Sat.Sep 18, 2021

Solar project helps to reclaim site of notorious Boston-area toxic waste case

Renewable Energy World

By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network. A cluster of cancer cases in Woburn, Massachusetts, in the 1980s prompted a major pollution lawsuit that eventually inspired a book and subsequent movie. Now, a community solar project is bringing “new, positive life” to the site.

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How to accurately simulate batteries from detailed electrodes to the pack thermal management scale


OEMs, battery designers and manufacturers, as well as test facilities, face increasing challenges in battery de. Detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries.


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Connecticut losing ground on building emissions despite efficiency programs

Renewable Energy World

By Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network. Climate activists say the state’s progress on reducing building emissions has been far too slow given the pace of the climate crisis, and that it needs to end incentives for energy-efficient natural gas heating.

Critics Question the Climate Crisis Benefits of Deep Seabed Mining


By Marta Montojo and Ian Urbina. Few people have ever heard of the tiny country of Nauru. Even fewer ever think about what happens at the bottom of the world’s oceans. But that may soon change.

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.

Tesla’s Autopilot Saves More Lives: Suspected DUI Driver Passed Out While Driving & Was Safely Stopped


Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not perfect, but it has already saved countless lives. Yesterday, the life of a woman who passed out while driving and the lives of the police who attempted to stop the car were potentially saved.

GM Tells Bolt Owners To Park 50 Feet Away From Other Cars, Extends EV Production Halt


General Motors (GM) has told some of its Chevy Bolt owners to park 50 feet away from other cars so they won’t be at risk if a spontaneous fire breaks out, Bloomberg has reported. The automaker has recalled around 142,000 Bolts sold since 2016 because the batteries could catch on fire.

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Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Takes Flight


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Caution: Electric Vehicle Evangelist at Work


After my first test drive of a Nissan Leaf in 2014, I became a believer. The car had me at hello! Total silence at slow speeds, rocket-like smooth-as-silk acceleration, and the feeling that I had just entered the twenty-first century had me hooked.

CarMax Survey Finds 56% Of Car Owners Likely To Buy An EV Or Hybrid Next


CarMax is one of the largest sellers of automobiles in America. In fiscal year 2021, it found buyers for 750,000 cars.

Tesla Cancels Referral Program Except for $500 Bonus on Solar Roof


Today it appears that the rumors about Tesla revising its referral program were true: As of September 18, 2021, Tesla is no longer offering any referral incentives on the purchase of Tesla cars or traditional solar panel systems.

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.

API Smashes Brakes As Momentum For Methane Action Grows


Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Julie McNamara, senior energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The American Petroleum Institute? Blink once. Touting its work with the Environmental Protection Agency?

Can Automakers Team Up To Catch Tesla?


Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris If you can’t beat ‘em on your own, maybe you can join up with someone else to beat ‘em. As legacy automakers struggle to catch up to Tesla, many are exploring new collaborations to spread out the costs of developing new technology.

Scientists Use Waverider Buoys To Conduct Wave Energy Research


Mike Muglia hates to miss a wave. A self-described surf junkie, Muglia catches waves on his surfboard off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Further into those waters—15 nautical miles to be exact—sits another surfer.

Tesla Model 3 SR+ Road Trip Around Queensland — Part 7


For those of you who have just joined us, this is the middle of a saga about driving from Brisbane on the coast of Queensland 1500 km to the inland town of Winton in a Tesla Model 3 SR+. Earlier articles are available in my author archives.