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Lockheed Martin Testing Innovative Flow Battery Technology

December 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Canada's TC Energy is one of the first companies to integrate a Lockheed Martin Grid Star Flow battery into its energy distribution network. The flow battery is said to be inexpensive to manufacture and uses abundant, non-toxic materials.


“Prognostications of Tesla’s doom have gone from concerning, to annoying, to boring, to pathetic”

December 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I honestly don't know why, but I find the Tesla short seller story to be one of the most fascinating stories in cleantech, or at least I did. At times in the past couple of years, Tesla [TSLA] has been the most shorted stock on the US stock market, and it seems Tesla short sellers (stock market traders betting against the company) have certainly gotten more press than short sellers of any other company. I think that is part of why it's been such a fascinating story — because so much money has been betting against Tesla, and those Tesla pessimists have been dominating or at least greatly shaping media coverage of the company


Tesla Cybertrucks Don’t Need Garages … 2012 Tesla Model S Beats 2020 EV Competitors … Dutch EV Sales Explosion Soon The New Normal — CleanTechnica Top 20

December 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The top three stories on CleanTechnica last week were some writer reflections or analysis on Tesla vehicles and the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market as a whole. They explained why a Tesla Cybertruck doesn't need to park in a garage, that a 2012 Tesla Model S is still unbeaten by non-Tesla competitors — including EVs coming in 2020, and why the huge growth in EV sales in the Netherlands is something we should get used to


Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer: “What is urgently needed is more power from somewhere”

December 20th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Eskom, a South African electric company, is having some serious issues. Arrests have been made over fraud involving millions of dollars. The BBC reports that Eskom has been dealing with mismanagement and corruption scandals that have led to its current serious financial issues. Last week, South Africa experienced the largest power outage in over a decade


Buying A Tesla Model 3 Made Adding Solar An Obvious Choice For This Woman

December 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Electric cars and residential rooftop solar enable millions of people around the world to clean up their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality of life. One lucky lady shared the sustainability journey she went on with her family, first adopting an electric car and later a rooftop solar system from Tesla


7 Challenges for Global Energy Transformation — Rocky Mountain Institute Report

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation 2019," a report by Rocky Mountain Institute, was launched during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing, and New York that convened the world’s leading energy stakeholders and catalysts to kickstart a global effort to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis


Canadian Shop Upgrades 2015 LEAF & Triples Range To More Than 200 Miles

December 17th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Véhicules électriques Simon André, a shop in Quebec, recently put the battery pack from a LEAF Plus in an older 2015 LEAF, increasing the range to an indicated 231 miles | 371 kilometers. Originally, the 2015 LEAF came with a 24 kWh pack, and had an EPA range of 84 miles | 135 kilometers. By swapping in the 62 kWh pack, the range is almost tripled


Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

December 17th, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy


Thousands Of Electric Vehicle Owners Told Us This …

December 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our newest report, Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams (2019), we surveyed thousands of plug-in vehicle drivers to find out more about their electric vehicle buying decisions, what they want from their next EVs, how EV life is going, and more. Below are some of the top-line takeaway points from the surveys of US, Canadian, and British respondents



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