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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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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Do Electric Vehicles Pollute As Much As Gas-Powered Ones?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 01:00:42 +0000

Only full battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell EVs have the potential to be very low-GHG pathways.

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Scientists’ Heatwave Warning 20 Years Ago Was Tragically Prescient

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:25:38 +0000

The mass casualty heatwave that broiled the Pacific Northwest and western Canada last month is precisely the kind of catastrophe predicted by climate scientists two decades ago, Yale Climate Connections reports. In 2001, the IPCC’s Third Assessment warned the greatest increases in heat stress were expected in “mid- to high-latitude (temperate) cities, especially in populations with non-adapted architecture […]

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NRDC Sues to Challenge Seismic Testing in the Gulf of Mexico

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 23:17:12 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Michael Jasny Among the animals at greatest risk from the impacts of seismic testing is the Gulf of Mexico whale — one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet. Seismic blasts used to find oil and gas in the ocean are harming marine life. For whales […]

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Want to Launch a Perovskite Solar Company?

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:00:21 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office is funding the American-Made Challenges: Perovskite Startup Prize, a two-stage, $3 million prize competition designed to accelerate the development and manufacturing of perovskite solar cells by moving world-class research out of the lab and into new U.S. companies. Competitors who advance from the first stage to the second […]

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Bacteria Can Recover Precious Metals from Electric Vehicle Batteries — Here’s How

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:37:33 +0000

By Professor Sebastien Farnaud There are more than 1.4 billion cars in the world today, and that number could double by 2036. If all those cars burn petrol or diesel, the climate consequences will be dire. Electric cars emit fewer air pollutants and if they’re powered by renewable energy, driving one wouldn’t add to the greenhouse gases warming […]

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EU Recommendation for the Collection & Recycling of Light-EV Batteries

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:10:29 +0000

Originally published on EU SCIENCE HUB, The European Commission’s science and knowledge service. A study recently published by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries — those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new products — […]

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Extreme Heat Sets Records & Sets Stage For More Fires In U.S. West

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:40:40 +0000

Extreme heat continues to bake the American West, breaking temperature records, and exacerbating drought and other wildfire catalysts. Billings, Montana, broke a 61-year-old record with 106°F heat on Monday. Boise, Idaho has hit 95°F for 23 days straight. And Salt Lake City hit 100°F for the 17th time this year on Sunday, just 4 days […]

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Using Direct Lithium Extraction To Secure U.S. Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:28:14 +0000

NREL Is Driving Innovation in Geothermal Lithium Extraction Through Research, Expertise, and Prize Incentives

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