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New US building codes will make every home ready for electric cars

by Michael J. Coren, Quartz In January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved changes to building standards that preview a world in which every home has at least one electric car. The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, voted to approve a new provision that, functionally, will make all new homes […]

Stanford researchers have an exciting plan to tackle the climate emergency worldwide

by Tessa Koumoundouros, Science Alert These catastrophes are being replicated around the globe ever more frequently, and we know exactly what is exacerbating them. We know we need to rapidly make some drastic changes – and Stanford researchers have come up with a plan. Using the latest data available, they have outlined how 143 countries […]

Banks get tough on shale loans as fracking forecasts flop

by Christopher M. Matthews, Bradley Olson and Allison Prang, WSJ Some of the banks that helped fuel the fracking boom are beginning to question the industry’s fundamentals, as many shale wells produce less than companies forecast. Banks have begun to tighten requirements on revolving lines of credit, an essential lifeline for smaller companies, as these […]

Rivian gets $1.3 billion investment in electric truck venture

by Peter Eavis, NY Times Rivian, an electric-vehicle start-up that has drawn an impressive roster of backers, announced Monday that it had received a $1.3 billion investment led by T. Rowe Price, the mutual fund company. It was the fourth investment in Rivian this year and the company’s largest funding round so far. Amazon and […]

PG&E is on track for a $575 million rate hike.

by Dale Kasler, SacBee PG&E Corp. took a big step Friday toward getting a rate hike, announcing a settlement with a host of influential consumer advocacy groups on a plan that would increase revenue at the troubled utility by about $575 million a year. If approved by the Public Utilities Commission, average household bills would […]

Repsol is first oil major to pledge zero emissions by 2050

by James Herron, Bloomberg Repsol SA embarked on the most ambitious attempt yet by an oil major to align itself with the Paris climate goals, saying it will eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and its customers by 2050. The Spanish giant’s exploration and production unit will focus on value instead of […]

The numbers keep getting more frightening

by Bill Mckibben, E360 Climate change is many things — a moral issue, a question of intergenerational justice, an economic threat, and now a daily and terrifying reality. But it’s also a math problem, a point I’ve been trying to make for awhile now. Let’s run some new numbers. First: 11,000, as in the number […]

Debut of the Rivian R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, November 27, 2018

By 2021, all-electric trucks from eight manufacturers will hit the U.S. market

by Paul Lienert, Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his spacy Cybertruck have ignited a frenzy over electric pickups, and at least seven other U.S. automakers expect to build new battery-powered trucks by 2021. The question is who will buy them. Companies ranging from General Motors Co (GM.N) to startup Lordstown Motors Corp have said […]

DHL to debut electric delivery vans in US cities

by Lisa Baertlein, Reuters DHL will debut StreetScooter’s zero-emission Work L delivery van in two urban U.S. markets, one on each coast, starting in Spring 2020, the companies said. They did not specify which markets would be the first. Full deployment could come in 2022 and 2023, said Ulrich Stuhec, StreetScooter’s chief technology officer, who […]

Jessie Denver, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources Program for East Bay Community Energy with colleagues at The Climate Center's annual Community Choice Energy conference in 2019.

An inside look at a groundbreaking solar-storage procurement in California

by Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Early this month, three community-choice aggregators and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation. It breaks ground on multiple fronts. First, it’s one of the largest-ever efforts to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) at a scale that can […]