Environment

December 7th, 2020 by Nexus Media  California is doubling down on electric vehicles (EVs). Critics say more plug-in cars will strain the power grid. Here’s why they’re wrong. Nissan LEAF charging in California, by Kyle Field, CleanTechnica. Originally published on Nexus Media News. Climate change ramped up its attacks on California this year, serving up
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December 5th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  Courtesy of NREL.By Anya Breitenbach The U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is predicted to exceed 25,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030. But, with only two commercial offshore wind plants currently operating in the United States, developers need accurate modeling to evaluate prospective new projects, weigh realistic costs against
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a discussion about Tesla making profits versus doing a massive capital raise, a new Tesla software update, Lucid’s factory, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is
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A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 6, 2007 file photo. Susanne Miller | Reuters The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final
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Tesla isn’t the only upstart auto industry player having a big year. Luminar, which creates lidar technology critical to many automakers’ autonomous driving efforts, is going public on Thursday through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and the deal will make Luminar co-founder and CEO Austin Russell a billionaire — at the age of 25.
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