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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.

Tesla Semi Progress — Tesla Updates & Expectations

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YouTuber Tesla Vision recently shared his view that Elon Musk’s new Tesla Semi batteries will make gas trucks obsolete, and I thought it was a worthwhile dive.

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New Nonprofit Seeks Secret To Successful Bike Share In Small Cities (Interview)

CleanTechnica

A few years ago, we entered an era where shared bikes were provided for free to any city that wanted them. Cities jumped at the opportunity to offer another form of transportation to their residents at no cost to their perpetually stretched budgets, but quickly learned that there was no free lunch.

Green Ammonia Trickling Into Louisiana Like A Boss

CleanTechnica

Louisiana is poised to lead global green ammonia revolution if all goes according to plan, Mitch or no Mitch. Clean Power ammonia CF Industries Cummins Electricity Energy green ammonia Jon Bel Edwards KBR louisiana Renewable Energy ThyssenKrupp united states US

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 To Know Before Jumping Into The Solar Game

CleanTechnica

By Nicolas Rossel The Opportunity Large-scale solar development is on the rise and investors new to this asset class are eager to dive in; but razor thin margins combined with increasingly complex Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and volatile financial markets mean investors need savvy industry partners to succeed. The U.S.

Electrify America Pumping $200 Million More Into California

CleanTechnica

Another $200 million is going from Electrify America’s bank account into California in the next 30 months to expand EV charging infrastructure and EV education in the state.

US Interior Department Takes Steps to Revoke Final Rule on Migratory Bird Treaty Act Incidental Take

CleanTechnica

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposed rule to revoke the January 7, 2021, final regulation that limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

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The UK Might Allow “Self-Driving” Cars On The Roads This Year

CleanTechnica

There’s a chance that self-driving vehicles will be allowed on the roads in the UK by the end of this year, the BBC reports. Automated lane-keeping systems (ALKS) would be the first type of hands-free driving that is legalized, said the Department for Transport. This technology controls the position and speed of a car in […].

Energy Production In USA Fell By More Than 5% In 2020

CleanTechnica

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell to just below 96 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), down more than 5% from 2019’s record high, according to our Monthly Energy Review. In absolute terms, the drop from 101.3 quads in 2019 to 95.8

Yes, Airports Should Be Covered With Solar Farms & Large Rooftop Solar Systems

CleanTechnica

WIRED had an article the other day that caught my eye. The headline posed the question of whether we ought to “turn airports into giant solar farms.” ” Of course we should!

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.

Reports: Tesla Has Already Sold Out Of Vehicles In Q2 2021

CleanTechnica

There are reports that Tesla has already sold out of vehicles for the second quarter of 2021. According to the reports, Tesla informed its employees that production capacity for the second quarter is already sold out even though we still have two months left.

Small Cargo EVs For Cities Could Be A Game Changer

CleanTechnica

I recently ordered some groceries online from a local supermarket in Harare and when the delivery arrived I was surprised to see a very big lorry outside the gate to drop off the groceries.

Adidas Releases Recyclable Sneaker For The Circular Economy

CleanTechnica

The fashion industry has been coming under fire in recent years for its environmental impact. Not only does the industry have a large carbon footprint, but many of the materials it uses are damaging for ocean environments.

What Do We Need For More Sustainable Personal Transportation?

CleanTechnica

Can we use the "spirit of chaos" that resulted from covid-19 to build back transportation differently and sustainably? Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit Michelin Micromobility MIT Energy Initiative Sustainable Development Goals

Rooftop Solar Power Comes With Huge “Soft” Benefit Over Utility-Scale Power — Oodles Of Jobs!

CleanTechnica

Utility-scale solar power offers the cheapest electricity in history. However, cheapest doesn’t always mean best, even in the electricity sector. Rooftop solar power comes with a few big benefits.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Consumer Demand Far Outstrips Supply In USA

CleanTechnica

A big fan of the Ford Mustang Mach-E noticed yesterday that wait times for the Mustang Mach-E in the USA are looooooooooooong. The following are the indicated wait times on the Ford website: Mustang Mach-E Select — 16+ weeks (i.e., 3½+ months) Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 — 16+ weeks (i.e.,

So, Mitch, Are You “100%” Focused On Stopping New Offshore Wind Jobs, Too?

CleanTechnica

Whether or not Minority Leader McConnell is 100% focused on obstructing the Biden agenda, more offshore wind energy jobs are coming to the US.

SAE Clarifies Autonomous Driving Levels

CleanTechnica

SAE International (previously known as the Society of Automotive Engineers) recently released a new version of its J3016 standards, widely known as the levels of driving automation. The goal?

Ford Mops The Floor With Best Rooftop Solar-Plus-Storage Ever On Deck 400

CleanTechnica

Rooftop solar, energy storage, and EV charging are front and center in Ford's plans for its Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan -- but where are the all the e-bikes? Clean Power Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Civilized Cycles CLIP DTE Electricity Energy Ford Motor Co.

Public Fear of Autonomous Vehicles: A Problem We Can’t Just Ignore

CleanTechnica

Autonomous Vehicles in Fiction When I was in high school, I was fortunate to have a few English teachers who were interested in dystopian science fiction. Automated vehicle systems weren’t a big topic of conversation in the 90s and 00s.

