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

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

The US Senate’s Chance Of Flipping & Joe Biden’s Potential VP — CleanTech Talk

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, sit down to continue their talk about physical isolation, COVID-19, and politics

Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner Than Gasoline Vehicles (New Fact Sheet)

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) results in less global warming emissions than the average gasoline-fueled vehicle. As the US electricity grid gets cleaner (by shifting away from coal and adding solar and wind power), the benefits of EVs compared with gasoline vehicles will continue to grow

Big Auto Begging To Pollute More — Electric Cars Too Clean 😪

While the administration just finalized its reduction in vehicle efficiency from 5 percent per year to no better than a measly 1.5 percent per year (despite their own evidence showing how bad it is for the country), that hasn’t stopped the auto industry from seeking even further reductions

2020 Fire Season & COVID-19 Not A Match Made In Heaven

The inevitable collision of wildfires and COVID-19 keeps me up at night. Not in an abstract sense, but more in a requires-allergy-meds-to-sleep type of way. Too many people are suffering already due to COVID-19, and the quickly approaching wildfire season, worsened by climate change, is going to make things so much worse

Strata Solar Replaces Peaker Plants With Massive New Tesla-Powered Energy Storage Facility

Strata Solar announced this week it has completed the pre-construction development work on one of the largest stationary energy storage facilities in the US . The new 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt-hour facility will be installed in Ventura County

Elon Musk’s Email To Tesla Employees Returning To Work

As you may have read, Tesla reopened its Fremont factory yesterday. You may have even read that this was controversial. Following that, Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees thanking them for their hard work in making Tesla successful