New cleantech and other disrupting technologies that incorporate advances in the electrification of transportation, economically capturing the sun’s power, empowering power consumers to be clean power producers and partners through hardware, software, and communications advances that are now available to address Hawaii’s most pressing economic and environmental challenges.
Technology is also advancing at an exponential rate, presenting new opportunities to address inefficiencies and cost challenges to sustainable economic growth.
- Kawasaki Is Taking Popular Motorcycle Models Electricby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2023 at 6:55 pm
In the United States, motorbikes are owned by fewer than 10% of households. They are primarily used for recreational purposes, such as cruising along mountain […]
- Farm Aid 2023 Aimed To Encourage Congress To Improve Agricultural Sustainabilityby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2023 at 6:25 pm
Farm Aid is an annual benefit concert held in the United States to support American farmers. The event aims to raise awareness and funds for family farms and […]
- Wuling Bingo Sales Have Hit 100,000 Units In China Since Launch!by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 25, 2023 at 6:25 pm
The Wuling Bingo is a cool small 5-door hatchback launched earlier this year in China. Following the smash hit Wuling Hongguang Mini EV that made mini EVs very […]
- The Best & Worst Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, & Facial Tissue Brandsby NRDC on September 25, 2023 at 5:55 pm
Tissue paper production is taking a devastating toll on forests. NRDC’s newest Issue with Tissue report can help you find earth-friendly brands.
- We’re About To Find Out How A Lifted Rivian R1T Performsby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2023 at 5:25 pm
Back in 2019, there was a lot of excitement about the Tesla Cybertruck. While I was personally shocked at the design decision, it looked like it was going to […]
- US & Kenya Sign $60 Million Connectivity Grant, Including Assistance For The Purchase Of Electric Buses For Nairobi BRTby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 25, 2023 at 4:55 pm
The Washington DC-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Kenya signed a $60 million Kenya threshold program agreement earlier this […]
- Manual Transmission Sales Resurge, Opening Up Opportunities For EV Manufacturersby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2023 at 4:25 pm
In this article, I’m going to discuss renewed interest in manual transmissions that is starting to show up in vehicle sales data. I’ll then argue that EV […]
- EU’s Guidance For Carbon Price Through 2050 Is Staggeringby Michael Barnard on September 25, 2023 at 3:55 pm
For projects expected to be built in 2030 in the EU, they have to account for the carbon dioxide and equivalent emissions at around $203 in today's dollars per […]
- Electric Motors & The EV Revolutionby Steve Hanley on September 25, 2023 at 3:25 pm
There are three types of electric motors commonly used to power electric vehicles. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
- DOE Funds Nine Long-Duration Energy Storage Technologiesby Steve Hanley on September 25, 2023 at 2:55 pm
The DOE is making money available to promote long-duration energy storage solutions that can power the grid in the future.
- The Electric Mobility Movement In Africa Is Starting To Show It Can Help Unlock Significant Employment Opportunitiesby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 25, 2023 at 2:35 pm
We have seen a lot of progress in the electric mobility sector on the African continent over the past five or so years in quite a number of countries. A lot of […]
- The Motocompacto: Honda Turns A Box Into A Fun, Electric Runaboutby Raymond Tribdino on September 25, 2023 at 2:05 pm
It looks like luggage and folds up like one, but the Honda Motocompacto can carry one person over 12 miles on a single charge.
- Unable To Scuttle Right To Repair, Automakers Seem To Be Targeting Ability To Repairby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2023 at 1:41 pm
In the last few years, right to repair has been in the news and even in legislatures. The idea is that instead of having to ask a manufacturer for permission […]
- 15 Wind Power Projects Get $27 Million From US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Officeby U.S. Department of Energy on September 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm
DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Selects 15 Projects Totaling $27 Million to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed […]
- What A 20 Million Heat Pump Commitment Means For The USby RMI on September 25, 2023 at 11:01 am
A consortium of US states and territories just announced a commitment to deploy 20 million heat pumps by 2030. Here’s why that matters.
