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Trump’s Lies To Iowa, Part 1: Magical Solar Border Wall Will Pay For Itself

President Trump went to Iowa last night to campaign some more, since governing is hard. Also, telling the truth is hard, and apparently Trump just can't help himself. Let's take a look at his lies on the environment, starting with the magical solar-powered border wall. Trump's Lies To …

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Tesla music, 2018 Leaf self-driving, renewable battle, Chargeway electric-car signs: Today’s Car News

Today, one of the better electric-car ideas we've seen in years, a Tesla question about music, a scientific controversy turned bitter, and a bit more information on the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've been on the road attending the EV Roadmap 10 conference in Portland, which just ended, explaining why our...

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DiOnetta Jones Crayton receives inclusive culture and equity award

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Office of Minority Education DiOnetta Jones Crayton has received a prestigious award from the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN). The award was presented on June 13 at the WEPAN 2017 Change Leader Forum in Colorado. Founded in 1990, WEPAN is comprised of individuals from nearly 200 academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations working to advance women in engineering in higher education and the workplace. The Inclusive …

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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you’ve never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers...

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Workhorse CEO Discusses Company’s W-15 Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck

Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says the W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup truck is cost effective and reliable. So far, it has hundreds of pre-orders and expects to begin production next year. Workhorse CEO Discusses Company's W-15 Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck was originally published on

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Several Indian States Consider Ending Wind Energy Feed-in Tariffs

With the Indian government planning to organize an increasing number of reverse auctions for wind energy projects, several states are rethinking whether to continue with the feed-in tariffs at all. Several Indian States Consider Ending Wind Energy Feed-in Tariffs was originally …

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800 Megawatt Dubai Solar Park Reaches Financial Closure

The third phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai has achieved financial closure, marking a major milestone for one of the largest solar power projects and solar parks in the world. 800 Megawatt Dubai Solar Park Reaches Financial Closure was originally published on

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Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

Scientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. A 2015 study on the potential for renewable energy use in the U.S. has now produced not only a stringent attack, but a harsh rebuttal to that attack in language rarely...

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How Far Behind Tesla Is Big Auto? How Long Till It Catches Up?

It may seem absurd to put Tesla ahead of Big Auto, but by many standards, Tesla seems to be far ahead. You don't have to take my word for it — Tesla [TSLA] is now the most valuable US car company, recently surpassing GM and Ford in market cap, and there's a reason or 10 why the investment community on the whole sees Tesla as a more valuable company despite drastically lower annual production/sales output. This article isn't …

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Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain. Instead, Nissan has revealed the 2018 Leaf will arrive with ProPilot Assist, the automaker's driver-assistance technology. The system is capable of assisting drivers in stop-and-go...

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Why would Tesla want to start its own streaming music service?

It seems every other day Tesla CEO Elon Musk has news about the next big project for the electric-car maker. This time, the news is about a project that seems relatively achievable, but one that produces as many questions as it answers. According to reports, Tesla is looking into starting its own streaming music service. DON'T MISS: Tesla driver...

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Why Investing in the Big Four German Utilities is Still Not for the Faint of Heart

Now that EON and RWE have both been split up, there are four utilities investors can put their money in. Surprisingly perhaps, the conventional generation businesses do better on the German stock exchange than the renewables and grid businesses so far. Gerard Reid, founding partner of Alexa Capital, financial analyst and co-founder of the Energy and […] The post Why Investing in the Big Four German Utilities is Still Not for the Faint of Heart appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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What Will FERC Do in Wake of Increasingly Affordable Electricity Prices?

Electricity is becoming increasingly affordable throughout the United States. This fact was not lost on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the entity charged with overseeing our interstate electricity grid, during a Technical Conference held last month. Although the Conference was initially organized to focus on how regional electricity markets and state public policies interact, […] The post What Will FERC Do in Wake of Increasingly Affordable Electricity Prices? appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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U.S. Uranium Production, Prices, and Employment All Fell in 2016

Production of U.S. uranium concentrate decreased 40% between 2014 and 2016 to 2.9 million pounds U3O8 in 2016, the lowest annual total since 2005. Uranium production has been affected by falling uranium prices, with spot prices falling from $34 per pound (lb) in January 2016 to $18/lb in November, the lowest uranium spot price since […] The post U.S. Uranium Production, Prices, and Employment All Fell in 2016 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change: Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

Can the international trade system be a catalyst for reforming fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs) to help relieve the burden on the public purse, reduce local and global air pollution, improve energy security and tackle climate change? This was the theme of a recent workshop set at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva and organized by Climate Strategies, the […] The post Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change: Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements …

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How Intelligent Energy Storage Helps Make Businesses Green

Issues surrounding relationships between climate change, clean energy, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology have become prominent in our developing cultural narrative. This is especially true regarding businesses and organizations. In fact, 43 percent of Fortune 500 companies have set goals pertaining to greenhouse gas reduction, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, and this number is […] The post How Intelligent Energy Storage Helps Make Businesses Green appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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How Sea Ice Can Still Be Thick in Places in a Warming Arctic

A June 12 Winnipeg Free Press story titled “U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change” describes a climate study delayed by unusual sea ice conditions around Newfoundland that necessitated the reassignment of an icebreaker vessel. (Similar stories were run by CBC News, The Guardian, and others.) It might seem to you that unusually thick local sea […] The post How Sea Ice Can Still Be Thick in Places in a Warming Arctic appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A deep dive into research

Ignacio Estay Forno handled his research project with care. “It was like my baby,” says the junior, who is majoring in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). His project, conducted in collaboration with graduate student Di Zhu in EECS professor Karl Berggren's lab, focused on developing an array of detectors that could spot single photons, furthering a technology that is used in fast-paced communications and can reach near-gigabit speeds between the Earth and the moon. “I was involved heavily in every …