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Texas Natural Gas Production Fell ~45% During Cold Front

19 min 2 sec ago
During the cold snap that affected much of the central part of the country, U.S. dry natural gas production fell to as low as 69.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on February 17, a decline of 21%, or down nearly 18.9 Bcf/d from the week ending February 13. Natural gas production in Texas fell […]

A Proposal To Test Cybertruck’s Mettle Metal

8 hours 54 min ago
In a recent article, I explored whether Cybertruck will be able to resist stray bullets. The answer was that it could, but only if the round came from far away. This got me to thinking that it would sure make for a fun article to get some scraps of the same metal that Cybertruck is […]

Hydrogen is Big Oil’s Last Grand Scam 

11 hours 13 min ago
By Alex Grant, Principal, Jade Cove Partners, San Francisco, USA, & Paul Martin, Chemical Process Development Expert, Toronto, Canada Exxon first correctly identified combustion of their hydrocarbon products as the cause of future catastrophic climate change as early as 1977.¹ But for decades, Exxon successfully ensured that their investors and the world’s governments would not know what […]

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes

12 hours 29 min ago
Research to Unleash Enhanced Geothermal Systems Can Unlock Innovative Carbon-Free Clean Energy Source

Green Hydrogen, Waste Hydrogen Both In Play For Rapid Decarbonization

13 hours 21 min ago
A new gigascale green steel project in Sweden aims at sprinkling green hydrogen fairy dust on electric vehicles everywhere.

Heat Pumps & Efficiency — Key Solutions To Texas’ Electricity Woes

13 hours 52 min ago
By Alejandra Mejia Cunningham & Pierre Delforge  As Texans continue to grapple with the devastation from recent winter storms, it is becoming increasingly clear that the failure of the state’s electric system was caused as much by an exceptional surge in demand for power as it was by a failure of power plants that weren’t equipped to handle the severe weather. The sweeping blackouts that left millions in […]

Canada Used To Provide A Lot Of World’s Lithium, But Can It Revive That?

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:50pm
There's a lot of lithium in the world. There's no particular worries about running short, and many innovators such as E3 are working to make places where it isn't dirt cheap and easy at least competitive. Canada's oil and gas region might have a secondary product as demand for their primary output dries up.

From Ignorance To Greed To Ideology To Propaganda: The Failures Of Texas’ Grid

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:47pm
Dozens of Texans are dead, hundreds facing potentially lifelong medical disability, more facing impossible financial expectations after a fiscally challenging year. No wonder the people in charge are pointing anywhere but at the real problems.

EV Charging Station Installations Increasing Fast In USA — 245 in 2009 to 20,000+ in 2019

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 8:58pm
Electric vehicle sales are blowing up like fireworks in Europe. Compared to that, it’s hard to look at the US market with much inspiration, but Tesla has seen strong and growing sales since the Model 3 came out, and there is hope for stronger overall growth with EVs coming to market in 2021 and beyond. […]

Why It Makes Sense For USPS To Have Some Gas Vehicles

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 8:05pm
As CleanTechnica detailed in another article, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently chose a vendor to replace the service’s aging and degraded fleet of vehicles. The vehicles come with a very nice set of new features compared to the Grumman LLV they’re replacing, but they’re going to be ordered in both gas-powered and electric […]

Oshkosh Defense Wins Contract To Build Next Generation Vehicles For USPS

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 7:53pm
Oshkosh Defense has won the contract to design and build up to 160,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles for the US Postal Service.

22% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany!

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 6:11pm
The German passenger plugin vehicle (PEV) market started the year like it ended the last one — on fire — with registrations doubling to 36,903. So, it seems there’s no stopping the German EV locomotive. While full electrics (BEVs) jumped significantly (+118% year over year), plugin hybrids (PHEVs) did even better (+138% YoY). That allowed […]

Minesweeper: How To Get The US Back To Building Things

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 6:05pm
A recent piece in MIT Technology Review raises some very good points. The United States is getting really bad at building big things, and that’s going to make solving climate change nearly impossible if the US government and large contractors don’t get their acts together. The problem is that the agencies that should be building […]

Coal Projected To Exit US Electricity By 2033. Trump Might Have Killed It.

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 5:45pm
In 2019, the Navajo Generating Station closed. Decades earlier, it was blamed for hazing up the views of the Grand Canyon, and causing other environmental ills. While they worked to clean up the plant’s emissions, it still became a posterchild for the ills of coal power generation and even pollution in general. The beautiful desert […]

DHL Teams With Volvo Trucks To Speed Up Transition To Fossil-Free Trucking

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 5:23pm
Electric buses, electric garbage trucks, and even electric construction equipment are becoming more and more commonplace in urban landscapes, but there’s still some debate over whether or not battery electric vehicles will take over open-road, long distance trucking any time soon. To help make the case that electric trucking is the way forward, DHL Freight […]

How Much of Warren Buffett’s Empire is at Risk if Elon Musk’s Vision for the Future is Realized?

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 4:00pm
Warren Buffett recently invested billions into big oil with his $4.1 billion stake in Chevron, which leads us to think that he just not into clean energy any more. In 2014, he invested billions more into renewables, but one would think that if you really cared about making the world a cleaner place, you’d go […]

Taking The Gloves Off In California Battle Over Oil

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 3:21pm
By Ann Alexander  California’s oil industry has an 800-pound gorilla reputation of getting pretty much what it wants in Sacramento. Armed with millions of dollars to pay lobbyists and a well-oiled astroturf machine to create the illusion of public support, it has successfully leaned on the state’s legislators — despite the Democratic supermajority in both houses — to stay away […]

Safety Third: I Was Wrong To Fear The Tesla FSD Beta

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 4:00am
An article I wrote a couple months ago got a lot of negative attention. Some people harassed me on Twitter to the point where I blocked a few people. One very prominent person in the industry told my editors that it was “idiotic.” At the time, I thought the Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta rollout […]

Revenue-to-Cost Ratios for Solar PV & Natural Gas — U.S. EIA Forecast by Region & Overall

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 1:00am
Editor’s note: Note that this evaluation does not take social, environmental, or public health costs into account, and natural gas comes with high social, environmental, or public health costs. Those costs, for the most part, are not priced into power plant costs in the United States. A supplemental report to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s […]

Modular Battery System From Xerotech Could Electrify The Construction Equipment Market

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:53pm
Combining seven variants of modules with a choice of battery cell chemistry, a new “turnkey” modular battery system from technology firm Xerotech is promising to revolutionize the construction equipment market by offering manufacturers a flexible, scalable battery pack that can go in — well, just about everything! The battery packs’ main advantage comes from the […]