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Vehicle-to-Grid Initiatives Could Be the Key to More Grid Efficiency

Environmental engineers are developing innovative solutions to energy-related emissions. Many countries are decarbonizing their power grids using renewable technologies. One challenge with solar and wind power is their low storage rates. Panels and turbines produce electricity on-site, delivering it directly to consumers. As energy professionals begin building emission-free grids, they must explore different storage options.…

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Geothermal Could Solve the Lithium Shortage

Global sustainability efforts are influencing national regulations. Post-industrial nations, like the U.S., have been busy establishing emission-reduction policies. Industries can shrink their carbon footprints and get ahead of regulations by adopting renewable energy sources. Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries support individual and industrial transitions away from fossil fuels. Residents and business owners are adopting lithium-powered devices to…

Germany on the way to a circular hub – driving the electric vehicle revolution

Tesla’s new giga factory in Berlin-Brandenburg, Giga-Berlin, is nearing to begin production later this year, while starting to sell solar panel systems, and the Tesla Powerwall in Germany via Octopus Energy – available in all of Germany come 2022. Clean Technica: By aggregating the solar generating capacity and the storage capacity of Tesla Energy Plan…

NIO and TESLA record deliveries even when the industry is affected by chip shortages

Despite the current chip shortages affecting many automakers around the world to the point where entire factories have been shut down, the EV market hasn’t been impacted that much so far, with TESLA even delivering record numbers, same holds for NIO, or XPENG. However, it also depends on how automakers order their chips, or how…

Siemens Gamesa introduces world first recyclable wind turbine blade

While for many wind turbine components such as tower or machine house recyclable solution exist, the introduction of recyclable wind turbine blades is new. A new resin makes the difference and paves the way for fully recyclable wind turbines, and possibly a new standard for the entire industry. Siemens Gamesa has produced six such blades…

Shell in 1958 warned about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust

The Guardian: Shell, like other oil companies, had decades to prepare for those consequences after it was forewarned by its own research. In 1958, one of its executives, Charles Jones, presented a paper to the industry’s trade group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), warning about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust. Other research followed through the…