December 6th, 2020 by Johnna Crider Frank Thelen, who attended the Axel Springer Award ceremony honoring Elon Musk last week, shared his thoughts about Elon Musk in a heartfelt LinkedIn post. “He’s incredibly authentic, real, human, and kind. He is not ‘selling’ Tesla, SpaceX, or any other company or product he is involved with. He
Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters A common interest in combating climate change could be catalyst for the Biden Administration to re-engage with China. The U.S.-China relationship is at a low point and
SINGAPORE — Fitch Ratings expects Brent prices to drop to $45 per barrel in 2021 — even though there’s good news on the vaccine front, the credit rating agency said this week. That’s close to 9% lower than what a Refinitiv Eikon poll is predicting. Brent crude could be around $49.35 next year, with $50
December 5th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy Courtesy of NREL.By Anya Breitenbach The U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is predicted to exceed 25,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030. But, with only two commercial offshore wind plants currently operating in the United States, developers need accurate modeling to evaluate prospective new projects, weigh realistic costs against
December 5th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan In 2010, 17,151 megawatts (17.151 gigawatts) of solar modules were deployed worldwide. A decade later, one company, LONGi, has shipped more solar PV modules worldwide in the first 11 months of the year. LONGi is the first solar brand to ship more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV
Humanity is facing an uphill battle when it comes to preserving our planet. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in order to avert some of the worst effects of climate change we need to stop global temperatures from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. One tool that could help is green hydrogen.
December 5th, 2020 by Steve Hanley There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the world of wind power — re-powering. Simply put, wind turbines today can generate quite a bit more electricity than they could a decade ago. The pylon that supports them really doesn’t care what kind of machinery is on top of it. Take down
Wind turbines as seen from Crosby Beach, in the north west of England. William Ian Moran | Moment | Getty Images The U.K. government will target an emissions cut of at least 68% by the year 2030, compared to 1990 levels, under plans announced Thursday. The new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes before
December 4th, 2020 by Steve Hanley Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of The Southern Company, has announced plans to build a so-called smart neighborhood in Lauderdale County. The community will be the first in the world to feature a Tesla Solar Roof and a Tesla Powerwall residential storage battery for every home. In total, 150 homes
A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 6, 2007 file photo. Susanne Miller | Reuters The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final
Tesla isn’t the only upstart auto industry player having a big year. Luminar, which creates lidar technology critical to many automakers’ autonomous driving efforts, is going public on Thursday through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and the deal will make Luminar co-founder and CEO Austin Russell a billionaire — at the age of 25.
December 3rd, 2020 by Guest Contributor Photo of prototype of largest wind turbine in the world, courtesy GE Renewables. Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States may use the largest wind turbine in the world. Here are a few ways to
December 3rd, 2020 by Jesper Berggreen I received an email from my old acquaintance Robert A. Freling from Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) inviting me to watch a new documentary in which he and his team plays a major role: “Switch On.” The film is released from Switch Energy Alliance, in which Bureau of Economic
Minesto’s system is based on the idea of using a kite-like system in marine environments. Minesto A tidal power project located in the Faroe Islands has started to send electricity to the grid, in the latest example of how marine based technologies are being deployed and used around the world. The small 100 kilowatt tidal
A Porsche 911 Speedster is presented at the Paris Motor Show on October 4, 2018 in Paris. Christophe Archambault | AFP | Getty Images German automaker Porsche is investing about $24 million in the development of “e-fuels,” which officials say is a climate-neutral fuel to replace gasoline in non-electric vehicles. Production of such a fuel
December 2nd, 2020 by Johnna Crider Fortune Magazine has named Elon Musk as its Businessperson of the Year for 2020. Fortune pointed out that Elon Musk has “seemingly defied gravity this year” with his success at Tesla, which is now one of the world’s most valuable companies. SpaceX wasn’t left out either. The article noted