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Western U.S. Hydropower Generation Fell to a 22-Year Low Last Year

According to preliminary data from our Electricity Data Browser, the least hydropower was generated in the western United States during the 2022–23 water year (October 1 through September 30) since at least 2001. Western region hydropower generation dropped by 11% from the previous water year to 141.6 million megawatthours (MWh). Hydropower generation in … [continued]

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More Internet Access From You-Know-Who Can Enhance Sustainable Agritech

The image of the small town farmer patiently plowing their fields is a contemporary myth. Today’s farming is all about agritech. Labor costs too high? Buy driverless tractors. Can’t be profitable if seed rows are laid out sporadically? Automated seed planters will take care of that. Want to limit the … [continued]

Eleven KM8 electric buses from BYD Motors were recently added to the WSTA fleet in Wenatchee, Washington. Photo from BYD.

More than Half of U.S. Transit Buses Used Advanced Technology or Alternative Fuels in 2020

In 2020, more than half (56%) of all transit buses were either hybrid electric or powered by an alternative fuel such as natural gas, propane, hydrogen, biodiesel, or electricity. In 1996, the vast majority (95.4%) of transit buses were powered by conventional petroleum diesel. By 2020, conventional diesel transit buses … [continued]

Gentlemen from Doha query a Vinfast representative abou the VF9, Vinfast’s top-of-the-line EV. (Photo from Vinfast)

VinFast Unveils Latest EVs At Geneva International Motor Show 2023 In Qatar

DOHA, QATAR — Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast is showcasing four of its electric vehicle models at the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), Qatar 2023, ongoing in Doha, until October 14, 2023.  This is the first time VinFast has officially introduced its fully electric vehicles to the Middle East market, … [continued]