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Yesterday, Musk announced a new venture called Neuralink, a California medical research company that will explore how to physically interface computers and the human brain, presumably to speed up the output speed of the brain far beyond the few bytes...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Frustrated by bloated power bills and frequent shutoffs, citizens of Pueblo have lobbied the city council to abandon natural gas and switch to more affordable renewable energy Frustrated By High Electric Bills, Pueblo, Colorado, Turns To Clean Energy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A summer of record high temperatures, heat waves and unplanned electricity outages appears to have put a rocket under the Australian rooftop solar market in 2017, with installations at end of February nearly 50 per cent up on the same time last year....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Superintendent Ken Amstutz dreamed of propelling his rural Ohio school district into a high-tech future with nearly a million dollars in annual revenue from a single wind farm set to go online this year. That was until the state legislature blocked wind...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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LG Chem, the South Korean battery storage maker that has so far claimed the biggest share of the nascent Australian market, says that solar and battery storage is already beating grid power in most states. LG Chem Says Solar + Storage Is Already Cheaper...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer, Adelaide-based company Tindo Solar, has been bought by a local insulation company turned solar installer, Cool or Cosy, as part of a plans to create the largest solar retailer in Australia. Australia’s Only...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Engie had been on our radar before, but never to a large degree, even though it is a giant energy company — one of the largest in the world. Then, in January, Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President of Engie in charge of Research, Technology and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, assuming a role currently dominated by the nation’s fossil fuel generators, a wind energy conference in Melbourne has been told. Australia’s Wind...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Researchers from the University of California Berkeley have mapped out what they believe to be a viable strategy for Africa to steadily increase its development of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, while simultaneously reducing the continent's...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Norway's Statoil and Britain's SSE have both acquired an additional stake in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development site, in the North Sea off the east coast of England, which has a potential generating capacity of up to 4,800 megawatts. SSE &...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has revealed a new and innovative mechanism which will help at-risk communities predict and prepare for flood risks, and help mobilize resources to support those communities. Red Cross Develops Innovative Mechanism...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The link between electric vehicles and electric utilities is inseparable, and as more and more utilities realize how much they have to gain from increased electric vehicle adoption, many are rounding the corner and starting to actively advocate for them....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Sierra Club shared this week that its Ready for 100 program has reached a milestone with 25 US cities now committed to transition to 100% renewable energy Sierra Club Hits New Milestone — 25 Cities Now Committed To 100% Renewable Energy was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The former head of Australia’s most notorious brown coal generator – the soon-to-be-retired Hazelwood plant – says solar PV and battery storage already represent a cheaper alternative to gas-fired generation. Former Head Of Hazelwood Coal Plant...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Dr Zhengrong Shi, the founder of Suntech and the former UNSW PhD graduate known as the “Sun King,” is returning to the solar market with a newly developed lightweight, ultra-thin and flexible panel that he is hailing as the biggest change to the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently had an interesting exchange on Twitter concerning the Model 3 that seems worth highlighting here. After a pleading request from a likely buyer, Elon noted very concisely that there would be no option for a conventional instrument...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The European EV market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (310,00) by year end. While the EV share is firmly north of the 1% mark,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jose Pontes | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A few lucky souls can decamp to new colonies on Mars to escape the ravages of climate change, but that won't help the billions left behind. And what's to say our species won't pollute neighboring planets the way it did the earth? Maybe what is needed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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When journalists smoke crack, Vol Tesla Gains Market Cap Because Everyone Is Stupid was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A roundup of guesstimates as to what the Tesla Model Y will look like What Tesla Model Y Will Totally Look Like was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The trip was the focal point of a year-long leadership development program called Homeward Bound, which aims to groom 1,000 women with science backgrounds over the next ten years to influence public policy and dialogue Homeward Bound: 76 Women On A Glacier,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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TeslaMondo reported from Disney’s Epcot Center and found a blatant General Motors influence throughout. Has anyone been to the Epcot Center this year? Is the EV display still the same? Still showing a moldy ol’ Chevy Volt Disney’s Epcot Center...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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While emissions are decreasing in China, the winter haze is not improving “because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing,” said Yuhang Wang, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market BAIC...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jose Pontes | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Brooklyn-based solar company Pvilion is leading the charge to put solar everywhere. Their projects range from building covers to small consumer items. “We’re looking at solar as a building material that can be used in a lot of different contexts,”...