US Coal Capacity Factor Dropped From 67.1% In 2010 To 47.5% In 2019

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:23:22 +0000

After publishing some recent reports on US power capacity additions and forecasts, one of our readers pushed for more attention on how capacity factors are changing as well as capacity. For those of you new to the topic, here’s a brief definition of capacity factor from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA): “The ratio of […]

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My Hometown — Shreveport, Louisiana — Has Been Without Water For Days

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:20:50 +0000

The winter storm has affected most of the U.S. South, and Texas has been in the spotlight thanks to its disastrous leadership — blaming renewables and allowing its citizens to freeze while charging those with power abhorrently high prices — but Texas isn’t the only state that was affected. I live in Baton Rouge, but […]

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Daimler Is Considering An Early End Of ICE Vehicle Production

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 06:56:46 +0000

Daimler has stated before that it wants to achieve a CO2-free fleet by 2039, but the company is reportedly looking at ending ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle production early. CEO Ola Källenius dropped a hint in an interview that the interim targets for electric vehicles could be revised upwards. The German publication Handelsblatt pointed out […]

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Texas GOP Attacks AOC With False Claims … For Trying To Help Texans, Americans, & The World

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 06:27:24 +0000

Texas’ GOP Chair, Allen West, rather than do something to help his constituents who are freezing, starving, and going without water, has decided to ride the coattails of news that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has raised $2 million for Texans by attacking her and clean energy with false facts. He used the moment to […]

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KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals — CleanTechnica Podcast, Part 2

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:57:07 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals, continue their conversation about mineral exploration. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a […]

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Texas Gov’t Just “Decided 60% Of the Population Wouldn’t Get Power For A Few Days”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:16 +0000

It’s been a crazy week of snow, ice, rolling blackouts, and sadness all across the south, but especially in Texas where the government there has completely mismanaged the grid, which led to what some are calling a class warfare type of situation where it seems that the government is intentionally freezing the poor. The New […]

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Forecast: Solar Power Over 50% of US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:36:22 +0000

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expects that slightly more than 50% of new US power capacity in the next 3 years will come from solar power — and that’s just considering large-scale solar power projects, not small-scale/rooftop solar power installations. According to FERC’s January 2021 to December 2023 forecast for power capacity additions, […]

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Outsiders, Like Elon Musk & Chamath Palihapitiya, Now Influence Wall Street Like Only Insiders Could Previously

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:10:00 +0000

Originally published on EV Annex. Tesla has always been in the crosshairs of short sellers on Wall Street. Traditional financial media outlets, for years, preyed on Elon Musk for any misstep. Things have changed though. Tesla is now part of the S&P 500. And Wall Street insiders who once derided Musk and Tesla now appear to […]

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India May Have Already Passed Peak Coal

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 21:39:27 +0000

Coal in India may be past its days of growth as the share of solar and wind energy projects continues to rise. According to a recent report by a think tank, India may have passed peak coal share in its electricity mix in 2018. Energy think tank Ember reports that the share of coal-based electricity […]

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Indian Cell Manufacturer Plans New 1-Gigawatt Cell & Module Line

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:20:12 +0000

Efforts by the Indian government to promote domestic solar cell and module manufacturing are now getting a response from companies. Premier Energies has announced plans to set up a new solar cell and module manufacturing line with 1 gigawatt of annual production capacity. The company will invest Rs 4.8 billion ($68 million) into the new […]

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