Volts podcast: battery analyst Chloe Holzinger on the possible futures for lithium-ionA wide-ranging conversation on batteries, materials, and innovations.
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Battery week: competitors to lithium-ion batteries in the grid storage marketLithium-ion batteries have the electric vehicle market pretty well locked up. But what about grid storage? Can competitors get a foothold there? (If yo…
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I sent it out to paid subscribers only. My bad! Anyone can listen.
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Volts podcast: Washington Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon on the Evergreen State's excellent new climat…I talked with the state's favorite millennial legislator about the challenges of getting climate policy done, and what's next.
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Washington state now has the nation's most ambitious climate policyA deep dive into the wonky details of Washington's new carbon cap, which will reduce state emissions 95% by 2050 -- part of a comprehensive suite of ca…
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Discussion thread: what are you looking forward to post-pandemic?Hey friends! I’m working on another battery post and also a post on Washington’s new climate bill, but they’re taking forever. In the meantime, …
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Policy, not aspirations, will determine Biden’s legacy on climate change.
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US electricity emissions are halfway to zeroRelative to business-as-usual projections from 2005, US electricity sector emissions are down 52%. What can we learn from the successes of the last 15 …
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The ongoing battle among lithium-ion batteriesMany different kinds of lithium-based batteries are competing for a share of the growing EV & energy-storage markets. Here's a look at a few of the lea…
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A primer on lithium-ion batteries: how they work and how they are changingBefore we get into competing battery chemistries, a quick refresher on how batteries work and what makes lithium-ion batteries so special. (If you don'…
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It's time to get charged up for Battery Week!Before we dig into the battery weeds, here's a quick review of why lithium-ion batteries are so important. (If you don't want to read, you can listen!)
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Biden's tax plan goes after direct fossil fuel subsidies, which matter less than you'd thinkRepealing direct fossil fuel subsidies will amount to 1.4% of the revenue in the plan. It's the indirect subsidies that would really yield some revenue…
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