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Portland (Oregon) Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2035, 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

The City of Portland, Oregon, and Multnomah County have locked in a commitment to obtaining 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035 as the latest #CommitTo100 city to join the pledge Portland (Oregon) Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2035, 100% Renewable Energy By 2050 was originally published on

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FIA & DLV Launch $1 Million Global Smart Cities Startup Contest

The contest is focused on early stage startups with world-changing possibilities that are scalable and disruptive. $1,000,000 in total is being awarded over a period of three years at ten separate pitch events taking place across the globe FIA & DLV Launch $1 Million Global Smart Cities Startup Contest was originally published on

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Tesla drag racing, 6 months of Bolt EV, solar power soars, GM diesel suit: Today’s Car News

Today, a newly happy Tesla owner, some unhappy good ol' boy drag racers, soaring growth for solar power generation, and a Bolt EV after six months. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Our Tesla-owning writer David Noland was down in the dumps over Supercharging last week, but now, he writes, happy days are here again. (He can charge his new...

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South’s good ol’ boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it

For as long as there have been automobiles, drivers have had the itch to go faster than the guy in the next car. Throughout decades we've seen horsepower wars waged between giant, large displacement V-8 engines and even 4-cylinder engines with plenty of forced induction. The rise of the electric car, however, has changed things quite a bit. DON'T...

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Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart

Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative. The image above, created by Auke Hoestra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it better than words...

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Conch shells spill the secret to their toughness

The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has demonstrated, one type of shell stands out above all the others in its toughness: the conch. Now, researchers at MIT have explored the secrets behind these shells' extraordinary impact resilience. And they've shown that this superior strength could be reproduced in engineered materials, potentially to provide the best-ever protective headgear and body …

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German electric-car industry centers in ‘Silicon Saxony’

Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars than plug in, and the future of transportation. Electric-car maker Tesla has undeniably contributed to Silicon Valley's automotive chops, but other makers are working to ensure they aren't left behind as software...

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Bacteria with multicolor vision

MIT researchers have engineered bacteria with “multicolor vision” — E. coli that recognize red, green, or blue (RGB) light and, in response to each color, express different genes that perform different biological functions. To showcase the technology, the researchers produced several colored images on culture plates — one of which spells out “MIT” — by using RGB lights to control the pigment produced by the bacteria. Outside of the lab, the technology could also prove useful for commercial, pharmaceutical, …

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner’s likes, recommendations

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it continues to trickle into dealerships in other states, a few lucky Californians now have six months in the 238-mile electric hatchback under their belt. An early owner, John...

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner’s likes, recommendations

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it continues to trickle into dealerships in other states, a few lucky Californians now have six months in the 238-mile electric hatchback under their belt. An early owner, John...

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Department of Hawaiian Homelands Energy Efficiency Project Kicks off

The Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) owns 10,000 homes across the Hawaiian islands that it leases out on 99-year leases to residents of Hawaiian ancestry. It's part of the state's affordable housing initiatives, and it provides much needed relief from high cost of living for many Hawaiian people Department of Hawaiian Homelands Energy Efficiency Project Kicks off was …

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Funding Roundup: Off-Grid Power Controls, and Smarter Energy for Home and Business

Making microgrids operate more efficiently can rightly be considered a clean technology innovation, even if the technology is largely being put to use in the oil industry. That's what Houston-based FlexGen Power Systems is known for, and what the company recently raised a funding round to do. Flexgen, a startup that makes power conversion devices and the software to stabilize islanded power grid generators, has raised $2.65 million of a $7 million funding round, according to

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Energy Dept. Nominee Shuts Down Trump Budget On Oil Reserve

The Energy Department nominee for second in command, Daniel Brouillette, could be "stealth" fan of clean technology and renewables Energy Dept. Nominee Shuts Down Trump Budget On Oil Reserve was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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GE Renewable Energy Selected For 300 Megawatt Invenergy Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide wind turbines to a 300 megawatt wind turbine being developed in Texas by Invenergy, North America's leading independent clean energy provider. GE Renewable Energy Selected For 300 Megawatt Invenergy Wind Farm was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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2017 Chevy Bolt Review Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

This article serves as a complement to my first review of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which was a summary of my takeaways from my first 24 hours with the car. Disclaimer: I didn't sleep in the Bolt, so there's admittedly a gap there in the review process 2017 Chevy Bolt Review Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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GE Renewable Energy To Provide Cyber Security For Invenergy Wind Turbine Fleet

In the second agreement announced between the two companies this week, GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide cyber security for Invenergy's fleet of wind turbines. GE Renewable Energy To Provide Cyber Security For Invenergy Wind Turbine Fleet was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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Auto Manufacturers In India Say Proposed Sales Tax On Hybrids Could Make Development/Sales Impossible

A consortium of various auto manufacturers in India is now working to convince the government there that a proposed sales tax on hybrid vehicles could well kill the development and sale of such vehicles in the country, according to recent reports Auto Manufacturers In India Say Proposed Sales Tax On Hybrids Could Make Development/Sales Impossible was …

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Large-Scale Buildout Of Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling Stations Backed By 11 Major Japanese Companies

While I remain extremely skeptical of the idea of personal hydrogen fuel cell cars, it seems that authorities and companies in Japan are not. A large cross-section of the biggest companies in Japan, including several major auto manufacturers, is apparently now working to do a large-scale buildout of hydrogen fuel cell refueling stations, according to recent reports