- “Every Automaker Should Develop Conversion Kits For Their Gas Vehicles” • We recently learned Volkswagen is going to sell an EV retrofit kit for its classic Beetle. It’s the true revenge of the electric car. If a 70 year old vehicle that was not developed for electrification can be retrofitted successfully, then many other vehicles can as well. [CleanTechnica]
- “Combining Solar And Farming Benefits Both” • Researchers at the University of Arizona confirmed the benefits of growing crops beneath the shade provided by solar panels – more electricity, higher yields, and less water used. That last part is of vital interest to farmers in Arizona where access to water for irrigation is crucial. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change: ‘Invest $1.8 Trillion To Adapt'” • Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade, in measures to adapt to climate change, could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion, according to a global cost-benefit analysis by the Global Commission on Adaptation. GCA is a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science. [BBC]
- “PG&E Pledges To Honor Renewable Contracts In Bankruptcy Plan” • Pacific Gas & Electric submitted a reorganization plan that would pledge up to $18 billion to wildfire victims, while it would also allow the California utility to exit bankruptcy by mid-2020. The date is a key deadline for it to take part in a multi-billion dollar state wildfire fund. [Greentech Media]
- “Jeff Dahn Claims New Pouch Cells Could Be Good For 1 Million Miles” • Battery guru Jeff Dahn, along with colleagues, published a report on the development of a lithium ion pouch cell that “should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage.” [CleanTechnica]
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