Month: December 2020

Rigzone’s downstream readers last week showed strong interest in articles about relationships among major players in government, energy and tech. One of the pieces discussed a relationship that will be severed while another referenced ties that are growing strong. Read on for details on these articles, along with a third article about a change in
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on December 20, 2020 One of the most exciting developments from Tesla eagerly awaited by the electric car community is the company’s use of its giant casting machines. Dubbed by its maker IDRA as the “Giga Press,” the house-sized monster machines are capable of producing single-cast pieces for Tesla’s vehicles, starting
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Richard Browning, CEO of JetPack Aviation demonstrates his JBPack suit JetPack Aviation It takes visionaries like venture capitalist Tim Draper to reimagine the future of transportation and back ideas many consider futuristic pipe dreams. But this renown Silicon Valley venture capitalist who was an early investor in Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX ventures has a
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December 19th, 2020 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Originally published by Rocky Mountain Institute.By Talor Gruenwald & Mina Lee While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the
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The total counts of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States and Canada moved in opposite directions this week, Baker Hughes Co. (NYSE: BKR) reported Friday. The U.S. added eight rigs to end the week at 346. The latest U.S. figure reflects a five-unit increase in oil rigs (to 263), a two-unit increase in
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Arizona’s Navajo Generating Station coal plant’s smokestacks have been toppled — VIDEO. The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance releases principles to accelerate US commercial fleet electrification. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price
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(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the attributed sources and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rigzone or the author.) A simple statistic indicates that the energy complex is recovering at a brisk pace, according to one of Rigzone’s regular oil market-watchers. Keep reading to find out which data
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Winter solstice has swept in, and me and my electric vehicle (EV) are taking another trip around the sun–on sunshine!  My ex and I got solar at home on his birthday in 2002, then our first EV, the RAV4, a couple months later, on the winter solstice. Won’t ever forget the feeling, from my head
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President-elect Joe Biden’s expected pick for Energy secretary has ties to several influential political donors, including companies from an industry she may have to regulate if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Jennifer Granholm, the Democratic former governor of Michigan, is likely to be formally announced as Biden’s choice to lead the Department of
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December 17th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  There are plenty of utility companies in the US that look at renewable energy as a sort of disease, one that will infect their carefully crafted  monopoly business model and disrupt it, perhaps fatally.  Minnesota Power, which serves 145,000 customers in 15 municipalities throughout northern Minnesota, is not one
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(Bloomberg) — Lloyd’s of London, the world’s largest insurance market, said it’s joining efforts to support the pivot to a lower carbon economy and set out a timetable to phase out coverage for some of the most polluting industries. Lloyd’s said Wednesday it will end investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and
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Xcel Energy’s self-build 522-MW Sagamore Wind Project in eastern New Mexico, on the Texas border, is now online. It’s New Mexico’s largest single wind farm. The Sagamore Wind Project was officially completed yesterday by Minneapolis-based utility holding company Xcel Energy. The wind farm consists of 240 wind turbines that can produce 522 megawatts. The turbines are 460
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