Why Do We Need Grids Today To Further Grow Renewables?

Published on September 25th, 2017 | by The Beam

I would like to make the case that grids are needed to further increase the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the system. Due to time pressure, we must find a way to integrate RES much faster. This requires the utilization of renewable resources where they are most abundant, where large generation sites can be developed... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Progression Of The EV Revolution (2017–2030)

Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Most of you reading this are in agreement: electric vehicles will upend the conventional vehicle industry within the next 50 10–20 years. The pollution industry in the world of transport will be destroyed. Gasmobiles stinking up cities, garages, lungs, hearts, and minds will be retiring to scrapyards and history books. But the endgame is sort of boring — yes, awesome, but boring since it is the end of it all... Read More

Clean Transport

Future News — Dateline February 14th, 2030

Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

... With anchor Jane Curtin III. Tonight’s top story... The last automobile powered by an internal combustion engine was sent to the salvage yard today. We will have film at 11:00pm showing a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado convertible being towed into Monster Joe’s Auto & Trucks Dismantlers in Los Angeles, California. The car had been hidden in the bunker of a decommissioned Air Force Base ever since President Trump signed into law a bill confiscating all gasoline-powered vehicles from citizens during his third term in office... Read More

Air Quality

Electric Motorhome Powered By Solar Panels & A Battery

Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Move over, tiny house, and take notes. German-based motorhome manufacturer Dethleffs recent e.home, an electric motorhome concept, is solar-paneled, clean battery-powered, comfortable, and bright. How about that for a sustainably sensible option for the camping family or the retired couple with wanderlust and a conscience. It's a beauty. The e.home is covered in 334 square feet of solar panels and has an estimated range of about 103 miles when fully equipped... Read More


Tesla Model 3 & Nissan LEAF 2.0 Reflections — Cleantech Talk Returns! Again!

Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Hello again, listeners and readers. After a longer than expected off-season, Cleantech Talk is back! Season 3’s contributions should be a bit more regular than Season 2 was, given that I’ve moved — “pivoted” in Silicon Valley lingo — from my full-time engineering job to communications consulting, specifically to be able to dedicate more time to the podcast and related activities... Read More


Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)

Published on September 23rd, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

If we're going to scale up electric vehicle production, we need an abundance of lithium. Mining or production capacity is quite limited at this point, and it looks like the oil industry might be the best source of this valuable mineral going forward towards a more renewable future... Read More


Electric Car S-Curve Adoption By Country (Fun Chart!)

Published on September 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric car sales are increasing at very different speeds around the world. Some developed countries still only see a handful of electric car sales per month. Others are moving hundreds of cars off of lots and into garages every day... Read More

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