September 20, 2021

Category: Energy

Does it Make a Difference If You Drive an Electric Vehicle on a Fossil-Fueled Grid?
Electric vehicles, Energy

Does it Make a Difference If You Drive an Electric Vehicle on a Fossil-Fueled Grid?

Climate Central, a non-profit scientific and journalism organization, examined how the grid within every U.S. state influenced which automobiles are the most “climate friendly”—that is, which cars emitted the least emissions over their entire life cycle. (Larson was among the report’s writers.) The researchers looked at the details of the energy situation in the United […]

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EVs of Note: A Look Back at How Far Electric Vehicles Have Come
Electric vehicles, Energy

EVs of Note: A Look Back at How Far Electric Vehicles Have Come

Our forefathers and foremothers were already working on methods to electrify the chassis with wheels before Karl Benz patented an internal combustion vehicle in 1886. Gustave Pierre Trouvé, a French inventor as well as electrical engineer, is credited with inventing the first human-carrying electric vehicle in April 1880. The first electric automobile is a three-wheeled […]

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Africa’s first fully automated high voltage substation is turned on by GE
Electricity, Energy

Africa’s first fully automated high voltage substation is turned on by GE

In Thiès, Senegal, Grid Solutions company of GE Renewable Energy (NYSE-GE) has completed the first entirely automated high voltage substation on African continent. The VINCI Energies West Africa will finish this critical 225 kV substation as part of Senegal’s national power utility Senelec’s transmission and distribution system reinforcement, expansion and reliability enhancement program. “The solid […]

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Colorado City CarShare Bring a shareable electric vehicle to the Pearl Parking Garage at 1500 Pearl Street
Electric vehicles, Energy

Colorado City CarShare Bring a shareable electric vehicle to the Pearl Parking Garage at 1500 Pearl Street

The City’s Transportation Goals are Complemented by an All-Electric Car Share Program. A new mode of transportation is making its way into a downtown parking garage. Colorado CarShare members will be able to use an all-electric shared vehicle at 1500 Pearl parking garage starting today. Erika Vandenbrande, Director of Transportation and Mobility remarked, “We are happy to […]

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What will electric vehicle batteries look like in the future?
Electric vehicles, Energy

What will electric vehicle batteries look like in the future?

In the future, “gigafactories” in the UK might be producing millions of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Electric vehicles are expected to substitute much of today’s fleet, as the government already has committed to a prohibition on selling the latest petrol and diesel-engined automobiles by 2030. Nissan has pledged to increase electric vehicle manufacturing at its Sunderland facility […]

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Texas’s Surge in Renewable Energy Prompts Questions about the adequacy of electricity generation
Electricity, Energy

Texas’s Surge in Renewable Energy Prompts Questions about the adequacy of electricity generation

Renewable energy accounted for one-quarter of the electricity consumption in 2020, up from 8% in 2010. There’s more on the way, with the solar capacity expected to quadruple by the year 2024 from current levels. Renewables require backup from many other power facilities to supply electricity demand because their availability is unpredictable. Meanwhile, Texas’s older coal, nuclear, […]

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