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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. (Earlier post.) As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The cities of today are built with concrete and steel – but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon emissions under control.
From: PhysOrg | Friday, June 24, 2016
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In the early 19th century, a series of massive quakes rocked Missouri. Some experts predict that the state could be in for another round of violent shaking, while others warn that a big quake could strike elsewhere in the center of the continent.
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Brannen | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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On cold winter mornings while growing up I loved to grab my clothes out of the dryer just as they finished so I could slip into a warm pair of jeans before heading out the door. Back then I didn’t give a second thought to the products being used to...
From: Earth911 | By: Brian Brassaw | Friday, June 24, 2016
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When coupled with clean renewable energy, electric vehicles promise to usher in a new era of sustainable transportation, and guess who's leading the charge?...
From: TreeHugger | By: Derek Markham | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Nido House is yet another pretty tiny home made from cardboard, a building material that seems to be catching on lately. This home can function off-the-grid, since it’s equipped with a solar power system and a rainwater recovery system, among other...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Whether Elon Musk’s “vertically integrated energy company” is the right model, some experts see virtue in the theory.
From: New York Times | By: DIANE CARDWELL | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Chinese truck and utility vehicle manufacturer Beijing Foton has launched the China Internet Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance and showcased the Auman EST (Energy Super Truck) at an event in Athens, Greece. The Internet super truck project is a...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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An appeal by a Cork windfarm developer over a decision three wind turbines were built in “material” breach of the original planning permission is to be heard by the Supreme Court.
From: Irish Examiner | By: Ann O’Loughlin | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 made history early this morning when it touched down in Seville, Spain after a three-day nonstop flight from New York City. The landing marks the first-ever solar, electric, and zero-emission crossing...
From: Inhabitat | By: Cat DiStasio | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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by Kristin Regan Summer is here, school is out and it is time to go to the beach!  June is National Oceans Month and is the perfect time to learn about the resources our oceans offer as well as the struggles they face. I recently had the opportunity...
From: Greenversations | By: nides | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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What will it take to design socio-technical systems that actually work?
From: The Atlantic | By: Ethan Zuckerman | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown's Vow to Slash Oil Use in California Cars in Trouble The meltdown of California’s cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate-change crusade into disarray but has also caused collateral...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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ELON MUSK, a South African entrepreneur, embodies the creative daring of Silicon Valley. He has defied sceptics and overcome setbacks over the years, all the while pushing on with innovations of improbable ambition. Yet even a man of his self-belief...
From: The Economist | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Yesterday we reported that Ahmad Chatila, SunEdison CEO, was still employed as CEO. That's changed. SunEdison is reporting that president and CEO Ahmad Chatila has resigned, effective June 16, as per the SEC 8-K document. According to the document, "In...
From: Greentech Media | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Speed read the news with our Talking Points round-up—our short takes on the news—and sound like the smartest person in the room. The post Talking Points: Of fumbling blowhards and flushing graveyards appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen and turbine rotor blades supplier LM Wind Power have unveiled the world’s longest wind turbine blade. The 88.4 meter wind turbine blade has been designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine, an 8 MW wind turbine...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Peabody Energy’s failure to pay a $1.2 million June installment to Routt County translated almost instantly to trouble for fire protection, the library, cemetery and school for 325 children. It is an example of how the shaky status of coal-mining companies...
From: Denver Post | By: Bruce Finley | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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"Donald trump will drive America back into recession"
From: Time | By: Katie Reilly | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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A dramatic slump in coal production has pushed U.S. carbon emissions so low that, were the trend to continue, the U.S. would achieve its 2030 emissions goals this year, according to an analysis of data from the Energy Information Administration.
From: Forbes | By: Jeff McMahon | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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And wave hello to what might become a bigger carbon footprint.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Cities on six continents have formed the world's largest alliance to combat climate change, a move intended to help make ground-level changes to slow global warming. More than 7,100 cities in 119 countries on Wednesday formed the Global Covenant of Mayors...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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China could produce up to a quarter of its electricity from wind by 2030.
From: Grist | By: Samantha Lee | Friday, June 24, 2016
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First-time visitors to Australia are often drawn to the big city attractions of Sydney and Melbourne or the fabulous beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast. I’ve always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built more on a human scale,...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: David Suzuki | Friday, June 24, 2016
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California's nuclear-powered dream has an expiration date. The state's utility conglomerate Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced yesterday that they will close the last remaining nuclear plants by 2025. They'll replace the output with renewa......
From: Engadget | By: David Lumb | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Elon Musk wants to buy SolarCity, but Wall Street's not having it.
