Some Ways Cleantech Can Defend Democracy & Human Rights (Part 4)

This article is the second part of a 4-part series about how clean technology can help defend democracy and human rights. You can find Part 1 here. High Frequency (aka “Shortwave”) Radio Is A Great Workaround The only thing this really leaves is high frequency radio, commonly called HF or shortwave. Between about 1-30 MHz, […]

Some Ways Cleantech Can Defend Democracy & Human Rights (Part 2)

This article is the second part of a 4-part series about how clean technology can help defend democracy and human rights. You can find Part 1 here. Clean Technologies Can Cut Authoritarian Regimes’ Funding Another way clean technology can help in the fight for democracy is by denying authoritarians the funding they need to expand […]

Pumped Hydro Provides Vast Majority Of Energy Storage For Renewables

To cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration’s goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage. Wind and solar power vary over the course of a day, so energy storage is essential to provide a continuous flow […]

Stellantis CEO Warns Of Dangers In EU Electric Car Policies

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares says there are better ways to reduce vehicle emissions than mandating electric cars.

Tesla Autopilot — Driver Charged After Fatal Crash

The driver of a Tesla Model S has been charged with a felony after a crash in which two people died.

Climate Change Could Lead to Blackouts & Higher Power Costs on West Coast

Originally published by North Carolina State University. By Laura Oleniacz Two new studies led by a North Carolina State University researcher offer a preview of what electricity consumers on the West Coast could experience under two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat due to climate change strains power supplies, and one where the grid […]

Greening the Rust Belt: An Unexpected Link Between Manufacturing Jobs & Sustainability

Originally published by North Carolina State University. By Matt Shipman Recent research suggests that communities that have seen steep reductions in manufacturing jobs are less likely to adopt plans related to environmental sustainability, highlighting the role that economic transitions play in fostering sustainability efforts. The finding may seem counter-intuitive, as it suggests that one way to […]

Vertical Integration: Tesla’s Secret to Overcoming Challenges

Last year proved to be extremely challenging for the auto sector. Supply chain issues, a global chip shortage, and a pernicious pandemic plagued the industry. However, an unorthodox strategy at Tesla proved invaluable when facing tough times in 2021 — vertical integration. Tesla attended the 4th China International Import Expo, "unfolded" Shanghai Gigafactory to Expo. pic.twitter.com/AWlrRuqhXX — Tesla Greater China […]

Do Electric Trains Dream Of Autonomous Mobility? Yes, They Do.

Parallel Systems bursts out of stealth mode with a SpaceX pedigree and a plan for launching the nation's railways into the space age with autonomous electric railcars.

The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

In this piece, I will attempt to summarize and paraphrase a comprehensive and detailed report, The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). For a full understanding, the reader is urged to study the report in full. Based on two surveys, the first to IRENA member countries […]

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Kazakhstan unrest: ‘If you protest again, we’ll kill you’

Activists in Kazakhstan say they are being arrested and beaten as police crack down after unrest.

26% of New Vehicle Sales Plugin Vehicle Sales in Germany in 2021

36% plugin vehicle share in December! The German automotive market has opened the gates to plugin vehicles, with December close to setting a record month, ending some 1,000 units below December 2020 with 81,188 registrations. Plugin vehicles (PEVs) scored an amazing 36% share (21% BEV) in December, with the full 2021 numbers ending at over […]

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