Image from Archer Aviation.

Southwest Airlines & Archer Aviation to Develop Operational Concepts for Electric Air Taxi Network

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer’s eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest® operates. Archer Aviation is a leading manufacturer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Southwest is … [continued]

The Wiggins Yard eBull: A powerful electric forklift with a 55,000-pound lifting capacity, pitched at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (Photo: Business Wire)

The Time Is Now for Zero-Emissions Cargo Handling Equipment at America’s Busiest Cargo Ports

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handle nearly 40 percent of US shipping container traffic; decarbonizing the equipment that handles these containers needs to begin now. Ocean ports around the world represent major sources of coastal air pollution, with fossil fuel-powered ships, trucks, and heavy equipment in use … [continued]

"Solar duck curve" by Marta Victoria is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Duck Curve & Solutions For It

In the US, the “duck curve” is a California phenomena. It’s a change to the legacy way of operating generation on the grid. The last time there was a signifiant change, and all of this was predicted long before it happened, there was too much solar during the middle of … [continued]

Credit: AndySproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Grid-Forming Inverter Models Help Utilities Plan for a Renewable Future

Now available in utilities’ everyday simulation tools, new models will help simulate how grid-forming inverters will enhance power grid stability Integrating renewable energy into the nation’s power grid isn’t as simple as plugging in a wind or solar power plant or energy storage facility—these resources produce direct current, while the … [continued]

A large volcano in the distance is surrounded by city districts. Sid Meier's Civilization VI Gathering Storm image from official Civilization VI site.

Civilization VII Climate Features

It took me 4 years to get a score victory in Civilization VI (Civ VI). I noticed the extensive climate features in Civilization VI while playing. Civilization VII is poised to come out next year. This led me to wonder what new climate features Civilization VII will add that Civilization … [continued]

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Joe Legros, Public Domain

America Is Better Than This

It’s no secret that many of us here at CleanTechnica are deeply concerned about the potential reelection of Donald Trump. Just from a clean technology perspective, his hostility towards everything from solar panels to supposedly carcinogenic wind turbines to electric vehicles is no secret. For those of us who want … [continued]