Month: December 2020

By Maria Merano Posted on December 25, 2020 Tesla is beginning to roll out its highly anticipated over-the-air 2020 ‘Holiday Update’ that includes new driving visualizations for Full Self-Driving, new games, and an improved display for Supercharger and Vehicle Information, among others.  The following are some of the most notable aspects of Tesla’s 2020 holiday
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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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Baker Hughes Co. (NYSE: BKR) on Wednesday reported the total number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States rose by two to 348 this week. The most recent U.S. rig count reflects a one-unit increase in oil rigs (to 264), a two-unit increase in gas rigs (to 83) and a one-unit drop in
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(Bloomberg) — Oil rallied along with equities as a decline in U.S. crude inventories injected optimism into a market that’s reeling from the resurgence of the pandemic. Futures in New York climbed 2.3% on Wednesday, the most in nearly two weeks. Stocks rose as investors shrugged off the latest tension over a U.S. pandemic relief
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(Bloomberg) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s hardball tactics against foreign energy companies are halting projects and reversing a process that until recently made the country one of the world’s hottest oil and renewable markets. About 200 wind farms, natural gas plants, solar arrays and other projects have been stalled, according to government documents, after
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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
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(Bloomberg) — Russia intends to support a further increase in OPEC+ production at the group’s meeting next month, even as a new strain of the coronavirus raises concerns about demand, said officials familiar with the country’s oil policy. As of now, Moscow believes it makes sense to raise output from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and
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Rimac Automobili announced that it is starting pre-series production of its new C_Two electric hypercar, which comes with specs that are out of this world. The electric vehicle company is best known for its all-electric hypercars, especially the Concept_One, arguably the first all-electric hypercar, and more recently, the new Concept_Two (C_Two). In recent years, the company has
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Despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, some American politicians continue to deny that climate change exists, while others question the severity of its impact. And among the general public, climate change denial is higher in the U.S. today than almost anywhere else in the world. This is largely the result of the oil and
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