Tesla’s Q4 numbers are among the top stories in clean energy this week, so it’s only appropriate that this recording coincide with Tim's pilgrimage to SpaceX. So, what’s it like to spend time at Giga Texas, the Tesla manufacturing facility near Austin? Or the rocket production facility and spaceport near Brownsville?
On this episode of Clean Power Hour, Tim and John come to you live from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, to discuss the latest in clean energy news. They explain the significance of PG&E’s plan to procure 1.6 GW of battery storage in California and share the latest DOE research on how many terawatt hours of storage are needed for the US to reach Zero Carbon by 2050.
John describes the game-changing technology in the new electric Airstream and offers his take on the importance of the Ford Transit EV as an accepted fleet vehicle. Listen in for insight around the current proposal to extend clean energy tax credits and learn more about the innovative offshore wind projects that are popping up all over the world.
Tim’s experience at Giga Texas and the SpaceX Starbase in Boca Chica
The significance of PG&E’s plan to procure 1.6 GW of battery storage in California
Tesla’s Q4 results and why Musk doesn’t want to promote V2G
How the latest DOE research suggests that 6.5 terawatt hours of energy storage is needed to reach Zero Carbon by 2050
The game-changing technology in Thor Industries’ new electric Airstream
Senator Tina Smith’s proposal to extend clean energy tax credits
The rooftop solar project John is doing for a customer in Rhode Island
The importance of the new Ford Transit EV as an accepted vehicle for fleets
What inspired China to build more offshore wind capacity in 2021 than the rest of the world in the last 5 years combined
ScotWind’s bid of 25 GW and the long-term potential of offshore wind
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‘PG&E Plans to Add a Lot of Batteries to California’s Grid’ in Bloomberg
‘Six Terawatt Hours of Energy Storage Needed for Zero Carbon’ in PV Magazine
‘Electric Airstream Concept Is the RV Industry’s iPhone Moment’ in Electrek
‘Senator Smith to Push Ahead on Passage of Clean Energy Tax Credits’ in Utility Dive
Orsted’s Offshore Charging Buoys
Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio
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