IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report— Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction: scaling up electrolyzers to meet the 1.5

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MIT team reexamines rates of Li-ion cost decline

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The cost of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used for phones, laptops, and cars has fallen significantly over the last three decades, and has been a major driver of the rapid growth of those technologies.

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New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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Further, the study found that low-cost carriers (LCCs) such as Spirit, Frontier, and Southwest have driven virtually all that airline emissions growth since 2005. Source: “Low-cost carriers and US aviation emissions growth, 2005 to 2019”.

Faradion and Phillips 66 to develop lower cost and higher-performing sodium-ion battery materials

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UK-based Faradion, a developer of sodium-ion battery technology ( earlier post ), and Phillips 66 have launched a new technical collaboration to develop lower-cost and higher-performing anode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

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UH team develops fast, cost-efficient method to grow OER catalyst for seawater splitting

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This work affords a cost-efficient surface engineering method to steer commercial Ni foam into robust OER catalysts for seawater electrolysis, which has important implications for both the hydrogen economy and environmental remediation.

Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation

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We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation.

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IHS Markit: average cost of lithium-ion battery cell to fall below $100/kWh in 2023

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The average cost of a Li-ion battery cell—used to power electric vehicles and to provide flexibility in the power grid as more renewables, such as solar and wind, are added will fall below $100 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the next three years, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit. The average cost of a li-ion cell is expected to decline further through the end of the decade, to as low as $73/kWh in 2030. LFP will remain the lowest cost option throughout the next ten years.

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

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AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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Municipal and commercial fleets are on the front lines of state-wide goals to decarbonize our transportation sector, and they deserve solutions that make the transition both simple and cost-effective.

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US says it will cut the cost of solar by 60% in a decade

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it intends to “cut the cost of solar energy by 60% within the next 10 years, in addition to nearly $128 million in funding to lower costs, improve performance, and speed the deployment of solar energy technologies.”

FutureBridge expects cost-parity between solid-state and Li-ion batteries by 2025

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Market analysis firm FutureBridge expects that cost-parity between Li-ion and solid-state batteries could be achieved in another five years. The recent innovation in ionic conductivity is promising but proven improvements in cost and cycle-life, which are critical for Mobility, remain the most important challenges for mass-market commercialization of SSBs, said Georgios Stathousis, Manager at FutureBridge’s Mobility Practice.

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Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?

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I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift? If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another.

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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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DOE also released two companion ESGC reports: the 2020 Grid Energy Storage Technology Cost and Performance Assessment and the Energy Storage Market Report 2020.

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NYU team develops novel ion-conducting copolymer to increase power and reduce cost of fuel cells

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Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, led by Miguel Modestino, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a novel ion-conducting polymer (ionomer) that increases the power and lowers the cost of fuel cells.

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Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas, with colleagues from Brookhaven National Lab and Argonne National Lab, have found that nanoparticles composed of nickel and iron are more effective and efficient than other more costly materials when used as catalysts in the production of hydrogen fuel through water electrolysis.

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Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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The team projects that the high-efficiency vehicle will have a a minimum unit cost of only $1,400 to produce—the price of an average mountain bike—once the funding goal is reached.

Hydrogen Council report finds cost of hydrogen solutions to fall sooner than previously expected

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The Hydrogen Council has published a new report, Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective , demonstrating that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade, sooner than previously expected.

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DOE selects 15 projects for $32M to advance lower-cost fusion concepts; ARPA-E BETHE

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These projects will work to develop timely, commercially viable fusion energy, with the goal to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts. Winning BETHE projects are: Category A: Development of Lower-Cost Concepts.

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SpaceX’s Starlink terminal production costs have dropped over 50%, reveals president

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During the recently-held Satellite 2021 “LEO Digital Forum” virtual panel, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell revealed that the Starlink terminal’s production costs have dropped by over 50% from its initial manufacturing prices.

Nissan Leaf electric vs Toyota Prius hybrid: which is lower on cost, emissions?

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Carbon Footprint plug-in cars ownership costs electricity costs fuel costSometimes, when tucking in for the evening, you can't help but wonder: did I really make the right choice? Could I have done better? Even now, could I still do better? This is the question I ask myself, each evening, when I park my 2015 Nissan Leaf in the garage next to my wife’s 2006 Toyota Prius. Given that both vehicles are now driven.

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UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

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Battery costs have fallen faster than predicted eight years ago, and virtually every carmaker plans to introduce at least one battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range or more. Europe costs plug-in cars Prices ownership costsWith the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing.

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Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

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Similar processes could greatly reduce the cost of producing biofuels from waste biomass like corn stalks and leaves. But most solvents remain costly or require extreme ranges of operating pressures or temperatures to be effective.

