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Cleantech Revolution Comes To European Capital Of Culture, & Nissan Jumps On The #CleanTechTour

In case you didn't catch word, I've been nearly invisible here on CleanTechnica for the past few weeks because our 2nd daughter (Julia) was just born on September 9 and I've been playing mommy + daddy to our 2-year-old daughter Lily for a few weeks, while also trying to help mommy + the newborn as much as [&hellip Cleantech Revolution Comes To European Capital …

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Clean Transport & Energy News Roundup (Tesla Clubbing, Hydrogen Train, Solar Church, Urban Solar Farms, Drones…)

In this edition of the clean transport and energy news roundup, we have info about the inevitable emerge of EVs and autonomous technology, Smart EV models, the world's first passenger train powered by hydrogen, the right-hand-drive Chevy Bolt, Brooklyn's largest solar church, Tesla-branded MDMA, new solar price lows, coal to community solar, and more. [CleanTechnica [&hellip

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Engineer, explain thyself

A graduate student doing research on materials for circuit design might not share lab space with someone working on machine learning, but they still have a shared need: to explain what they're working on to other people. Whether it's to their advisor, a room full of their peers, a startup accelerator, a project's funders, or Uncle Frank — at some point everyone who does research is faced with an audience. And so here comes CommKit, a new online resource poised to make the lives of engineering graduate students easier. …

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Donald Trump’s Energy Delusion

Last night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off on the presidential debate stage -- coming face-to-face for the first time in the campaign. Almost immediately, the candidates debated over energy and climate change. Clinton started with a direct swing at Trump's climate denial and dismissive comments on renewables. “Some country is going to be the clean-energy superpower of the 21st century. Donald thinks that climate change …

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TerraForm Power & TerraForm Global Seek $Billions In Settlement From Parent SunEdison

TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, the two yieldcos set up by now-bankrupt SunEdison, are seeking billions in settlement claims from its parent company, in the hopes of avoiding having to take SunEdison to court. After months of silence from both yieldcos, the last fortnight has seen both TerraForm Power (Power) and TerraForm Global (Global) reveal [&hellip TerraForm Power …

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Electric-car charging etiquette, 2018 Jeep Compass, Mercedes electric SUV concept: Today’s Car News

Today, we look at electric-car charging etiquette, the 2018 Jeep Compass crossover, and a teaser for the Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Watch a Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode do 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds in a race against a Lamborghini Huracán. A...

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ASEAN Region Must Rapidly Accelerate Renewable Deployment, Says IRENA

Energy Ministers from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met earlier this month to discuss the need to rapidly accelerate the deployment of renewable energy capacity across their countries to meet their 2020 renewable energy target — a task which the International Renewable Energy Agency believes is still within reach. Meeting on September 23, Energy [&hellip

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Study: Low-emissions vehicles are less expensive overall

You might think cars with low carbon emissions are expensive. Think again. A newly-published study by MIT researchers shows that when operating and maintenance costs are included in a vehicle's price, autos emitting less carbon are among the market's least expensive options, on a per-mile basis. “If you look in aggregate at the most popular vehicles on the market today, one doesn't have to pay more for a lower carbon-emitting vehicle,” says Jessika Trancik, the Atlantic Richfield Associate Professor in Energy Studies …

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PowerScout Secures $5.2 Million In Funding For Machine-Learning Clean Energy

US-based clean energy adviser firm PowerScout announced earlier this month it had secured $5.2 million in funding for machine-learning technology that the company believes can lower the price of clean energy by predicting which homes are the most likely to adopt it. Announced earlier this month, PowerScout revealed that it had secured $5.2 million in [&hellip PowerScout …

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Vestas Receives 214 MW Wind Turbine Order For 2 GW Wind XI Project

Danish wind turbine manufacturer and developer Vestas announced it has received an order for 214 MW worth of wind turbines as part of the larger 2 GW Wind XI project being developed in Iowa by MidAmerican Energy. Earlier this year, Vestas announced that it had entered into a conditional agreement with MidAmerican Energy to supply [&hellip Vestas Receives 214 MW Wind Turbine …

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Philips Lighting Launches Impressive Five-Year Sustainability Program

Philips Lighting launched a new five-year sustainability program earlier this month, Brighter Lives, Better World, which includes targets of 100% carbon neutral operations and a shift to 100% electricity. The move comes amidst a global business transition toward cleaner and more sustainable activities — a move which Philips Lighting's parent company Philips has been a part [&hellip

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Yuuuuge Energy Company Thumbs Nose At Trump, Dials Up 1500 MW Of Wind Energy

Super-successful businessman Donald Trump has been hating on the US wind energy industry iall year, super-big energy company Xcel blows him off Yuuuuge Energy Company Thumbs Nose At Trump, Dials Up 1500 MW Of Wind Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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A123 & Argonne National Laboratory Agree To Collaborate On NMC Cathode Development Program

The lithium-ion battery developer and manufacturer A123 Systems has come to agreement with Argonne National Laboratory to collaborate on a new nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) cathode development program — one intended to result in the creation of a “safe class” of advanced materials for utilization in the transport sector — according to a new [&hellip A123 & …

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New 2018 Jeep Compass unveiled, replaces old Compass and Patriot too

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass will replace both the current Compass small crossover and the related Patriot. It was unveiled at the Goiana, Pernambuco, plant in Brazil—where it will be built—ahead of a more formal debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The Brazilian unveiling underscores the importance of the Compass...

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GM: We Prefer Not To Make A Right-Hand-Drive Chevy Bolt

Those in the UK that were still holding out hope that GM/Vauxhall would sell a right-hand-drive version of the Chevy Bolt will probably be disappointed to hear that the company prefers to not “make a right-hand drive yet,” according to recent reports. The exact comment made by the GM rep to Automotive News Europe was [&hellip GM: We Prefer Not To Make A Right-Hand-Drive Chevy Bolt was originally …

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Tesla Model S P90D Traveling Through Beautiful Scotland (Video)

Fans of the Tesla Model S, and also the scenery and terrain of Scotland, may appreciate the beautiful video posted below. It's a Tesla fan video showing a Tesla Model S P90D traversing various parts of England's northern neighbor. The video came to my attention through a comment by “ggnykk” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, who [&hellip Tesla Model S P90D Traveling Through Beautiful Scotland …

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Tesla Model X Falcon-Wing Doors — How Fast Can You Drive With Them Open?

The Tesla Model X's falcon-wing doors are arguably its most recognizable feature — there is pretty much nothing like them on the market currently. This novelty leads to something of a lack of public knowledge, though. A good example of this point is the question, “Can you drive with the Falcon Wing doors open?” And the follow-up, “If [&hellip Tesla Model X Falcon-Wing Doors — How Fast Can You Drive …

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Marijuana Grow Ops Could Soon Rival Data Center Energy Use

Data centers may be more ubiquitous than indoor grow operations for marijuana, but the latter are as energy-intensive as the former, according to a new report by EQ Research. Indoor grows can have an energy intensity of about 2,000 watts per meter, according to the report, A Chronic Problem. A 2012 study from Berkeley Lab found that indoor marijuana production could account for as much as 1 percent of U.S. electricity …

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Department of Energy Announces $37 Million In Funding For IONICS Energy Storage & Conversion Projects (16 Projects)

The US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) will be providing $37 million in new funding to 16 projects focused on the development of energy storage and conversion technologies, as part of the Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS) program, according to a recent press release from the US government. To [&hellip