New Autonomous Battery-Electric Trains Are Coming For Your Diesel

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 15:50:01 +0000

autonomous electric railcars trains freight intramotevA Missouri startup is pushing the envelope on electric trains with a fleet of autonomously operable, battery-electric railcars.

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Is Green Hydrogen Always Green?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:01:31 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a green hydrogen industrial facility beside a coal generation plan, digital artGovernments shouldn’t be rewarding firms that are actually emitting more CO2e just because they are making hydrogen.

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Delhi Metro Aims For 50% Share Of Solar In Power Consumption

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 14:08:25 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkIndia’s largest mass rapid transit system has announced plans to significantly increase power procurement from solar power projects.  Delhi Metro has announced that it will increase share of solar power in its total power procurement to 50% by 2031. At present, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) sources 34% of its power from solar power projects. […]

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It’s An Electric Train, But Don’t Call It An Electric Train

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 17:35:09 +0000

electric train rail vehicle Parallel Systems.jpegA new type of autonomous electric train is on track to electrify the US freight rail network and push diesel trucks off the highways, too

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What If WE Owned The Tracks?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 19:25:50 +0000

electric trains railways railcars autonomous ParallelWhen it comes to energy efficient transportation in America, no transportation option is better than the railroads. They have been the freight transportation backbone of America for nearly 200 years, which is why all the recent news about train derailments and union strikes deserves our attention. While more profitable then they have ever been for […]

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With Heat From Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50%

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:25:48 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an industrial plant wasting lots of heat, reddish, digital artElectrification and heat pumps radically reduce the requirement to build new wind, solar, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal primary energy sources.

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Buses, Trucks, Trains, Shipping, & Aviation Will Electrify More Than US Transportation Blueprint Thinks

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2023 17:35:45 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a US multilane highway full of electric semi trucks, digital artThe US will waste a lot of time, money, and energy on bad decarbonizing transportation approaches and end up less competitive as a result.

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US Transportation Blueprint: Good Intentions, Weak Diagnosis, & Possibly Irrelevant

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 17:37:30 +0000

DALL·E generated image of people walking and cycling beside canal with electric container ship, digital artWhile the US will waste a lot of time, money and energy getting there and end up less competitive as a result, most US transportation will decarbonize regardless, although often not as the new transportation blueprint supposes.

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Association Of American Railroads Aligned With US DOT In Derailing Electrification

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2023 19:30:01 +0000

DALL·E generated image of American freight train derailed, digital artThe Association of American Railroads is lobbying hard to radically reduce rail as a freight delivery option in the US. It’s the exact opposite of a rational business strategy.

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Why Aren’t Energy Flows Diagrams Used More To Inform Decarbonization?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 15:59:22 +0000

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sankey diagram of US energy flows for 2021The primary energy fallacy is the assumption that all of the energy in all of the oil, gas and coal we burn today must be replaced. We don’t need to replace it, we need to replace the unwasted energy services.

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