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No New Petrol Or Diesel Cars Or Light-Duty Trucks In UK After 2040

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July 26th, 2017 by Steve HanleyThis story about a plan to eliminate cars and trucks with internal combustion engines was first published on Gas2. Back in the old days when ...

Tesla Gigafactory Pumps Out 1,500 Model 3 Batteries, Tesla Model S 75 Discontinued

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July 24th, 2017 by Steve HanleyThis story about Tesla and the Gigafactory was first published on Gas2. If it seems like there is more news about Tesla than any other ...

24 Hours With The New, Longer Range 2017 BMW i3 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

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July 20th, 2017 by Kyle FieldThis review summarizes my early learnings in my first day with the new longer range BMW i3. A comprehensive review will follow, but I have ...

Tesla Supercharger Superiority … Wicked Electric Bikes … GM’s Saturn History & Chevy Bolt Present (Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

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July 24th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanOn vacation this past week? Check out the top 20 articles of the past week (in terms of their views by humans around the world) ...

Audi Sacrificed Pollution Control System For High-End Sound System, US Regulators Allege In New Criminal Complaint

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July 21st, 2017 by James AyreWhy were many of Audi’s diesel models not able to meet the stricter NOx emissions standards that went into effect in the US in 2007 ...

Caltrans Is Already Modifying California’s Roads For Self-Driving Cars

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July 25th, 2017 by James AyreCaltrans has already begun altering California’s roadways so as to better accommodate the rollout of self-driving vehicles. It is doing so mostly by better accommodating ...

CDP Helps Cities, States, and Companies Report and Manage Climate Change Data

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July 25th, 2017 by Andrea BertoliWe are starting a new series here on CleanTechnica to highlight more women working in the broad field of cleantech and sustainability to add to ...

While You Were Blinking, Geely Bought A Rosy Future

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July 24th, 2017 by Nicolas ZartChinese carmaker Geely is in a quiet and subtle strategic buying race, zipping by under the scrutiny of the media. It seems the company learned ...

Is This The Coolest Electric Bicycle You Have Ever Seen?

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In the emerging electric bicycle world, there are all sorts of vehicles that blend pedal power with the convenience of an electric motor. Some are bland, some are lovely. Some ...

It’s Never Been Done Before

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July 25th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanIt’s a common argument — whether worded so directly or not. It’s a reason used to not start a business, to not advocate for better ...

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

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July 26th, 2017 by Cynthia ShahanBMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and ...

Setting The Record Straight

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July 22nd, 2017 by Karl BurkartSince 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt ...

Germany’s KBA: Volkswagen Diesel Car Owners Who Refuse Engine Software Updates Will Lose Registration

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July 26th, 2017 by James AyreHere’s a bit of good news on the air pollution front: Volkswagen diesel car owners in Germany will lose their vehicle registrations if they refuse ...

Tesla Superchargers vs … Ugh

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July 22nd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanFirst of all, let me say that if anyone else creates a superfast charging network anything close to Tesla’s, I’ll be one of the first ...

Self-Driving Semi Truck Firm Embark Raises $15 Million In Series A Funding Round

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July 25th, 2017 by James AyreThe self-driving semi truck firm Embark has raised around $15 million as part of a Series A funding round — led by Data Collective, but ...

Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? (Webinar Video)

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July 24th, 2017 by John FarrellOriginally published at ilsr.org. On December 5th, I delivered a webinar presentation detailing the findings of our recent report, Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy?

Waymo’s Self-Driving Minivans Have Been Tested Extensively In Extreme Heat

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July 21st, 2017 by James AyreWaymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans have been tested extensively in extreme heat since stress testing began around a year ago, the company has revealed. To ...

Nauto Raises $159 Million, Expansion Of Autonomous Vehicle Data Platform Coming

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July 25th, 2017 by James AyreThe Palo Alto–based firm Nauto, which retrofits vehicle fleets with networked safety camera-equipped devices, amongst other things, has raised $159 million in a Series B ...

