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Donald Trump says he wants to create American jobs, but he is cool to the idea of renewable energy, which he claims is "too expensive." Don't tell that to the US military, however. Last year, the Navy broke ground on a 4 megawatt (MW) solar array at...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Elon Musk has accomplished an amazing number of things in a few short years. He is the father of SpaceX, the Hyperloop, and Tesla. He has created disruptions within the world of transportation, solar power, space exploration, and artificial intelligence....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Three units of 250 megawatts solar power were awarded at a levellised tariff of 4.9¢/kWh in India. 32 Hours Of Marathon Bidding Yields Record-Smashing 4.9¢/kWh Solar Tariffs In India was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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A solar-powered, three-wheel ambulance may look like a crude oddity to those of us who are fixated on whether a Tesla Model S P100D with Ridiculous Mode is faster than a Lucid Air or a Faraday Future FF91. But in the final analysis, all those cars miss...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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There is little that Trump and his regime is doing on climate and clean energy that has not already achieved, or attempted, by the current Coalition government in Canberra Turnbull’s Energy Policy, Like Trump’s, Is Based On “Alternative Facts”...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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At one point, 2016 looked like an abysmal year for Australian solar. But 2016 turned out to be record breaking year for solar, in many regards. Here are some of the highlights. 2016 Was A Record-Breaking Year For Solar In Australia was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Contracting for renewable energy development by big corporate energy users – as a way to keep a lid on electricity prices and guarantee supply – has been slow to catch on Down Under 2017 Could Be A Tipping Point For Corporate Wind & Solar Deals...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Angel Garcia, a 41-year-old attorney from the south side of Chicago, is as passionate about clean energy as he is about deep-dish pizza and the Chicago Bears. He fostered a love for the environment while hiking and camping as a Boy Scout, and he’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Solar power clearly played a major role in reducing stress on the grids in Queensland and New South Wales during the massive heatwave late last week, and keeping a cap on prices. But the owners off rooftop solar could ask the question: were they fairly...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. New South Wales residents were spared rolling outages in the weekend’s heatwave, but if the lights had gone out in Pt Piper, Malcolm Turnbull just might have been able to stay cool: that’s because the PM’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Oh, the irony. NSW is one of the most coal-dependent states in Australia, with renewable energy contributing less than 10 per cent to its electricity mix on average. Over the weekend, however, wind and solar may just have helped keep the lights on. Record...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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On June 17, John Farrell delivered a keynote address to the annual Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin. In this presentation, John detailed the growth of renewable energy and how new technologies and smart policies can lead to the downfall of the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The need to unlock affordable and clean energy across Africa remains a major concern, with vast renewable energy resources available but untapped, and millions without electricity. A World Energy Council meeting to be held next week intends to address...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Certain people and businesses have found that it's worthwhile to politicize certain energy matters. As it turns out, a majority of people across party lines want more clean energy from renewable energy resources like solar energy and wind energy. Below...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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A multi-use microgrid is underway in Denver. It will be a public/private partnership between Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos, and the City. It may be a forerunner of other partnerships in the future. Panasonic, Younicos, & Xcel Energy Form Denver...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The number two US solar PV manufacturer SunPower reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 this week, reporting a larger net loss than expected, and missing analyst expectations for revenue. SunPower Misses Q4 Earnings & Reports...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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No doubt about it — associating with Donald Trump is a dangerous thing for any cleantech company to do. A weaker brand could be demolished by the backlash, and a stronger one severely damaged Tesla vs Uber — #TrumpEffect & Branding was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Mike Thornhill, founder of Rebalance, a renewable energy recruitment company. Mike talks about the shift to renewables in a large article released in The Beam # Mike Thornhill: “We...
