Saturday, July 11, 2020
Tesla has another new high-profile customer – UPS, which has placed the largest order yet for Tesla Semi advance reservations. The shipping giant pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semi trucks, besting PepsiCo’s 100 vehicle order from last week.UPS has a fleet of around 8,500 alternative fuel vehicles already in service around...
Toyota sees dedicated gas and diesel engines in its vehicles lineup reducing to zero by the 2040s, on its path to its goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its vehicles by 90 percent by 2050 (compared to 2010). At a press conference hosted by the company at the...
“I just want to be proud of the company that I work for,” Maren Costa told me recently. Costa is a Principal UX Design Lead at Amazon, for which she has worked since 2002. I was referred to her because of her leadership in the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice...
A Bionic Leaf that can be burned as fuel?
A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Chemist Daniel Nocera of Harvard University and his team joined forces with synthetic biologist Pamela Silver of Harvard Medical School and her team to...
While Elon Musk is preparing for this week’s launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, his other company is also preparing for a launch. Tesla has made a deal with Home Depot to sell both the PowerWall and Tesla’s solar panels at 800 Home Depot locations.The retail spaces will be...
Another automaker is vowing to turn its entire lineup a little more green: Aston Martin told the Financial Times that it’ll offer vehicles exclusively with hybrid and electric cars by the middle of next decade.It’s not as audacious a goal as it might’ve seemed even just a few years...
Eco-Friendly Tips to Safely Dispose of Your Tech Stuff
Nowadays, it seems that gadgets and other “techie stuff” are made to be replaced. Your cell phone can be considered an “old model” if it’s been out in the market for a year. And while there’s nothing wrong with getting all the latest devices that the tech world has...
Town Rejects Solar Farm - Residents Fear It Will 'Suck Up The Sun's Energy'
A town council in North Carolina rejected plans to rezone land for a solar farm after residents voiced fears it would cause cancer, stop plants from growing and suck up all the energy from the sun. Bobby Mann said the farm would "Suck up all the energy from the sun...
World's Largest Solar Power Plant Being Built in Morocco
On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building the world's biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union. The huge 160-megawatt first phase of the Noor plant near the town of Ouarzazate contrasts with efforts by some other nations focused on tiny rooftop...
If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage
Power utilities are pushing back against rooftop solar, but by doing so they are only accelerating the development of solar+storage, which may prove to be an even bigger threat. Residential solar+storage refers to a) an array of rooftop solar panels connected to b) some means of energy storage, usually a...

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