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Tesla Cruise Ships: Can We Get Them Next?

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:00pm
Cruise ships use diesel — diesel-electric or gas turbine engines — to propel themselves. A single, large cruise ship can consume 250 tons of fuel per day. A NOAA source stated that a cruise ship 900 to 1,100 feet long could have a fuel capacity of 1 to 2 million gallons. Heavy fuel oil is the most commonly used fuel in cruise ships, and Transport & Environment writes on its website that this fuel “contains 35000ppm sulphur, which is 3,500 times more polluting than road diesel.”

Commitments To Divest: Mayors Look To Green Recovery From COVID-19

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 5:45pm
Efforts to divest from fossil fuels continue, with more cities joining together to fight the climate crisis

Top US States for Percentage of Electricity from Solar

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 5:15pm
This report ranks US states according to the percentage of their electricity that comes from solar

Top Solar States Per Capita 2012 vs. 2020 — CleanTechnica Report

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 4:44am
After digging into an old spreadsheet to create a new report on top solar power states per capita, it crossed my mind to compare the results from the first half of 2020 with the results from 2012, which is the last time I had published such a report before today

Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 1:23am
If you've been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I'm returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states

Seismic Blasting By Oil & Gas Industry In Atlantic Ocean Halting On November 30

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 10:48pm
In rare good news, the federal permits that allow fossil fuel companies to use deafening airguns — which harm many marine species — will expire on November 30 and not be renewed

Save $39,000 to $114,000 Driving the Tesla Model Y, the World’s Best Crossover

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 10:02pm
In this article, I'm going to present a wide variety of ideas to save you money while buying an amazing electric car. This isn't an apple-to-apple comparison with another model. I've done a bunch of those

NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Commercial Crew Rotation Mission to International Space Station

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 7:53pm
NASA and SpaceX are beginning a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 is the first crew rotation mission with four astronauts flying on a commercial spacecraft, and the first including an international partner

Tesla Purchases European Battery Assembly Company

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 7:28pm
Tesla has acquired ATW Automation, a German company with experience building battery packs and modules for the automotive industry.

Cities Turn To Virtual Electric Vehicle Education In 2020

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 4:00pm
Electric vehicle (EV) drivers are often incredibly enthusiastic about their cars. It’s not just about keeping the air clean and reducing climate-warming emissions: it’s also about lower costs at the pump and fewer maintenance needs, year after year

What’s Hot Right Now On Tesla’s Black Market?

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 3:00pm
Tesla just ended a record quarter with 139,300 deliveries. It's encouraging to see the electric vehicle market rapidly grow in 2020. However, like everything else in 2020, there's always a dark side. It turns out an illicit black market for Tesla parts is beginning to heat up right now

Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 9:34am
The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump's rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

Tesla’s Future Is Not What We Thought

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 7:52am
Well it’s true, the response to Tesla Battery Day is a mixed bag of cats and we are all trying to see what we should make of it (just not in the culinary sense). It has been more than a week now, I have gone through the technologies, gone through the numbers, and have come to the following conclusion: what Tesla has presented to us is exactly what we had hoped for and were expecting

And The Next! 4th Roof Goes Up At Tesla Gigafactory Berlin (With Video)

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 6:45am
The next big roof is going up at a rapid clip at at the Tesla Berlin Gigafactory in Grünheide, Brandenberg. That makes it four! Tesla Gigafactory Berlin General Assembly Building (Viewed from East). Image Courtesy: Tobias Lindh We saw the previous roof start to go up on the body in white building at the end [&hellip

Why Is Battery Manufacturing So Hard? Tesla Battery Day For Dummies (Like Me)

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 1:37am
"Large-scale manufacturing, especially if it’s a new invention, is somehow between 1,000 and 10,000% times harder than a prototype.” — Elon Musk In this article, I will try to explain why