Nico Rosberg: All-Electric Off-Road Racing Is “Really Exciting”

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:34:46 +0000

Since retiring from F1, Rosberg has dedicated his racing career to sustainable technologies “to not only drive awareness but also inspire action in the fight against climate change.”

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Celebrating 3 NREL Women Advancing Energy Storage

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:01:22 +0000

Energy storage research initiatives at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are as diverse as the individuals who support these projects. The technological innovation and commercialization of energy conversion and storage solutions span a range of research and development areas, including hydrogen, fuel cells, electrochemical batteries, thermal systems, and water power. Within these programs, women […]

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“Fort Renewable” Shows Benefits of Batteries & Microgrids for Military & Beyond

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 01:17:44 +0000

Early-Stage Companies Used Microgrid Validations at NREL To Size-up Commercial Systems—the Results Have High-Impact Lessons for the Larger Grid

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Lawyer Steven Donziger Found Guilty By System Set Against Him

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:15:39 +0000

Environmental lawyer Steven Donziger was found guilty of criminal contempt by U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska Monday for refusing a judge’s order to hand over evidence. In 2011, Donziger won a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador on behalf of Indigenous residents and farmers for pollution damage Texaco, an oil company Chevron bought […]

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Microgrids in Australia — the Next Big Step

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:00:06 +0000

Australia is one of the leaders in the world in the adaptation of electrical power grids to the new technologies of renewable energy. Famous for the Hornsdale Power Reserve (Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia), the country is now trialing microgrids with smaller batteries in cities (Sydney and Melbourne), isolated country towns, and mining complexes.  […]

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It’s Just Got To Be BEV

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:30:19 +0000

Only 100% battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have the potential to create the deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector that the world needs to avoid catastrophic climate change. BEVs will become more efficacious as the grid gets greener around the globe. But what about hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, biofuels, and electrofuels? Hybrids […]

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G20 Meeting Leaves Much To Be Desired On Climate Action

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:26:04 +0000

Energy and environment ministers at the Group of 20 meeting of industrialized nations that took place in Naples, Italy, late last week failed to come to a consensus on several key commitments to tackle climate change in their final communique. There were two points in particular that were not agreed upon: one was around phasing […]

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In 2020, the United States Produced the Least CO2 Emissions from Energy in Nearly 40 Years

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:40:14 +0000

In 2020, as the country responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020 was an 11% decrease from 2019, the largest annual decrease on record, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Our new U.S. CO2 emissions from […]

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Mixed Manufacturer Responses to State EV Subsidies in Australia

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:19:01 +0000

As Australian states introduce measures to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, manufacturers are giving mixed responses. Basically, the cheaper cars are getting more expensive and the expensive cars are getting cheaper. Bit of an odd situation methinks. The highest selling EV in Australia is the Tesla Model 3 SR+. Two years ago, I paid […]

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The Kids Get It

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:23:15 +0000

Driving down the Bruce Highway this morning, we encountered a traffic jam. Several kilometers of slow-moving traffic (about 10 km/hour) caused by a recent accident. A line of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances blocked the right-hand lane. As we crawled along, we ended up next to a pickup truck covered in stickers, dad driving, […]

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