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Tesla Model 3 production, California vs EPA, plug-in Subaru plans, Ram diesel fines: The Week in Reverse

What Tesla Model 3 question seems to preoccupy quite a lot of people right now? How might the Trump Administration plan to justify slashing corporate average fuel-economy rules for future new vehicles? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, February 16, 2018. Friday...

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Corbyn Avoids Real Choices with Call for Nationalization of Energy

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the nationalization of the UK energy industry in order to deliver the transition to a low-carbon economy. That may sound radical and ambitious, writes Karel Beckman, editor-in-chief of Energy Post, but it is not a solution at all. According to Beckman, the Labour Leader is shirking the responsibility […] The post Corbyn Avoids Real Choices with Call for Nationalization of Energy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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World’s #1 Renewable Energy Installer, NextEra, Powers On With Renewables Despite Trump

Originally published on RenewEconomy By Simon Nicholas The best-performing electricity utility in the USA is also the world's biggest installer of renewables. Despite the current Presidential regime's attempts to defend the coal industry, the U.S. is home to a utility breaking world records for renewable energy development. NextEra Energy Inc. is a major American electricity generator with 47 GW [&hellip

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Arizona Could Implement Huge Energy Storage Mandate, Aim For 80% Renewables By 2050

As US president Donald Trump throws his support behind “beautiful clean coal,” the American state of Arizona — a Republican Party stronghold — is poised to take the lead on energy storage in the country as it tosses up whether to impose an 80% clean energy target by

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Four MIT faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2018

Four MIT faculty are among the 83 new members and 16 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering …

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Stefan Helmreich conducts fieldwork aboard the unique FLIP ship

The author of the award-winning book “Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas,” MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich has a wealth of experience examining how scientists think about the world. And recently, he gained a new perspective — quite literally — by taking his research to the Floating Instrument Platform, known colloquially as the FLIP ship. Operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, the FLIP ship is a unique scientific vessel that can operate in either a …

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A lifelong search for new catalysts

On a summer evening in 1973, Richard Schrock came home from his job at DuPont's Central Research Department and told his wife, Nancy, “I think I've done something important.” As part of his research exploring synthesis of new polymers, Schrock had created a novel type of molecule with a double bond between a metal and a carbon atom. This type of compound, known as an alkylidene, had never been seen before. Schrock, this year's recipient of the James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, described at …

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GE Revamps Its Energy Storage Business

After a few initial forays, GE has decided on a new approach to energy storage. The electric industry giant elevated its storage business this year to a standalone unit within the GE Power division. As an "incubator" within the broader company, it will have dedicated funding to pursue storage projects around the world. "We have the direct attention of our CEO," said Mirko Molinari, global commercial and marketing executive for energy etorage at GE Power, in an interview at GTM's Solar Summit Mexico. "We're …

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Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

It's intuitive that anesthesia operates in the brain, but the standard protocol among anesthesiologists when monitoring and dosing patients during surgery is to rely on indirect signs of arousal such as movement, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Through research in brain science and statistical modeling, Emery N. Brown, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and neuroscientist at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, is …

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Grid Defection Is On the Rise in Puerto Rico

Orocovis sits right in the mountainous middle of Puerto Rico. It's part of the island's “more remote areas with challenging terrain” that on Thursday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said may not have electricity restored until April or May. The town hasn't had grid-connected power in the four months since Hurricane Maria. Instead, like many others on the island, Orocovis residents have been …

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$10K off BMW i3 in NJ, Trump likes gas taxes, Renault EV showroom, Model 3 numbers: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a pricey plug-in BMW, some numbers on the Tesla Model 3, news on Trump and gas taxes, and Renault's new electric-car-only showroom. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The new Roadster soft-top version of the 2019 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is now the most expensive car in the BMW lineup. The number of Tesla Model 3...

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Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

How sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles, and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Buyers then order online. Other makers have had less...

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US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation's nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2018.