A regulatory roadmap for Vehicle Grid Integration

SEPA, Dec 2020 As EV deployment expands, Vehicle Grid Integration will be essential toproviding benefits for all customers while avoiding unintended consequences. While EV penetration is currently low in much of the country, we know that the day is coming (and in areas of high penetration, may have already arrived) when a more sophisticated approach such as VGI will be …

Pursuing greener and more efficient airplane designs

By Ben Morris & Theo Leggett BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51751984 (also see article below – ridehailing reduces airport parking by 7%) At an undisclosed location Airbus has spent months testing a radical looking plane. At 10ft (3m) wide, it is only small, but it could be the start of something very big in the aerospace industry. It looks like a flying wedge …

74% support regulating CO2 as pollutant and 82% support rebates for PV or EVs. Even amidst pandemic, a majority of registered voters support making climate action a high or very high priority 66% said developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority

82% support providing tax rebates to people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels. 82% support funding more research into renewable energy sources. 80% support generating renewable energy (solar and wind) on public land in the U.S. 78% support providing federal funding to put solar panels on the roofs of public schools. 74% support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant. …

US auto sales were down 15% in 2020, whereas Tesla’s US sales were estimated to be up 9%

January 2021, Clean Technica, Zach Shahan, Tesla’s Position Among US Auto Brands (Charts) https://cleantechnica.com/2021/01/18/teslas-position-among-us-auto-brands-charts/ On Saturday, I published a new CleanTechnica report showing that US auto sales were down 15% in 2020, whereas Tesla’s US sales were estimated to be up 9%. Only two companies other than Tesla had their US sales increase in 2020 — Volvo and Alfa Romeo, each by 2%. …

Costs of shifting to zero emission buses

Metro’s Battery Bus Plan Hinges on Need to Grow Service and Revenue, By Shaun Kuo -January 4, 2021 6  In September, King County Metro filed a report on their battery bus implementation plan. Like the Kenmore water taxi report, this paper is the result of a proviso within the 2019-2020 King County budget. The County wanted Metro to discuss major milestones for the 2021-2022 …

Clean Mobility, Shared Mobility, and V2G in California

A mobility revolution is underway, with bike sharing, electric vehicles, and numerous other technologies offering new ways to get around. But the people who need a revolution the most — low-income communities and communities of color — have the least access to clean and affordable new mobility options. For V2G see https://nuvve.com/a-z-bus-sales-announce-commercial-offer-for-v2g-school-buses/ SUMC will serve as the co-manager of CARB’s Clean Mobility …

An e-aviation revolution

BBC.com 2020 Is this the start of an aviation revolution? By Diane Selkirk11th February 2020Aviation is one of the fastest rising sources of carbon emissions from transport, but can a small Canadian airline show the industry a way of flying that is better for the planet?A As air journeys go, it was just a short hop into the early morning …

Norway EV share at 80%

The current steps toward a cleaner future are not enough. The reductions achieved, and the pace at which we have achieved them, are well below the level necessary to keep the increase in global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must drop to 50 percent below 2010 levels …

Cost of solar panels has fallen 89 percent in past decade and clean energy will be 95% of all new power generation. Global research team sets up database for emerging PV tech

Amazing stats from Al Gore – December 2020, NYTimes The cost of solar panels has fallen 89 percent in the past decade, and the cost of wind turbines has dropped 59 percent. The International Energy Agency projects that 90 percent of all new electricity capacity worldwide in 2020 will be from clean energy — up from 80 percent in 2019, when total global investment in wind …