Sat.Jul 17, 2021

California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought


By Aaron Cantu. This story originally appeared in Capitol and Main and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

Tesla Launches Megapack Order Page & Pricing


Tesla has launched a new order and pricing page for its Megapack, which provides utility-scale energy storage. Up until recently, there have been very few details on the Megapack since Tesla was only selling them business to business.


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Tesla Is Inviting Its Energy Customers In California To Join Its Virtual Power Plant


Tesla is inviting its Energy customers living in California to join Tesla’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and help stabilize the grid. Virtual power plants aggregate the capacities of energy resources and enhance power generation along with trading or selling power on the electricity market.

Tesla Now Offers FSD Subscription For $199 To Eligible Owners


Tesla is now offering a Full Self-Driving subscription monthly package for $199. This gives Tesla owners a monthly option instead of just an upfront payment of $10,000 for the software.

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.

MINI Vision Urbanaut Looks Super Cool, But Will BMW Group Ever Produce Anything Like It?


The MINI Vision Urbanaut is a truly cool, fun, exciting concept vehicle and BMW Group just put a physical version of it on stage at the DLD Summer conference in Munich. I’d like to say that I’m thrilled about that, but quite the opposite, I find it extremely frustrating.

HyperChange Tests Tesla’s FSD Beta V9 Under Seattle’s Monorails


Gali Russell with HyperChange recently tested Tesla’s FSD Beta version 9 under Seattle’s monorail columns during rush hour. Julian @JFilche was along for the ride. Gali noted that previously, Tesla’s FSD Beta struggled with the monorails.

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Tesla Spec Ad Featured On Times Square Billboard — World’s Biggest — At No Cost To Tesla


Billy Crammer, a talented content creator who often uses Tesla as his muse, created a Tesla spec ad a while back. That ad just got featured on the largest billboard in the world in Times Square.

Nissan Announces £1 Billion EV Hub — EV36Zero


If you had asked someone 10 years ago to name an automaker that was leading on electric vehicles, it’s likely the person would say Nissan. If you ask the same question today, I think you’d find a different answer.

Eviation Rolls Out 100% Electric Airplane Alice’s Production Version


The electric aircraft market feels a bit like the electric car market in 2005 or 2010.

A 21st-Century Transportation System That Drives Climate Action & Equitable Recovery


Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Mitchell Bernard We must build the national transportation system of the future — and do it now, all while strengthening the responsible public oversight we all depend on to protect the environment and public health.

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.

X Shore Electric Boat Dubbed “Tesla of the Sea”


When you’ve got an electric car and perhaps solar panels on your roof, next on the bucket list has to be collecting an electric boat. We’ve covered a few exciting-looking options over the years. The newest one to cross our lighthouse is the X Shore Eelex 8000.