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CleanTechnica Appears On China Global Television Network (Video)

Oh, shameless plug! We can't help promoting clean technologies around the world, even if it means appearing on international live TV to talk about electric vehicles (EV) and renewable energy. When our colleagues at CGTH.com, China's national TV channel and its international broadcasting platform, reached out to us to talk about EVs, we jumped on the occasion. What we weren't expecting was the stellar and classy service getting there. A Tesla was waiting in front of our doorstep ready to take us to downtown LA for the life TV …

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Faraday Grid: A Mysterious Startup That Aims to Transform the Transformer

This month, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Faraday Grid displayed a transformer technology it said would allow grids to handle up to 60 percent renewables without becoming unstable. The company claimed its Faraday Exchanger product, due to be tested in Australia next year, would also reduce grid losses by up to 15 percent by automatically correcting fluctuations in frequency and voltage caused by intermittent generation. According to a company investor briefing document, a single Faraday Exchanger would be able …

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Florida To Launch USA’s 1st Private High-Speed Train Service

It is hopeful transit news for popular corridors of Florida, where many a highway traveler encounters stifling streams of traffic congestion. The country's first private high-speed train service is launching this month in Florida. Residents and travelers will enjoy the better option that many of us have been wanting for decades

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Ancillary Service Markets & Electronics Are Transforming Grids For The Better

Not all of these ancillary services are currently in a position to take advantage of the advantages of market forces. There is significant regulatory burden in generation, a rational response to an historic natural monopoly. Now that electric grids are liberalizing with the greater ability to have multiple participants competing and driving costs down due to advances both in computerized administration and markets and new supply and demand control technologies, markets and proto-markets are emerging

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Macron’s One Planet Summit Boasts Plenty Of Movement, But Mum On Fossil Fuels?

French President Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit seems to have gone off without a hitch on Tuesday in Paris, and the flood of announcements that have poured out of the event have shown a lot of willingness to commit to tackle climate change, but eyebrows are being raised at the seeming lack of commitment by governments to turn away from funding fossil fuels.

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Canada Teams Up With World Bank To Support Clean Energy Transition In Developing Countries & Small Island States

Canada and the World Bank Group announced on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris that they are teaming up in partnership to support effective climate action in developing countries and small island developing states and spurring the acceleration away from coal-fired electricity toward clean energy.

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World’s Space Agencies (Sans US & Russia) Propose New Space Climate Observatory On Eve Of One Planet Summit

On the eve of the One Planet Summit in France on Tuesday, representatives from space agencies around the world met at the French National Centre for Space Studies and adopted the Paris Declaration, which proposes setting up a Space Climate Observatory to pool climate data from space satellites and make them available to scientists around the world.

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More Tesla Semis, EV charging stations, electric-car tax credit, EPA easy on polluters: Today’s Car News

Today, more orders for the Tesla Semi, an opinion on how many charging stations are enough, EPA laxity, biofuels unhappiness, and news on the plug-in electric car income-tax credit. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Pepsi added itself to the list of companies that have reserved all-electric Tesla Semi trucks, with the largest single order to...

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UK Vows At One Planet Summit To Lead Coal Phase-Out & Support World’s Poorest In Addressing Climate Change

Attending French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit this week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that her country will lead the way in phasing-out coal while also committing £140 million of new funding to support the world's poorest communities in addresssing the effects of climate change.