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Exclusive Interview: Mayor of America’s 10th Largest City on Benefits & Challenges of Electrification

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 5:22am
I’ve been following San Jose’s Mayor, Sam Liccardo, for some time. In 2019, I heard from environmentalists in California about how he was instrumental in getting all-electric building legislation through the city council of the nation’s 10th largest city. I’ve also been tracking San Jose's nation-leading efforts in clean electricity and electric vehicles

Elon Musk, Workaholic Money Maker: “People Tend To Overrate Risk”

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 4:13am
Recently, the über-rich Amazon founder Jeff Bezos got bumped from his #1 spot. As Akshay Sawai writes in Money Control, "The man who wants to put people on Mars has become the richest man on Earth."

U.S. Manufacturers Invited to Participate in Distributed Wind Technology Innovation

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 3:16am
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) and is accepting applications for the DOE Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) for distributed wind

Microsoft Invests $2 Billion In Cruise In Bid To Lead Autonomous Driving Revolution

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:18am
Microsoft will invest $2 billion in Cruise, the autonomous driving division of General Motors. Its Azure cloud computing platform will be used by Cruise to improve its TaaS model.

Under Biden Administration, Passenger Car Regulations Must Keep Up With Opportunity

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:00am
With a new administration taking office and a new decade upon us, it’s a perfect opportunity to recommit to holding the automobile industry accountable under the Clean Air Act

U.S. Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University & Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:34pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is partnering with Youngstown State University and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance workforce development for the battery manufacturing industry. The $1 million project will assist

27% Plugin Vehicle Share In Germany — Open The Plugin Gates!

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:37pm
The German automotive market has opened the floodgates to plugin electric vehicles, with December setting yet another record sales month. Nearly 83,000 plugin vehicles (PEVs) were registered in December, resulting in an amazing 27% market share

Skid Detection Software From Bird Clamps Down On Electric Scooter Fun

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 8:15pm
New skid detection tracking software from "last mile" commuter company Bird clamps down on electric scooter fun

Hours Before Inauguration, Clean Power Got A Clean Slate From Federal Court

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 7:36pm
The EPA's Affordable Clean Energy rule has bitten the dust thanks to the DC Circuit Court, clearing the way for Clean Power Plan

Mercedes-Benz EQA Starts From €47,540 Pre-Incentives, 426km WLTP & 30 Minute Charging

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 5:05pm
Mercedes-Benz has just shown off its incoming EQA full battery electric vehicle, due to start European deliveries in March 2021. The range and charging specifications of the first edition “EQA 250” are decent, a rough match for the larger Audi e-tron (which has proven very popular in Europe), and at a competitive price point for [&hellip

StoreDot, Penn State Announce Batteries That Recharge In Under 10 Minutes

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 1:39pm
StoreDot is an Israeli company that said back in 2018 it was working on an EV battery that could be recharged in just 5 minutes. Since then, it has tested fast charging batteries for portable electronics and motorcycles. Now it says it has produced 1000 EV batteries on an actual production line that will power [&hellip

5/3 Bank Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 5:51am
CleanTechnica switched to Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) in 2019. Two big factors for us were 1) it had the most ambitious clean energy achievements and plans of any bank, and 2) it won't

Tesla Hiring For 500 Positions In Florida — Many Solar Related

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 4:54am
Tesla is hiring for 500 positions in Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports. CareerSource Tampa Bay is partnering up with Tesla to host a virtual hiring event on January 27, from 10 am through 2 pm, in hopes of filling positions available for both Tesla's solar and automotive positions

2020 Ends Hottest Decade On Record

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 4:11am
It is now official, 2020 ends the hottest decade on record

SpaceX Will Repurpose Oil Rigs To Build A Starship Spaceport At Sea

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 3:51am
SpaceX is planning to use oil rigs to build a Starship Spaceport at sea in South Texas

Gothenburg Partners With Volvo To Create A Climate-Neutral City

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:35am
The Swedish city of Gothenburg is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. Despite this, the city has set a rather ambitious climate goal for itself. With the help newly created urban zones that will serve as test beds for advanced sustainable technologies, Gothenburg plans to become a climate-neutral city by the year 2030. What's more, they've enlisted Volvo to help

1887 HP Rimac C_Two Electric Supercar Is Officially Sold Out

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 9:59pm
It may cost a cool $2 million, but that hasn't stopped people from snapping up the 1887 HP Rimac C_Two Electric Supercar. It is SOLD OUT!

Siemens Gamesa And Siemens Energy Green Hydrogen Initiative For Offshore Wind And Middle East

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 8:45pm
Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy will work together to create an electrolyzer for offshore wind platforms that will make green hydrogen from renewable electricity.

Minneapolis Health Department Splits The Bill With Green Investors

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 7:31pm
For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell talks with Patrick Hanlon, Director of Environmental Programs for the Minneapolis Health Department. They discuss Green Cost Share: a program that promotes public health by matching investments in solar and energy efficiency projects

Alaska Invests In Tesla (TSLA) — Owns 126,754 Shares

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:42pm
Alaska's Department of Revenue has raised its stake in Tesla (TSLA) stock and reduced its investments in three other stocks to make room for that stake, Barrons reports. Those stocks are as follows

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