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Solar-powered car race kicks off 30 years of World Solar Challenge

Although a car powered solely by solar power is far from reality, the 30th anniversary of the World Solar Challenge showcased just how far the technology has come. World Solar Challenge kicked off its celebrations with this year's iteration of the solar-powered car race in Darwin, Australia, on Sunday. From the starting point, the teams will...

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Enel Green Signs $330 Million Investment Agreement For Oklahoma’s 298 Megawatt Thunder Ranch

Enel Green Power North America announced last week that it has signed a $330 million tax equity agreement with the Alternative Energy Investing Group of Goldman Sachs and GE Energy Financial Services to spur development of Oklahoma's 298 MW Thunder Ranch wind project. Enel Green Signs $330 Million Investment Agreement For Oklahoma's 298 Megawatt Thunder Ranch …

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Michael Bloomberg Comes Out Fighting For The Climate On Colbert Show

It seems like Stephen Colbert's late show is becoming the forum of choice for heavyweight public figures to voice their concerns about climate change. Recently we had Bernie Sanders using an appearance on the show to urge a transformation from fossil fuel to clean energy, and now former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has used his airtime on the show to raise the issue of global warming

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California Providing Increased Protection For PACE Customers

Close to 150,000 Californian homeowners have made energy and efficiency improvements through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. For the most part they are success stories, but there are isolated reports of problems with "independent solar, plumbing and roofing contractors who pitch the loans and sign up consumers through online software." California Providing Increased …

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Residential Solar Installation Costs In California

Though there is considerable push back from Big Oil, the California legislation's goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2030 seems attainable. What are residential solar installation costs in America's battleground state Residential Solar Installation Costs In California was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Rooftop Solar Provides 48% Of South Australia Power, Pushing Grid Demand To Record Low

South Australia's level of minimum demand hit a new record low this weekend – barely a week after the previous benchmark was set – with a fall to just 587MW on Sunday afternoon Rooftop Solar Provides 48% Of South Australia Power, Pushing Grid Demand To Record Low was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. Such a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with aggressive targets to reduce emissions and curb...

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Tesla Model 3 Production Video Posted By Elon Musk

Elon Musk has posted a video on Instagram showing the Model 3 production line operating at 1/10th speed. When will full production begin? Tesla Model 3 Production Video Posted By Elon Musk was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal

Leading energy analyst Bruce Mountain says if governments were serious about lowering electricity prices for consumers, they would focus more on supporting rooftop solar and battery storage than seeking to subsidise ageing coal-fired power generators like Liddell Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal was originally published on

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Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab holds inaugural J-WEL Week

Today, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) kicks off its first J-WEL Week, a semiannual meeting of members to explore new developments in brain science, pedagogy, and digital learning practices. The theme of the meeting is “The Power of Problem Solving.” During the four-day meeting, participants will use presentations on MIT educational research and teaching approaches as a jumping off point for articulating goals and action plans for their own organizations. Sanjay Sarma, MIT vice president for open …

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How Paris and Vienna Are Struggling to Become the Clean Cities of the Future

The success of the clean energy transition will depend to a large extent on the actions of local and regional authorities. Sustainability officers from Paris, Sabine Romon, and Vienna, Bernd Vogl, explain what clean energy goals they have set themselves and how they are planning to achieve them. “The thing to start with is the […] The post How Paris and Vienna Are Struggling to Become the Clean Cities of the Future appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Country Reviews of Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Guiding Countries Through the Process

Self- and peer reviews of government support to oil, gas and coal are a first step and practical tool for phasing out wasteful fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs). The G7, G20, European Union and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) governments have all committed “to rationalize inefficient FFS that encourage wasteful consumption.” But how can we support them? […] The post Country Reviews of Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Guiding Countries Through the Process appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Why Microgeneration Is An Effective Solution To Bring Electricity To People

The Democratic Republic of Congo is located in Central Africa and is home to over 80 million people. The country is rich in raw minerals and supplies over a third of the world's cobalt and nearly 30% of the world's diamonds. Despite its vast natural richness, just about fifteen percent of the country's citizens have access […] The post Why Microgeneration Is An Effective Solution To Bring Electricity To People appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Five Takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s Reported Proposal to Revoke the Clean Power Plan

A draft proposal emerged of the latest step in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's attack on clean air and climate security – a proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan, America's only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from power plants. The proposal offers no commitment to do anything to address dangerous carbon pollution […] The post Five Takeaways from Scott Pruitt's Reported Proposal to Revoke the Clean Power Plan appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Czech Republic Near Kickoff of Tenders for 5 Nuclear Reactors

CEZ, the state-owned nuclear power utility, has offered and withdrawn tenders for new reactors twice in the past decade. This history isn't stopping vendors from expressing interest in the newest round. If you want to know how the major nuclear reactor vendors view plans to expand nuclear energy in the Czech Republic, you need look […] The post Czech Republic Near Kickoff of Tenders for 5 Nuclear Reactors appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Palisades Nuclear Plant Will Continue Operating Through 2022; Neighbors Ecstatic

Workers, school system administrators, neighbors, local businessmen and elected officials screamed and danced with excitement when Entergy announced that it would continue to operate the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant through 2022, when its current power purchase agreement expires. Entergy stated that it “will continue to make all necessary investments and maintain appropriate staffing, in accordance with […] The post Palisades Nuclear Plant Will Continue Operating Through 2022; Neighbors Ecstatic appeared first on The Energy …

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U.S. Household Spending for Gasoline is Expected to Remain Below $2,000 in 2017

The average U.S. household expenditure on gasoline in 2017 is expected to total $1,977, or approximately 2.4% of mean incomes of households, according to projections in EIA's most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). The most recent peak for household gasoline expenditures was $2,715, or 4.0% of household income, in 2008. More recently, average household gasoline expenditures in […] The post U.S. Household Spending for Gasoline is Expected to Remain Below $2,000 in 2017 appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Australia Requires 75% Renewable Energy By 2030 To Meet Paris Commitments

A new major report has concluded that Australia needs between 66% and 75% renewable energy by 2030 in order to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitments, or face delaying a necessary transition and increasing the eventual cost to the national economy. Australia Requires 75% Renewable Energy By 2030 To Meet Paris Commitments was originally published on