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EPA finalizes ICAO-aligned GHG emissions standards for aircraft; “no costs and no emission reductions”

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In its technical support document for the rulemaking, EPA noted that: The main conclusion of the impact analysis for the airplane GHG emissions rule is that it will result in no costs and no emission reductions.

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BloombergNEF forecasts green hydrogen should be cheaper than natural gas by 2050 in some markets; falling costs of solar PV key

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In a new piece of research, BloombergNEF (BNEF) finds that the levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH 2 ) made from renewable electricity is set to fall faster than it previously estimated. According to the BNEF forecast, the costs of producing green hydrogen from renewable electricity should fall by up to 85% from today to 2050, leading to costs below $1/kg ($7.4/MMBtu) by 2050 in most modeled markets. Such low renewable hydrogen costs could completely rewrite the energy map.

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Consumer Reports: most popular electric vehicles cost less to own than the best-selling gas-powered vehicles in their class

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The analysis found lifetime ownership costs for the most popular EVs on the market under $50,000 are typically $6,000 to $10,000 less than the best gas-powered vehicles in their class (defined by vehicle style, size, interior volume, and cargo space).

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GM sees lithium-metal battery tech as a next step for more range, lower cost

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General Motors is betting lithium-metal battery chemistry will increase range and lower costs for future electric cars.

VW targets 50% cut in battery costs by 2030, transition to solid-state tech

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Most importantly, on the way to EV affordability and profitability, the company outlined plans to potentially halve its battery costs for its most

Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Renewable energy output is subject to large fluctuations, so FH2R will adjust to supply and demand in the power grid in order to maximize utilization of this energy while establishing low-cost, Green hydrogen production technology.

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RadSee launches high-performance automotive 4D imaging radar; lower cost, low-risk integration

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announced the availability of the automotive industry’s first 4D imaging radar for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and autonomous vehicles able to deliver ultra-high performance and scalability to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers at up to one-third the cost of previous solutions. Israel-based RadSee Technologies Ltd.

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV 

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV . This battery doesn’t need any of the toxic metals that are costly and heavy. Lithium-ion batteries need toxic and costly metals such as manganese, cobalt and nickel but these are costly to be used in electric vehicles.

BASF and Toyota collaborate for cost-effective lightweighting on 2021 Sienna

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Toyota wanted the 2021 Sienna’s third seat to be lighter and cost-competitive while exceeding all performance criteria. We were able to meet our cost objective and saved 15% compared to the prior generation.

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Honeywell introduces single-stage version of UOP Ecofining process for renewable diesel; fast-to-market, low capital cost

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The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution that is suited for repurposing an underutilized hydrotreating or hydrocracking unit in a refinery, producing higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies.

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Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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The results from this study suggested a cost of hydrogen as low as ¥17 to ¥27/Nm 3 (US$0.16 - $0.25) using a combination of technologies and the achievement of ambitious individual cost targets for batteries, PV, and electrolyzers. For comparison, the US DOE’s 2020 target for the levelized cost of hydrogen (production only) is $2.30/kg.

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How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

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costs plug-in cars ownership costs EPA RatingsWhen it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every electric car currently on sale, as well as the upcoming 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3, and some of the longer-range plug-in hybrids. With anticipated base prices.

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Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Silicon-Valley-based Ampcera announced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs). Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs. To address them, Ampcera has been developing a scalable SE technology, and has filed multiple US patent applications and an international PCT patent application on its flexible SE membranes, a low-cost manufacturing method, and the corresponding SSBs.

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Electric Cars Have The Lowest Annual Fuel Cost: 2021 Chart

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Plug-in hybrids are in a close second, if driven mostly in EV mode

DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.

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Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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Hydra’s ability to deploy stranded hydrogen assets to fleet operators, who can use it to reduce their fuel costs and meet emission targets, opens up new opportunities for chemical manufacturers. The company’s distinctive HaaS model helps commercial fleets reduce costs and emissions with limited risk and no up-front investment.

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IHS Markit: production of carbon-free “green” hydrogen could be cost-competitive by 2030

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By 2030 the production of hydrogen fuel by the electrolytic splitting of water—which can be carbon-free provided the electricity used in the process is produced by renewables—could become cost-competitive with currently predominant methods that require the use of natural gas as a feedstock, according to analysis by the IHS Markit Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum. Economies of scale are a primary driver for green hydrogen’s growing cost competitiveness.

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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: 300-mile electric off-road truck will cost $110,595 in Edition 1 form

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The 2024 Hummer EV SUV, introduced virtually Saturday during the NCAA’s Final Four tournament, essentially puts the ball in the court of the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and every other die-hard off-road SUV.

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MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective

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While the cost of new heavy-duty trucks has increased at approximately 1% per year, the cost of emission controls has come down, representing a lower percentage of the cost of a new truck.

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