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Cognitive science offers tools for fighting back against the barrage of inaccuracies coming from the Trump administration. Scholars lay out the best weapons for winning a war of ideas. Here is why human brains are so bad at separating what is real from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The kind of devastating flooding that occurs once every century along Europe’s northern coastline could become an annual event if greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, according to a recent study published in the journal Earth’s Future. Climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is incrementally electrifying transportation on, from, and to the aviation hub. Being the largest airport in the Netherlands and the 3rd largest player in Europe, with 63.6 million passengers handled in 2016, Schiphol has expressed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rogier van Rooij | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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When finished, Babcock Ranch, located about 20 minutes from Fort Myers, will be powered almost entirely by the sun, turning to natural gas on cloudy days. Homes will be energy-efficient, many of them constructed with insulated panels designed to handle...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Scientists from all across the European Union are working on what could be the next large-scale energy storage option to combine with variable renewable energy technologies to increase their efficiency -- air. EU Scientists Propose Air As World’s Next...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of such beers as Corona, Budweiser, and Stella Artois, has announced it has committed to transitioning to a 100% renewable electricity future by 2025. The World’s Largest Brewer Commits To...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Swedish furniture (and everything else) giant Ikea has announced the introduction of its own new smart lighting system which it hopes will compete with more expensive solutions like Philips Hue and LIFX. Ikea Introduces New Smart Lighting System was...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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According to a new report from Navigant Research, based on its tracking database of all energy storage projects, there are currently more than 1,420 energy storage projects globally made up of more than 43,000 individual systems. Navigant Research Currently...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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After having received €100 million in funding, Dutch online grocery store Picnic just announced aggressive expansion in the years ahead, including the procurement of a staggering 2,000 electric delivery vehicles Dutch Grocery Webstore To Buy 2,000...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rogier van Rooij | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The China-based Internet giant Tencent Holdings has purchased a 5% stake in Tesla, making it one of the top investors in the electric vehicle pioneer Tencent Purchases 5% Stake In Tesla was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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While electric vehicles (EV) with four wheels take center stage, we’ve also covered a few electric bicycles (e-bikes) that caught our attention. So how about an electric folding Transboard e-scooter with three wheels? Meet The Three-Wheeled Folding...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Nicolas Zart | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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You might easily dismiss the all-weather PodRide e-bike as a kid’s toy, or a covered electric go-cart on steroids bicycle wheels, but this four-wheeled electric vehicle (EV) is an all-weather, eco-friendly journey e-bike. We’re sure it will appeal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Nicolas Zart | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Unlike the previous administration, which "never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers," the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as "a newer, slicker, con." Coyne may be right, but I suspect this...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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America's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development. That is about to change. President Donald Trump rolls out more of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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New standards are to be imposed on all new generation in South Australia as regulatory authorities scramble to ensure that the network remains stable, and amid increasing and significant concerns about the performance standards on existing, synchronous,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Regulators in Queensland have back-tracked on proposed rules that could have effectively banned the installation of all battery storage devices inside homes and garages, and hopes are rising that Standards Australia will also modify its proposed guidelines....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Renault's customers are partial to leasing their batteries, an option that very few electric car producers have offered. There are certainly pros and cons to leasing the battery versus buying it as part of the car, but there's no doubt that ZOE buyers/lessees...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A trial that could see the shuttle service between Adelaide Airport’s terminal and long-term carpark go completely driverless has been announced as one of seven projects to share in the SA government’s $10 million Future Mobility Lab Fund to drive...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"Well I can tell you the first thing I like about Nissans in general — is that I love their seats — the way they hug your body. The seats in my hybrid are not as nice." Diego Alejandro continues: "This is really cool. I love all the high-tech stuff,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Tesla has joined the growing chorus calling for a complete rethink of Australia’s energy market rules, saying they have been designed for old-fashioned centralised fossil fuel technologies, and do not encourage all the potential benefits of battery...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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An international team of researchers writing in the journal Science have proposed a solution for encouraging the global economy to transition to a low-carbon economy, a "carbon law" which works much the same as computing's "Moore's Law." Scientists Propose...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Further analysis of the US wind energy sector by Navigant Consulting shows that the state of Iowa could support over 17,000 wind-related jobs by 2020. Iowa Could Support More Than 17,000 Wind-Related Jobs By 2020 was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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One of the wonderful things we have in the Vermont is a real democracy, in which the voice of the people can be heard. The Representative Town Meeting of Brattleboro, Vermont voted on the following motion, which I brought to the floor on March 25, 2017:...
From: CleanTechnica | By: George Harvey | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Both Trump and Pruitt are bold-faced liars and the person to prove it is Robert Murray. He is the owner of Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company left in America since 50 others went bankrupt after 411 coal fired electric generating plants...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Volkswagen challenges for cheating have been mounting, as have challenges for other automakers found to be cheating the system with regard to diesel emissions and fuel economy claims. Now, another target for purposeful wrongdoing and perhaps criminal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Monday, March 27, 2017
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