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Will Direct Lithium Extraction be a Driver or Passenger in Electrification?

12 May , 2022  

lithium mining

Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 5/12/2022 Electrification in the transportation sector will be driven by batteries. And for the foreseeable future, specifically lithium-ion batteries. With the demand for electric vehicles (EV) around the world on the rise, producers will look to increase lithium extraction to meet the market needs. According to a World Bank Group report, […]

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Climate Change, Markets & Business

“Disobedient” Scientists Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

6 May , 2022  

There's no planet B

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 5/6/2022 Scientists in the United States and around the world are using civil disobedience to dramatize the risks of climate change. Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and multiple other news outlets have reported on the growing frustration of climate scientists who contend that their warnings are not being heeded. “The scientists […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business

Alia, The “Flying Battery,” Flight Tested

6 May , 2022  

clouds from airplane window

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 5/6/2022 Last month, Zondits reported on Alice, an electric commuter airplane that is currently under development and is now scheduled to be flight tested this summer. A second airplane, named Alia, has joined the mission to bring clean energy to aviation. Alia, developed by Beta Technologies, is intended for cargo service […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Europe’s Choices for Natural Gas Will Have Climate Impacts

25 Apr , 2022  

natural gas pipeline

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/25/2022 According to a study published by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Europe has impactful choices to make regarding the importing of natural gas (NG). Most sources state that more than 40% of Europe’s NG is imported from Russia. Replacing that energy with renewable energy sources will take time. The interim […]

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Climate Change, Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Markets & Business

SEC Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting  

13 Apr , 2022  

carbon emissions

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released a proposed rule amendment titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The rule changes propose that all publicly traded companies report greenhouse-gas emissions from their own operations, including the energy they consume (known as Scope 1 and Scope […]

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Codes & Standards, Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The EPA Overturns a Key Trump Administration Ruling on Auto Emissions

13 Apr , 2022  

Nozzle fueling car

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The EPA is reinstating the right of the State of California to set automobile fuel efficiency and emissions at a stricter standard than current federal regulations. Sixteen other states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

‘Take the Long Way Home’ EV Ad Steals Spotlight

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 Electric vehicle start-up Stidnoz has hired the PR firm Norbera, Dwaas, Bolond, and Amadan to produce their “Take the Long Way Home” advertising campaign. The ad agency is well known for its television ads for a popular dishwashing detergent that urges viewers to run their electric dishwashers every day even […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

New Electric Car Travels 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 When Zondits saw the announcement of an EV that could go 1,000 miles between charges, we imagined a small, low-power car suitable for city environments. We were wrong. Its actually a big, black (other colors to be introduced for model year 2024) Cadillac with an engine more powerful than most […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Trends, Motors & Drives

Electric Motorcycles: the Next Big Thing in EV?

25 Mar , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 3/25/2022. There’s a lot of buzz in the air about electric vehicles (EV), particularly cars, trucks and charging infrastructure. But another revolution is happening in the EV world, too – motorcycles. According to MarketResearchFuture.com, the electric motorcycles market is projected to be worth $58.4 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Hydrogen plays significant role in our Energy Transition

17 Mar , 2022  

natural gas

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 3/17/2022 Recent technical advancements point to an increased probability that hydrogen will play a significant role in the transition of energy away from greenhouse gas (GHG) producing fossil fuels. Gasoline and natural gas are both fuels that are targets for displacement by hydrogen. Major automobile engine manufacturers are working on hydrogen-powered […]

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