Toyota & Pepco Team Up to Research Vehicle-to-Grid Technology in Maryland

This collaborative effort aims to research sustainable energy solutions and provide local energy grid resilience PLANO, Texas and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and local energy utility Pepco are working together on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research for batte … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

U.S. DOE Announces Over $41M in Funding to Deliver Clean Energy Solutions to Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) yesterday announced $41.4 million in federal funding for 50 impactful projects across 17 National Laboratories to propel clean energy solutions. The funding is made available through t … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Dongfeng Accelerates European Progress with VOYAH FREE, VOYAH DREAM, & Luxury Electric Off-Road MHERO I

MADRID, Spain — Dongfeng Motor grandly held Dongfeng Brand Day in Madrid, Spain. The event was attended by Ma Lei, Managing Director of Dongfeng Motor Corporation International Business Department and China Dongfeng Motor Industry Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., along with the executive t … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

47% of New Cars Sold in Netherlands in 2024 Have a Plug!

In a negative month in the overall market (down 14% to 28,361 units), May saw plugin registrations also drop by 13% YoY, to 13,174 units. As a result, the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market reached 47% last month, in line with the year-to-date average. That’s mostly thanks to pure … | Continue reading | 10 hours ago

Dense Fluid Pumped Hydro Doesn’t Make Any Sense & A Mea Culpa

A recent online discussion on gravity storage brought the usual suspects out of the woodwork. Proponents of heavy fluid pumped hydro reared their sludgy heads this time. Follow along for why this is a silly idea, as all gravity storage options that aren’t pushing water uphill tur … | Continue reading | 14 hours ago

Tariffs & The Volvo EX30 — Who’s Winning Here?

New US tariffs on Chinese-made cars are creating a headache for Volvo and the debut of its EX30 compact electric SUV. The post Tariffs & The Volvo EX30 — Who’s Winning Here? appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

ISP Syokinet Solutions Partners With Roam To Introduce 100 Electric Motorcycles For Its Field Technicians In Kenya

When it comes to the conversation about motorcycles in Africa, most of the talk is centered around the motorcycle taxi industry. That’s because there are tens of millions of motorcycles operating in the taxi industry across multiple countries. All of these are still essentially i … | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

Wisconsin Republicans Put PFAS Polluters First, Constituents Second

Republicans in Wisconsin are showing the world just how far they are willing to go to protect corporate polluters. They are withholding $125 million designated for cleanup of widespread PFAS contamination in drinking water and have said they will only release the funds in exchang … | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Means Electrifying It — Transcript of Podcast With Paul Martin

Recently I sat down virtually with professional chemical process engineer Paul Martin of Spitfire Research on my podcast Redefining Energy – Tech to discuss how much industrial heat can be replaced with electrical heat technologies (tl’dr: virtually all of it directly). In the th … | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck Is Latest EV To Take On Pikes Peak

The Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck is Ford Performance’s newest electric vehicle demonstrator SuperTruck will take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb presented by Gran Turismo with Romain Dumas behind the wheel This is Ford’s second consecutive year competing at the Hill … | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Oh, Those (Too) Big EVs

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2024 is full of interesting statistics and interpretations, as it is every year. Of particular interest are its conclusions on the benefits of and problems with big EVs. The report starts by giving an update on EV sales. Almost … | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Green Wave Of Renewable Energy To Crash The Red State Party

ESG or not, two entrepreneurs aim to make Tennessee a renewable energy powerhouse, with a proposed 5 gigawatt solar factory in the works. The post Green Wave Of Renewable Energy To Crash The Red State Party appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

My Bolt-Powered Glamping & E-Bike Trailer Setup (So Far)

Over the last couple of years, I’ve run several small fundraisers to build a better travel setup. The goal? To chase important clean technology stories, show people that affordable EVs can do the job (and are getting better), and to explore efficient trailer design. In this artic … | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

Electric Grande Panda: FIAT’s New Global Player

FIAT reveals the first pictures of the new Grande Panda, the firstborn of the new family inspired by the 1980s Panda, a compact family mover which responds to the needs of customers worldwide. The new Fiat Grande Panda is the first model of the new global line-up based on a ... [ … | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

Google Agrees To Buy 115 MW Of Geothermal Power From Fervo & NV Energy

Google has signed an agreement with NV Energy, part of the Warren Buffett empire, to buy 115 MW of renewable energy from a geothermal facility operated by Fervo Energy to power its data centers in Nevada. A lot has been written lately, particularly here at CleanTechnica, about da … | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

