The Verge – Bezos said he expects 100,000 Rivian vans to be on the road by 2024. The first vans will hit the road in 2021, with prototypes possibly arriving as soon as 2020.
MIT Technology Review – New projects have stalled amid increasing regulatory uncertainty as states, their financially strained electricity distribution companies, and renewables developers squabble over contracts and payments.
Science – NIH scientists have identified a key factor they hadn't previously considered: the topics that black scientists want to study.
The Hill – The Smart Grid Advisory Committee that operated under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was terminated on Sept. 30, the end of this fiscal year.
The Washington Post – Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide energy to mobile phones, pacemakers and electric cars.
Phys.org – Research indicates that promotion, recruitment, and retention of women to senior roles are lacking, as are policies to support women in science.
Asia & the Pacific Policy Society – Despite concerns about using stories in policy, science fiction has a deep impact on policy debates and public understanding.
The Conversation – As a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything.
Utility Dive – Each of the 600 apartment units will come with efficient appliances and a Sonnen battery — powered by solar panels on top of all 22 buildings in the complex.