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Penn State Battery Tech Breakthrough Paves Way for Mass Adoption of Affordable/Fast Charging Electric Cars

A breakthrough in electric vehicle fast charging battery design from Penn State has enabled a 10-minute charge time for a typical EV battery. The record-breaking combination of a shorter charge time and more energy required for longer travel range came from heating the battery to a Goldilocks Zone which has proven difficult for engineers thus […]

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Calif. To Ban Gas-Powered Vehicles Despite State’s Crumbling Power Grid

The state with the largest auto market in the U.S. is poised to ban the sale of new combustion engine vehicles by 2035, hastening the transition to electric vehicles in America and beyond. California regulators on the California Air Resources…

Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S. – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating….

How Joe Manchin Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — First, he killed a plan that would have forced power plants to clean up their climate-warming pollution. Then, he shattered an effort to help consumers pay for electric vehicles. And, finally, he said he could not support government…

Costly Global Warming Effects vs. Cool & Fun Global Warming Solutions – CleanTechnica

In part one of this two-part examination of global warming, we presented evidence that global warming has caused unprecedented melting of ice on Greenland, glaciers around the world, and the Arctic Ocean. In part 2, we present evidence that global…

The World Has Achieved Huge Milestones in 6 Areas of Renewable Energy So Far This Year

Despite a few national governments continuing to keep their coal and oil projects afloat, market demand and private entrepreneurship is driving what can only be described as a revolution in renewable energy. These latest achievements might have been thought unbelievable when global climate change was first being discussed as a serious threat, but today each […]

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Under Biden’s Energy Plan, Rolling Blackouts Will Be The New Normal

Power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heatwave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with the enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal…

UK September EV Market Share Hits 10.5%, Up 3x Year-On-Year

The UK’s September plugin electric vehicle market share hit 10.5%, the highest ever level in “normal” (non-lockdown) trading months, up almost 3x from September 2019’s 3.7%. The overall auto market was down just 4.4% from September 2019, with diesels taking a massive 38.4% hit. September’s 10.5% combined plugin share was dominated by full battery electrics [&hellip

France Sees 10.6% EV Market Share In September — 4× Growth Year On Year

France, the second largest auto market in Europe, and 8th in the world, saw 10.6% plugin electric vehicle market share in September. This is almost 4× growth from the same period in 2019 (2.8% share). Cumulative plugin share for 2020 now stands at 9.5% and may reach 10% by year’s end

Germany in August – Electric Vehicles Crushing It At Record 13.2% Market Share

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5x from the 2.6% result of August 2019. This comes immediately after July itself broke new ground at 11.4% market share. The overall auto market in August was down 20% from an unusually high August 2019. [&hellip

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