Let’s Change The Food Waste We Send To Landfills & Reduce Methane Emissions

In the US, food is the single most common material sent to landfills, comprising 24.1% of municipal solid waste. When food and other organic materials decompose in a landfill where anaerobic (without oxygen) conditions are present, bacteria break down the materials and generate m … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

SolarEdge Announces Plans for Global Rollout of its First-of-a-Kind Energy Optimization Software Platform for Commercial & Industrial Applications

MILPITAS, California — SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced the global rollout of SolarEdge ONE for C&I, a comprehensive software-based energy optimization platform for Commercial a … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

Low-Carbon Steel: Volkswagen AG & Vulcan Green Steel Enter Into Partnership

Wolfsburg, Germany — Volkswagen AG and Vulcan Green Steel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership for low-carbon steel — a key element of Volkswagen’s green steel strategy. “Decarbonizing supply chains is a decisive factor for the Volkswagen Group on the … | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Aday Leads Research & Development of Cement & Concrete Alternatives To Decarbonize the Value Chain of Industrial Processes

When people think of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), it is often solar, wind, and other clean energy generation technologies that come to mind. However, Ana Aday, a materials science researcher in NREL’s Building Technologies and Science Center, is taking on a wh … | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Is It The Death Knell For Thermal Coal?

Coal will move further into decline as an energy producer in Australia, after several superannuation companies announced that they will no longer support investing in companies that derive 10% or more of their income from thermal coal production. As a former government employee, … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Opinion: A Window Of Opportunity Is Opening For General Motors 

There’s no other way to put it: GM has struggled badly in its transition to EVs. But recent developments have led me to believe that GM may be better positioned than it appears to be: if I’m right, and if GM does not mess up, it may well be one ... [continued] The post Opinion: A … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Successful Workshop for Leading the “Carnot Battery’, the Future of Energy Storage

In the early stages of global advancement, KIER led efforts to exchange cutting-edge technology and policy information, pinpointing collaboration opportunities to harness key strengths. To address the variability of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, the Korea Insti … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

On the Road to Increased Transmission: High-Voltage Direct Current

How High-Voltage Direct Current Lines Could Better Connect Solar and Wind to the Current Grid Comparing the Routes: HVAC Versus HVDC It is a question on the minds of grid planners throughout the United States: How can we tap into the nation’s best renewable resources at the lowes … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Restoration Projects Continue In Florida

Fossil fuels have damaged our world and continue to do so. None represents the impact more than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, after which federal and state agencies came together to form the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council. The Trus … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Bolt, TRÍ, & Watu Partner to Empower Drivers with Electric Three-Wheeler Pilot Program in Tanzania

From about 2010, the population of three-wheeled internal combustion engine vehicles has been growing in Tanzania. These three-wheelers are used as taxis and have become an integral part of Tanzania’s transport ecosystem. One of the major original equipment manufacturers in the i … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Goodbye Big Oil, Hello Big Solar

Solar power companies are on track to provide more energy to the world than oil and gas soon says Bloomberg. The post Goodbye Big Oil, Hello Big Solar appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Cement Is One Of Few Industries Where Carbon Capture May Be Competitive In Niches

As concrete month draws nearer to a close, it’s time to look at an option not previously explored, continuing to use limestone but bolting on carbon capture and paying for waste disposal in permanent sequestration sites. After fifteen years of assessing carbon capture technologie … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

7 Things To Know About Residential Storage Batteries

Here are seven questions about residential storage batteries you need answers to before you have one installed in your home. The post 7 Things To Know About Residential Storage Batteries appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Why Don’t More Charging Stations Have Pull-Thru Stalls & Canopies? How Can We Fix This?

A week or so ago, I came across a social media post from Electrify America that left me a little confused. The stations seemed laid out well. There’s good room, well-marked spaces, and even a lot of space to pull through with a small trailer! But, the company put in ... [continue … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Bollinger Motors Announces Sale of 80 Bollinger B4 Chassis Cabs to Momentum Groups

Agreement Creates Innovative Mobile Charging Solution, Electric Vehicle Option for Fleet Owners and Managers OAK PARK, Michigan — Bollinger Motors, Inc., an electric commercial vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, this week announced it has reached an agreement to sell 80 all-electric Cl … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Ford Revises Dealer Requirements To Sell Electric Cars

Ford is still trying to figure out how fast the transition to electric cars is going to happen as it adjusts its relationship with dealers. The post Ford Revises Dealer Requirements To Sell Electric Cars appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

NRDC Report: Cleaner Cars Drive Benefits for Health & Wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The clean car policies of the Biden administration will deliver unprecedented benefits to the American people, including billions of dollars of savings, more vehicle options and less pollution, a new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows. T … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