Registration Now Open For Ford E-Transit Customers In North America

CleanTechnica

Customers interested in the Ford battery electric E-Transit van can find pricing and configuration information on the company's commercial vehicle website. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric van Ford Ford E-Transit onboard generator

Wisk Aero & Blade Urban Air Mobility Join Forces To Make Electric Air Taxis A Reality

CleanTechnica

In a further step towards making electric air taxis a reality, Boeing- and Kitty Hawk-backed eVTOL startup Wisk Aero has formed a partnership with Blade Urban Air Mobility to send a fleet of 30 eVTOLs up into the air. There may be some regulatory hurdles to clear before we begin to see passenger-laden eVTOLs in […]. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Blade Urban Air Mobility eVTOLs Wisk Aero

Funky Tesla Patent With Swivel Chairs In Front

CleanTechnica

The CEO of Snow Bull Capital, Taylor Ogan, noticed something interesting this week in a Tesla patent filing. The patent filing, which is primarily about a different matter (“Improper seatbelt usage detection”), included swivel chairs in the front of a Tesla vehicle.

German April Plugin Electric Vehicles At 22.1% Share With BEVs Near Record High

CleanTechnica

Germany saw plugin electric vehicle market share reach 22.1% in April 2021, with full battery electrics at 10.3%, their second highest ever share. The overall auto market recovered year-on-year to 229,650 units, but was still down ~26% from April 2019. April’s combined 22.1%

Volkswagen ID.4 Is Mopping Up In Europe In April — Chart

CleanTechnica

The Volkswagen ID.3 seems like it just hit the market, but the attention has already shifted to the Volkswagen ID.4, and that’s because the ID.4 is mopping up in Europe (and also the only fully electric Volkswagen available in the USA).

What the Clean Energy for America Act Gets Right — And How It Can Improve

CleanTechnica

Originally published on the World Resources Institute.

Argo AI Has Developed A Super Lidar. Does It Matter?

CleanTechnica

Argo AI seems to be one of the top autonomous driving startups out there. It has significant backing from Ford and Volkswagen. Their investments into the company have totaled $1 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively.

You Vote! 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Competition

CleanTechnica

It’s time for another CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition! In coming weeks, we will write more in-depth articles on each of the finalists to explain why each of them may deserve to win. For now, though, here’s the list of the four 2021 finalists!

Uncovering the Deadly Toll of Air Pollution from Buildings

CleanTechnica

Originally published on RMI.org. By Brady Seals & Leah Louis-Prescott Burning gas, wood, and biomass in buildings now has more negative health effects than burning coal in many states, says a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Blackouts + Heat Waves = Health Disaster

CleanTechnica

Millions of Americas are at risk of serious health issues if heat waves and power outages occur at the same time -- something that is happening more frequently. Climate Change Grid Health air conditioning blackout disaster planning heat stress heat stroke heat wave heat waves

UK April Plugin Electric Vehicle Share Over 13% Even After Grant Cuts

CleanTechnica

The UK saw plugin electric vehicle market share at 13.25% in April 2021, with full electrics at a healthy 6.5% despite recent cuts in the government’s plugin car grant. The overall auto market continued to recover on showroom reopening, but remained down 13% from typical seasonal volume.

India’s Tata Power Wins 250 Megawatt Solar Auction At ¢3.4 Per kWh

CleanTechnica

One of India’s largest renewable power companies, Tata Power Renewable Energy, has secured the rights to develop a large solar power project.

Blackouts + Heat Waves = Heath Disaster

CleanTechnica

Millions of Americas are at risk of serious health issues if heat waves and power outages occur at the same time -- something that is happening more frequently. Climate Change Grid Health air conditioning blackout disaster planning heat stress heat stroke heat wave heat waves

India’s Adani Green Energy Posts 86% Jump In Q1 2021 Profit

CleanTechnica

One of India’s largest renewable energy generation companies, Adani Green Energy, has reported stellar financial performance during the first quarter of this year. According to the company’s filing with the Indian stock exchanges, Adani Green Energy’s profit rose from US$7.6

The New U.S. Climate Normals Are Here. What Do They Tell Us About Climate Change?

CleanTechnica

Courtesy of The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Every 10 years, NOAA releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions. That time has come again. Known as the U.S.

New $240 Million VC Fund 2150 Takes Aim At The Carbon Footprint Of Cities

CleanTechnica

The level of energy consumption and carbon emissions that can be attributed to the world’s cities is astronomical. It is estimated that cities are responsible for 70% of all carbon emissions and consume more than two-thirds of the world’s energy.

Recent Pledges Very Slightly Improve Climate Outlook

CleanTechnica

Recently updated national pledges to cut climate pollution bring aggregated global climate targets closer to the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, but remain insufficient to prevent the worst climate impacts unless further actions to reach net-zero by 2050 are taken, scientists say.

Don’t Let Them Fool You: Disinformation Is Not an Accident

CleanTechnica

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist I recently appeared in a video made by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Assemblywoman Who Said “F*CK Elon Musk” Backs A Proposal To Kill Rooftop Solar In California

CleanTechnica

You may remember the controversial and rude statement from California’s Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (District 80) from last year regarding Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, which specializes in both electric vehicles and home energy solutions that include rooftop solar.

US EPA To Cut Hydrofluorocarbon Production & Use

CleanTechnica

The EPA on Monday proposed a rule to slash U.S. production and use of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, beginning in 2022. Hydrofluorocarbons are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning and are thousands of times more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

Increasing Extreme Heat & Power Failures Put City Residents At Risk

CleanTechnica

Increasingly frequent power failures combined with heatwaves fueled by climate change pose severe, compounding threats to major American cities, new research suggests.