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First Full Electric Aircraft Refueller Transporter

Gaussin and Total are jointly developing the world’s first full electric aircraft refuelled transporter. Planned for the Airbus industrial site in Toulouse, this prototype will be capable of towing two fuel tankers, with a fuel capacity of 30 tons each. Delivery is expected at the end of 2020. Read Full Article Here For more great…

Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic…

A look back on Saudi fossil fuel subsidy in the last decade

By Walid Matar In 2009, G20 member states agreed to phase out subsidies on fossil fuels “in the medium term”. This article describes the efforts made by one those states, Saudi Arabia, in that regard. https://www.kapsarc.org/research/publications/a-look-back-on-saudi-fossil-fuel-incentives-in-the-last-decade/As the table below shows, Saudi Arabia has reduced its oil and electricity.. Click headline for full article Read Full…

COVID-19 Reveals Challenge Facing Merchant Renewables

By [email protected] A fundamental problem facing subsidy-free solar and wind in renewables-heavy grids is emerging as coronavirus cuts energy demand in Europe. The decline in demand is driving up the proportion of clean energy on many grids and highlighting an issue flagged by researchers in February: that merchant plants may be more expensive to run…

World’s First Urban Air Mobility Theme Hotel

EHang has entered a strategic partnership with LN Holdings to further commercialize its AAVs by integrating Urban Air Mobility solutions into the latter’s hotel/tourism businesses. This collaboration will not only broaden the use cases for AAVs, but will also expand the partnerships in the existing ecosystem. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric…

A bright future for continuous methane detection

By EDF Energy Exchange By Ben RatnerOver the last decade, a trove of scientific studies has established that not only are methane emissions from oil and gas operations a major contributor to climate change, but also that they are severely underestimated and underreported. EDF has been at the forefront of research to detect and quantify…

Bringing Power and Progress to Africa in a Financially and Environmentally Sustainable Manner

By Jacquie Ashmore The future of electricity supply and delivery on the continent of Africa is a thorny challenge that calls for new approaches to infrastructure planning, development, finance, and operation. The Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) presents its research “Bringing Power and Progress to Africa in a Financially and Environmentally Sustainable Manner,”…

Emergent Solar Energy installs 124-kW solar array on Indiana farm

By Billy Ludt A Purdue University-affiliated solar company is working with farmers to curb financial difficulties of COVID-19 by cutting their energy costs. Emergent Solar Energy, headquartered at Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, Indiana provides solar solutions to the commercial and industrial, municipal and agricultural sectors across the Midwest. The company just placed a…

Free Webinar 21 May: The Landscape for EV Charging

By [email protected] (Annick Garrington) Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019. Although plug-in EV is only around 2% of global sales today, they are positioned to take the lead of road transportation in the coming decade. Read Full Article Here For more great…

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