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First Responder Manual Offers A Glimpse Into How The Tesla Model 3 Is Made

The manual for first responders offers a glimpse into how the Tesla Model 3 is built. First Responder Manual Offers A Glimpse Into How The Tesla Model 3 Is Made was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Hurricane Harvey Caused Electric System Outages and Affected Wind Generation in Texas

Hurricane Harvey caused substantial electricity outages, as power plants and transmission infrastructure—particularly in south Texas and along the Gulf Coast—were affected by high winds and significant flooding. At its peak, more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid and a substantial number of transmission and distribution lines […] The post Hurricane Harvey Caused Electric System Outages and Affected Wind Generation in Texas appeared first on The …

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Lux Research: Innovation Interest In Renewables Is Declining, Peak Occurred 4 Years Ago

Innovation interest in renewable energy tech has been declining in recent years, achieving a peak around 4 years ago, according to a recent analysis from Lux Research. According to the market research firm, this means that the long-term growth trajectory of the market is "thrown into question" — further "innovation momentum" is necessary for continued tech improvements to occur

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US Solar Industry Could Be Devastated By Today’s Tariffs Ruling — May Lead To Crushing Tariffs

Are solar cells too cheap? That's what the US International Trade Commission effectively ruled Friday, granting bankrupt US manufacturers SolarWorld and Suniva's petition for relief from cheaper imported solar panels. Next, they'll deliberate a remedy, which would likely mean job-crushing tariffs. The solar industry says that with the price of panels jacked up, hundreds of projects would be canceled and tens of thousands of jobs would be lost

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Question: Can People Use Rooftop Solar Power During An Emergency? Answer: It Depends

A controversy is brewing in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Many people in the state thought their rooftop solar systems would keep the lights on and the air conditioning running even after Irma knocked out power to millions of customers in the state. But it didn't quite turn out that way. Question: Can People Use Rooftop Solar Power During An …

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Can Australian Industries Rely On Renewable Sources For Its Energy Needs?

Where Our Electricity Comes From The sources of Australia's energy, how they produce and consume energy has evolved over time as the technology, economy and infrastructure keep developing. Most of our electricity is generated centrally and heavily relies on fossil fuels. As a matter of fact, about 86 percent of Australia's power is produced by […] This post was originally published on Australian Solar …

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BorgWarner To Supply Unnamed EV Auto Manufacturer With PTC Cabin Heating Tech, To Improve Range

BorgWarner will be providing an unnamed but globally active electric vehicle auto manufacturer with its new high-voltage positive temperature coefficient cabin heating tech — for use in a new electric vehicle offering — according to a new press release BorgWarner To Supply Unnamed EV Auto Manufacturer With PTC Cabin Heating Tech, To Improve Range was …

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Biodegradable Material Could Replace Most Plastic Used To Wrap & Preserve Food

Researchers at Penn State have developed new biodegradable compostable coatings that could lower the amount of plastic needed to package and ship food, helping keep more plastic from clogging landfills and ruining the oceans. Biodegradable Material Could Replace Most Plastic Used To Wrap & Preserve Food was originally published on

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Ernest Moniz addresses threats of nuclear weapons and climate

Ernest J. Moniz, who in January left his position as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy, spoke on Thursday about his long and ongoing history at MIT, and about his current work focusing on two major threats the world faces: nuclear weapons and global climate change, both of which were central to his role in the last administration. The talk, held before an overflow crowd in MIT's Huntington Hall, was part of the Institute's Compton Lecture series that has continued since 1957. President L. Rafael Reif introduced …

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Air Pollution Exposure & Kidney Disease Linked By New Study

Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of experiencing a decline in kidney function and developing kidney disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Air Pollution Exposure & Kidney Disease Linked By New Study was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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US Solar Companies ‘Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best’ Following Key Trade Case Vote

A vote by the International Trade Commission shook the U.S. solar industry on Friday, as companies braced themselves for possible tariffs on imported solar equipment. Federal trade officials unanimously sided with petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld, which argued that cheap imports from Asia and elsewhere had caused “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers. Reactions from the broader …

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Guinness World Record confirmed: World’s Largest Parade of Electric Cars (w/Video)

Well, I must admit, I had almost given up on it. But then I got this message from the Danish electric car union, who had worked very hard to organize this particular attempt to beat the world record of the largest parade of electric vehicles: It is with great pleasure that the Danish electric car union, [&hellip Guinness World Record confirmed: World's Largest Parade of …

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Technique spots warning signs of extreme events

Many extreme events — from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species — seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability will strike, particularly in systems with a complex and ever-changing mix of players and pieces. Now engineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range …

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Lithium is my EV Crystal Ball

Governments, Oil companies, Automakers, Tony Seba – they all have an opinion on when EVs will overtake ICE, and then move on to 100% of new car sales. Anywhere in the range 2025 to 2050, take your pick. It is all when not if. That is a huge shift. It was golf carts 2 years [&hellip Lithium is my EV Crystal Ball was originally published on EV …

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Volocopter Receives €25 Million In Funding For Air Taxi

German company Volocopter has recently received €25m in funding to develop its all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle (VTOL). The investment came from Stuttgart-based automobile company Daimler, Berlin-based technology investor Lukasz Gadowski, and a number of other additional investors. Volocopter Receives €25 Million In Funding For Air Taxi was originally published on

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Volvo XC40 SUV, Nissan Leaf rally car, VW’s 80 electric cars, EV sales in 2018: Today’s Car News

Today, a surprise Mongol Rally entrant, VW's growing electrification plans, the new 2019 Volvo XC40 small crossover utility vehicle, and your views on electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Among the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Bolt EV, and the Tesla Model 3, which electric car will sell best globally over the next year? We...

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Solar Tariff Case Advances as ITC Finds ‘Injury’

The threat of solar tariffs moved one step closer to reality on Friday when U.S. trade commissioners unanimously agreed that imported solar equipment has caused "serious injury" to domestic manufacturers. The vote handed a small victory to Suniva and SolarWorld, which filed a rare petition under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act, arguing that cheap solar imports have made it impossible for them to compete. With the injury finding confirmed, the International Trade Commission will hold a hearing on October …

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2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand’s first electric car

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90 sedan and V90 wagon in 2017, and The 2018 Volvo XC60 mid-size crossover utility is now starting to filter into dealers, to be followed by its corresponding S60 sedan and V60...