2019

The Uber Of Solar

Jim Conca

One small solar company in Washington State decided to approach the problematic business model of the solar industry by building a decentralizedservice platform in the otherwise centralized and old fashioned construction market - think the Uber of Solar

The truth about hydrogen, the latest, trendiest low-carbon solution

GreenBiz

As misconceptions about the emerging tech abound, we can dispel common myths to encourage hydrogen's potential for decarbonization. Energy & Climate hydrogen Renewable Energy Rocky Mountain Institute

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Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

CleanTechnica

Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves.

Cell Phone Recycling In Aspect of Environment Benefit

The Environmental Blog

It is incredible to think that just 20 years ago almost nobody had a mobile phone, and those who did were rich or important business men. They were large phones, and could not be used for a long time before the charge ran out.

Solar Geoengineering -- We Better Do It Or We'll Burn

Jim Conca

Given our inability to reduce worldwide GHG emissions, should we try to reflect heat back into space? It’s called Solar Geoengineering and would give us the breathing room to cut fossil fuels on a more likely time scale. We’ve been studying it for decades and we know that it works

Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

GreenBiz

The U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure. Biodiversity Food & Agriculture Ecosystem Services

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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it. Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution Prevention

How 1,500 Nuclear-Powered Water Desalination Plants Could Save The World From Desertification

Jim Conca

Many plans have been hatched to bring more water to CA, but it’s better to build desalination plants. And even better to power them with small nuclear reactors. Thirty desal plants produces a billion gallons/day and would cost the same as a water pipeline stealing water from the Pacific Northwest

What’s the right balance of energy, security and sustainability?

GreenBiz

The challenge for policymakers is not only to decarbonize energy systems, it is to do so while simultaneously ensuring the security and affordability of energy. Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Risk & Resilience

10 “Auto Industry Execs” Comment On Tesla Cybertruck — CleanTechnica “Exclusive”

CleanTechnica

To try to get a better understanding of the industry response to the Tesla Cybertruck, CleanTechnica spoke with 10 top executives in the pickup truck world. Below are their responses.

Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Powerwall battery has won Japan's Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla's vast and growing collection -- a collection that needs to be celebrated by not only Tesla fans, owners, and shareholders, but by everyone.

Tesla Wants Your Car & Solar Panels To Have Lasers. Space Lasers Next?

CleanTechnica

Tesla has patented laser beams that would clean a car's glass. The patent application is for "Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies." In other words, these lasers will be for both Tesla vehicles and Tesla solar panels.

Audi, Mercedes Planning To Lay Off Almost 20,000 Workers

CleanTechnica

Audi and Daimler are planning to lay off almost 20,000 workers over the next several years. The savings will be used to fund the transition to electric cars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles audi auto industry layoffs daimler electric car Mercedes-Benz

Tesla Model 3 Is #3 Best Selling Vehicle In California Through September

CleanTechnica

While it seems like everyone is focused on the number of $100 deposits that the Tesla Cybertruck has garnered, for me, what is more impressive is that an electric vehicle — the Tesla Model 3 — was the #3 best selling vehicle in California through September.

Hyundai UK Explodes 10 Common Myths About Driving An Electric Car

CleanTechnica

Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people's attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don't buy electric cars is still range anxiety.

California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

CleanTechnica

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates.

Tesla Model 3 Is 2020 Car Of The Year In Denmark!

CleanTechnica

The association of Danish Motor Journalists has officially named the Tesla Model 3 the car of the year in Denmark 2020! Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Denmark Europe EV Awards FDM Motor Tesla awards Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 awards

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Who Is *Actually* Going To Buy A Tesla Cybertruck?

CleanTechnica

It seems that now is a good time to look at the various types of people who might genuinely buy a Cybertruck and for what reasons.

23 Awards Tesla Cybertruck Is Sure To Win

CleanTechnica

I'm not sure all of these awards actually exist. It's possible some of them (ahem, #9) should have never been imagined. Nonetheless, this is what some Thanksgiving-night brain juice has dreamt up about the Tesla Cybertruck after reading about the Tesla Model 3 winning Car of the Year in Denmark.

