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Santa Monica To Pilot Zero Emissions Delivery Zones

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The city of Santa Monica’s main business district has been chosen as the pilot for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s new Neighborhood Zero Emissions Delivery Zone.

Nico Rosberg: All-Electric Off-Road Racing Is “Really Exciting”

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Since retiring from F1, Rosberg has dedicated his racing career to sustainable technologies "to not only drive awareness but also inspire action in the fight against climate change.".

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Tyler, City In Texas, Changes Its Law Banning Solar Panels From Public View

CleanTechnica

I recently wrote about a senseless law in Tyler, Texas, that banned residents from getting solar if the panels were visible to the public. Well, we have great news! That law has been changed.

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Tesla: “European demand remains well above supply” (Despite Having #1 Top Selling EV — By Far)

CleanTechnica

If you follow our monthly electric vehicle sales reports (we publish a bunch), you probably know that the Tesla Model 3 is the best selling electric vehicle in Europe — by far. However, reading the European EV sales market is a bit like trying to read your future with tea leaves.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

What Is Tesla’s “Future Product” In Q2 Shareholder Letter?

CleanTechnica

Aside from the normal number fun regarding Tesla sales growth, its US auto market leadership, Tesla Supercharger growth, Tesla store & service center growth, and Tesla solar & energy storage growth, one thing stood out to me quite a bit from the Q2 Tesla shareholder letter.

Ductless Heat Pumps Demystified

CleanTechnica

Climate change has the odd effect of making many of us inordinately excited about appliances we never used to care about. Suddenly, all the background machines, which have up to now been unconsciously powering our lives, have taken on outsized importance.

The Benefits of Electric School Buses, V2G for Low-Income Communities

CleanTechnica

By Alison Wiley I love the school bus world because it is full of heart and makes public education possible, especially for low-income communities.

Tesla Owners Unite To Perform A Charity Drive In Honor Of A Tesla Owner Who Died From Myocarditis

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Owners Club of East Bay (TOEB) is hosting a charity drive in honor of a club member who suddenly died from a rare heart condition, Myocarditis.

“I’m Buying A Tesla” — Model S Plaid vs. Taycan Turbo S, & It Wasn’t Even Close

CleanTechnica

Drag Times recently took a Porsche Taycan and a Model S Plaid out to the track. Obviously, the Plaid won, but I was a little shocked by just how hard it trounced the Taycan. Keep in mind that The Taycan was pulling pretty damned hard already, and had beaten a Model S not too long […].

Reverse Vending Machine That Pays Cash For Plastic — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

Olyns has launched what is technically a reverse vending machine that will make it easier (or more personally worthwhile) for consumers to recycle plastic. The elegant and convenient solution is aimed at helping to meet the 1 billion pounds of commercial demand for recycled plastic (rPET).

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

CleanTechnica Webinar: Accelerating Quality Development & Origination (Video)

CleanTechnica

Earlier this week CleanTechnica hosted a webinar with several industry experts on the topic of accelerating quality solar development and origination.

Tesla Megapack Battery Caught On Fire During Neoen’s Testing, No One Injured

CleanTechnica

For the first time, a Tesla Megapack caught on fire yesterday at the newly registered Victoria Big Battery in Moorabool, which is in the state of Victoria, Australia. News7 Melbourne shared images of one Megapack battery unit that was ablaze.

The Infrastructure Bill’s $7.5B For EV Charging Stations Can Do A LOT

CleanTechnica

In a recent story CleanTechnica shared, we revealed some of the specific amounts the latest version of an infrastructure bill would spend on various climate and clean transport initiatives. While small in comparison to the other big ticket items, it allocates $7.5

Celebrating 3 NREL Women Advancing Energy Storage

CleanTechnica

Energy storage research initiatives at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are as diverse as the individuals who support these projects.

European EV Talks & Challenges At Chargers On Our Volkswagen ID.4 Journey

CleanTechnica

In my previous article, I left the WysokieNapiecie.pl team in Miluza/Mulhouse, France, after the incredible 1370 km they travelled in one day. You may wonder why drive so much for so many hours, and I will share the reason for that later on.

Tesla’s Ongoing War Against Door Handles

CleanTechnica

Tesla has had a bit of a tortured relationship with door handles. It started with Tesla’s “self-presenting” door handles on the Model S. Then, door handles transformed a bit with the Model X — more on that later.

AQUA Electric Marine Fast Charger Comes to Monaco

CleanTechnica

At the risk of sounding too much like Sophia Petrillo, I’m going to ask you to picture it: Northern Italy, 2022 — you just docked your high-end electric powerboat when the phone rings.

Confession Time: I Might Be In Love With The Xbus

CleanTechnica

The world is rapidly filling up with big, tough, capable electric trucks that are ready to rough-and-tumble their way through a post-apocalyptic landscape.

CATL Reveals Sodium-Ion Battery With 160 Wh/kg Energy Density

CleanTechnica

The new CATL sodium battery that has several advantages over traditional lithium batteries. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries 2011 Solar Decathlon battery energy density CATL Energy density hybrid battery pack sodium-ion batteries sodium-ion battery

Lower Battery Costs, High Value of Backup Power Drive Distributed Storage Deployment

CleanTechnica

Fourth Report in NREL’s Storage Futures Study Uses Distributed Generation Market Demand Model To Estimate Behind-the-Meter Storage Capacity, Identify Drivers of Customer Adoption.

