Archive for June 28th, 2022

June 28 Energy News

June 28, 2022


¶ “Adventurer Chris Ramsey Talks EVs And His Upcoming Pole-To-Pole Trip – Part 2” • Chris Ramsey will drive a Nissan Ariya E-4ORCE from the North Pole to the South Pole in March 2023. He sat with Johnna Crider for an interview and we chatted about his achievements, his gratitude for Nissan’s support, and more. This is part two of our interview. [CleanTechnica]

Chris Ramsey and Nissan (Courtesy of Chris Ramsey and Nissan)

Science and Technology:

¶ “Mercedes EQXX Sets New Record – 747 Miles On One Charge” • A Mercedes EQXX made a trip from Stuttgart to Silverstone, England. When the journey end, the EQXX had driven 747 miles without recharging, setting a record for an EV. According to the Robb Report, the trip took place under real world driving conditions. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Hurricane Numbers Are Decreasing In Every Ocean Basin Except For One, Study Finds” • A study found that the annual number of hurricanes, typhoons, and other tropical storms declined by roughly 13% as the planet warmed during the 20th century, everywhere globally except in the North Atlantic. The storms, however, may be more intense. [CNN]

Hurricane Dorian in 2019 (NASA image)


¶ “BYD Hits 2 Million Plugin Vehicle Sales!” • BYD’s plugin vehicle sales keep growing and growing. Now, BYD has passed 2 million cumulative sales of plugin vehicles. That’s a milestone that may be hard to comprehend, but two million vehicles is a lot of vehicles. XPeng and NIO just celebrated reaching 200,000 cumulative EV sales! [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Fertilizer Shortage Hits African Farmers Battling Food Crisis” • Fertilizer, the key ingredient needed to help crops grow, is in short supply globally. Global prices have sky-rocketed in part because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The crisis has left many African countries, which are very dependent on foreign imports, scrambling to find solutions. [BBC]

Woman watering crops (USAID Africa Bureau, public domain)

¶ “PubMatic Powers All Of Its Global Data Centers With 100% Renewable Energy” • PubMatic, an independent advertising supply chain company, says that all of its global data centers are now powered by 100% renewable energy. PubMatic has ten data centers globally, which account for over 90% of the company’s energy usage. [Environment + Energy Leader]

¶ “Sleek Electric Ferry Flies Over Water, Picks Off Diesel Ferries” • If all goes according to plan, commuters in Stockholm will be able to climb aboard the world’s fastest electric ship, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, when it goes into service from the suburb of Ekerö to the city center next year. Candela is already well known for its sporty-looking electric boats. [CleanTechnica]

Electric ferry (Courtesy of Candela)

¶ “CIP Fund Finances 1-GW Spanish Wind Portfolio” • Green Credit Fund 1, a Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners fund, has signed a financing agreement with Capital Energy to help fund 1 GW of onshore wind farms in Spain. The projects are distributed throughout Spain and are expected to be built and operational between 2023 and 2025. [reNews]

¶ “Portland Renewable Energy Firm To Install Power System At Other End Of The World” • Ocean Renewable Power Co, based in Portland, Maine, is a developer of renewable power systems that generate electricity from river and tidal currents. It plans to install a new power system more than 6,400 miles from Maine next year, in Chile. [Mainebiz]

Patagonia (ORPC image)

¶ “Ukraine Terminates Russia Nuclear Agreements” • SINRU posted a notice on its website that says, “Due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation, the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine terminates international agreements concerning cooperation between countries in the field of nuclear safety.” [World Nuclear News]


¶ “General Motors Embraces Plug And Charge Technology” • General Motors has announced it will move to plug-and-charge technology for its electric cars. The service is already available for drivers of certain models who use EVgo chargers, if they are equipped with the fast charge option. It will be expanded in coming months. [CleanTechnica]

Cadillac Lyriq (GM image)

¶ “Average Price For Residential Electricity Less Than 15¢/kWh In 2021 In Most US States” • As consumers begin to transition from gasoline vehicles to EVs, the price of electricity is becoming a new area of focus. Most states (38 states plus the District of Columbia) had average residential electricity prices of less than 15 cents/kWh in 2021. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Two EVs, One EV Charging Port: No Problem, Says GM” • GM just announced a convenient EV charging app for its EVs, and that could be just the tip of the next-generation EV charging iceberg. A new patent filing that suggests GM is also looking at a new charging architecture that enables two EVs to share the same port, at the same time. [CleanTechnica]

Brooklyn neighborhood (Josh Wilburne, Unsplash)

¶ “Experts Weigh In On Brooklyn’s Journey To Embracing Renewable Energy At Brooklyn Energy Summit” • Brooklyn businesses and elected officials are pushing to make the borough a national leader in the transition to renewable energy, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is working to help them meet their goals. [Brooklyn Paper]

¶ “New Jersey School District Enters Net Zero Revolution” • In New Jersey, Montville Township Public Schools are joining the net-zero revolution by installing solar modules on six schools in Morris County. Set to save almost $1 million in energy costs over the next 15 years, the systems are forecast to generate 1.84 MW of solar energy annually. [Renewable Energy Magazine]

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