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Mercedes-Benz is teasing its upcoming new super-efficient electric car that the automaker claims will have over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range. It’s actually a shorter range than previously announced. Today, Mercedes-Benz announced an updated electrification plan that included a new plan to go all-electric by 2030. The German automaker announced several new programs to
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The increasing winds of storms, especially for typhoon-prone Japan, has led to some changes in the wind industry. A wind farm cluster on the Hokkaido island of north Japan, the Dohoku wind farm cluster, is taking measures to deal with the problem. Siemens Gamesa developed turbines especially designed to secure stability in the wind and
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Rivian has announced a new partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to deploy charging stations at all state parks. It’s the electric automaker’s latest move toward deploying charging stations in a place where its electric buyers can have adventures. Rivian has been marketing its electric vehicles as “adventure vehicles.” One of
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Employment in renewable energy and battery-related sectors was far more resilient to the shock of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an annual DOE report released Monday. Overall, one in 10 U.S. energy workers lost their jobs in 2020, with oil and gas workers hit hardest despite billions in bailouts and substantial payouts to executives. Wind energy employment grew by nearly 2%.
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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five small businesses will each receive $1 million to advance their solar energy technology innovations. The projects address a range of solar industry market needs, including cybersecurity, floating solar, energy systems for manufactured homes, low-cost manufacturing, and module performance. As part of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Walmart’s maritime shipping caused more pollution in 2019 than a coal-fired plant emits annually. A solar company sues the Department of the Interior over offshore wind farm approval. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla
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Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments Acme Sells Stake In 250-Megawatt Solar Power Project To Foreign Investors Acme Cleantech
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A detail of the pilot carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant is pictured at Amager Bakke waste incinerator in Copenhagen on June 24, 2021. IDA GULDBAEK ARENTSEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Carbon capture technology is often held up as a source of hope in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, featuring prominently in countries’
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Originally published at ILSR.org  Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77 million jobs and $69 billion electricity bill savings over the next five years — while addressing the climate crisis and historic inequities. The
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020. Saudi Press Agency | Reuters OPEC and its non-OPEC allies reached a deal Sunday to phase
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By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc., have been collaboratively breaking ground on thin film solar technology for more than
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Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation.By Dave Cooke, Senior Vehicles Analyst A recent New York Times article noted that the Biden administration will be looking to use vehicle efficiency standards to boost electric vehicles sales. Our analysis shows that strong standards are the best way to accelerate toward an electric future and that we need exactly
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Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images The planet’s demand for electricity is set for a strong rebound this year and next after dropping by approximately 1% in 2020, according to a new publication from the International Energy Agency. Released Thursday, the IEA’s Electricity Market Report forecasts that global electricity demand will jump by
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by David Waterworth Yesterday, my neighbourhood had its monthly coffee morning. Four or five neighbouring families get together for a catchup and a chat. We are mostly retired and the chat is usually about grandchildren, home maintenance, and other mundane matters. Tim is a retired high school headmaster, his wife is still working, and he
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Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog.By Miles Muller, Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program State legislators and Governor Newsom just signed a historic California budget that includes unprecedented levels of investment in clean transportation. The new funding will provide significant support for critical zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure programs, unlocking billions in public health, climate, and jobs
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Recently, Republicans received some favorable climate-related coverage. Utah’s 3rd District Congressman John Curtis announced the formation of a Conservative Climate Caucus. It came with a roster of roughly 60 Congresspeople, none of them particularly well known names. While they are light on content, they have sufficient info on their site to make a few early
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Investors may want to keep the antacid nearby. Long-term market bull Tony Dwyer sees near-term turbulence in connection with his “summer of indigestion” call. So, he’s encouraging investors to resist making any big moves right now. “We’ve had one heck of a run. It’s been an excessive run in the indices,” the Canaccord Genuity chief
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