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Do Frankfurt’s electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

This year's Frankfurt motor show was big, busy, and full of new concepts and production cars spanning the gamut from small electric cars to exotic supercars with prices in the millions. Every German maker showed one or more electric or electrified concepts, and renewed talk of driving on electricity could be heard in every presentation. But...

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Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is...

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Daimler Exec Says Electric Cars Only Half As Profitable As Conventional Cars … At First

The Vice President of Finance and Controlling at Mercedes-Benz Cars, Frank Lindenberg, was recently quoted at one of Daimler's investor meetings as saying that electric vehicles may be only half as profitable as diesel or petrol/gas-powered cars at first Daimler Exec Says Electric Cars Only Half As Profitable As Conventional Cars … At First was originally published on

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What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. They didn't seriously suggest that...

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Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, will see its annual sales of semi-autonomous "driver assistance" tech total €2 billion as soon as 2019, company execs have predicted Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019 was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

Solar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic's balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious bank's willingness to buy and own solar loans for itself. Mosaic this week also finalized a partnership with Wave Solar to give Mosaic's dealer partners a pre-negotiated discount on the lead generation platform. That service tracks and analyzes interactions with customers, …

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Latest Tesla referral programs draw new CA dealer lobby complaint

Tesla has once again ruffled the feathers of the California New Car Dealers Association with a new round of referral programs. The Silicon Valley automaker has used referral programs for years; they usually provide perks for current owners who get get friends, coworkers, and colleagues to buy a new Tesla vehicle. The dealer association has now...

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GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers

General Electric's latest turbine release reaffirms the wind industry's leading trend: the bigger the turbine, the better. On Tuesday the company unveiled its 4.8-megawatt turbine, with a rotor diameter of 158 meters, the length of a Boeing-747. The turbine will be among the largest on the market, but likely not for long. “This is a much larger turbine than what's typically out there,” said Aaron Barr, a senior consultant with MAKE Consulting. “This new class of 4-megawatt turbines has really just hit the …

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Trends Shaping the Energy Storage Inverter Market: Falling Prices, Fragmentation, New Features

Inverters are critical to energy storage operation. As the “brains” of a storage project, inverters manage, optimize and ultimately drive project performance and returns. Yet the landscape for energy storage inverters remains nascent and fragmented, full of new products with varying applications and functionality. In a new report, The Energy Storage Inverter …

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ARENA seeks ideas for renewable-based hydrogen exports

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says it is seeking ideas to help it explore Australia's potential to export renewable energy in forms such as hydrogen – a goal that has attracted the interest of japanese trading giants and leading players such as economist Ross Garrnaut and ex CEFC boss Oliver Yates. ARENA said on Wednesday it […]

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ARENA seeks ideas for renewable-based hydrogen exports

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says it is seeking ideas to help it explore Australia's potential to export renewable energy in forms such as hydrogen – a goal that has attracted the interest of japanese trading giants and leading players such as economist Ross Garrnaut and ex CEFC boss Oliver Yates. ARENA said on Wednesday it […]

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Nuclear Power, Weapons, and National Security

The nuclear power industry, under pressure economically, is arguing that it deserves government support because it is essential for “national security”, notes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. Green explains why he finds this argument disingenuous and unconvincing. The nuclear power industry has long maintained that it has no connection whatsoever to nuclear weapons proliferation. […] The post Nuclear Power, Weapons, and National Security appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for …

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Behind the Scenes of the Shell Scenarios

Shell has been a pioneer in developing scenarios to explore the future and deepen its strategic thinking for nearly 50 years. In the 1990s, the company started sharing scenarios externally to contribute to the public dialogue on the collective challenges and choices faced by business, government and society. Over the years I have written many […] The post Behind the Scenes of the Shell Scenarios appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Scott Pruitt’s Relentless Distortions of Climate Science and Law

This summer was anything but quiet for climate policy. In June, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's attempt to suspend protections from climate-destabilizing oil and gas pollution, […] The post Scott Pruitt's Relentless Distortions of Climate Science and Law appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for …