- US Auto Industry Down 8% Since 2019by Zachary Shahan on September 25, 2023 at 3:35 am
It’s time for another one of our quarterly US auto sales reports. No other media outlet compares US auto industry trends with as much history and depth as we […]
- Could Hawaii Repurpose Pearl Harbor’s Fuel Storage For Pumped Hydro?by Michael Barnard on September 24, 2023 at 4:16 pm
Someone should look seriously at Red Hill and do more than this napkin math. 140 MWh of high-efficiency storage that reuses existing infrastructure isn't […]
- Pepsi Isn’t The Only Company Hauling Sodas With Electric Trucksby Jennifer Sensiba on September 24, 2023 at 3:45 pm
When it comes to electric semi trucks, the Tesla semi seems to get most of the attention. Every move a Tesla semi makes on the open road seems to get filmed by […]
- There’s No Reason To Keep Riding The Gas Price Rollercoasterby Jennifer Sensiba on September 24, 2023 at 2:45 pm
A recent article at USA Today tells the woeful tale of gas prices rising, again. But in instead of doing the typical “I told you so!” thing that many EV […]
- Clarence Thomas Is Smack Dab In The Middle Of The Regulatory Fightby Steve Hanley on September 24, 2023 at 2:15 pm
Clarence Thomas may soon be in a position to cast a vote in a case that could bring the entire regulatory process crashing down.
- Bird Acquires Spin Scooters, Becomes Largest Micromobility Companyby Jennifer Sensiba on September 24, 2023 at 1:45 pm
Rental scooters, especially those dropped off and left on the sidewalks in cities, have been a bit of a touch-and-go proposition over the last few years. But, […]
- Solar Cells Boosted By This One Weird Trick (Spoiler Alert: Fish Oil)by Tina Casey on September 24, 2023 at 1:15 pm
Fish oil can help boost the efficiency of systems that combine excess heat recovery with solar cells.
- Where Does Your Member of Congress Stand On Offshore Drilling?by NRDC on September 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm
NRDC has updated our digital tool to track where members of Congress stand on offshore oil and gas drilling.
- A Historic Moment: Electricity Is Wheeled Via Cape Town’s Grid For The Very First Timeby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 24, 2023 at 11:55 am
Electricity wheeling (wheeling) is the act of transporting electricity from a generator to a remotely located end-user using an existing distribution or […]
- Deep Red State Fights Blue-Green Algae Blooms — With A Carbon Sequestration Twistby Tina Casey on September 24, 2023 at 11:25 am
A new method for attacking blue-green algae blooms could pack a carbon sequestration punch in red and blue states alike.
- The UK’s Revised Climate Plan May Be Right, But Only If Sunak Is Being Honestby Jennifer Sensiba on September 24, 2023 at 10:55 am
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak laid out some revised climate goals and changes to climate programs for the United Kingdom. In many ways, the […]
- Ford Sides With EVs, Tells UK Prime Minister Not To Fear The Strong Headwindsby Carolyn Fortuna on September 24, 2023 at 6:24 am
The UK prime minister's decision to extend the country's ICE vehicle ban has sparked fierce opposition from a variety of constituents, including members of his […]
- Children’s TV & The Climate Crisisby Nexus Media on September 24, 2023 at 5:17 am
From Jane to the Octonauts, Children’s TV Is Taking on the Climate Crisis Experts say these shows can help parents talk about a thorny subject — and […]
- Benefit Breakdown: 3D Printed vs. Wood Moldsby U.S. Department of Energy on September 24, 2023 at 3:50 am
ORNL’s 3D-printed polymer composite mold was used to produce precast concrete parts for a New York City building. Researchers conducted a techno-economic […]
- New York Bus Electrification Moves Forward With 53 Overhead Bus Chargersby Guest Contributor on September 24, 2023 at 3:34 am
Major Charging Infrastructure Project Advances Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Phase in of a Fully Electrified Bus Fleet
- Renault Scenic — The Return Of An Iconby Maarten Vinkhuyzen on September 23, 2023 at 9:29 pm
When the Renault Scenic was launched over 25 years ago, it was a sensation. It became an icon instantaneously. It was the first of a new class of cars — the […]
- BMW Partners With Amazon To Get Into Autonomy Fasterby Jennifer Sensiba on September 23, 2023 at 11:59 am
When it comes to EV news, Tesla seems to get a lot of the media attention. The reasons are pretty obvious: Tesla’s not only ahead of everyone else on EVs and […]
- DeSantis Wants To “Repeal Biden’s EV Mandates” And “Achieve $2 Gas In 2025”by Carolyn Fortuna on September 23, 2023 at 5:58 am
The candidate for US president and current governor of Florida wants to "embrace American energy independence" and eliminate distractions like "global […]
- 25 States Agree To Quadruple Number Of Heat Pumps In Americaby Steve Hanley on September 23, 2023 at 5:34 am
The US Climate Alliance met in New York City this week to explain the benefits of heat pumps, including better health for American families.