ENGIE Unveils 6 Key Trends for Renewable Energy Buying in North America

Second annual Business Energy Census highlights growing demand for renewables, strategic focus and expectations of higher prices and volatility HOUSTON, Texas — ENGIE Resources, a leading commercial electricity provider and America’s Energy Greentailer™, in collaboration with Ene … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Renewable Energy Provides 99% of New Generating Capacity in Both April & YTD

Solar + Wind Now Exceed 20% of Total U.S. Generating Capacity A review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reveals that the mix of renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided n … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Electric Cars Reach 20% Penetration in the Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of Canberra, the nation’s capital, has the highest rate of EV ownership per capita in the country. It is similar to that of California in the USA. At the end of 2023, over 20% of new cars registered in Canberra were EVs. The adoption . … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

1st Slide for Tesla Shareholder Annual Meeting Adamant to Debunk, But Vague & Confusing

Covering the 2024 Tesla shareholder annual meeting, I’ve discussed two extremes that could be the future of Tesla depending on how the company’s current “big bet” turns out, and I’ve discussed 10 highlights from the main presentation. However, the first page of the slidedeck afte … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

10 Tesla Highlights from Shareholder Meeting

Last night, I discussed two extremes that could be the future of Tesla depending on how the company’s current “big bet” turns out. It’s been no secret that Tesla’s #1 focus is now AI and robotics, and that’s now where it will either massively succeed or fail. However, there were … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

SP600 Hypercar Now World’s Fastest Electric Hypercar (Video)

Aspark and Manifattura Automobili Torino achieve historic milestone as production intent prototype SP600 Hypercar becomes World’s Fastest Electric Hypercar by hitting 438.7kph Thanks to a dedicated project run by Manifattura Automobili Torino, and with the technical support of Br … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Honda & MC to Establish New EV Company, ALTNA Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Japan — Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) this week announced plans to establish a new 50/50 joint venture (JV) company, ALTNA Co., Ltd. (ALTNA), in July 2024. The new JV is based on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) the two companies signed … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Electrification 101: How Fleets & Utilities Can Work Together to Unlock Electrified Transportation

Fleets and utilities can become leaders in the emerging vehicle electrification space by working together to drive proactive grid investments. The Electrification 101 series explores the challenges and opportunities that a rapidly electrifying transportation sector presents for t … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Building Energy Around Changing Climate

County-level data reveals climate impact on future building energy use Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed free data sets to estimate how much energy any building in the contiguous U.S. will use in 2100. These data sets provide planners a way to anticipate … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Behind-the-Meter Generation & Storage Offer Cost- & Energy-Efficient Route to Bus Electrification in New York, Potentially Saving $2 Million Each Year

Electrification is vital to decarbonizing the transportation sector, which includes public transit fleets. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles—including trucks and buses—are the second largest source of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, and their zero-emission vehicle … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Powering 10,000 Homes — Ameresco Celebrates the Commercial Operations of Kūpono Solar at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

42 MW Solar Paired with 42 MW Battery Storage in ‘Ewa is Now Powering 10,000 Homes with Clean, Renewable Energy FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts & HONOLULU, Hawaii — Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, yest … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Vattenfall & Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Awarded IJmuiden Ver Beta 2GW Offshore Wind Farm

Zeevonk, a joint venture of Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Energy Transition Fund, has been awarded a permit to build wind farm IJmuiden Ver Beta in the Netherlands. This 2 GW offshore wind project will include a 50 MWp floating offshore solar … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Tesla Is Either Going To Be The Biggest Company In The World Or Collapse In Next Few Years

So, Tesla held its big annual shareholder meeting yesterday, and that included a vote to (again) give Elon Musk by far the biggest CEO compensation package in history. But the biggest story at Tesla is the same as it was last quarter, last year, and in the years to come. ... [con … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Ice-Cold Long Duration Energy Storage System Ready For Takeoff

New long duration energy storage system leverages "liquid air" -- and investor dollars -- to solve wind curtailment woes. The post Ice-Cold Long Duration Energy Storage System Ready For Takeoff appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

New EV Raffle Launches: One Ticket, Two Prizes! Tickets Support Fight Against Climate Change

Want to drive a brand-new Rivian electric SUV or pickup truck? How about a classic Tesla Model X Plaid with all the bells and whistles? Or the famous new Cybertruck? Now is your chance. Just in time for Father’s Day, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund (CCAN Action … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Governor Lamont Announces Phase 1 Conditional Awards for Electric Vehicle Charger Buildout in Connecticut

Funding for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act HARTFORD, Connecticut — Governor Ned Lamont today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has selected nine applicants to build out elect … | Continue reading | 3 days ago