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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 our thoughts on what 2021 holds for electric cars, the Tesla Model S/X refresh, a Model Y interior update, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and
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January 1st, 2021 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on EV Annex.by Charles Morris The global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy isn’t going to happen because it’s the best choice for human health and the environment. Observing the way humans have responded to the current pandemic should put to rest any delusions about our
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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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December 31st, 2020 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review Originally published on May 28, but a clear highlight of the year. In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review.
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Tesla is now listing a new manufacturing process job at Gigafactory Nevada for the Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric semi truck. Tesla Semi When launching Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that the production versions of Tesla Semi, which are class 8 trucks with 80,000-lb capacities, will have 300-mile and 500-mile range options
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December 31st, 2020 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EV Annex. Investing in Tesla has always been a rollercoaster ride. This year, however, Tesla’s stock has surged higher and higher all while settling into the prestigious S&P 500. It’s been quite rewarding for retail investors — minting some surprised (and happy) millionaires in the process. Tesla Model
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December 30th, 2020 by David Zarembka  In 2007 when Gladys and I moved to Kenya, we bought this 150 watt solar panel and a battery at a cost of about $2,000. First it took Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) more than six months to connect the grid electricity to our house. When we were
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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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December 29th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  More Than $16 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds and Technical Support for Five Large Transit Operators Additional $2.5 Million Available Statewide for School Buses that Reduce Emissions Expands Charge Ready NY Incentives for Disadvantaged Communities and Enhances Options for Aggregated Electric Transit Bus Purchasing Lowering Carbon Emissions Supports Governor Cuomo’s
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Tesla’s (TSLA) electric vehicle business is certainly its main source of revenue right now and should remain so for the foreseeable future. However, we believe that the next phase of massive growth is going to be powered by Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division. Following Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, Elon Musk had a vision of
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A new teardown of the battery cells in 7 electric cars resulted in showing that Tesla still dominates electric car batteries, but it’s getting closer. The electric vehicle market is maturing and many automakers are starting to settle with similar battery chemistries. Several battery cell manufacturers are emerging as leaders, like Panasonic, LG Chem, Samsung
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December 26th, 2020 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Originally published by Rocky Mountain Institute.By Laurie Stone & Matt Jungclaus If we are going to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, generating nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. However, addressing energy efficiency and
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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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December 27th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Editor’s note: This article was written before Donald Trump decided to not sign the bill Congress passed. We’ll see what happens with that. Hopefully it does eventually (sooner than later) get signed. Otherwise, part of this article will have to be removed. Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By Ken
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A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) research team published a paper in the journal Science earlier this month on the development of a perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell that achieved 29.15% efficiency. That’s a new world record. Solar cell efficiency record This beats the previous achievement of 28% efficiency. The long-term efficiency target for a perovskite/silicon tandem solar
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December 23rd, 2020 by Carolyn Fortuna  Global policy discussions increasingly emphasize the critical role of innovation to meet long-term energy and climate targets. Investing in clean energy innovation programs can drive down the costs of existing essential options like solar, wind, and low carbon mobility and can also accelerate the development of high-impact breakthrough technologies.
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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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Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images The coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress toughens rules around use of a common heat-trapping chemical and funnels billions of dollars into renewable energy. The measures, attached to a year-end government funding bill, were hailed by some lawmakers as among the most significant Congress has approved to combat climate