-based battery company founded 10 years ago by Jagdeep Singh,
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December 7th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Below were the top 20 articles published on CleanTechnica in November and then the top 20 articles published on CleanTechnica in the past week. Further down, below those, are 10 exclusive, completely original CleanTechnica stories that I especially enjoyed and would hope people found valuable. (If you did, you
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Toyota announced today that they will be unveiling a new all-electric SUV in the coming months. The automaker, which has been seen as a lagger when it comes to all-electric vehicles, says that it’s their ‘first step’ for battery-electric vehicles. Toyota has yet to launch an all-electric vehicle outside of China. The Japanese automaker has
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December 7th, 2020 by John Farrell  Originally published on ILSR.org Image: Kyle Fields, CleanTechnica Getting electricity customer-generators the compensation they deserve has been a battle in many states. Could a settlement between the utility and solar advocates squash net metering conflict for good? For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with
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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 5th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  Courtesy of NREL.By Anya Breitenbach The U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is predicted to exceed 25,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030. But, with only two commercial offshore wind plants currently operating in the United States, developers need accurate modeling to evaluate prospective new projects, weigh realistic costs against
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France boasts picturesque vineyards, gorgeous coastline and soaring mountain ranges. In one part of the country, a laser focus is now being put on the conservation and sustainability of another jewel in the country’s landscape: forests. Established in November 2019, the Forêts National Park is located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand-Est regions, near Paris. Speaking
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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 a discussion about Tesla making profits versus doing a massive capital raise, a new Tesla software update, Lucid’s factory, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is
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Energica has just announced a technological partnership designed to develop high tech electric watercraft. The Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer will be teaming up with Italian marine startup Sealence s.r.l. Energica described the company as “an innovative startup that has revolutionized the world of naval propulsion with its own DeepSpeed electric jet.” Together, the two companies
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A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 6, 2007 file photo. Susanne Miller | Reuters The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final
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Tesla isn’t the only upstart auto industry player having a big year. Luminar, which creates lidar technology critical to many automakers’ autonomous driving efforts, is going public on Thursday through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and the deal will make Luminar co-founder and CEO Austin Russell a billionaire — at the age of 25.
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December 3rd, 2020 by Press Release  The novel cooperation includes the development, simulation, and production of a suspension and chassis system for Sono Motors’ electric car Sion. The chassis system is integrated into Sono Motors’ new prototype for the first time. Munich, December 3, 2020 — Solar mobility provider Sono Motors has announced its cooperation
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December 1st, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Advanced Energy & Roanoke Electric CooperativeBy Kristi Brodd Roanoke Electric Cooperative is working with Fermata Energy to pilot the first electric vehicle (EV) charging system equipment to meet the North American standard for two-way current, as verified by Underwriters Laboratories. Roanoke Electric is seeking to unlock the value
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December 1st, 2020 by Kurt Lowder  The main reason I love writing for CleanTechnica is that it is mission-driven, not profit-driven. Not to be overly critical, but other sites I see don’t often put a spotlight on everyday environmental activists. Occasionally, I come across an activist/creator and just summarize their work as briefly as possible
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Tesla (TSLA) is trying to convince Cybertruck reservation holders to lease new Tesla vehicles now amid an important end-of-year delivery push. When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck last year, the automaker started taking reservations with $100 deposits. The highly-anticipated electric pickup truck had a polarizing design, but Tesla still managed to accumulate over 650,000 reservations, according
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