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DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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Lucid Air: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022

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California’s Lucid has raised the bar for electric vehicles in ways that matter for affordability and EV adoption. That’s why the Lucid Air is our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022. Affordability, as part of a car that starts at $170,000 in its debut Dream Edition guise?

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POSCO to invest $830M in lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina

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South Korea-based steelmaker POSCO will invest US$830 million in a lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina. The plant, near the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt lake in northern Argentina, will have an annual production capacity of 25,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide—sufficient to supply batteries for 600,000 electric vehicles, according to POSCO. The plant will be constructed by the first half of 2024.

Should more regulatory responsibility for carbon reduction fall on oil companies?

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Regulating carbon emissions from the oil and gas industry would allow the United States to reach its climate goals faster, argues a recent opinion piece by an oil industry veteran published in The Hill. Over 80% of U.S. carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions come from burning oil and natural gas, and 1.4

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Penn team proposes liquid-organic hydrogen carriers as endothermic fuels for hypersonic aircraft

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A team at the University of Pennsylvania is proposing the use of a liquid-organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC)—specifically, 1,2,3,4 -tetrahydroquinoline (THQ)—for use as an endothermic fuel for thermal protection of hypersonic aircraft engines. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. The conversion and endothermic heats of reaction were measured over a Pd-Al 2 O 3 catalyst at 60 bar and temperatures between 500 and 600 °C. Heats of reaction as large as 950 kJ kg ?1

Tesla captures top spot as Norway’s best-selling carmaker in 2021


Tesla has captured the top spot as Norway’s best-selling car company in 2021, capturing 11.6% of the country’s market share, led by the Model 3 all-electric sedan.

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Tesla delivered >308,000 EVs in Q4, >936,000 in all of 2021

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Tesla reported fourth quarter production of more than 305,000 vehicles and deliveries of more than 308,000 vehicles. For all of 2021, the company delivered more than 936,000 vehicles. Q4 2021. Production. Deliveries. Subject to operating lease accounting. Model S/X. 13,109. 11,750. Model 3/Y. 292,731. 296,850. Total. 305,840. 308,600. All of 2021. Production. Deliveries. Model S/X. 24,390. 24,964. Model 3/Y. 906,032. 911,208. Total. 930,422. 936,172.

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Tesla (TSLA) market cap surges by $100 billion as its EV production lead becomes undeniable


Investors welcomed Tesla’s (TSLA) Q4 production and delivery numbers as they sent the automaker’s market capitalization surging up by $100 billion on the first trading day of 2022. Tesla’s lead in electric vehicle production is becoming undeniable.

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Did an Elon Musk email cause Wall Street to come up short on Tesla deliveries?


Did an email to employees from CEO Elon Musk convince Wall Street analysts that Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) would have a slow Q4 and underwhelming 2021?

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Tesla (TSLA) becomes best-selling brand in Norway as the country hits new electric vehicle records


Tesla has become the best-selling brand in Norway for the whole year of 2021 despite having only two models available on the market, which helped the country hit again new electric vehicle records.

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SpaceX Starship prototype completes fourth static fire


In its true last act of the year, SpaceX successfully fired up its first orbital-class Starship for the fourth time in approximately two months, placing the prototype one step closer to flight readiness.

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These new nailable solar shingles are installed like a traditional roof


The “world’s first” nailable solar shingle, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle, is being launched today by GAF Energy , the sister company of GAF, the largest roofing and waterproofing company in North America.

China will cut electric vehicle subsidies by end of 2022


China announced that it would eliminate subsidies that encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles by the end of 2022.

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Geely-owned Zeekr brand sets its sights on North America


You know Geely as the Chinese money behind Volvo, Polestar , and Lotus – but they’re a lot bigger than that. Geely has its own brand, is backing an electric Smart revival, and recently invested billions in Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, to become a top shareholder.

Tesla gets new neighbor as Germany’s IG Metall union builds office near Giga Berlin


Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin has a new neighbor in the form of an office from Germany’s largest union, IG Metall. The new office would make it easier for IG Metall to attend to Giga Berlin’s workforce, which is estimated to reach as high as 12,000 when the facility is ramped up. .

