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Feb Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla Supercharger expansion, Bentley electric SUV: Today’s Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales tallies for February, plans for a major expansion of the Tesla Supercharger fast-charging network, and a report that Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV that would be smaller than the current Bentayga. Such a model...

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Utilities Have Invested Over $2.9 Billion in Distributed Energy Companies

Investment in distributed energy companies has tripled in value in North America and Europe since 2010, with more than $1 billion in investment in 2016 alone, according to new data from GTM Research. The report, Utility Investments in Distributed Energy: Trends Among North American and European Utilities, …

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Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Bolt EV substantially

Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except Tesla). For plug-in electric cars, the question this month remains the same as last month: how many Chevrolet Bolt EVs did GM deliver? As distribution of the first affordable...

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Danish Proposal Calls For Tax On Meat To Fight Climate Change

The Danish Council on Ethics has voted to recommend a tax on beef to help limit global warming. Cattle are responsible for up to 10% of all global emissions, the group found. Danish Proposal Calls For Tax On Meat To Fight Climate Change was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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Volkswagen diesel buyback: some buyers still waiting

In October, a federal judge signed the final agreement covering the majority of cars affected by the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal. That allowed the Volkswagen Group to start issuing buyback offers for half a million vehicles sold by the VW and Audi brands from 2009 through 2015 that were fitted with 2.0-liter TDI diesel engines. But four...

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Yet Another Energy Company Bails On Canadian Tar Sands Oil — Is Koch Next?

Energy companies are beginning to bail on Canada's tar sands oil fields and even Koch Industries is joining the rush out the door -- or maybe not Yet Another Energy Company Bails On Canadian Tar Sands Oil — Is Koch Next? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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Tesla plans major U.S. expansion of Supercharger fast-charging

Tesla will undertake a major expansion of its Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations this year. The Silicon Valley automaker is already one of the most committed to offering widespread DC fast charging, positioning the stations as a way for customers to complete longer journeys more easily. After expansion slowed in 2016, Tesla hopes to...

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Energy Jobs: Billionaires in Breakthrough Energy Coalition Hire DOE Experts, Plus ForeFront, LG Chem

Gates, Bezos, Khosla, Bloomberg, Branson, Doerr, Plattner and the other billionaire investors in the $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Coalition have hired folks with actual energy backgrounds. David Danielson is now managing director for science and

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Electric-car range: why Japanese needs differ so radically from the U.S.

It was one of the new battery-electric vehicles anticipated for this year, a mid-size sedan from a global maker that remains the second highest-volume hybrid maker in the world. Then the news hit earlier this week: the all-electric Honda Clarity EV would have a rated battery range around ... 80 miles. From the justifications they offered, we...

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Tesla Needs to Raise More Money—Fast

Bloomberg: Tesla Is Burning Through Cash Elon Musk is burning through cash and may need to raise more soon to produce the mass-market electric sedan Tesla Inc. is banking on to reach the mainstream consumer. A capital raise would provide more cushion to the smallest and youngest publicly held U.S. automaker, which has huge expenditures planned …

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Coal industry hopes to don disguise as clean-power player via carbon capture

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to "bring back coal" as part of a larger program to encourage greater production of fossil fuels. But the coal industry believes it needs more than an ostensibly friendly administration in Washington to survive. With coal production down and electric utilities continuing to switch to lower-cost...

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Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat...

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What Do We Want From California Climate Policy?

When you listen closely to debates over California climate change policy, it becomes clear that the disagreements are along two dimensions: what is the best approach to meeting the state's goals and what exactly are those goals. I think the differences are increasingly about different goals, rather than about different methods of achieving those goals. The post What Do We Want From California Climate Policy? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Wrong Again: Electrical Generation from Renewables Blows Past EIA Forecast

Forecasts from the Energy Information Administration have consistently underestimated the growth of renewable energy development in the United States, a trend that persisted through 2016. The post Wrong Again: Electrical Generation from Renewables Blows Past EIA Forecast appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Who Needs the Southern Gas Corridor?

In its dogged pursuit of the Southern Gas Corridor, the European Commission is shutting its eyes to the human rights record of the Azerbaijani regime, writes Anna Roggenbuck, policy officer at CEE Bankwatch Network. According to Roggenbuck, there is no justification for this massive gas pipeline project, since it is also bad for the climate and, as recent events show, will not even help reduce Europe's dependency on Russian gas. The post Who Needs the Southern Gas Corridor? appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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FFTF Restoration Would Provide the Fastest, Most Efficient Path to Fast Spectrum Neutron Testing

If a U.S.-based researcher or reactor designer needs to irradiate fuel or material with fast neutrons for testing, their current options are extremely limited. No domestic test facility can provide enough fast neutrons to do anything more than slowly irradiate a small quantity of tiny samples. The post FFTF Restoration Would Provide the Fastest, Most Efficient Path to Fast Spectrum Neutron Testing appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article