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Browsing the "Energy Efficiency" Category

Why Automakers Should Actually Care About The Environment

November 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Dear Automakers, You should support the environment. In fact, without it, we would not be able to buy your cars. I mean, we would be dead if we didn't have clean air to breathe. Same problem if a climate disaster kills us, or ruins our livelihood


Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

November 7th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans and policies in the 2020 presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion


Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

November 2nd, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world


On-Road & Off-Road — The Daymak Beast 2.0 Is Appealing

October 31st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Are you an adventurer who loves it all? Busy urban streets and ... winding, hidden country roads. This may be the perfect solo getaway vehicles. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is great for quiet cruises through the wilderness, or for city commutes


Array Technologies Selected For One Of The Largest Bifacial Solar Projects In Australia

October 31st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Bifacial solar cells and panels are moving more seriously into play now thanks to cost drops and efficiency improvements. A bifacial solar panel is essentially a solar panel that can collect energy from the front side and the rear side (a normal monofacial panel only collects energy from one side). Array Technologies boosts that technology even further with solar tracking technology, capturing much more sunlight than a normal solar array


Heat (The Elephant In The Room)

October 30th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA's Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications


A Guide To Disaster Preparedness – Part One

October 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

We are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC temperature rise, but of course we hope to get there before runaway climate change destroys us. Part of what we can do is to be prepared for extreme climate events. They can happen to anyone, and there is no way to know who that will be and when


Do What You Can With What You Have (Even If You Can’t Get An Electric Vehicle)

October 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

When you look at your finances and see that you're upside down in your current car, that your credit is shot to hell, or that you can't get into a car payment right now (or all of the above), you can't simply wish your way out of that hole, even if you wish really, really hard. Continuing to drive a gas vehicle in that situation doesn't make you a bad person or a sinner


The Most & Least Energy Efficient US States In 2019

October 24th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Energy efficiency may typically be thought of at the ground level, like home or office efficiency, so these kinds of high-level analyses can be very interesting in terms of what they reveal about larger trends. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez answered some questions about the report for CleanTechnica


Tesla Owners, UPS, & Others Awarded By Louisiana Clean Fuels

October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)



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