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Wake Up! It’s Time To Recognize Our Enormous Environmental Problems

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 8:16pm
Society will fail to achieve even modest sustainability goals without fully appreciating and expressing the scale of environmental problems and the breadth of the needed solutions

LeMond Launches Ultralight Prolog E-Bike – Just 26 Lbs.!

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 6:21pm
2020 was a banner year for e-bikes, and 2021 is shaping up to be even better with launch after launch of desirable, electrified two-wheelers. Today, we’ll be looking at the latest e-bike entry from storied bike-builder LeMond. It’s called the Prolog, and it’s an ultralight, pedal-assist e-bike with some slick tech, a reasonably accessible price [&hellip

New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 4:00pm
Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), a proven technology. Although it has many similarities to PHES, PHCAES has significant advantages over [&hellip

Tesla Model Y Aces NHTSA Safety Tests — Tesla Produces The Safest Vehicles

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 8:02am
The Tesla Model Y, 2020 CleanTechnica Car of the Year, has aced the NHTSA's safety tests, scoring 5 stars in every category — like the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and Tesla Model S before it

Elon Musk Is Taking Tesla Beyond Other Automakers With Common Sense: Long-Term Thinking

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 7:09am
Even casual observers are familiar with Tesla’s Master Plan, a three-part strategy to bring a mid-priced EV to the mass market

Sneak Peek: A Look At Tesla’s 4680 Cell Production (Video)

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 6:23am
Tesla recently provided a sneak preview of its 4680 cell production planned for Gigafactory Berlin in the company's latest recruitment video on LinkedIn. It reveals several small details of the 4680 production process that might be of interest to competing automakers in addition to potential employees

An Energy Efficiency Needle in the Relief Bill Haystack

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 5:54am
A critical tool for cutting greenhouse gas emissions is buried in the fine print of the massive “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” signed by President Trump. This tool is a provision that offers permanent tax incentives for highly energy-efficient commercial buildings

Albemarle Expanding Nevada Site to Increase Domestic Production of Lithium

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 5:39am
Albemarle Corporation has announced plans to expand capacity at its lithium production facility in Silver Peak, Nevada

What If Tesla Buys (Insert Automaker Name Here)?

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 5:06am
Before I started writing for CleanTechnica, it was always "(insert automaker name here) will crush Tesla." Mercedes, BMW, Ford, GM, or whoever. It was the age of concept EVs that were "better" than a Tesla -- the age of the "Tesla Killer."

Justice Barrett Should Join Colleague In Recusal Due To Deep Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to take up a procedural issue on January 19 related to a lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore seeking to hold oil and gas companies accountable for the climate change harms their products have caused

Porsche Taycan Beats Tesla’s EV Cannonball Record

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 4:48am
Kyle Connor, from the Out of Spec Motoring YouTube Channel, took a Porsche Taycan across the country on December 31 and set a new electric Cannonball record with a time of 44:26. This beats the previous record set by Connor and his team in a Tesla Model 3 by almost an hour

MARTA Orders 6 Xcelsior CHARGE Electric Buses

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 4:07am
The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, lovingly known as MARTA for those of us who live or have lived (in my case) in the Metro Atlanta area, has made a purchase and a statement in favor of clean energy. MARTA ordered six Xcelsior CHARGE™ zero-emission, battery-electric 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer

Dollars To Donuts: Ford Will Call Its Electric F-150 “Lightning”

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:29pm
It was a throwaway comment by my buddy, Matt Teske, but it was significant. We were talking about the upcoming all-electric Ford F-150, and he said, “You know, the ‘E-150’, or whatever they’re going to call it …” and we went on to talk about whether or not Ford would play V8 engine vroom-vroom sounds [&hellip

New South Wales Will Host 700 MW/2800 MWh Battery Storage Installation

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 8:42pm
The story here is not that planning for the largest storage battery in the world is going forward in the New South Wales, Australia. The story is that this is happening despite fierce opposition to renewable energy by the Australian government. In effect, the individual states and several energy producers are thumbing their noses at [&hellip

The Jobs Of Tomorrow — How Do CleanTech Skills Fare?

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 7:05pm
Shifts to decarbonization will demand new cleantech job skills and thinking

Charging At Home Makes EVs Cheaper To Own

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 6:07pm
After 24,000 miles, with a Tesla Model 3, Car and Driver says charging at home costs far less than using Tesla's Supercharger network.

Extreme Weather from the Stratosphere: Interview with ETH Climate Researcher Daniela Domeisen

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 4:57pm
ETH climate researcher Daniela Domeisen has documented how the stratosphere influences extreme weather events. What surprised her was the sheer range of potential impacts. She explains what this means for climate research and long-​term weather forecasts

Nuclear & Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 4:16pm
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), followed by coal (30%)

Some Things For Tesla To Consider As It Moves Into India

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 3:59pm
Arun Bhat, who is a part of Tesla Club India on Twitter, has a great idea as to what Elon Musk and Tesla can do in India. These suggestions are from the perspective of a Tesla shareholder in India who wants to buy his own Tesla

Electric Fireplaces — Safe, Cozy, Clean Flames

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 4:51am
In past articles, we’ve profiled some of the key technologies that are essential to the all-electric modern home of the future: heat pumps for space heating; induction stoves for incredibly precise and fast cooking; electric cars for pollution-free transportation; and heat pump water heaters for hot water. To this list we now add the electric fireplace

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