A renewable energy future is within our grasp: the technology is now widely available and cost-effective in most places around the world. This working paper focuses on the challenges and solutions to scaling investment in renewable energy generation and provides actionable policy solutions to unlock the private sector investment needed to support the energy transition.
The proposed factory would support up to 12 gigawatt hours of battery cell production in an effort to diversify the U.S. battery supply chain. The vast majority of the world’s battery cells, which end up in electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters or drones, are produced in Asia. In addition to the 3,000 would-be KORE Power employees, the company estimated that the new plant would bring an additional 10,000 direct and indirect jobs to the selected region.
Carbon Mapper, a new nonprofit organization partnering with the University of Arizona, announced a groundbreaking program to help improve understanding of and accelerate reductions in global methane and carbon dioxide emissions. The Carbon Mapper consortium also announced plans to deploy a satellite constellation to pinpoint, quantify and track methane and carbon dioxide emissions.
Arizona is among top states for new solar installations in 2020; Salt River Project offers $1,000 rebates to drivers buying or leasing electric vehicles; UACJ Whitehall selects Flagstaff for its new electric vehicle parts plant; ElectraMeccanica selects Arizona to establish U.S. base of operations; Nikola unveils its plans for 2021; electric vehicle start-up Lucid Motors will soon go public; Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, Tucson Electric Power and the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative are well prepared to avoid energy disasters; Arizona State University promotes a new book titled “Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures” to discuss the future economic and social justice implications of a fully sustainable society; and more.
Arizona State University Associate Professor Gary Moore and his research team seek to understand and advance the science of molecular materials for applications in transducing solar energy. Moore has earned national recognition as an emerging leader in the field of energy materials science. He is a Department of Energy Early Career Awardee, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, a National Science Foundation CAREER Awardee, and was recognized as an “outstanding chemist with Native American heritage” by the National Science Foundation.