From: CleanTechnica | By: The Beam | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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As part of its general push towards the development and eventual commercialization of self-driving vehicle tech, GM will be building and deploying thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolt EV test cars in 2018, according to unnamed sources cited in an exclusive...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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It hit me for the first time on the highway driving into the middle of a tornado of traffic in the heart of Los Angeles. Cars cluttered the highway in no intelligible pattern, aimed in every direction except with the flow of traffic, the glare of brake...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Australia’s conservative media commentators have found a new target for their anti-renewables angst, this week launching what was regarded as an almost inevitable attack, on Alan Finkel – Australia’s chief scientist and the man chosen to lead the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Institutions in Hamburg are proposing to build a large underground thermal heat storage system that could supply roughly a quarter of the city’s heating needs with waste heat from industrial and power plants. If successful, it would make Vattenfall’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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To kick things off, as reported on sister site Gas2: Tesla will reward a Good Samaritan in Germany by paying to repair his Model S after it was damaged in a daring highway rescue Elon: Save A Life With Your Tesla, We’ll Cover The Cost was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Environmental justice groups operate at the intersection of progressive issues, where liberal constituencies find common cause. Organizers don’t talk about the environment or climate as discrete issues. Rather, they link climate to jobs, health and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Climate change will not wait for us; it is already affecting our health. The Climate & Health Meeting fills an important void and will strengthen the public health response to this growing threat Why It’s Vital To Talk About The Impact Of The Climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Kia will be bringing an all-electric version of the Niro to market in 2018, going by recent comments from the chief operating officer of Kia Motors Europe, Michael Cole Kia To Introduce All-Electric Niro In 2018 was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, February 17, 2017
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While the Chevy Bolt EV's EPA-rates range of 238 miles per single charge is pretty impressive when taken on its own, that figure is by no means the farthest that you can go on a single charge in a Bolt EV. Depending on the way that the Bolt EV is driven,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. The US firm Tesla and South Korea’s LG Chem are tipped to dominate the US battery storage market, which is expected to be worth as much as $US50 billion by 2020. Analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley suggest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Worries that the UK could turn itself into a post-Brexit pollution haven have now been thrust front and center by another often overlooked political actor: the European Parliament MEPs To Fight Brexit Deal That Would Allow UK To Become Offshore Pollution...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 17, 2017
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As a part-time Uber driver, I have come to realize two notable clean transportation benefits it offers. First is that it offers a nice window for broader electric vehicle (EV) education and advocacy — if the driver is an EV driver. Additionally, Uber...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of reforming the European Union's carbon market post-2021 in an effort to help the EU reach its climate change goals. European Union Parliament Passes Move To Reform Carbon Market was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Reports this week have suggested US President Donald Trump will move to begin dismantling and hamstringing the country's Environmental Protection Agency as soon as his nominee to head the agency is confirmed by the Senate. Reports Suggest Trump Is Planning...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Today we face a challenging political climate, but the climate crisis shouldn’t be political. It is not only the greatest existential crisis we face: it is also causing a global health emergency, where the stakes are life and death Climate Crisis Is...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The state that gave us Scott Pruitt and James Inhofe just saw temperatures near 100º in the dead of winter. Oklahoma Is Sweltering In February was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Gas2 has been administering a well deserved drubbing to Ford CEO Mark Fields for the way he has crawled into bed with Donald Trump. It's all a calculated move to curry favor with the Tyrant in Chief so Ford can sell more Stupid Duty trucks to American...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The head of Bentley told a group of industry leaders recently that plug-in hybrid powertrains will be available on all Bentley models going forward, starting with the Continental GT, but self driving cars are not part of Bentley's future. Bentley Plug-in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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No Member State of the European Union stands ready to transition to developing smart buildings, and take advantage of the benefits such a transition would afford, says a new report from the Buildings Performance Institute Europe. No European Country...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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A number of developing countries have been identified as leaders in sustainable energy, according to a new analysis by the World Bank, but there is nevertheless still tremendous room for improvement across the globe, and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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A group of leading investors with a total of $2.8 trillion in assets under management have called on the governments of the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Leading Investors Call On G20 Governments To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies By 2020 was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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With Formula E now firmly established in fans' eyes, the racing series is striking out in a bold new direction with its second generation of cars, which was revealed this week. Looking as though they were ripped out of an episode of Speed Racer, the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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