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EV Incentives Chat with Paul Scott (Cleantech Talk Today #10)

July 8th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

EV leader/legend Paul Scott talks with CleanTechnica for Cleantech Talk Today #10. We cover the US federal tax credit for EVs, California's $2,500 EV rebate, and unfortunate US politics today with Republicans guiding our ship toward a giant iceberg followed by a flaming crater of hell


Tesla’s Rocket Problem, & What Would You YIMBY?

February 13th, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Tesla’s rocket problem is that Elon Musk’s companies are simply great with challenging stuff, but challenged greatly by simple stuff. Well, that may be a bit too cliche — his companies are also good at simple stuff — but the little details can often jam up otherwise world-changing plans


Cleantech Talk’s Tesla Truck Take (Episode 41)

December 3rd, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein

This week is Cleantech Talk’s Tesla Truck take. Anyone can offer a “hot take” on current events, and darn near every media outlet did! But it takes a brave team (or just a very busy-with-other-work one!) to offer a “cold take” weeks later. In our defense, we were trying to add something to CleanTechnica’s already-substantive coverage and reflections (e.g., this and this)


Amazon’s Mighty Wind (Cleantech Talk #38)

October 31st, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Episode 38 of Cleantech Talk kicks off with a discussion of how, while China may be overperforming with its solar panel buildout, those panels are underperforming due to the low air quality there. Which is a polite way of saying that coal-combustion aerosols are reducing solar panels’ electricity harvest -- by up to a third! (Dark aerosols, like soot, tend to absorb light; other aerosols such as sulfates and nitrates, reflect light. In both cases, the aerosols prevent light from reaching solar panels below.)



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