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Funny Tesla Stories from TikTok

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 3:54am
As I was doing my late-night scroll through TikTok, I came across Jon Moss's first experience in a Tesla. It's a comedic skit that had me laughing as the video looped. He also shared it on his Instagram, which makes it easier for us to share with you

Register Today for “Resilient Home 411” — Next Solar Decathlon Virtual Session

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 2:52am
Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® has inspired more than 450 collegiate teams and 23,000 students worldwide. In addition to the focus on tomorrow’s leaders, the Solar Decathlon has a foundational goal of providing educational programs and opportunities for the general public

Solar & Wind Power Growth In UK From 2012–2020 (Charts)

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 1:03am
At the end of 2020, I published a report on solar power, wind power, and fossil fuel power market share changes from 2010 to 2020. A helpful reader, Mike Dyke, directed me to UK data for the same period

Eco-Terrorism And Renewable Energy In Nebraska: The Two Faces Of Climate Policy

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:46am
Nebraska is experiencing a boom in renewable energy while at the same time allowing an ethanol plant to endanger the health and safety of some residents.

McLaren Secures A Spot On The 2022 Formula E Grid

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:07pm
Thanks to McLaren Racing, Formula E is getting yet another boost -- this time, to its credibility as a top-flight racing series

Fastned’s Tentacles Extend Into Switzerland & France

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 8:12pm
Fastned is one of the largest EV fast charging networks in Europe, and might well be the network with the best designs in the world. Stations are solar powered. Multiple charging ports are offered. Even Tesla adapters are included for Tesla drivers who want to fast charge

Failed Insurrection Fails To Stop US Solar Power Juggernaut

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 7:22pm
US Energy Department really, really wants you to know that the US solar power revolution is alive and kicking

Digging Into Yahua Lithium & Its 5 Year Lithium Agreement With Tesla

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 6:41pm
As we previously reported, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group made an announcement at the end of December that its subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, signed a 5-year lithium supply agreement with Tesla. The contract's value is reported to be a range of $630-880 million. Yahual Lithium will provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla from 2021 through 2025. Here's a bit more information and commentary on that deal

Heavy-Duty Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Pilot Launched By New Flyer & Li-Cycle

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:50pm
The future of electric vehicles is batteries, batteries, batteries. That means a lot of mining for nickel, lithium, cobalt, and other minerals. Indeed, with the enormous growth in demand expected in the electric vehicle industry in the coming years

In Midst Of Insurrection, Texas Roots For Green Hydrogen Future

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 3:00pm
Texas aims to keep on being the energy capital of the USA, with a heavy assist from green hydrogen, wind power, solar power, and biogas

Nuro Gets California’s 1st Autonomous Vehicle Permit, Ouster Going Public

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 6:23am
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the ability to both launch robotaxi services & autonomous delivery services and to charge for them. The first company to get a permit to do so is Nuro

Trump Proved That Clean Energy Can’t Be Beat

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 3:05am
Here's a quick review of the ways Trump and other Republicans tried to stack the deck against renewables, electric vehicles, and other clean technologies, and look at why they failed

How Is Crowd-Driven AI Image Analysis Changing Algorithmic Training?

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 2:35am
In the era of quickly-evolving AI, humans can still lend a helping hand

New Zealand & Others Set Example Of How To Fight Invasive Species

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 2:15am
Invasive species around the world pose special challenges for communities

Climate Action Hawk Arnold Schwarzenegger Brings Conan Sword Down Upon Trump Enablers

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:45am
Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a leading voice for climate action and now he has something to say about Trump enablers, too

Rare Earth Minerals Might Be Found in More Places

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:27am
Irish researchers recently figured out where a lot more rare earth minerals could be found, which could make a big difference for renewable energy technologies

A Guide To Fuel Efficient Driving — Part Three

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:12am
While electric vehicles (EVs) are very slowly taking over the world, most people still drive gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, known as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. While we cannot bring them to carbon neutrality via greater efficiency, we can reduce their carbon footprint with how we drive

CATL Putting $3 Billion Into 3 New Battery Factories, LG Chem Doubling Its China-Made Battery Production

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 11:11pm
The two largest EV battery producers in the world, as I recently reported, are CATL and LG Energy Solution (formerly LG Chem). They intend to stay at the top. On the last day of 2020, CATL announced a 39 billion yuan ($5.9 billion) investment into three new battery factories in China. LG Energy Solution, meanwhile, plans to more than double its battery cell production in China

What Drove Surprise Release Of Tesla Model Y Standard Range?

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 9:51pm
Half a year after Elon Musk said, in July 2020, that Tesla would not launch an under-250-mile-range Model Y Standard Range, the company did just that, rolling out the cheaper Model Y on its website on Thursday, January Could Buy Automaker, Waymo Ditching “Self-Driving,” Xpeng Adds Lidar — Autonomous Driving Updates

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 8:32pm
Stories related to autonomous driving tech have been building up, so I'm going to run through a few of them right here., Waymo, and Xpeng each have some news to bring to the table