A Quick Look At State Infrastructure Bill EV Charging Plans

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 21:50:38 +0000

A couple weeks ago, we heard from the US Departments of Energy and Transportation that all 50 states had submitted initial plans to review for funding from last year’s Infrastructure Bill. The long-term goal is to use the money to install 500,000 EV charging stations, but states have to start with critical corridors, and that’s […]

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Abortion-Banning Missouri Catches Green Hydrogen Bug

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 19:50:49 +0000

green hydrogen hub Missouri abortion banMissouri and Illinois are hatching plans for a new industrial hub with a green hydrogen angle, but Missouri’s “trigger law” could throw a monkey wrench into the effort.

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Paul Krugman: The Inflation Reduction Act Is “A Very Big Deal” For The Climate

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 18:50:46 +0000

KrugmanThe New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist describes the importance of the Inflation Reduction Act, with its $369 billion for decarbonization.

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FAA Panel Discusses Drone Public Safety Best Practices

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:50:07 +0000

The FAA’s YouTube channel has a recording of a recent event where a panel of experts in public safety discussed best practices for small electric unmanned aviation, or drones. If you’d like to watch the video itself, it’s embedded below, but if you want to read my summary, scroll further down. The panel consisted of: […]

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Comparing The US & China On Climate, Economy, & Other Outcomes Should Be Deeply Humbling For America

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 00:50:46 +0000

Visual Capitalist infographic of EV sales by country for 10 yearsThe narrative that Americans and many Europeans share about China and themselves is not aligned with observable reality, and the USA is in significant danger of economic decline even as the world improves.

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Home Solar+Storage Will Get A Boost From The Recent Climate Bill, Claims Bloomberg

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:50:49 +0000

A recent article at Bloomberg points out some of the big advantages of the recent Inflation Reduction Act for people considering home solar. When it comes to the recently passed law, EV tax credits have gotten much of the attention, largely due to controversies in how they’re structured. But the new law also offers a […]

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Historic California Offshore Wind Energy Goals Adopted, Could Power 25 Million Homes

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:20:46 +0000

New goals of up to 5,000 MW by 2030 and 25,000 MW by 2045 will accelerate California’s transition to 100% clean electricity SACRAMENTO — [Yesterday] the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the clean energy resource off California’s coast. Preliminary findings in the […]

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Why I Think The EV Tax Credits In The Inflation Reduction Act Will Work Out

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 01:50:38 +0000

There has been a lot of debate over the revamped EV tax credits we’re going to see as part of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. While there were many other things in the bill, including a controversial expansion of the IRS, the cleantech world has been focused on how the bill will affect electric […]

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Understanding The New Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars — It’s Complicated

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:50:49 +0000

electric carsThe federal tax incentives for electric cars in the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit many, but impose significant new restrictions.

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