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Friday, June 24, 2016
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U.S. stocks gave up some early gains to finish lower Wednesday as energy companies sank with the price of oil and weak quarterly reports weighed down technology companies.
From: Denver Post | By: Marley Jay / The Associated Press | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Wind turbines are no longer reserved for large scale applications; technological innovations are making many forms of alternative energy available to the masses. This includes the Binopterus (not to be confused with prehistoric species), a high-tech...
From: Inhabitat | By: Laura Mordas-Schenkein | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The meltdown of California’s cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate change crusade into disarray but caused collateral damage. One victim is Gov. Jerry Brown’s $3.1 billion plan to spend auction proceeds,...
From: Free Republic | By: The Sacramento Bee | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Shikoku Electric Power Co. started loading nuclear fuel Friday into a reactor at its Ikata power plant, paving the way for a scheduled restart next month. The utility plans to reactivate the No. 3 unit at the plant in Ehime Prefecture on July 26. The...
From: Japan Times | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A little-known Tokyo-based company’s commitment to biomass has made it a darling among investors. As of the end of trade Wednesday, First Energy Service Co. had jumped 42 percent in the past month, making it the top performer on the Topix index, which...
From: Japan Times | By: Chisaki Watanabe and Stephen Stapczynski | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Out of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the United States, over 3,700 are running on solar power. Learn more about why so many schools are making the switch.
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Drone deliveries are becoming more likely in China, which could mean less air pollution.
From: Grist | By: Samantha Lee | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Mobility without combustion. Electricity without emissions. These are the respective promises of the electric car and renewable energy. If you can figure out how to move vehicles without burning fossil fuels, and then figure out how to create the energy...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Gross | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Much like the rest of the clean energy industry, we are excited about corporate and institutional (C&I) customers taking meaningful action by directly purchasing renewable energy to reduce their carbon footprint, contribute to cleaning up the grid,...
From: Greentech Media | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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I found Shane Snow’s essay on prison reform – “How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix the Prison System” – through hatelinking. Friends of mine hated the piece so much that normally articulate people were at a loss for words. A … Continue reading...
From: Ethan Zuckerman | By: Ethan | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Petrol-powered vehicles are predicted to dominate the Australian car market in the year 2030 despite the growing concern of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment, a QUT-led study has found.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal-fired plants, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Imagine every home around the world with a renewable energy storage system collecting emissions-free energy from rooftop solar panels and using that clean power to charge electric vehicles. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday took a big step to making...
From: Inhabitat | By: Josh Marks | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Spouting emptiness is tempting when you have the impossible task of running as the de facto incumbent in a ragingly "change" year. Hillary Clinton is trapped by being Barack Obama's heir.
From: Denver Post | By: Charles Krauthammer | Friday, June 24, 2016
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When it comes to burnishing your company's brand and cleaning is footprint, the efforts center on reduce, reuse and recycle -- or the "ban the can." That's the point that ISS' head of global sustainability Dan Gilbert made at Environmental Leader's conference...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The scrappy little plane completed the journey that the Titanic never could.
From: Grist | By: Samantha Lee | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Sainsbury’s has become the first company to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine (earlier post), which will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration. Supplied by cooling technology specialist...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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As the world struggles to find effective ways to limit carbon emissions and slow global warming, a recent study has found that the stakes may be higher than anyone has realized. According to Sergei Petrovskii, an applied mathematics professor at the...
From: Inhabitat | By: Julie M. Rodriguez | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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 BMW i joins Tesla and Mercedes-Benz in bringing energy storage home with its new system, which has yet to be given a catchy name. The system uses new or used batteries from the BMW i3 electric car to store power from solar panels for later use. It...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kristen Hall-Geisler | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The 36-hour Scotland trip is about publicity, not politics
From: Time | By: Alex Altman/Turnberry, Scotland | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Meters and software would manage the flow of power, allowing homeowners and businesses to seamlessly buy and sell electricity at the best prices, simultaneously lowering their costs and raising the amount of green energy on the grid. That is the long-term...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: New York Times | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Since the dawn of the 21st century, accomplished individuals have risen to prominence in light of successful startups booming out of Silicon Valley. Technology is developing at an exponential rate and so too are high-tech juggernauts like Apple and Google...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Tesla Motors has tendered an offer to buy SolarCity with plans to provide integrated solar-panel-powered charging systems for the company’s customers, in a deal worth $2.5 billion to $3 billion, according to Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO is a shareholder...
From: Motor Trend | By: Alex Nishimoto | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The energy ministers of Bulgaria and Russia have agreed that the two countries need to find a mutually acceptable solution for the future use of the equipment already produced for the abandoned Belene nuclear power plant project. Bulgaria’s Energy...
From: Novinite | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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