Biden-Harris Administration Invests $120 Million To Help Tribes Build Climate Resilience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 22:22:32 +0000

SHELBYVILLE, Michigan — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland this week announced the availability of $120 million in new funding supported by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities prepare for the most severe climate-related environmental threats to their homelands. The funding can be used by Tribes … [continued]

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Trump Intends To Assemble “An Army” To Deconstruct the Administrative State & The Environment

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 22:18:23 +0000

Yesterday I wrote an article for CleanTechnica titled, “Be Wary What You Wish For: Trump 2.0 Will Retract Climate Laws.” That was only the beginning of the ways that a second Trump administration would deconstruct the administrative state, which would have catastrophic effects on the environment. The editorial board of the … [continued]

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EV Sales H1 2024: Europe Slowest Growing Region

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 20:03:51 +0000

Europe is the slowest region of growth for electric vehicle (EV) sales so far this year, Rho Motion, the leading research house focused on the electric vehicle market, revealed today in their half yearly update. Just under seven million electric vehicles have been sold globally in the passenger car and … [continued]

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Success Story—Working with Co-ops to Increase Community Solar Access

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 17:40:56 +0000

Community solar projects provide individuals and communities who might not otherwise be able to afford or install solar panels the opportunity to benefit from solar energy without having to own a roof or provide upfront capital. But the majority—approximately three quarters—of U.S. community solar projects are concentrated in four states: … [continued]

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New QuantumScape Solid-State EV Battery Exposes EV Sales Flop Fakery, Again

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 17:18:20 +0000

The US battery innovator QuantumScape is ready for gigawatt-scale production of its new solid-state EV battery under a new manufacturing agreement with the PowerCo branch of Volkswagen.

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Gotland Sweden Backs “Noemi” Electric Seaplane for Zero-Emission Flights

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 17:01:17 +0000

Elfly Group, developers of the all-electric seaplane programme ‘Noemi’, (No Emissions) is pleased to announce a partnering with the government of Gotland, Sweden, to pursue its goal of zero-emission commercial flights to the island by 2027. Both parties recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore deeper collaboration. Located in … [continued]

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Library of Operating Data Enables Analysis of Complex Electric Grid — “Check Out” That Power

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 16:55:01 +0000

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have opened a new virtual library where visitors can check out waveforms instead of books. The Grid Event Signature Library is an open-access online collection of datasets containing waveforms, which are visual representations of behaviors of the electric grid. Utilities and research institutions contributed anonymized … [continued]

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Carvana Launches Streamlined Shopping & Checkout Experience for Used EV Buyers

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 16:49:35 +0000

Customers Can Now Realize Upfront Savings with Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Integration at Point of Sale Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), an industry pioneer for buying and selling used cars online, today announced the launch of new features that make shopping for and buying a used electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid … [continued]

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Rivian, The UAW, & Politics

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 15:10:56 +0000

Rivian has been left out of the latest DOE grant program for automakers. Bloomberg thinks it knows why that happened.

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Be Wary What You Wish For: Trump 2.0 Will Retract Climate Laws

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:45:10 +0000

Another Trump administration would revise nearly every forward-looking Biden-Harris administration action, including breakthrough legislation to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. The Sierra Club warns that “everything from rules to curb hazardous air pollutants to programs that help make cleaner and more energy-efficient purchases affordable would be on the … [continued]

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