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Mercedes-Benz Energy & Vivint Solar Partnering In US

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May 20th, 2017 by James AyreAs a means of boosting the market adoption rates of the companies’ tech, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar will be partnering in the US to ...

Climate Change To Reduce Global Yields Of Staple Crops 23% By 2050s

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May 22nd, 2017 by James AyreGlobal production of the 4 most important staple crops in the world — maize/corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans — will be reduced by around 23% ...

Finally In The Limelight

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May 22nd, 2017 by Guest ContributorBy Peter F. Varadi More than 1.4 million homes in the U.S.A. are currently powered by solar, and 3 million additional households are estimated to ...

European Investment Bank Partners With Caribbean Development Bank For $110 Million In Financing

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May 25th, 2017 by Joshua S HillThe European Investment Bank has partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank to sign a financing agreement for $110 million that will support climate change ...

Sun Towards High Noon: How Solar Energy Is Transforming Our Future

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May 21st, 2017 by Roy L HalesOriginally posted on the ECOreport. Peter F. Varadi’s first book described the birth of the solar industry and its growth up until 2013. He ...

Electric Car Drivers Want Electric SUVs/CUVs, Midsized Cars, & Much More Model Variation (CleanTechnica Report)

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May 21st, 2017 by Zachary ShahanSharing another segment of our new 93-page electric car driver report, this article jumps into the various car classes EV drivers are interested in. If ...

City of St. Albert Receives Its First 3 Electric Buses From BYD, Electrifying 10% of Fleet in 2017

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May 25th, 2017 by Kyle FieldThe City of St. Albert just took delivery on the first three electric buses BYD has delivered to Canada. The three BYD K9 buses are ...

BAIC EC180 Shines (China Electric Car Sales Report)

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May 25th, 2017 by Jose PontesThe Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase over the same month last year, with ...

Motiv CEO Jim Castelaz Breaks Down Its Plans To Free Fleets From Fossil Fuels

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May 24th, 2017 by Kyle FieldI knew from the outset that I was going to get along with the guys from Motiv. Their home page boldly proclaims the deep mastery ...

Subaru Could Offer Plug-In Hybrid By 2018, All-Electric Car By 2021

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May 24th, 2017 by James AyreDespite offering nothing of the sort to date, Subaru is now planning to begin offering a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) by as soon as 2018, and ...

BMW Now Charging Electric Cars Via Light Poles

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May 20th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. A year ago, BMW’s carsharing program known as ReachNow folded up shop in San Francisco and moved to Seattle. The service ...

What’s Up With Wind Power in Vermont?

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May 24th, 2017 by George HarveyThe Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so ...

UK Breaks Solar Power Record AGAIN On May 26

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May 26th, 2017 by Steve HanleyFriday, May 26, was a beautiful late spring day in the UK. All that sunshine led to the nation breaking a solar power record for ...

European Firms Are Cashing In On US Offshore Wind Surge

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May 26th, 2017 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on Nexus Media. By Marcela Miceli On May 1st, the Block Island Power Company officially silenced its diesel generating plant. It now draws ...

Tesla Gets New HR Head, Seemingly As Result Of Recent Media Coverage About Working Conditions

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May 26th, 2017 by James AyreFollowing our earlier articles on the allegations by some that working conditions at Tesla’s Fremont production plant aren’t safe, it appears that Tesla, for whatever ...

California Electric Car Subsidies May Shift To Point Of Sale Subsidies

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May 20th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. California is about to begin testing a new “point of sale” clean vehicle rebate plan in San Diego. Under the present ...

The Impact Of The Web On Our Environment, With Eric Horesnyi

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May 25th, 2017 by The BeamCleanTechnica publishes some of The Beam interviews and opinion pieces every week. The Beam magazine takes a modern perspective on the energy transition, interviewing inspirational ...

Show Me the Data: The Truth About Tesla Battery Degradation

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May 19th, 2017 by Kyle FieldThe largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: “I Do Believe This Market Cap Is Higher Than We Have Any Right To Deserve”

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May 20th, 2017 by James AyreIn a recent phone interview with The Guardian that was focused mostly on working conditions at Tesla’s Fremont facility, CEO Elon Musk made some interesting ...

