October 14th, 2020 by Jake Richardson At a restaurant, I overheard some other customers talking about how solar power is too expensive. As someone who follows solar power enough to know it actually is very affordable now and is well within the reach of many, many homeowners, I wanted to protest this very outdated notion.
By Maria Merano Posted on October 14, 2020 The Tesla Model S is poised to drop to its lowest price yet, with CEO Elon Musk stating that the premium flagship sedan will now start at just $69,420. The Model S price drop, the second one in two days, seemed to be correlated with the announcement
(Bloomberg) — Oil advanced after data showing a rise in China crude imports signaled strengthening demand, even as uncertainty over U.S. fiscal stimulus kept price gains in check. Futures in New York rose 2% on Tuesday, buoyed by data showing Chinese crude imports climbed 2.1% month-on-month in September, according to the General Administration of Customs.
October 13th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy University researchers examine eagle physiology to inform and improve eagle deterrents Purdue University (Purdue) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) are studying the visual and auditory capabilities of bald and golden eagles to help improve the effectiveness of deterrents used around wind energy facilities. Findings from this
By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on October 13, 2020 HBO is developing a biopic-style show focused on the achievements of Elon Musk and SpaceX, specifically highlighting the company’s successful mission which launched and landed NASA astronauts this year. The limited series, produced by Channing Tatum’s Free Association, will be based on Ashlee Vance’s 2017 biography
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Monika Skolimowska | picture alliance | Getty Images As the world looks to move towards a low-carbon future, the potential of “green hydrogen” — which is produced using renewable energy — has garnered increasing interest from businesses, governments and investors alike. In the last few years, major firms including Repsol, Siemens Energy, Orsted and BP
Peter Cade | Stone | Getty Images The world’s response to Covid-19 can “reshape the future of energy” for years to come, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday in its annual World Energy Outlook report. The IEA report underscored that most important of all is how the crisis will ultimately affect the transition to clean
Bloomberg) — The European Union has agreed to help “strengthen the capacity” of Mozambique’s government in its fight against an escalating Islamist insurgency that’s killed more than 2,000 in a region home to Africa’s biggest foreign investments. The EU gave “a positive response” to the southeast African nation’s request for assistance, Ambassador Antonio Sanchez-Benedito Gaspar
October 12th, 2020 by Guest Contributor Originally published on American Center for Mobility. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $7 million in funding for Michigan-based cybersecurity company, The Dream Team LLC (DTLLC) to develop a first-of-its-kind infrastructure that protects the electric grid from cyberattacks on electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle
By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on October 12, 2020 SpaceX has partnered with the U.S. Military to study joint cargo transportation efforts using the private spaceflight company’s Starship rockets. The cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), also featuring Exploration Architecture Corporation (XArc), is a voluntary effort wherein the participants donate time and resources to help
The 2020 Drive Electric Awards were presented during a streaming online event on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. [embedded content] Featuring:Remarks by Executive Director Joel LevinAn update on EV policy from Policy Director Katherine StainkenA tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner Linda Nicholes Acceptance speeches from Drive Electric Awards winners:Fully Charged (Robert Llewellyn)Washington Governor Jay InsleeCity of Denver (Mayor
Oil pipelines, pumping rigs, and electrical transmission lines dot the landscape along California’s “Petroleum Highway” (Highway 33) running along the northwestern side of the San Joaquin Valley on April 24, 2020, near McKittrick, California. George Rose | Getty Images News | Getty Images Despite a grim demand outlook for energy as the coronavirus pandemic continues
Baker Hughes Co. on Friday reported the total number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States and Canada increased by eight this past week. The three-rig net gain in the U.S. brought the country’s total to 269 drilling units. The most recent U.S. count reflects four more oil rigs (to 193), a one-unit
October 11th, 2020 by Tina Casey The US has just launched a sneak attack on coal, oil, and natural gas, with a new five-year, $100 million green hydrogen and fuel cell truck plan from the Energy Department, aimed squarely at pushing diesel out of the growing market for long-haul transportation. Where diesel will go after
By Eric Ralph Posted on October 11, 2020 Two days after Elon Musk announced that Starship SN8 “passed cryo proof” testing, SpaceX has begun installing three Raptor engines on the rocket for the first multi-Raptor static fire ever attempted. On October 9th, the CEO revealed that the first SpaceX Starship prototype bound for a crucial
Tesla is updating the interior of the Model 3 to let owners lock their Sentry Mode/TeslaCam storage device in the glovebox. Sentry Mode is Tesla’s integrated surveillance system inside its vehicles using the Autopilot cameras around the car to record potential vandalism or other incidents. Tesla owners have to plug a storage device in one
Silvia Lucci, her husband (left), and son (right) are part of the family team behind LUHV Foods, and its successful outposts, such as their vegan deli at Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market. Julietta Lucci When Jennifer Rodriguez relocated to Philadelphia in the late ’90s, the once-bustling South Philly neighborhood of Italian Market was in decay.
(Bloomberg) — A strike that shut down about 8% of Norway’s oil and gas output will end after successful mediation talks, said Norwegian Oil and Gas Association spokesman Kolbjorn Andreassen The settlement will restore production at six fields already shut down by the dispute and prevent an escalation to another six over the weekend. Those
October 10th, 2020 by Alex Voigt When I was a kid, I asked my parents one day what they did to prevent Hitler. I received an irritating form of silence in exchange for an answer. Most children in Germany asked their parents or grandparents sooner or later, and only a very few received a convincing