Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo for About 85% of People

Clinical trials typically find that antidepressants are slightly better than placebo, at least in the short term. However, many researchers argue that this difference—about two points on a 52-point depression scale—is clinically imperceptible. The question is what this minimal average difference means. There are two possibilities: Most people experience just a tiny bit more improvement … Read more

Ford F-150 Lightning — CleanTechnica Review

Members of CleanTechnica‘s YouTube team recently spent some time with the Ford F-150 Lightning and produced a 10-minute review on YouTube. You can view that below, but I’ll also pull out some highlights for a text review here. Watch the video, read my summary of the highlights, and/or chime in down in the comments with … Read more

A 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Calculator for the United States

In 2020, I wrote an article describing the flaws in studies that claim that 100 percent renewable energy is unaffordable. I talked about these studies overestimating storage requirements and opting for inadequate renewable energy storage. I argued in favor of using more power-to-gas technology to achieve an affordable 100 percent renewable electricity grid. However, the … Read more

BEV Demand Increasing, ICEV Demand Decreasing Across Europe

Compared to 2021, new passenger car sales have dropped by at least 11% and up to 20% in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Full electric vehicle (BEV) demand is increasing; internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV), conventional hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), and plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) demand are decreasing throughout Europe. Put simply, … Read more