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EVs in a Time of COVID

July 4th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

As mobility changes drastically in this brave, new, COVID-impacted world, there are increasing signs that electric transportation can pivot us towards a better future


Even in Midst of Pandemic, Interest in Electric Cars Looks Promising

July 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Gloom and doom appears to be the mood in the hallowed halls of most auto companies right now. While the pandemic continues to ravage the health of our people (and our economy), there could be a silver lining in the clouds. Some countries and industries have been able to rebound (at least somewhat) from their low point — including the electric vehicle sector


Urban Magnets & COVID-19 With Bruce Haden, Part Two

June 27th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of our CleanTech Talk interview with architect, urbanist, and author Bruce Haden, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, talks with Bruce about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-


Renewable Energy Is Electrifying COVID-19 Isolation Centers In Nigeria

June 20th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned our 21st century existence, wreaking havoc on both social and cultural norms and our way of life. It has also crippled the global economy and continues to impact diverse business sectors and industries — travel, transportation, education, and manufacturing


Tesla Safety Chief Announces Coronavirus Is Not Circulating At Fremont Facility

June 14th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Most people enjoy productivity. Certainly, they enjoy the relief of paying their bills, paying rent, feeding their families. After the back and forth over policy, and controversy in regards to factory jobs, electric carmaker Tesla's Fremont facilities have been opened for almost a month now, and so far with apparent safety success


Covid Nineteen : Carbon Dioxide Nil

June 8th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Whilst global megadeath was an unreservedly bad thing, on the brighter side, May 2020 gave the UK (and the rest of the world) a glimpse of how a low-carbon future will look, painting in even more vibrant colours the picture that had begun to emerge in April, the first full lockdown month


“Pneumonia Deaths” & “Flu Deaths” Jump Enormously In USA

June 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm going to keep this piece short, but it seems to be an important data-focused followup to a previous story I wrote regarding an important public health matter. The earlier story was, "Overall Death Count Jumps Mysteriously In Countries Around The World — No Clear Explanation." Yes, there's a heavy dosing of sarcasm in that piece


The Oil & Gas Industry Doesn’t Have A Bright Future

June 2nd, 2020 | by Gerard Reid

The oil and gas industry has been in a recession, effectively since the global financial crisis 11 years ago. Each year, production volumes have increased by more than global demand, meaning that the market has been in decline, with lower prices for crude oil and natural gas the natural result


Oil Pipeline Projects Continue To Burden Landowners During Pandemic — Misuse Of Eminent Domain

June 2nd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan is cutting a 400-mile line across the middle of Texas, digging up vast swaths of private land for its planned Permian Highway Pipeline. The project is ceaseless, continuing through the coronavirus pandemic. Landowner Heath Frantzen said that dozens of workers have showed up to his ranch in Fredericksburg, even as public health officials urged people to stay at home


Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 2

May 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, continue their talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change


The Impact Of Covid-19 On Electric Vehicles

May 29th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

First, it was some kind of flu in China. Then, the coronavirus quickly spread across the world, being recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. In country after country, lockdown measures started to get enforced, with travel restrictions, school closures, and more measures put into place


Global Auto Sales Down 26%, By More Than 6 Million Units, In 1st Quarter

May 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A couple of weeks ago, I published a report showing US new auto sales were down 496,600 in the first quarter of 2020 (compared to the first quarter of 2019). That seemed like a stunning, jaw-dropping drop in auto sales. Looking at the global auto sales story, though, the 496,000 drop looks like peanuts. In the same period, new auto sales were down by more than 6 million units globally


US Southeast’s Solar Industry Doing Better Than Most, But Still Losing Many Jobs

May 20th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Compared to most states, the large installations of North Carolina's solar industry have been less influenced by the economic slide from the pandemic. The question is, will those numbers hold over the next few months? The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently released state data on solar job losses. Better news than others only slightly abates the concerns, as North Carolina is still showing 19% fewer solar workers than expected in June according to the data


Analysts: Tesla’s Best Equipped To Weather The Pandemic (Video)

May 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Discussing COVID-19 on the company's Q1 earnings call, Elon Musk confessed that the economic impact of the pandemic "will cause great harm not just to Tesla, but to many companies. While Tesla will weather the storm, other companies will not.” It turns out, Tesla has a long history of succeeding against the odds, but this time the odds are pretty darn long



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