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Demand Flexibility Is Critical — Use It When We Have It

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:12am
To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and industries are necessary pillars to achieving this transition

ENGIE Installed Nearly 2 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy in US in 2020

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 4:00am
ENGIE has more power capacity installed globally than any other country. In recent years, it has made a strong shift to renewable energy. In North America, almost 100% of its installed power capacity comes from renewable energy or other low-carbon power (i.e., nuclear)

Sungrow Crosses 10 Gigawatts Of Solar Power Inverters In Americas

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 2:23am
Sungrow is apparently the world leader in solar power inverter solutions, and it announced recently that it crossed 10 gigawatts (GW) of cumulative inverter shipments in the Americas before the end of

Tesla Is Migrating From Programming Logic To Neural Nets For FSD Decision Making — What That Means (Video)

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:41pm
Tesla firmware hacker and researcher who goes by the name of "green" recently revealed that Tesla is migrating towards neural nets (NNs) for Full Self-Driving (FSD) decision making

Colorado Approves $110 Million Transportation Electrification Plan

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 9:31pm
Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential, commercial, and public sites across Colorado, under a $110 million plan formally approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission this week

Tim Berners-Lee Wants To Reinvent The Internet To Promote Innovation

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 9:14pm
30 years after helping create the internet, Tim Berners-Lee has a few ideas about how to make personal data more secure and drive innovation.

100% EV Roadmap For 2030 For USA Published By ZETA

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 7:08pm
A couple of mid-term and long-term targets are often expressed by people who follow this industry closely: 50% EV market share by 2025 and 100% by 2030. ZETA is committed to achieving the latter in the

The New Electric Renault 5 Prototype Brings Back Some Good Memories

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 7:05pm
The proposed Renault 5 prototype looks stunning. We need more small affordable electric city cars to accelerate adoption. The forthcoming Renault 5 and Renault 4 electric will be welcome additions

US Defense Dept. Doubles Down On Renewable Energy, DERS

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:16pm
Like a crouching tiger, the hidden dragon of the US renewable energy industry has spent four years waiting for an ally in the Oval Office.

Who Are Tesla India’s New Directors?

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 4:39pm
Tesla India is happening! Tesla just registered a new company in India called Tesla Motors India and Energy Private Limited. The new company was incorporated on January

The VanMoof S3 Makes Riding Electric Easy & Invisible (CleanTechnica Review)

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 3:00pm
At first glance, the VanMoof S3 looks like any other singlespeed bike on the market. Its clean lines and matte black paint contribute to its innocent looks, but the truth is the VanMoof S3 is a stealth e-bike set to take the industry by storm

Panasonic Plans Low-Cost, Cobalt-Free Battery In 2–3 Years

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:30am
Panasonic is working on a low-cost and cobalt-free battery, according to fresh reports. It hopes to help Tesla realize its goal of increasing the affordability of its electric vehicles, and one way to do this is a cobalt-free battery

Run On Less Shows How Far Electric Trucking Has Come In 2021

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 5:58am
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) third Run on Less event is an on-road, real-world demonstration for commercial battery electric trucks. It will showcase the current state of the technology and highlight the opportunity to accelerate adoption of zero-emissions freight movement

Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules Released

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 5:22am
Today, the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize released the official rules for the third and final phase of the Department of Energy (DOE) funded $5.5 million competition. The goal of this Prize is to develop and demonstrate processes that, when scaled, have the potential to profitably capture 90% of all discarded or spent lithium-based batteries (LIBs) in the United States, and re-introduce key materials into the U.S. supply chain

Solar & Wind Producers Back Tesla’s Direct Sales Push In New York

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 5:09am
In New York, traditional auto dealers have been fighting against both Tesla and other automakers from allowing their customers to buy directly from them. It's a tale as old as the EV movement — the dealerships don't want Tesla or other automakers to sell directly to their customers

Why Are Tesla Vehicles Not Perfect? It Might Be A Perfect Strategy!

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 4:03am
Right off the bat, let me be crystal clear: The following is pure speculation. My thoughts on how Tesla internally deals with quality issues of its products should not be taken for anything else than exactly that — speculation

Elon Musk Is Not Responsible For Raising The Minimum Wage, & Shouldn’t Be Punished For Paper Gains

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:50pm
I fully agree with Bernie Sanders that the minimum wage needs to be raised. I can't agree enough. But he brought Elon Musk into this topic and I wanted to point out that Elon isn't responsible for raising the minimum wage

Just One Year Later, Sony Vision-S Electric Car Hits The Road

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:40pm
They said it was just a concept. No plans for production. Nothing to see here, in other words. And that’s fine — but here we are, just one year after Sony shocked the automotive community with the launch of its Vision-S electric car at CES 2020, and there is a for-real, fully functional, 536 horsepower [&hellip

Michael Mann Has A New Book About Climate Denial And How To Fight It

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 8:37pm
In his latest book, Micheal Mann describes how the fossil fuel crowd have shifted their attack now that the events of the last year have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that climate change is here to stay.

Lies About Cleantech, Lies About Climate, Lies About Regulation & Taxes, Lies About Economics, Lies About Votes

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 8:22pm
This article is about a strategy of obsessive lying that led to this point in US history, and how The Big Lie has previously been targeted at cleantech, climate, regulatory, and economic matters