Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 16:39:26 +0000

In 2010, I was consulting to Canadian National Railroad, at the time with the legendary Hunter Harrison as CEO. It was one of many times my decarbonization proposals bounced off of organizations, something that’s been inordinately useful in helping me understand how hardcore businesses view the space. At the time, … [continued]

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NREL Battery Supply Chain Database Maps Out the State of North America’s Manufacturing Base

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 13:55:45 +0000

As the United States continues to transition to clean energy, strengthening the domestic supply chain by increasing the availability of critical materials is paramount to enabling greater domestic manufacturing. This focus on securing the clean energy supply chain—in particular domestically—is a key part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) … [continued]

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On Carbon Emissions, No Contest Between Wind Farms & Gas Power Plants

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:44:26 +0000

Wind farms are already winning the low carbon race, and new carbon-cutting recycling and manufacturing technologies are also emerging.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:59:41 +0000

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

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Porsche Celebrates The Start Of Electromobility At Its Leipzig Factory

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 16 May 2024 19:38:29 +0000

Tuesday, May 14, Porsche celebrated the official start of electromobility at its production site in Saxony. In recent years, the sports car manufacturer has invested around 600 million euros in expanding the factory in order to produce the electric Macan here. Additions to the factory have included a new body … [continued]

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Of Camels, Sponges, & Tesla’s Supercharging Team Firing

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 20:15:39 +0000

A great deal of digital ink has been spilled on Tesla laying off a lot of its Supercharger team recently. I’m not in the business of commenting on Tesla and Musk’s every twitch and tweet, so I don’t have fourteen hot takes already. But I have a hypothesis and it … [continued]

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SEIA Statement on Biden Administration’s Action to Support American Clean Energy Manufacturing

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 19:15:56 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Biden administration announced the results of its statutorily-mandated review of the Section 301 tariffs on China. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the administration’s announcement:  “SEIA commends the Biden administration for taking … [continued]

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Daimler Truck North America Invests in Clean Transportation Technology in Portland, Oregon

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 17:42:37 +0000

PORTLAND, OREGON — Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) has announced two significant investments at its headquarters complex on Swan Island, a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) training center adjacent to Electric Island and a new engineering facility at the DTNA campus. The new addition to Electric Island represents … [continued]

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An Industrial Blueprint For Batteries In Europe

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 00:32:02 +0000

A new report explores how Europe can successfully build a sustainable battery value chain Executive summary As Europe is decarbonising its economy, it is facing a monumental challenge to rebuild the fossil-based system into a carbon free one. Batteries and the materials that go into making them are central to … [continued]

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EU Wisely Stiffens Road Freight & Passenger Emissions Guidance

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 22:17:44 +0000

A month ago, I spent some time assembling statistics on major geographies’ split of domestic freight tonnage across different modes: road, rail, and water. I was surprised to find that road freight was so much more dominant in Europe than rail compared to other major geographies. I think of Europe … [continued]

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