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Iron, Rust & Huge 100 Hour Batteries

PBS’s NOVA recently ran a story entitled: How iron-air batteries could fill gaps in renewable energy  Adding: Rust Belt cities could be the perfect place to develop this renewable energy solution. The chemical reaction between iron and oxygen, which creates … Continue reading

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The Fight to Curtail Rooftop Solar

California, the leader in renewable energy policy, is in the midst of a political, corporate power struggle that might well determine the fate of the state’s rooftop solar, distributive energy future. Since California is a renewable trend setter, this is … Continue reading

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EV Pickup Trucks: Amazing, Powerful

Lawrence Ulrich of the New York Times gives a raving, Rivian review for the company’s new electric pickup. First paragraph reads: The redoubtable Rivian R1T, the first crusher in a coming wave of electric pickup trucks, can soar unscathed over gnarly … Continue reading

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Steps to Ensure Truly Green Electric Vehicles

The New York Times asks: How Green Are Electric Vehicles? Its short answer is: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects.  Here are some of the Times suggestions to ensure fully green EVs: “Electric grids still need to get … Continue reading

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Nice Solar, Wind, EV, Battery Surprises in Covid Relief Bill

There were several climate friendly provisions in the Covid-19 relief bill that Congress passed in December, 2020, including extending tax credits for solar and wind power projects and plenty of research and development (R&D) funding. EnergySage reports:  The 2020 spending … Continue reading

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Apple aims to produce autonomous, electric vehicle by 2024

Reuters reported earlier this week that: Apple Inc is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology. The story is continuing evidence that electric vehicles … Continue reading

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Economist: Electric vehicles to equal price of conventional ones by 2025

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, senior economist at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, told Yale Climate Connections (YCC) that in three to five years electric cars will likely cost the same as comparable gas-powered ones. Her prediction is made in part on … Continue reading

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