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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 ...

Deploying Microgrid On US Domestic Military Bases (Report)

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May 22nd, 2017 by Adam JohnstonToday’s grid is becoming more digitized with information technology, helping to make the transition to renewable energy a relatively smooth process. Despite this, significant challenges ...

OSVehicle Reveals Modular Ready-To-Use Self-Driving EV

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May 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThe Y Combinator–backed startup OSVehicle has revealed what it claims to be the first modular “ready-to-use self-driving EV” product out there. It is a “white ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chevy Bolt & Tesla Model 3 Drivetrain Costs … Tesla vs UAW … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

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May 23rd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanLast week was one crazy busy week, especially as we prepped for the Cleantech Revolution Tour conference coming to Berlin and Wroclaw in one month.

US Justice Department Planning Civil Suit Against Fiat-Chrysler Relating To Diesel Vehicle Emissions

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May 19th, 2017 by James AyreThe US Justice Department is currently planning to launch a civil lawsuit against Fiat-Chrysler in relation to the company’s alleged use of defeat devices in ...

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 ...

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,

BMW CFO: R&D Spending To Rise To Deal With Electrification, CO2 Emissions Reductions, & Self-Driving Tech

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May 21st, 2017 by James AyreBMW Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nicolas Peter has revealed that the company’s research and development budget will be rising as a percentage of the firm’s ...

BYD Builds On Success Of Montevideo Taxi Fleet, Adds 20 More e6 Electric Taxis To The Fleet

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May 23rd, 2017 by Kyle FieldBYD has announced that it has delivered an additional 20 of its e6 electric sedans to the existing Montevideo taxi fleet in Uruguay. Government support ...

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 ...

Belgium Extends Tax Benefits To More Electric Bicycle Users

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May 21st, 2017 by James AyreBelgium has been providing tax/monetary benefits to those who bicycle to work, rather than drive, for quite some time now — with the program apparently ...

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 ...

Virginia Governor Pulls An Obama, Moves To Limit Power Plant Emissions By Executive Order

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May 22nd, 2017 by Steve HanleyVirginia and North Carolina have one thing in common in addition to their shared border. Both have a Democratic governor and a Republican legislature dominated ...

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 ...

Study: Diesel Exhaust Tied To 38,000 Early Deaths A Year

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May 20th, 2017 by James AyreRoughly 38,000 people die prematurely every year worldwide as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust, according to new research from the Environmental Health Analytics.

Solar-Friendly Florida Utility Hammers Trump On Coal Policy

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May 23rd, 2017 by Tina CaseyQuick, how many US coal power plants are closing in just the first two years of the Trump Administration? If you randomly guessed more than ...

Why Did Republicans (& Some Independents) Fall For The Trump Con?

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May 22nd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanDonald Trump’s election was a somewhat shocking and somewhat obvious result. Shocking, in part, because Donald Trump was so thoroughly unqualified for the job, and ...

Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency Commits $20 Million To Boosting Solar PV R&D

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May 23rd, 2017 by Joshua S HillThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced this week that it is committing $20 million in funding to boost the growth of solar PV research ...

Why Didn’t Any Canadian Energy Companies Make The Top 100?

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May 19th, 2017 by Roy L HalesOriginally published on the ECOreport. More than 500 start-ups, from 66 countries, made submissions. Though the Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival is a German ...

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 ...

UBS: Chevy Bolt Powertrain $4,600 Cheaper Than Thought, Tesla Model 3 Likely To Be Profitable

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May 20th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. Analysts for UBS have torn apart a perfectly good Chevy Bolt to see how it is put together. What they found ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tree Planting Can’t Limit Anthropogenic Climate Change To Any Significant Degree Without Massive Ecological Destruction, Study Finds

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May 22nd, 2017 by James AyreWhenever there’s a discussion going on related to high carbon dioxide emissions and anthropogenic climate change, there’s usually someone who will mention the widespread planting ...

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 ...

Carbon Emissions Fee Proposed By Environmental Groups In Washington, DC

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May 21st, 2017 by Steve HanleyEconomists call carbon emissions an “untaxed externalty.” That means those responsible for them are not required to pay for the damage they cause to society.

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Electric Citaro Bus Coming Next Year

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May 19th, 2017 by James AyreFollowing earlier reports that Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) was working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, company execs have revealed that the electric Citaro will ...

Electric Conversions (Workhorse Story)

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May 20th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. When the Workhorse W-15 plug-in hybrid electric truck was unveiled to the public at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, the ...