Tesla Rolls Out (Literally) 100-Car Portable Superchargers For Holiday Carmageddon

CleanTechnica

If you live on planet Earth, you surely know that holiday weekends can generate an enormous amount of traffic. Thanksgiving weekend is probably the worst in the United States.

The Tesla Cybertruck Isn’t A Pickup — It’s Much, Much More

CleanTechnica

Prior to its new “Pickup Truck” unveil on Thursday night, Tesla had built up an impressive amount of anticipation across Tesla fanatics and the car industry alike. Speculation was rampant. Actual knowledge of the truck’s details, however, was bone dry.

Morgan Stanley Adds Tesla To Its List Of Secular Growth Stocks

CleanTechnica

CNBC has reported that Morgan Stanley has added Tesla to its list of "secular growth stocks," which is the investment firm's list of 35 companies that it believes will "grow strongly well into the future.".

It’s Time To Ditch Your Gas Car! Greater LA Region Targets 80% EV Market Share By 2028

CleanTechnica

The Greater Los Angeles Region, home to almost half of all Californians, is aiming to meet pollution and carbon emission goals by targeting 80% EV market share by 2028, in time for the LA Olympics. 30% of the private vehicle fleet of around 15 million vehicles will be EVs.

Ellen, World’s Largest Electric Ferry, Has Battery Equivalent To 50 Tesla Model S Batteries

CleanTechnica

Zero-emissions adaptation is everything in our changing world. Land, sea, and air traffic all need to switch to zero emissions. A favorable example of maritime adaptation comes to us from euronews.com, which invites us to meet Ellen. Ellen means "Sun Ray," or some say "Bright One."

Batteries Are Breaking Through

CleanTechnica

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.

Tesla Cybertruck: I Think I Get It Now (Analyzing Social Media In Light Of 146,000 Reservations)

CleanTechnica

I really didn't know what to think of the Cybertruck when it was revealed, and you can even follow that in my writing.

Tesla Cybertruck Checks All The Boxes, Surprises On Look, Price, & Armor

CleanTechnica

Last week, I wrote an article that claimed that the Tesla Cybertruck announcement (even without delivering a single truck) would put the Detroit Big 3 in a pickle in 3 markets if it met their basic needs and offered them something worth waiting for.

Tesla Centers Are Taking Over China

CleanTechnica

Tesla Centers seem to be taking over China, or will be soon enough. Tesla is unstoppable in China and is converting some of its 48 showrooms into "one-stop shops" that will be known as "Tesla Centers."

Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

CleanTechnica

Following the Cybertruck reveal, I went to bed not being sure exactly what I had just seen, and woke up still thinking about it. My oldest son took one look and said it was the "sickest" car he had ever seen (this is a good thing), and my wife thought it was far more interesting than I expected.

India To Achieve 200 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Capacity By 2022

CleanTechnica

The Indian Minister of New and Renewable Energy has expressed confidence that the country will overachieve on its target to have 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity operational by.

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Can The Grid Handle Charging EVs At Every Home? Let’s Use Denmark As A Model Country & Find Out

CleanTechnica

One could argue that once electric vehicles are the only option on the market in say 20 years, the developing countries currently establishing a basic electric grid will account for the use of EVs and will not have the problems that countries with grids already established has, because.

Public Private Partnership Building Net Zero Homes For Low Income Families In Rhode Island

CleanTechnica

5 new net zero homes for low income families are going up in Providence, RI thanks to a public-private partnership. They will each have a rooftop solar system oriented to capture the most sunlight.

LOL — Elon’s Tesla Cybertruck Just Turned Manly Man-Trucks Into Princess Wagons

CleanTechnica

There's a lot of interesting brain food embedded in the Tesla Cybertruck. You can have a serious, intelligent, academic discussion about it all until you're blue in the face. But there's one basic, fundamental, gut-turning point about the Tesla Cybertruck (or Cybertrukk).

Tesla Cybertruck Starts From $39,900! Better Value Than Ford F-150?

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled last night, with the shockingly affordable entry price of $39,900! Let's take a quick look at the pricing and specs of the different variants, and compare to the US's best selling vehicle, the Ford F-.