Hopes of Dakar victory dashed for Audi RS Q e-tron, but it isn’t the electric drive that failed


Fourteen-time champion Stephane Peterhansel suffered massive suspension damage to his electric Audi RS Q e-tron yesterday while running second in the Dakar Rally.

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Toyota plans to develop in-house automotive software platform by 2025


Toyota is planning to launch its own in-house automotive software platform, which will handle minor, basic functions and advanced ones, like autonomous driving applications, according to a new report.

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Tesla asks employees to fight back against new proposal that could destroy its biggest solar market


Tesla is rallying its employees to fight back against California’s NEM 3.0 proposal that could potentially make its biggest solar market not viable.

Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022

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2021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there. The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022

DBPOWER’s portable power station has 18W USB-C/250W AC at $135 , more in New Green Deals


If you’re wanting to be prepared for any situation that arises, having a portable power station in an emergency kit is a solid choice all around. The DBPOWER model on sale today offers a few crucial features to have on hand in an emergency.

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AI’s 6 Worst-Case Scenarios

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Hollywood’s worst-case scenario involving artificial intelligence (AI) is familiar as a blockbuster sci-fi film: Machines acquire humanlike intelligence, achieving sentience, and inevitably turn into evil overlords that attempt to destroy the human race.

Recalled Chevy Bolts to get ‘certified’ window clings after service


This month, GM will begin sending “Chevrolet Certified” window clings to Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV owners who have had their EVs serviced under the sweeping recall that covers more than 140,000 electric cars between the 2017 and 2022 model years.

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Germany's Largest Union Opens Office Next To Tesla's Giga Berlin


IG Metall would like to represent as many Tesla employees as possible and the new office will facilitate that

Daring 60 MPH electric scooter racing league to begin drafting male and female riders


We’ve followed the development of the eSkootr Championship (eSC) since its inception in mid-2020. There’s just something about racers on 60 mph (100 km/h) electric scooters speeding around a track while standing up that boggles the mind.

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EV Startup Indigo Unveils Designs For Flow Commercial EVs At CES


Flow ride-sharing vehicle and Flow Plus delivery van will feature robotic wheels with integrated electric suspension and propulsion

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Blink introduces seven new charging products at CES including plug & charge and V2G technology


EV charging network, Blink, kicked off this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by sharing news of seven new charging products, the largest unveiling in its thirteen year history.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Previews 1,000 Km Production Halo car


The Three Pointed Star isn’t content with BEV efficiency, says the EQXX will use less than 10 kWh/100km or 6.2 miles/kWh

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Mercedes-Benz unveils VISION EQXX prototype with over 620 mile range, impressive drag coefficient, and a solar roof


German automaker Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new prototype that represents the future possibilities in EV range and efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX features an ultra-efficient electric drivetrain, lightweight engineering and is styled with sustainable materials.

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Tesla Model 3 And Model S Recalls Extend To 200,000 Cars In China


Tesla is recalling 19,697 imported Model S sedans, 35,836 imported Model 3s, and 144,208 China-made Model 3s for collision risks

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Husqvarna’s new electric motorcycles, scooters could be built in Bajaj’s huge new factory


Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj commands a healthy share of the vast local scooter and motorcycle market. Now the company is building a massive new factory for the production of electric two-wheelers, and that could mean big news for Europe’s electric scooters and motorcycles as well.

Quantum Dots + OLED = Your Next TV

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For more than a decade now, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays have set the bar for screen quality, albeit at a price. That’s because they produce deep blacks, offer wide viewing angles, and have a broad color range.

Hyundai Nexo sets hydrogen endurance record – but why?


Norway Sets Plug-In Car Sales Record For The End Of The Year 2021


90% of new passenger cars in December were rechargeable

Propella Mini review: Just might be the best electric bike for city riders for under $1,000


As more e-bikes cram in extra features and components, they also start packing on the pounds. But what if you’re just looking for a lightweight, simple e-bike to get you where you’re going quickly and easily? That’s where Propella comes in.

See Rivian R1T Effortlessly Float Up This Snowy Mountain Road


A perfect adventure for Rivian's adventure-oriented electric vehicles

Exoskeletons, Smart Rings, and Flying Cars Will Be at CES 2022

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Ford Has A Secret Weapon To Battle Tesla, And It's Michigan


Hardcore Ford owners with ties to Detroit are buying the Mustang Mach-E like crazy