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
By Joey Klender Posted on October 10, 2020 Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly present in the Netherlands as they have captured a 27% market share in the European country in September. As the number of electric cars continues to increase in the Netherlands, the charge forward is being led by the Tesla Model 3, which
During the 2019 National Drive Electric Week, Plug In America took part in the Charge Forward EV Relay throughout the State of New Hampshire. This began at the far north end of the state, and wound its way 267 miles from Colebook to Portsmouth. Unfortunately, this year’s event could not be held, due to the
Prince William photographed in Peterborough, England, on July 16, 2020. Kirsty Wigglesworth – WPA Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images A £50 million ($64.54 million) prize focused on the environment was launched by Prince William on Thursday, with the Duke of Cambridge describing the next 10 years as “a critical decade for change.”
CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said it’s time to start taking hydrogen energy seriously as the technology emerges as a reliable alternative energy source. “If you want to speculate on a sexy long-term story, I’m bullish on hydrogen,” the “Mad Money” host said. Cramer has been skeptical of bullish trading activity in red-hot speculative stocks,
A discarded face mask is pictured near an oil pump in Long Beach, California on August 22, 2020. APU GOMES | AFP via Getty Images LONDON — OPEC on Thursday said it had downwardly revised its forecast for global oil demand growth over the long term, given the industry faced “an existential threat” this year
(Bloomberg) — Crude prices slid after oil workers in Norway called off a strike that had shut down about 8% of the country’s production. Futures in London and New York both fell over 1% on Friday. The settlement will restore production at six fields already shut down by the dispute and prevent an escalation to another six.
October 9th, 2020 by Tina Casey If Cornwall was its own nation, it would be almost entirely surrounded by water, so it’s no surprise that the leaders of this unique land mass semi-attached to England are looking to pepper the Celtic Sea with floating wind turbines for a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. However,
By Joey Klender Posted on October 9, 2020 The National Transportation Safety Board, better known as the NTSB, has released a new study showing that around 50% of fire departments are not readily prepared to handle an electric vehicle fire. The NTSB is a United States government agency that is responsible for the investigation of
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla preparing a Model 3 refresh, Tesla disbands PR, Solar Roof problems, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle drivers at ElectrifyAmerica.com.
An off-shore oil platform off the coast in Huntington Beach on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Leonard Ortiz | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register | Getty Images SINGAPORE — A Biden presidency could bring 1 million barrels per day of Iranian oil back into the market, but lead to lower demand in the long run, an economist