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US Auto Sales Down 2,592,185 (15%) In 2020, Tesla Up 9%

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 5:52pm
The US auto market took a whipping in 2020. No one knows why. (Oh ... yeah ... never mind.) Overall, US auto sales were down by 2,592,185, or 15%, last year. Only three automakers saw their year-over-year sales increase from 2019 to

Lithium Miners & Battery Makers Are Feeling The Tesla Effect

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 3:01am
CNN reported that Tesla's stock surge isn't just making Elon Musk and Tesla investors rich — it's affecting other industries as well. Investors who are focusing on other industries, such as lithium and batteries, are also benefitting from Tesla's success

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Splashes Down Loaded With Science Experiments

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 1:44am
SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 8:26 p.m. EST on Wednesday west of Tampa off the Florida coast, marking the return of the company’s 21st contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for

Electrifying Fleets: Going From Pilot Scale To Full Scale

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 1:24am
Fleet electrification at pilot scale is relatively simple: buy a vehicle, buy an inexpensive Level 2 charger, and you’re done. But as fleet managers start electrifying a large share of their fleet vehicles, a more difficult set of challenges awaits and they will need to begin planning now

US Energy Department Announces $14.5 Million For Offshore Wind Environmental Research

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:47am
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $14.5 million for environmental research to support U.S. offshore wind development

Allgheny County Adds 6 More Xcelsior CHARGE Electric Buses

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:52pm
In Pittsburgh, the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) just chose to add six more of New Flyer's Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses to its fleet. These new buses are 40 feet long and are zero-emissions heavy-duty transit buses that will help the community to lower its collective carbon footprint

Improving The Efficiency Of Your Home, Series 2: Heating, Cooling, & Hot Water (Part One)

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:29pm
Reduce your carbon production by improving the efficiency of your heating/cooling appliances and (hot) water

Some Last-Ditch Efforts To Discredit Electric Vehicles

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:47pm
As long as there have been EVs, there have been anti-EV hit pieces in the media. No, they aren’t all financed by fossil fuel interests

Solar-Powered Amphibious Catamaran Concept Is A Literal Land Yacht

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:14pm
Genius is a difficult thing to understand. To those of us who, like me, are on the outside of it, genius can sometimes seem like madness, and it’s the sort of blurry area where an idea is actually so stupid that it loops back around into genius that we’re going to be looking into today. [&hellip

The $5K Sondors Metacycle Could Be The Entry-Level Electric Motorcycle You’re Waiting For

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:09pm
With a pricetag that could just as easily apply to a high-end electric bicycle instead of a full-on electric motorcycle, the new Sondors Metacycle just might be the affordable electric commuter vehicle that many of us have been waiting for

Summit Ridge Energy Now Has 42 Community Solar Farms In Operation In Illinois

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 8:40pm
Summit Ridge Energy put new 25 community solar farms online in Illinois in the 4th quarter of 2020, bringing the company's community solar farm total in Illinois to

Cutting Emissions To Zero CAN Halt Climate Change In Our Lifetimes

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:50pm
Michael Mann explains that the view that it would take tens or hundreds of years for the climate to stabilize after emissions were cut was the prevailing view until about a decade ago, and that emerging data and research indicates that it's simply not the case. The temperature rise would stop pretty fast, and then stabilize, and start going back to normal

Celestiq, Lyriq, And Hummer — GM Wows ‘Em At CES 2021

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:29pm
GM made a big splash at CES 2021 with news about the upcoming Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq, and Cadillac Celestiq. Is it time to buy GM stock

US Air Force Decarbonizes On Wings Of Energy Efficiency

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:25pm
A major new energy efficiency project in Japan gives the US Air Force a jump on President-elect Joe Biden's climate action plan

God Bleeds – Oil Graduates Aren’t Finding Jobs

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 6:53pm
Don't assume that oil is some Goliath that can't be beat. All it took was a rock in just the right place (COVID-19) to bring him down

Elon Musk Invited To Build A Tesla Factory At Soon-To-Be-Vacant Honda Site

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 6:26pm
Swindon Borough Councillor Dale Heenan has invited Elon Musk via Twitter to build a Tesla factory at a soon-to-be-vacant Honda site in South Marston, England

Denmark, Luxembourg, & Netherlands Lead On Electric Buses In Europe

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:07pm
Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment

New York’s $306 Billion 2021 Infrastructure Plan — Largest In Nation

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 4:40pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has just announced that state's 2021 infrastructure plan. It's a $306 billion plan, making it the largest in the nation. The plan includes a lot of support for climate-friendly transportation solutions. Let's take a quick look

Swappable Container Waterborne Transport Battery

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:47am
The European Commission's Horizon 2020 Program is funding a swappable container waterborne transport battery. Called Current Direct, this program plans to revolutionize the way goods are moved by water

2021: The Year the Rubber Meets the Road for Electric Trucks

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:43am
2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the electric vehicle. While this is true across weight classes and duty cycles, perhaps none are better positioned for growth than trucks