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Tesla’s Wild Ride — Birth to 2020

November 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The past 12 years of Tesla's growth and development has been a sight to see, and it's been a terrific story to cover closely since 2012. This past week was the 10 year anniversary of Tesla buying its Fremont factory from Toyota and GM. Tesla cofounder and CEO Elon Musk recently reflected on the company's growth since then and memories of that period, which feels like a lifetime ago


Solar Panel Recycling: Let’s Make It Happen

November 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

This is one of four blogs in a series examining current challenges and opportunities for recycling of clean energy technologies. Please see the introductory post, as well as other entries on wind turbines and energy storage batteries


The High-Performance All-Electric Home

October 20th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient. The promise of electricity that was “too cheap to meter” meant that people could use it to their heart’s delight


On the Cutting Edge of Vehicle to Grid

October 19th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

Using the energy in our car batteries to power our homes during emergencies and our electrical grid during times of peak usage has felt like the holy grail where electrical vehicles, renewable energy, and efficient buildings all intersect


Taking A Regional Approach To Electric Vehicle Readiness

October 19th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Getting around cities in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting easier as EV infrastructure grows. But traveling between cities is still a challenge as infrastructure, incentives, and policies aren’t always implemented on a regional scale


Climate Change Led To California’s Rolling Blackouts

October 10th, 2020 | by Nexus Media

California energy officials said extreme heat fueled by climate change, and poor planning, led to the state’s rolling blackouts in mid-August. The preliminary “root cause analysis,” released Tuesday by the state’s three central energy agencies, acknowledged they failed to adequately plan for the extreme ‘heat storm’ that shattered temperature records across the American West


5 of California’s 6 Largest Fires on Record are Burning Now

October 9th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

This post has been revised to reflect the most accurate data on fire acreage in the 1980s. The original relied on data from the NIFC for 1980–1983 and the updated version excludes this period, as the data are less reliable. The 1980s statistics now reflect data from MTBS and CalFire



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