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techcrunch.com - Kirsten Korosec - Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
TechCrunch

Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that's like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact…

qz.com - Michael J. Coren - The era of subsidies for wind and solar may be ending far too soon
The era of subsidies for wind and solar may be ending far too soon
Quartz

Last August, solar developers entered an auction to sell power into the Portuguese electricity grid. And many planned to lose money on every megawatt. One of the winning bidders, Spanish solar firm Enerland, offered to sell electricity for…

spectator.co.uk - Susan Dalgety - Scottish Greens are Sturgeon's solar-powered sock puppets
Scottish Greens are Sturgeon's solar-powered sock puppets
The Spectator

When Scottish Green Party co-leader Lorna Slater urges people to vote as if ‘their future depends on it', she's not warning the electorate about the planet's climate crisis. Independence is what Ms Slater, a Canadian-born engineer and…

ft.com - Geography class: UAE's Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push
Geography class: UAE's Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push
Financial Times

This article picked by a teacher with suggested questions is part of the Financial Times free schools access programme. Details/registration here. IB DP: Global trends in consumption: An overview of global patterns and trends in the availability…

electrek.co - Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: $5,800 solar power electric car
Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: $5,800 solar power electric car
Electrek.co

If you're already sold on the many benefits of driving an electric car, then you're probably in the pro-solar-energy camp as well. You may have even considered the interesting proposition of marrying the two into a solar electric car, charging your…

reuters.com - Power companies urge Biden to implement policies to cut emissions 80% by 2030
Power companies urge Biden to implement policies to cut emissions 80% by 2030
Reuters

A group of U.S. electricity companies wrote to President Joe Biden this week saying it will work with his administration and Congress to design a broad set of policies to reach a near-term goal of slashing the sector's carbon emissions by 2030.

livemint.com - Staff Writer - Solar developers pitch for additional 3 months extension in commissioning date
Solar developers pitch for additional 3 months extension in commissioning date
mint

New Delhi: With the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country, solar industry lobby group Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has requested for an additional three-month extension in the project commissioning date…

allafrica.com - Abah Adah - Nigeria: Solar Home System for 25 Million Nigerians Not Free - Govt
Nigeria: Solar Home System for 25 Million Nigerians Not Free - Govt
allAfrica.com

Abuja — The federal government has stressed that the 25 million Nigerians to be electrified through the ongoing N240 million Solar Home System project have to pay some fair bills. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, according to a statement, made…

brightsideofthesun.com - Dave King - Solar Panel LIVE: Best Suns team of all time? Where does DA rank among centers?
Solar Panel LIVE: Best Suns team of all time? Where does DA rank among centers?
Bright Side Of The Sun

Watch the show and follow the YouTube LIVE chat to discuss all the latest in Suns news Follow the Suns Solar Panel crew on Twitter @SunsSolarPanel, @Espo, @DaveKingNBA and @Saul_Bookman Dave has media access to all the Suns games, practices, press…

wsj.com - James Mackintosh - Clean-Energy Stock Mania Has Only Itself to Blame
Clean-Energy Stock Mania Has Only Itself to Blame
Wall Street Journal

In the intense debate about how much index investing distorts the market, one index looks like a prime candidate: the S&P Global Clean Energy index. It is badly designed and has far too much money chasing its 30 holdings, many of which are small…

ft.com - Camilla Hodgson - Rush for carbon credits spurs surge in power company schemes
Rush for carbon credits spurs surge in power company schemes
Financial Times

A rush by companies to buy credits to offset carbon emissions has led to contentious schemes being developed by large power companies including India's Adani Group and US-based NextEra Energy. Fundamental to the principle of offsetting is that the…

allafrica.com - Sebastian Sterl - East Africa: Solar and Wind Power Could Break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Deadlock
East Africa: Solar and Wind Power Could Break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Deadlock
allAfrica.com

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The GERD is Africa's largest hydropower plant. It dams the Blue Nile river…

forbes.com - Jamie Carter - National Parks Week: Why You Need To Forward-Plan An Extra-Special 'Ring Of Fire' Road Trip
National Parks Week: Why You Need To Forward-Plan An Extra-Special 'Ring Of Fire' Road Trip
Forbes

Nature's greatest spectacle in nature's wildest places. There is no better excuse to travel than to witness a solar eclipse, and that has a special relevance for forward-planners in National Park Week, which begins this weekend. Caused by the Moon…

cnn.com - By Ashley Strickland, CNN  - Quest to land humans on Mars heats up and 5 other top space and science stories this week
Quest to land humans on Mars heats up and 5 other top space and science stories this week
CNN

(CNN) A version of this story appeared in Wonder Theory, the first-ever CNN space and science newsletter, which launched Saturday. Subscribe here and be among the first to receive the week's most fascinating stories, delivered straight to your…

spaceweatherarchive.com - Dr.Tony Phillips - Solar Cycle Update
Solar Cycle Update
Spaceweather.com

April 16, 2021: You probably think Solar Cycle 25 is a dud. Think again. Despite long stretches of spotless quiet, the new solar cycle is actually running ahead of schedule. In this plot, the red curve shows NOAA's predicted sunspot counts for…

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