“Clean Coal” Is A Political Myth Says Coal Company Owner

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July 25th, 2017 by Steve HanleyRobert Murray is the CEO of Murray Energy, America’s largest privately owned coal-mining company. He has met privately with #FakePresident Donald Trump on several occasions ...

Is The BMW i3 A Good Buy With Tesla Model 3 On The Way? (#Electrifying Webinar)

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July 20th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanThe BMW i3 is one of those electric cars that doesn’t get enough love. It’s a stunning vehicle — “the most advanced vehicle on the ...

Wind Power = 124% of Scotland’s Home Electricity Needs January–June 2017

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July 24th, 2017 by Joshua S HillRecord wind energy generation in Scotland in June helped boost the figures for the first half of the year, resulting in wind generating enough ...

House Strips State Dept. of Cross-Border Pipeline Approval (Think: Keystone XL)

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July 22nd, 2017 by Jeremy BloomOriginally published on RedGREENandBlue. Even though Hillary Clinton is no longer in charge of the State Department, some in the GOP continue to hold a ...

Harman Kardon’s Bold Vision For The Future Of Autonomous Electric Vehicles (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

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July 20th, 2017 by Kyle FieldHarman flew me out to New York City to hang out for the weekend so the company could give me a behind-the-scenes look at what ...

Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate Change

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July 24th, 2017 by Steve HanleyHumans need protein to survive, but growing the food that supplies the much needed protein adds carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere, speeding up ...

Sedan Swoon May Signal End Of Chevy Volt & Chevy Impala, But …

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July 22nd, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. The sedan is falling rapidly out of favor in many world markets, but especially so in America, where demand for SUVs ...

Musk Breaks The Internet With Boring Company Tweets

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July 20th, 2017 by Steve HanleyNot having enough to do with getting the Model 3 out the door, reducing space rocket turnarounds to 24 hours, and ramping up production of ...

Vattenfall & Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

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July 25th, 2017 by Joshua S HillSwedish power company Vattenfall and German communal company Stadtwerke München have successfully completed the construction and officially inaugurated the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind ...

New Answers To Common Electric Car Questions

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July 22nd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanNow that I’ve been driving an electric car (a Tesla Model S) around on a regular basis for a few weeks, I’m getting bored with ...

Why BMW i3 Is Awesome, & i3 vs Tesla Model 3 (#Electrifying Webinar)

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July 23rd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanIn a couple of hours, we’re launching into another #Electrifying webinar, this time focused on the BMW i3, its under-acknowledged benefits, and how it might ...

Over 8.3 Billion Metric Tons Of Plastics Made By Humans To Date, Most Of Which Is Now Litter

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July 21st, 2017 by James AyreMore than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced by humans since large-scale production began back in the 1950s, according to a new ...

Musk & His Hyperloop Announcement, Take Two

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July 21st, 2017 by Steve HanleyJudging from the latest news cycle, Elon Musk is the most powerful person on earth right now. With just a few tweets, he pushed everything ...

All Fracking Is Local

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July 26th, 2017 by Steve HanleyIn Europe, fracking is about as popular as the plague. Ireland is the latest country to outlaw the practice, joining France, Germany, and Belgium. Green ...

EU Commissioner Warns Against Diesel Car Bans, Says Auto Manufacturers Would Lose Means Of Investing In Electric Vehicles

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July 24th, 2017 by James AyreThe European Union’s commissioner for industry, Elzbieta Bienkowska, has warned against proposed city-level diesel car bans, stating that if such bans were to go into ...

Expect More

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July 23rd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanIf you’ve followed CleanTechnica for long, you’ve surely run across the “100% renewable energy” work of Mark Jacobson. Basically, he has been uncovering how the ...

Global Funding For Battery Storage, Smart Grid, & Energy Efficiency Tops $1 Billion In H1 2017

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July 25th, 2017 by Joshua S HillThe total global funding raised during the first half of the year for the battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency sectors topped $1 ...

Permafrost Thawing In Siberia Bringing With It Anthrax Outbreaks & Huge Methane Explosions

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July 24th, 2017 by James AyreThe ongoing melting of permafrost in Siberia has brought with it some very strange events — including the creation of massive methane blowout craters. In ...