Daniela

For the past 50 years, hydrogen has been hailed as the best option for clean energy. It turned out that creating hydrogen, developing fuel cells , and building an infrastructure to distributed it in liquid form was a task harder to achieve than anticipated.  In the last 10 years, the industry made significant progress: fuel cells are becoming smaller and more affordable; investment in hydrogen-related initiatives increased from both the public and private sector; hydrogen-powered cars are becoming more common, with brands like Toyota and Hyundai taking the lead; and refueling stations popping up (although, still in relatively small numbers…

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Tesla just reached the $100 billion valuation mark, making it the most valuable car manufacturer in the world (with Volkswagen coming in close second with a $99.4 billion valuation). This is incredible for two reasons: Not because the actual number (although, it is) but because the pioneers and former leaders in the industry (GM and Ford) are worth less than ½ of Tesla ($49.9 billion and $36.3 billion, respectively); andBecause, if you really think about it, a Tesla car is nothing but a big computer running on an electric motor powered by a giant battery and incased in a box…

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Coal power plants are going away for good. And there is nothing anyone can do to stop them. While the current administration has tried very hard to bring coal back, utilities are moving towards 100% renewable power. Not even the administration’s Department of Energy’s ruling to subsidize aging coal units in the tune to $20 billion/annually worked. According to a Reuters article, more than 23,400 MW of coal-fired generation were shut in 2017-2018 compared to only 14,900 MW between 2009 and 2012. Most people would argue that the money used to subsidize coal plants should be given to innovative companies that can and…