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Carbon intensity of power sector down in 2019

(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Engineers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation have compiled carbon emissions for the US electric power sector for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 as part of the CMU Power Sector Carbon Index.

New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through ORNL process

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A technology developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels while retaining the sustainability benefits of bio-based ethanol, according to a new analysis.

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? – Vox.com

Whether you like it or not, billionaire philanthropy exists. And if it’s going to keep existing, then we’d probably do well to figure out how donors’ resources can most effectively tackle our world’s biggest problems. That includes our most urgent…

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain — new study

(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.

Electric Mazda … Porsche vs. Tesla Launchonanza … Gold-Free Perovskite Solar — CleanTechnica Top 20

Mazda MX-30 electric SUVMazda? Mazda? A possibly lame-ass electrification effort from Mazda? Yes, apparently, that was somehow our most popular article of the week last week here on CleanTechnica. Will more than 100,000 people consider — let alone buy — the electric Mazda? I doubt it! But they’ll read about it. (Granted, Tina’s headline must have been part of the appeal, and I did think from the headline the car was going to be edible in some way.)

Nigerian Damilola Ogunbiyi Gets Top UN Sustainable Energy Job

The first woman to lead the charge for electrification in rural Nigeria said access to power would ‘unlock’ the sustainable development goals. Damilola Ogunbiyi, the first woman head of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, has been appointed to lead the…

Global Warming, Market Opportunity – Boston Review

Oct 8, 2019 26 Min read time On the lure of climate entrepreneurism. After GeoengineeringHolly Jean BuckVerso, $24.95 (cloth) Burning UpSimon PiraniPluto Press, $27 (paper) In 2001 the economist George Reisman gave the annual Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture entitled…

Everything you wanted to know about Electric Vehicles but were afraid to ask

By Ted Cannis, Global Director, Electrification, Ford Motor Company A prototype Ford electric vehicle testing in frigid, snowy conditions. As the head of electrification for Ford, the questions I get from family, friends and colleagues about electric vehicles run the…