“Fort Renewable” Shows Benefits of Batteries & Microgrids for Military & Beyond

CleanTechnica

Early-Stage Companies Used Microgrid Validations at NREL To Size-up Commercial Systems—the Results Have High-Impact Lessons for the Larger Grid.

SEC Chief Suggests Mandatory Climate Disclosure Rule

CleanTechnica

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday that he was asking staff to consider making companies disclose climate risks in their annual reports, noting that investors want more information on climate change and directing the SEC to develop a carbon-disclosure rule by the end of the year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reflects Openly About The Sustainability Journey

CleanTechnica

In pursuit of excellence, Elon Musk has embraced the high's and low's of business, achieving successes alongside some life disappointments.

Infrastructure Deal Includes Billions For EV Charging Stations & Electric School Buses

CleanTechnica

The Senate voted (67–32) to begin debate on a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill yesterday, with about half of it dedicated to new federal funding that contains a significant chunk for “climate resilience.”

Italy’s EV Sales Keep Growing In June As Dacia Spring Hits The Market

CleanTechnica

Electric mobility's long road to mainstream adoption continues in June. Sales across Europe keep climbing and Italy's numbers follow suit, in a noteworthy end to the first half of the year that sees near-record levels of EV registrations.

The Nissan LEAF’s Charging Future: Better In Some Ways, But Still In Question

CleanTechnica

With recent news that Tesla is going to allow EVs from other manufacturers to charge cars at their Supercharger stations, and new details coming out of the Q2 earnings call, it’s an exciting time for the owners of those other EVs.

Looking Back, Should You Have Purchased Tesla’s Stock Or Tesla’s Sedan?

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX.

Tesla’s Superior Engineering Cuts Costs, Giving Company New Option To Stoke Demand

CleanTechnica

Tesla’s second-quarter earnings release and call confirm it is on track to continue to expand production like never seen before in the automotive market. I want to highlight a few key trends and what they tell us about what Tesla may do in 2022 and beyond. My thesis, for some time, has been that even […].

Ford Books 120,000 Reservations For F-150 Lightning

CleanTechnica

Ford says it has taken 120,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning in just 2 months. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Grid Smart Grid Vehicle To Grid Ford Ford F-150 Lightning Ford Mustang Mach E Ford Q2 earnings vehicle to home

152 New Tesla Store & Service Locations Launched In Past Year (34% Growth)

CleanTechnica

The number of Tesla stores or service centers keeps growing day after day. Actually, on average, one new location is added almost every other day. Yes, once upon a time, Elon Musk said on a Tesla shareholder call that Tesla would close down most of its stores.

Tesla Superchargers Grew Almost 50% In One Year (Globally)

CleanTechnica

I already wrote about the rapid growth of Tesla stores, service centers, and mobile service vehicles, but the company’s Supercharger growth seemed to warrant a story of its own — for a few reasons.

Tesla Installed 85 Megawatts of Rooftop Solar Power in 2nd Quarter, But That Doesn’t Actually Show Demand

CleanTechnica

Last quarter, Tesla installed 85 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar power across the United States. That’s up from a mere 26 MW in Q2 2020. Of course, Q2 2020 was plagued by the covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. Bad pun somewhat intended.) Nonetheless, a more than tripling of solar power installations is a big step […].

Europe’s Q2 Diesel Share Hits Record Low As Plugin Share Doubles

CleanTechnica

Europe’s auto market saw diesel share fall below 20% for the first time in Q2 2021 from nearer 30% a year ago. Meanwhile plugin electric vehicle share more than doubled year-on-year to 16.9% in Q2.

EPA Moves to Undo Trump’s Coal Wastewater Rollback

CleanTechnica

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it is kicking off a new rulemaking process to pass stricter requirements for how coal power plants dispose of wastewater, undoing a major rollback implemented in the last year of the Trump administration.

Lake Powell Water Levels Fall To Lowest On Record

CleanTechnica

Lake Powell fell to just 33% capacity Monday, marking the lowest level on record, in large part due to a climate-change driven drought in the region.

Lawyer Steven Donziger Found Guilty By System Set Against Him

CleanTechnica

Environmental lawyer Steven Donziger was found guilty of criminal contempt by U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska Monday for refusing a judge’s order to hand over evidence. In 2011, Donziger won a $9.5

Renewables Became 2nd Most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source in 2020

CleanTechnica

In 2020, renewable energy sources (including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy) generated a record 834 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the United States.

Want A Tesla Megapack? Get In Line And Wait Your Turn.

CleanTechnica

In our article about what to expect during this week’s Tesla earnings call, one of the topics we thought would come up was energy storage — Powerwalls and Megapacks — and it did.

U.S. DOE Awards $60 Million to Accelerate Advancements in Zero-Emissions Vehicles

CleanTechnica

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks.

$1 Million to Help Towns & Villages Purchase Electric Vehicles Courtesy of New York Power Authority

CleanTechnica

Zero Emission Fleets to Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Accelerate New York State’s Transition to Cleaner Mobility.

Tesla Will Hold AI Day 2021 On August 19

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk just announced on Twitter that Tesla will hold “AI Day” on August 19. That’s all the info we have for now, so I wanted to pose to readers here: What do you think Tesla will cover on AI Day? What potential surprises are around the corner?