West Coast Summer Refinery Margins Decline Despite Reduced Capacity

Credit to Author: US Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:11:25 +0000

This spring, California refinery crack spreads for gasoline and diesel dipped below average despite shrinking refinery capacity on the West Coast (PADD 5). Crack spreads are the difference between refined product prices and an equivalent volume of crude oil. We use them as a measure to estimate refinery margins based on commodity … [continued]

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California Continues Its War On Solar To Please Investor-Owned Utilities

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2024 21:38:55 +0000

Should installers of residential solar and battery storage systems in California be required to get an additional electrician’s license?

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Southwest Airlines & Archer Aviation to Develop Operational Concepts for Electric Air Taxi Network

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2024 12:07:12 +0000

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer’s eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest® operates. Archer Aviation is a leading manufacturer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Southwest is … [continued]

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Joby Demonstrates Potential for Emissions-Free Regional Journeys with 523-mile Hydrogen-Electric Flight

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2024 17:49:45 +0000

On June 24, 2024, Joby’s hydrogen-electric technology demonstrator aircraft completed a 523-mile flight above Marina, California, with no in-flight emissions except water.  Hydrogen-electric program builds on technology developed by Joby subsidiary H2FLY, acquired in 2021, and forms part of Joby’s future technology roadmap; Joby’s hydrogen-electric, vertical take-off and landing demonstrator … [continued]

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Community Solar Benefits Renters & Low Income Communities

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2024 16:35:17 +0000

A June study by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that analyzed data from 11 states found people who adopt community solar are 6.1 times more likely to live in multifamily buildings, are 4.4 times more likely to rent, and earn 23% less annual income than rooftop solar adopters, who tend to be more wealthy. In … [continued]

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Solar Roundup: EDP Projects Highlight New Developments

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2024 16:41:21 +0000

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) on July 10 marked the inauguration of Pearl River Solar Park in Scott County, Mississippi. Pearl River has an installed generation capacity of 210 […]

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Fossil Fuel Crazies Ask Supreme Court To Protect Them From CARB

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2024 16:36:33 +0000

Fossil fuel companies and their allies scurried to the Supreme Court this week to shield them from the CARB and the state of California.

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Ford Electric Vehicle Sales Report: Take That, Haters!

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2024 19:30:11 +0000

Ford’s electric vehicle lineup is outperforming itself in 2024, with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightening, and E-Transit van gaining popularity alongside the Maverick hybrid electric pickup truck.

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With Commercial Partners, DOE’s Building Technologies Office Readies Two Lab-Developed Innovations for Market Introduction with $1.7 Million from Technology Commercialization Fund

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2024 14:43:47 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) released $1.7 million for two projects with funding from the recently announced FY24 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call. This lab call invited proposals from national laboratories to advance energy technologies and strengthen existing … [continued]

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The Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Invest $25 Million for 207 Truck Chargers

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2024 20:56:28 +0000

Partnership With Regional Air Quality Agencies Will Create 207 Chargers at Eight Sites The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will provide $25 million for an ambitious partnership with regional air quality agencies to jump-start charging infrastructure for electric heavy-duty drayage trucks in one of the nation’s most populous … [continued]

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