The Features Electric Car Drivers Demand & Desire (CleanTechnica Report)

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May 27th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanOne of the more interesting things for me in our annual EV surveys is how much people want various special features — auto lane change,

Largest Battery Factory In Europe Under Construction By … Daimler

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May 24th, 2017 by Steve HanleyGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel was joined by a host of executives and dignitaries to celebrate the beginning of construction for the largest battery factory in ...

Home Values With Solar Panels Much, Much Higher, US Midwest Solar Study Finds

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May 23rd, 2017 by Adam JohnstonThe US Midwest is known for its strong wind energy production. However, Midwest states are now known for their solar energy markets as well. Properties ...

Zoomin’ In The USA (Part 1/3)

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May 25th, 2017 by Jose PontesThe idea for this series of articles came one night while discussing with Zach (Director of CleanTechnica) my upcoming trip to the Northeast of the ...

Portland (Oregon) Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2035, 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

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May 26th, 2017 by Kyle FieldThe City of Portland, Oregon, and Multnomah County have locked in a commitment to obtaining 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035 as ...

Tesla Model S & Model X Buyers Can Still Get Unlimited Free Supercharging, If They Have An Owner Referral

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May 22nd, 2017 by James AyreWe reported previously on the fact that Tesla was ending its unlimited free Supercharging for new Model S and Model X buyers earlier this year,

Tension Mounts As Energy Dept. Grid Study Deadline Looms

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May 21st, 2017 by Tina CaseyThe forthcoming Energy Department grid study is all but certain to tout conventional power generation at the expense of renewables, but clean tech stakeholders are ...

EBRD Offers $458 Million In Loans For 750 Megawatts Of Solar Projects In Egypt

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May 25th, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraOriginally published on CleanTechies. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has offered more than $450 million to various project developers planning to set ...

Co-op Power Puts Localist Spin on Clean Energy Economy

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May 22nd, 2017 by John FarrellNew England is well known for pacesetter legislation that has made it a clean power leader, but the region also boasts a showpiece example of ...

~50% Of New Vehicles To Be Shipped With V2V Tech By 2022, Juniper Research Projects

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May 19th, 2017 by James AyreAround 50% of new vehicles will be shipped from the factory with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication) tech and hardware by the year 2022, according to a ...

Karma Revero Deliveries To Showrooms Have Now Begun

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May 20th, 2017 by James AyreKarma Automotive has officially begun delivering the first Karma Revero plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to its dealerships in the US, according to recent reports. As you ...

Volvo Cars CEO: Newest Generation Of Diesel Engines Likely Our Last

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May 20th, 2017 by James AyreBefore then backtracking a bit for whatever reason, the CEO of Volvo Cars was quoted by Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as saying that the company’s ...

“Think Blue” Volkswagen Factory Intends To Cut Environmental Impact ~50% By 2025

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May 27th, 2017 by Cynthia ShahanThe goals of Volkswagen’s ongoing effort to be more environmentally friendly go beyond producing more electric cars. The environmental targets of its resource-optimized factories are ...

Rapid Biological Changes Occurring On Antarctic Peninsula, Research Finds

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May 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThere are now rapid biological and microbial changes occurring all throughout the Antarctic Peninsula in accompaniment of rapidly rising temperatures, according to new research published ...

Spanish Solar Industry Cries Foul Over Recent Renewable Energy Auction Results

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May 22nd, 2017 by Joshua S HillSpain’s solar association, Unión Española Fotovoltaica, has announced it is seeking legal action in the wake of what it is calling a “discriminatory” renewable ...

Lyft Offers Scheduled Rider Pickups, A First In The “Ridesharing” Industry

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May 27th, 2017 by Cynthia ShahanThe experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait ...

US Interior Department Suppresses Sea Level Rise Study Conclusion

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May 24th, 2017 by Steve HanleyA new study by an international team of researchers has determined that the pace of sea level rise is accelerating. In fact, their report says ...