- ChargePoint Scores Another Electric Truck Partnership, The Latest In A Long Line Of Themby Jennifer Sensiba on September 23, 2023 at 5:07 am
In a recent article, I covered Ryder’s fancy new electric vans from Brightdrop. But one part of the story that kind of slipped through the cracks was the […]
- 80% More U.S. Wind Energy Potential This Decade From Tech Innovationby U.S. Department of Energy on September 23, 2023 at 2:34 am
Near-Commercial Wind Turbine Innovations Will Allow for Cost-Effective Wind Power in Additional Regions of the United States
- Candela Sets 24-Hour Distance Record For Electric Boats — 777 Kilometers!by Steve Hanley on September 23, 2023 at 1:15 am
The Candela C-8 has set a new 24 hour distance record for electric boats --- 483 miles -- thanks to partners Northvolt and Plug.
- Novel Liquid Filter for Enhanced Solar Energy Utilizationby Guest Contributor on September 23, 2023 at 12:59 am
The innovative emulsion filter improves the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled photovoltaic-thermal systems.
- Electric Vehicle Sales in US Hit the Accelerator Pedal — Even Beyond Californiaby Guest Contributor on September 23, 2023 at 12:28 am
With more electric vehicle choices than ever, EV sales in the US are hitting new heights. In just the first half of 2023, over 670,000 EVs were sold with over […]
- US Electric Car Sales Up 147% Since 2021 — CleanTechnica Reportby Zachary Shahan on September 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm
The US electric car market continues to grow strongly. Yes, Tesla still dominates (that’s not changing anytime soon), but several other automakers are also […]
- Hyundai To Offer Not Only Free Installation, But A Free Charger For New Vehicle Buyersby Jennifer Sensiba on September 22, 2023 at 2:15 pm
Being able to charge an EV at home is a big deal, especially if you want EV ownership to be a good experience. First and foremost, it offers unparalleled […]
- President’s “Investing in America” Agenda Provides Resources for Tribal Nations to Address Legacy Pollutionby Guest Contributor on September 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm
Investment of $40 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help Tribes clean up orphaned oil and gas wells, combat climate change
- Peacham, Vermont, Celebrates Community Solar With A Solarbrationby Steve Hanley on September 22, 2023 at 1:25 pm
Peacham is having a Solarbration for its new community solar facility that started providing clean energy to residents last month.
- Powering a Sustainable Future with BLUETTI Solar Solutionsby Industry Sponsor on September 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm
In today’s rapidly changing world, the importance of protecting our environment and embracing sustainable living practices has become more evident than ever […]
- Canoo Partners With Pawnee Nation On Clean Technology & Job Trainingby Steve Hanley on September 22, 2023 at 12:45 pm
Canoo has created a partnership with the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma to train workers for the clean transportation revolution.
- What the Frack Is Happening With Natural Gas Prices?by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 27, 2021 at 3:58 pm
At the beginning of the pandemic, energy prices crashed. We did an episode of this show trying to figure out how oil prices fell to negative $40 per barrel. […]
- Where Will DOE’s Loan Program Make the Next Climate Tech Investments?by email@example.com on October 23, 2021 at 10:22 am
The U.S. Department of Energy is crucial for funding, researching, and testing emerging energy tech.Now, in the Biden era, the agency is orienting itself […]
- With an Energy Crisis Brewing, No Peak in Sight for Emissionsby firstname.lastname@example.org on October 23, 2021 at 10:21 am
EIA and IEA are out with projections for emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And they don’t look good. On our current policy trajectory, there is no […]
- Where Green Hydrogen Is Headedby email@example.com on October 14, 2021 at 5:04 pm
Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing […]
- Why TransitTech Is So Vital to Struggling Public Transportation Systemsby firstname.lastname@example.org on October 10, 2021 at 9:17 am
Ride sharing has swept transportation systems over the last decade -- bringing convenience, but also congestion, inequities, and political fights.Now a new […]