Environment

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. Sponsored by Holley Performance: Check out the Holley High Voltage Experience, an all EV event taking place at Sonoma Raceway this November 13th and 14th. New episodes of Quick Charge
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The ocean was calm when the Peregrine Falcon ship left the harbor in Homer, Alaska, last month with three moorings resting on its deck, all loaded with scientific instruments. Eighteen hours later, these moorings were lowered into the silty waves where they collected data for two months. Two of the moorings were 12-foot submarine-shaped buoys
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Not long ago, 100% renewable energy was a distinction reserved for remote communities avoiding costly energy imports. But now, some U.S. states are reaching very high levels of renewable energy, and the largest urban areas on the planet are targeting 100% renewable operations, basing their futures around variable power from wind and solar tied to energy storage.
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Xponent Power is a renewable energy company that is enabling widespread solar adoption in markets that cannot be served by traditional solar solutions. Addressing the power needs of the RV industry, the company has just introduced Xpanse, a stylish, compact, and retractable solar awning for RVs. Camping is all about being off the grid. In
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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. Sponsored by Holley Performance: Check out the Holley High Voltage Experience, an all EV event taking place at Sonoma Raceway this November 13th and 14th. New episodes of Quick Charge
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers are not only skilled at making photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. They are also world-class destroyers of PV modules. The goal is to discover and understand how these modules might degrade when installed outside for many decades. This helps other NREL researchers and engineers in the PV industry design
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Right now, the FAA is taking public comments for SpaceX’s environmental review of the upcoming Starship Orbital launch. While I generally support space exploration and hope SpaceX succeeds, it’s important to consider the environmental impacts of space activities and find ways to reasonably minimize the environmental impacts. Your support makes a big difference! Please let
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American EV startup Canoo announced that it has reached an agreement with Panasonic to supply the batteries for its upcoming Lifestyle Vehicle. This currently in development EV sits upon Canoo’s multipurpose platform which includes a structurally integrated battery module and proprietary battery system technologies. Canoo ($GOEV) is an LA-based EV startup founded in 2017 by two former
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Guest blog by Nitish Arora and Jessica Korsh India needs to exponentially increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to power the potential 102 million EVs on the road in 2030. Reaching this target is essential to prevent a climate catastrophe and improve the unhealthy air quality for millions of Indians. A robust public charging network is essential for
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Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation.By Julie McNamara, senior energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists In April 2021, President Biden committed the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, in line with science-informed targets, in line with
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Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation.By Rachel Cleetus  In the last week, Senator Manchin (D-WV) has become increasingly public with his opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a policy designed to drive down power sector carbon emissions which is part of the reconciliation bill under consideration in Congress. With the vote margins so slim in Congress,
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Denmark-headquartered Ørsted is the largest offshore wind company in the world. David Hardy, who became CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America in October 2020, testified today on Capitol Hill, before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Energy Subcommittee. Here’s what he said this morning. What follows is a transcript of Hardy’s statement: Chairman Pallone, Chairman
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