November 5 Energy News

November 5, 2022


¶ “Cop27: Climate Anxiety Is Rising, And That Might Be A Good Thing” • Global leaders are set to meet for another UN climate summit, COP27 starting in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday. The reality of climate change can be overwhelming for many people. Experts and activists have told BBC News that these fears can actually be good news for the planet. [BBC]

Climate protest (Callum Shaw, Unsplash)

Science and Technology:

¶ “New 50-Tonne Battery-Powered Electric Crane” • Just as in every other vehicle market, electric cranes are starting to arrive. The 653 E Electro Battery from SENNEBOGEN, developed with Dutch dealer Van den Heuvel, is a 50-tonne battery-powered electric crane. It answers a need for heavy equipment that meet the needs of quiet, clean cities. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Enevate And Lightning Motorcycles Partnership Creates 5-Minute Fast Charge For Electric Motorcycles” • Enevate makes batteries with high energy density and extremely fast charging. Lightning Motorcycles makes electric motorcycles that set performance records. The two combined efforts on Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle. [CleanTechnica]

Electric motorcycle (Image courtesy Lightning Motorcycles)


¶ “US Trade Officials Open Talks With EU On IRA Incentives For Electric Cars” • To the surprise of no one, trade officials from the US and the EU plan to hold high level talks designed to defuse tensions over the tax credits for electric cars in the Inflation Reduction Act. The law sets requirements for electric cars to be eligible for the full $7,500 credit. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Plugins 22.4% Share In France, BEVs Up, PHEVs Down” • In October, Plugin EVs took 22.4% share of France’s auto market. Full electrics grew share slightly, while plugin hybrids declined. Overall auto market volume was 124,981 units up 5.5% YOY. October’s best selling full electric was the Peugeot 208, with the Renault Megane the long term leader. [CleanTechnica]

Renault Megane (Vitali Adutskevich, Unsplash)

¶ “Renewable energy will meet half of Karnataka’s energy needs by 2030, says Minister Sunil Kumar” • New renewable energy projects in Karnataka will add 12,340 MW of power capacity, helping the state to source half it’s energy needs from clean energy sources by 2030, according to Energy Minister Sunil Kumar Karkala. [The Economic Times]

¶ “XPENG Announces Vehicle Delivery Results For October 2022, Sees 56% Increase YOY” • So far, this has been a good year for the Chinese smart electric vehicle company XPeng Inc, and October was no exception. XPeng vehicle delivery results for October 2022 were released and showed some good numbers driving the company forward. [CleanTechnica]

Xpeng G3 taxi (Windmemories, CC-BY-SA 4.0)

¶ “Canadian Government Recognizes Nuclear As Clean Energy” • The Canadian government’s inclusion of small modular reactors amongst clean energy technologies eligible for a new investment tax credit has been greeted by some as a signal that it considers nuclear power to be “clean energy” on a par with all other low-carbon technologies. [Eurasia Review]

¶ “Sizewell C Nuclear Plant Plans Have Not Been Scrapped, Says No 10” • Downing Street said plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk have not been scrapped as part of a drive for sweeping government spending cuts. When complete, the plant is expected to cost £30 billion, with taxpayers expected to foot about a fifth of that. [The Guardian]

Sizewell B reactor (Dave Croker, CC-BY-SA 2.0)


¶ “How Much Tesla Earned Per Car Delivered In Q3” • Year over year, Tesla’s net income more than doubled in the third quarter, and CEO Elon Musk seems to think the company could someday outpace some of the world’s largest companies. All automakers face high prices on raw materials, but Tesla is pulling in a good amount of money for each car it sells. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “GreenPower Deploys First Purpose-Built ADA-Compliant Electric Type A School Bus In The US” • GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer and distributor of electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, deployed the first purpose-built Type A, all-electric, zero-emission, ADA-compliant school bus in Clay County, West Virginia. [CleanTechnica]

Clay County school bus (GreenPower Motor image)

¶ “Former Pennsylvania Coal Communities Receive Millions For Renewable Energy, Workforce Development” • Former coal communities will get nearly $47 million for renewable energy and workforce development projects. The Appalachian Regional Commission and Governor Tom Wolf announced grants for nine projects in Pennsylvania. [The Allegheny Front]

¶ “Outdoor Living Rooms And Renewable Power: How San Francisco Is Fighting Climate Change” • Air pollution and traffic congestion plague cities worldwide. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In San Francisco, a number of environmental initiatives encourage eco-friendly habits, increasing greenery, and creating better space for everyone. [Yahoo News UK]

Lombard Street (Braden Collum, Unsplash)

¶ “Ess Inc To Deliver Long-Duration Battery System To Burbank Water And Power” • In California, ESS Inc and Burbank Water and Power entered into an agreement for ESS to deliver a battery storage project to BWP. Under the agreement, a 75-kW, 500-kWh iron flow battery will be installed and connected to BWP’s 265-kW solar array. [Renewable Energy Magazine]

¶ “Puerto Rico: A Massive Energy Transformation Is Within Reach” • President Joe Biden has taken an important step to advance an energy transformation in Puerto Rico. He recently gave Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm authority to supervise federal resources for the electric system while driving a plan for renewable energy transformation.  [The Hill]

Have a wonderfully tranquil day.

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