Debunking Manhattan Institute’s “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise In Magical Thinking” — Part One

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:16:53 +0000

I was discussing the dramatic drop in coal use in the US and the dramatic rise in renewable energy production and one of my many conservative friends* referred me to this report to explain why physics proves that there is no way we can transition to renewable sources affordably, that all the innovation is coming on the fossil fuel side, and that renewables have hit a brick wall and won’t be improving much at all

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Portugal EV Market Share = 12%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 05:46:11 +0000

Portugal is a somewhat surprising bright spot in the electric vehicle market. It has one of the highest EV market shares (share of its overall auto market) in the world, yet is not a very wealthy nation like Norway of the Netherlands. And it’s EV market share hasn’t popped all of a sudden. The country has been doing well consistently for a while

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Volvo & Blockchain, Low-Tech Carbon Capture, New Audi & Seat EVs — CleanTech News Show #16

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 03:55:11 +0000

This is the 16th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers Volvo’s plans to use blockchain, rock dust as a low-tech carbon capture solution, an explanation of what greenwashing is, a bunch of new EVs — like the Audi Q4 Sportback, Seat Cupra El-Born, Audi A7 PHEV, and Mercedes S-Class PHEV — and a lot more

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Tesla Model Y Price Drops — New Cost of Ownership vs. Lexus RX

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 03:18:43 +0000

Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y by a few thousand dollars, with the starting price now at $49,990*. Let’s look at a couple of cost of ownership analyses between the Tesla Model Y and he Lexus

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Elon Musk Bullish On Tesla Robotaxis, Cathie Wood & Sam Korus Show Us The Money

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 01:35:28 +0000

Fully self-driving vehicles that can go where they please and operate anywhere regulators allow them to do so are a tricky thing to think about, for three reasons

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India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

Credit to Author: Anand Upadhyay| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 22:35:21 +0000

In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai. The system, with a capacity of about 1 MW, has been installed by integrating solar panels on all four walls of the facility, covering over 5000 square feet of facade area

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Tesla Giga 5’s Newest Flavors: Austin Approves Tax Incentives, Tulsa Offers Free Pizza

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 21:38:24 +0000

The newest flavors in the ongoing story of Tesla’s next American Gigafactory includes the choice of free pizza or tax incentives. Of course, Tulsa is probably offering well more than just free pizza — that’s just the latest that we know of

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Elon Musk’s Short Shorts Tweet Has Inconsistent Messaging

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 21:03:16 +0000

A recent Musk tweet draws upon multiple media marketing techniques to promote the Tesla catalog & censure naysayers

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EV Drivers In Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, & Romania Getting Boost From MOL & Driivz

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 20:05:32 +0000

MOL Group, which is a major oil and gas company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, has EV charging stations operational in 6 countries in central and southeastern Europe. It has just selected Driivz to help manage those

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