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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 ...

Republicans’ Trump Crisis A Reflection Of Broader Issues

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May 16th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanRemember that there was a strong #NeverTrump campaign within the Republican Party during the primaries, and even running into the general election. Former Republican presidents ...

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 ...

Oil Platforms As Part Of Large-Scale North Sea Renewable Energy Generation

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The more than 1400 oil and gas platforms currently located in the North Sea might eventually be used to fight the problem they helped to create: unsustainable energy generation. By ...

24 Hours With The 2017 Chevy Bolt (CleanTechnica Review)

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May 18th, 2017 by Kyle FieldMany electric vehicle designers felt the need to stand out, to create a design that flies a bold flag to everyone around that proclaims “I’m ...

12 Factors That Will Limit Chevy Bolt Sales In The US (Part 2)

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May 17th, 2017 by Loren McDonaldThe Chevrolet Bolt is off to a respectable start in terms of US sales, but will it become America’s top-selling green car? In “12 Factors ...

Angela Merkel: Germany Won’t Achieve Electric Vehicle Goals

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May 16th, 2017 by James AyreAuthorities in Germany had previously stated publicly that the country was working towards the goal of putting at least 1 million plug-in electric vehicles on ...

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,

What Is China’s Belt & Road Initiative And How Can It Help Renewable Energy?

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May 18th, 2017 by Joshua S HillChina’s President Xi Jinping recently welcomed 28 heads of state and government to Beijing to discuss and garner financial allies in the Belt and ...

British Columbia & Alberta’s Methane Emissions Are Drastically Under-Reported

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May 16th, 2017 by Roy L HalesOriginally posted on the ECOreport. Some consider natural gas preferable to other fossil fuels “because it emits 50-60% less carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion.” ...

Chargie Opens Bookable Electric Car Charging Service In UK

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May 17th, 2017 by Cynthia ShahanChargie is such a simple answer to range anxiety. The site is fresh — a simple, bookable, peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging service. If you’re driving ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

12 Factors That Will Limit Chevy Bolt Sales In The US (Part 1)

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May 15th, 2017 by Loren McDonaldBy most measures, the Chevy Bolt is a breakthrough electric vehicle and may become the best-selling pure electric car in the US in 2017. And ...

23.5% Of Norway Auto Market = Plug-In Electric Vehicles In 2016 (US DOE Report)

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May 17th, 2017 by James AyreIn one of its recent blog posts, the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory revealed that plug-in electric vehicles captured a 23.5% share of ...

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 ...

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 ...

3-D Zinc Sponge Could Wipe The Energy Storage Floor With Li-ion Batteries (CleanTechnica Interview)

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May 15th, 2017 by Tina CaseyA team of researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory is on to a new zinc-based alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new research aims at enabling ...

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 ...

Nio (NextEV) EP9 EV Supercar Bests Earlier Record At Nürburgring, New Record = 6 Minutes & 45.9 Seconds

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May 17th, 2017 by James AyreThe Nio (NextEV) EP9 all-electric supercar has set another new record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track, according to recent reports. The new record lap time ...

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 ...

Scottish Offshore Wind Farms Given Second Life Following Court Ruling

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May 17th, 2017 by Joshua S HillA legal ruling in Scotland has given second life to as much as 2.3 gigawatts worth of offshore wind farms that had previously been ...

Russian Oil Billionaires, Trump World, Russian Hacking, & Firing FBI Director Comey … For Democracy?

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May 15th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanOriginally published on Planetsave. When you think of healthy democracies, you definitely think of petrostates, right? Some would like to characterize Russia as a more ...

Denver’s Bike-Friendly Plans Seem To Be Panning Out

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May 16th, 2017 by James AyreLast summer, the city of Denver, Colorado, converted a lane of traffic on a busy street in its downtown area to a two-way bicycle lane.

New Headlights

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May 18th, 2017 by Cynthia ShahanThe increased range of the 2018 Nissan LEAF is a major plus new buyers can count on — we don’t know the exact range yet,

Study: Diesel Vehicles Emit Up To 50% More Nitrogen Oxide In Real World Than Laboratory Tests

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May 16th, 2017 by James AyreReal-world nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles are up to 50% higher than the estimates that result from laboratory testing, according to a new paper ...