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Mercedes-Benz unveils the production version EQE, its new E-Class-size electric sedan, with an impressive 400-mile range. When it comes to releasing new electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has been taking a top-down approach. that’s especially true when it comes to its sedans. It started with the top-of-the-line EQS, which is competing with its own S-Class and against
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347 organizations representing a true grassroots movement—spanning business to housing to environmental advocacy groups, issued a statement of support to protect rooftop solar in California. The open letter signed by a diverse coalition of organizations, sent to Governor Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission, demands state leaders keep solar affordable in California as the
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/09/Quick-Charge-9.4.21.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to
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Several communities in upstate New York are now part of an opt-out community choice program that will allow their residents to enjoy clean, emissions-free energy and lower utility bills. What does opt-out mean? It means everyone who lives in those communities is automatically enrolled but those who do not wish to have lower energy bills
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Originally posted on EVANNEX.By Charles Morris Regular readers of this column are surely familiar with how electric car charging works, and the various flavors of home and public charging that are available. For much of the general public however, charging is terra incognita, and this lack of knowledge is holding back wider EV adoption. For the EV-curious, the
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Bitcoin enthusiasts, miners, and oil & gas execs gathered at a meetup in Houston to talk about the future of bitcoin mining. HOUSTON – On a residential back street of Houston, in a 150,000 square-foot warehouse safeguarding high-end vintage cars, 200 oil and gas execs and bitcoin miners mingled, drank beer, and talked shop on
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Courtesy of RMI.By Laurie Stone Mike Roeth has clocked thousands of miles pulling his solar-powered recreational vehicle around the country in his quest to make trucking cleaner and more efficient. For some it may seem strange that an effort to curb fuel takes fuel, since Roeth pulls his RV with a diesel-powered Ford F-250. But for
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CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on how lawmakers want to invest in states repeatedly hit by hurricanes using the infrastructure bill. Plus, Apple unveils which states will use its digital drivers license feature when it launches in the fall. Biden pledges a
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Kiwibot is a last-mile delivery service that has completed over 150,000 food deliveries using electric semi-autonomous robots. Yesterday, the company announced its official expansion into San Jose, Miami-Dade County, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Each of the four cities will be given up to 10 robots with one human supervisor. How does Kiwibot work? Kiwibot delivers food using electric
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In this article BAS-DE Wind turbines operated by RWE AG during sunset in Rheinisches Revier, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Politicians in Germany need to work with industry leaders if the country wants to succeed in reducing its carbon emissions, according to Martin Brudermüller, chief executive of BASF,
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In this edition of CleanTech Talk, Paul Martin and I discuss Michael Liebreich’s hydrogen ladder. Paul is a working chemical process engineer, and has spent his career building prototypes of biofuel, hydrogen, and chemical processing plants as part of scaling them to full, modularized production systems for clients. Paul’s piece in CleanTechnica on why hydrogen
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/09/Quick-Charge-9.1.21-1.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to
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The city of New Orleans has a spiffy (and controversial) new gas-fired generating station designed to keep it powered up regardless of what Mother Nature throws at it. But Mother Nature often has different ideas. While that new facility was ready, willing, and able to keep power flowing, Hurricane Ida totally dismantled the electrical grid,
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German company Schaeffler has just revealed an entirely new drive system for electric bicycles that eschews traditional bike chains and belts for an entirely electrical-driven system. The new system is known as the Schaeffler Free Drive and marks the entry of one of the most divergent electric bicycle drivetrains we’ve seen in years. The Free
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In this article ETR Some of the more than 1 million customers in Louisiana plunged into darkness by Hurricane Ida should see their power restored within the next few days, Rod West, Entergy group president for utility operations, told CNBC on Tuesday. “We are making progress on the damage assessment front. We do expect to be
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As communities, cities, and states develop ambitious energy efficiency and decarbonization goals, energy storage is an increasingly critical component of our energy economy. Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are changing how we power our buildings, industries, and grid; however, they are intermittent ― we need continuous power even after the sun sets or
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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EV manufacturer Karma Automotive announced a new Business to Business (B2B) electrification program called “Powered by Karma” to help commercial operators electrify their fleets more quickly. The additional brand designation was announced during the 2021 ACT Expo in Southern California, where the automaker is showcasing two modular electrification projects. Karma Automotive is an American luxury
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Sometimes, logical considerations are so simple that our natural tendency is to question them. Personal transportation is a good example. We’ve been taught to think of pumping gas and the associated fuel dollars spent as a given, as the cost of having independent mobility freedom. Right? And we accept that, because many parts of the
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A Tesla vehicle on Autopilot has crashed into a police car stopped on the highway just as the automaker is being investigated for similar crashes. Earlier this month, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it’s opening an investigation into Tesla Autopilot over its possible involvement in 11 crashes with emergency and
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Toyota Motor Corporation has announced an immediate halt to all of its e-Palette self-driving transportation pods operating at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The decision comes on the heels of an accident that took place in the Paralympic Village yesterday, when a Toyota e-Palette collided with a visually impaired athlete, injuring them. While Toyota remains a
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Article courtesy of NREL.by Wayne Hicks On a clear night, Kaitlyn VanSant will be able to watch her work whiz by. Knowing the success of her project, however, will have to wait until her tiny, temporary addition to the International Space Station returns to Earth. “My family and I have definitely been looking up at night
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Over 10,000 tracking heliostats focus solar energy at the receiver on the 640-foot power tower at the Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Facility in Nevada. The facility is representative of concentrating solar power modeled in the Annual Technology Baseline. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Article courtesy of NREL. One of the challenges of aggregating energy data from
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Originally published at ILSR.org For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell talks with Helena Sustainability Coordinator Patrick Judge and Citizens Conservation Commission Member Mark Juedeman. Judge and Juedeman supported Helena as the city committed to 100% renewable energy. In making its commitment, Helena has joined Missoula and
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