US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:41:03 +0000

The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. 

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11% Plugin Vehicle Share In France!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 03:43:41 +0000

While the overall French automotive market had a so so month (-3% in September), plugin vehicle sales continued to be steaming hot (+322%!). Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) were up 486%, to 7,867 units, faring better than 100% electric vehicles (BEVs), which were up only 138%, to 10,011 registrations

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US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 03:17:54 +0000

As everyone knows, the automobile industry has been slammed in 2020, including in the United States. Below is a look at third quarter auto sales across the country as well as auto sales in the first three quarters of the year

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27% Plugin Vehicle Share in the Netherlands! (& Tesla Model 3 Sneaks Into #1)

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 03:27:53 +0000

The Super-September edition of the Dutch EV market actually saw it return to red (-3% year over year/YoY), but with the crash of the overall market, plugin vehicle (PEV) market share actually jumped to 27%, 6 percentage points ahead of September

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UK September Plugin Vehicle Market Share Hits 10.5%, Up 3x Year On Year

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 06:05:19 +0000

The UK’s September plugin electric vehicle market share hit 10.5%, the highest ever level in “normal” (non-lockdown) trading months, up almost 3x from September 2019’s 3.7%. The overall auto market was down just 4.4% from September 2019, with diesels taking a massive 38.4% hit

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Tesla Megapack, Powerpack, & Powerwall Battery Storage Prices Per kWh — Exclusive

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 02:44:18 +0000

We just pulled down an article about vanadium flow batteries versus lithium-ion batteries for long-duration energy storage because Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded, “This article is wildly incorrect about lithium battery costs by a factor of 5 or more presently & 10X long-term.” However, that raised more questions than answers for me, and I now have some extra details from Elon regarding Tesla energy storage pricing, including information that I don’t think was previously public

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Top US States for Percentage of Electricity from Solar

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:15:28 +0000

This report ranks US states according to the percentage of their electricity that comes from solar

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Top Solar States Per Capita 2012 vs. 2020 — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 02:44:47 +0000

After digging into an old spreadsheet to create a new report on top solar power states per capita, it crossed my mind to compare the results from the first half of 2020 with the results from 2012, which is the last time I had published such a report before today

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Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 23:23:41 +0000

If you’ve been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I’m returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states

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Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 07:34:41 +0000

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

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