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LeasePlan Asks Customers To Please Stop Leasing Plugin Hybrid Company Cars

Sometimes there are really surprising emails in my inbox. A few days ago there was a newsletter from one of the largest car leasing companies in the world, LeasePlan. It advised its clients to not choose a plugin hybrid (PHEV) for their next car in the Netherlands

US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%

As everyone knows, the automobile industry has been slammed in 2020, including in the United States. Below is a look at third quarter auto sales across the country as well as auto sales in the first three quarters of the year

Top Solar States Per Capita 2012 vs. 2020 — CleanTechnica Report

After digging into an old spreadsheet to create a new report on top solar power states per capita, it crossed my mind to compare the results from the first half of 2020 with the results from 2012, which is the last time I had published such a report before today

Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

If you’ve been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I’m returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states

Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

Tesla’s Future Is Not What We Thought

Well it’s true, the response to Tesla Battery Day is a mixed bag of cats and we are all trying to see what we should make of it (just not in the culinary sense). It has been more than a week now, I have gone through the technologies, gone through the numbers, and have come to the following conclusion: what Tesla has presented to us is exactly what we had hoped for and were expecting

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

Coal Dropped from 26.9% of US Electricity to 17.7% in 3 Years

Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that’s down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in