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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Albertsons Pre-Orders 10 Tesla Semi Trucks

November 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Albertsons, the second largest grocery chain in America, has plunked down $200,000 to reserve 10 Tesla Semi tractors when they become available. The electric trucks will be added to the company's existing fleet of 1,400 trucks and will be used in Southern California.

Solid-State Airplane With No Moving Parts Takes Flight

November 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

An airplane with no moving parts has flown a distance of 60 meters. Is that a big deal? It is if you consider that on a cold December day in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright's first airplane changed the world when it flew a distance of only 37 meters. What new ideas could a solid-state airplane with no jet or internal combustion engine lead to

Colorado Joins California Low Emission Vehicle Program In Rebuke To Trump

November 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Under the Clean Air Act, only California has been granted a waiver that permits it to impose more stringent vehicle emissions rules than the federal standard. But other states are free to adopt the California rules if they wish to. So far, a dozen states and the District of Columbia have done so. As the result of the governor Hickenlooper's executive order, Colorado has now become the 13th state to sign on to the CARB initiatives

Boring Company Has A Breakthrough — Literally!

November 20th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Boring Company's tunnel boring machine has broken through to the middle of the residential parking garage where the first station will be located. It has also created a new company called simply The Brick Company to sell the bricks made from the compressed earth left behind by the tunnel boring machine.

Exelon Opposes Trump Mercury Rule Rollback

November 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Exelon, one of America's largest electric utilities, is opposed to the Trump maladministration's plan to roll back the EPA rule that limits how much mercury coal generating stations can introduce into the environment. Good for them!

Big Tech Companies Are Driving Demand For Renewable Energy

November 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The tech industry is the largest consumer of renewable energy as companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook seek to satisfy investors they are operating in an environmentally friendly manner. As the internet of things expands exponentially, power usage by data centers will increase significantly.

Vail Resorts Will Be Net Zero By 2020, Thanks To VPPA

November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Vail Resorts has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy, a division of Orsted, that will allow it to obtain 100% of all the electricity it needs for its North American operations from wind turbines. Schneider Electric helped facilitate the VPPA.

We Are So Screwed: Study Warns Of 5 Degree Celsius Warming By 2100

November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new climate research study predicts that if the world's leading countries continue doing what they are doing to rein in carbon emissions, average global temperatures by the end of this century will be 4 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than they were prior to the Industrial Revolution. That amounts to a death sentence for humanity.

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