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Google’s 2014 acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind has paid dividends, by helping to save the company 40% on its data center cooling electricity bills. Google acquired the London-based artificial intelligence company in early 2014...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 22, 2016
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In today’s clean energy and transport news roundup, used cars are moving at an electrifying pace, EV sales in the US follow the cool factor, don’t miss the solar bus (shelter), how Swede it is at this electric railcar competition, the NHTSA head...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The cumulative global installed capacity of solar PV is set to exceed 756 GW by 2025, according to new figures from research firm GlobalData. According to the research and consulting firm’s latest report, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market, Update 2016...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Bill Gates, delivering the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the eve of Mandela Day, has again dismissed the potential global role of solar, and in particular the value it could have in solving energy crises in Africa. “In the long run, what Africa...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Medium. By Griffin Hagle The United States is on the path to becoming a clean energy superpower. So why do we still talk about energy like it’s 1979? Last August, an essay in Fortune by Jigar Shah and Raj Pannu laid bare the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Planetsave. A new report has been released on how cities and counties in California are fulfilling this state’s AB 2188 requirements to adopt expedited permitting processes for residential solar installations. Specifically,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Solar Love. Time was when Buffalo, New York was an industrial powerhouse. With Lake Erie next door and the Erie Canal nearby, ready access to markets made Buffalo the ideal location for American industry. But manufacturing jobs...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on the ECOreport. Colin Walsh was a marketing executive for Mosaic before he became the CEO of Wave Solar. Though the two companies are now partnering to work with Mosaic’s clients, he insists they are separate entities. Wave...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Climate Reality Project. Find out how the Lone Star state is leading the way when it comes to renewable energy. In our recent blog post, we told you how climate change is impacting the Lone Star State – with drier air, more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Originally published on the ECOreport. Seven years ago, the White House released policy guidelines that would allow homeowners to finance home energy improvements through their property taxes. The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a local government/corporate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The Green Climate Fund has approved funding for a large-scale solar project in Chile, giving a further boost to the rapidly growing renewable energy sector in the country. The South Korea-based Green Climate Fund recently approved a loan worth $49 million...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The European Commission has proposed binding annual greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States for between 2021 and 2030. The European Commission presented the proposals at the weekly European Commission College of the Juncker Commission, intended...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Together, global smart grid, battery and storage, and energy efficiency companies raised a total of $433 million in financing during the second quarter of 2016, according to global clean energy consulting firm Mercom. Mercom Capital Group released its...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Financially embattled renewable energy developer SunEdison is in “active discussions” with its second yield-co, TerraForm Global, to sell off its interests in the company. TerraForm Global, SunEdison’s second yield-co formed to own and operate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has acquired 100% ownership of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Only a few days after Vattenfall announced the key suppliers for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Pop quiz: You arrive at the annual church picnic in your brand new Tesla. You park amidst a variety of gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Having the only pure electric vehicle at the event, you are soon surrounded by a crowd of gawkers, cooing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Bakker | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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By Bruno Marcoux It has been a year that I purchased my 2015 Nissan Leaf. My Nissan salesman made me discover QEVA (Québec Electrical Vehicle Association). I read with interest all the articles published on its website. I also started reading all...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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As I’ve written many times, I think the #1 barrier to quicker electric car (and electric bus) adoption is simply lack of awareness / lack of experience. That said, despite the many technological, societal, and consumer benefits of electric cars, there...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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What got the most clicks this week on CleanTechnica? Have a look: 140-Mile Nissan LEAF (40 kWh) Coming For 2017 (Rumor) (89 comments) Why Did BMW Pull The Plug On Quick, Big Leadership On Electric Cars?, via EV Obsession (107 comments) Cost Of Solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Aside from $4.5 billion for EV charging DOE loan guarantees, an Electric Vehicle Hackathon, publishing Guiding Principles to Promote Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure with 50 industry partners, launching the “FAST Act process” to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Bikocity. How can cities get more people using bikes for transportation, while also reducing the risk of injuries or death? It turns out that it might not really be that complicated, and that by combining bike sharing systems...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Climate Reality Project. Since President Obama took office, the US has made major strides in fighting climate change. Here are five ways. Over the last eight years, the US has had its fair share of ups and downs in fighting climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Tesla Motors has revealed the Australian price for the entry-level version of its much-hyped Model X SUV, billed by the EV-maker as “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The main story regarding the White House’s latest EV push was the $4.5 billion put into Department of Energy loan guarantees for EV charging infrastructure. But there were several additional stories that are worth highlighting, including the launch...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump is a huge fan of coal jobs and an even huger fan of natural gas fracking, one of them will lose and it probably won't be fracking The Donald Trump Coal Plan Vs. The Donald Trump Fracking Plan was originally published on CleanTechnica. To...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai is planning to release an all-electric vehicle with a single-charge range of 250 miles by the end of the decade, according to recent reports. The news originates with comments made by Hyundai executive Ahn Byung-ki...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. Xavier Laurens bought a Volvo XC 90 T8 plug-in hybrid because he thought it would have enough all electric range for him to drive back and forth to work without using any gasoline. He expected his Volvo to have 25 miles...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The new BMW 3 Series chassis with CLAR technology has been designed with the intention of allowing for the easy inclusion of an electric drivetrain, according to recent reports. In addition, reports published in Auto Express seem to suggest that the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Editor’s Note: I think I always enjoy TeslaMondo’s posts, as they combine great humor (imho) with insight and originality. Especially since the author wrote his responses without reading any feedback first (just as I did as soon as I saw Tesla...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Bikocity. Imagine being able to ride all the way from Maine to Florida on a trail system that links major cities on the east coast of the US, with large parts of the trail being traffic-free greenways. That would certainly be...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. Mired in a self imposed malaise composed of equal parts diesel exhaust and corporate malfeasance, Volkswagen is trying desperately to reposition itself as an electric car company and put the stink of its emissions cheating...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The Obama administration has just announced that it will be making $4.5 billion in US Energy Department loan guarantees available for the support of a commercial-scale electric vehicle charging station buildout. The initiative will see prominent auto...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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A recent forecast/analysis from the UK’s Go Ultra Low campaign has predicted that electric vehicles could be the dominant form of personal transportation in the UK as early as 2027. To put that more plainly, the government and industry-backed campaign...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. Trevor Page is a Tesla Model 3 reservation holder and founder of the Model 3 club. He is also a skilled videographer. Page has just completed a new video that details exactly how the falcon wing doors on the Model X SUV...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The year is far from being over, yet China has already topped its 2015 green bond issuance, which is something that global rating agencies had predicted. Bank of China recently raised around $3.03 billion by issuing multi-currency green bonds. The bonds...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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By Jeffrey M. Karp, Jerome C. Muys Jr., and Van P. Hilderbrand Jr. Innovative local government leaders throughout the country are taking advantage of state and federal incentives to transform former landfills and contaminated industrial properties and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Germany leads Italy and Japan, which are tied for second place, as the world’s leading energy efficiency nations, according to new figures from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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