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GM Not Trying To Woo Tesla Model 3 Reservation Holders With Chevy Bolt

Although Tesla finished the year with record sales, it's gotten off to a slow start with the Model 3. With a 455,000-person wait list, a lengthy wait lies ahead for plenty of Model 3 reservation holders. Automotive News reports, "That leaves an opening for other EV makers, such as Chevy, to woo away Tesla customers. But it's not an opening Chevy plans on openly exploiting, the company said."

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Markets Offer Solutions to New England Energy Challenges

A recent report published by ISO-New England, the Operational Fuel Security Analysis, has certainly grabbed the region's attention. “The ISO has been able to maintain power system reliability during severe winter conditions without using all its emergency procedures,” the report says. “However, the evolving generation mix is increasingly susceptible to variable and uncertain factors.” The […] The post Markets Offer Solutions to New England Energy Challenges appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for …

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Despite Eskom’s Troubles, a Surprise Change in Fortune for South African Renewables

Renewables developers are celebrating after South Africa's Minister of Public Enterprises unexpectedly signed off on power-purchase agreements this month. The decision ended years of uncertainty for Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Program (REIPPPP) winners, which had worsened in recent months as state-owned utility Eskom faced bankruptcy. Bankruptcy concerns were also mollified with news of a R5 billion (USD $400 million) bridge loan for Eskom, provided by the South African …

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Reading and writing DNA

Thanks to the invention of genome sequencing technology more than three decades ago, we can now read the genetic blueprint of virtually any organism. After the ability to read came the ability to edit — adding, subtracting, and eventually altering DNA wherever we saw fit. And yet, for George Church, a professor at Harvard Medical School, associate member of the Broad Institute, and founding core faculty and lead for synthetic biology at the Wyss Institute — who co-pioneered direct genome sequencing in 1984 — the ultimate goal …

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10 Trends That Will Shape the Global Solar Market in 2018

It's going to be a big year for solar around the world. The global solar market grew by 26 percent last year, with 99 gigawatts of grid-connected PV capacity installed. According to GTM Research's new Global Solar Data Hub, 2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106 gigawatts of PV coming online. Amid all of that growth, several …

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Over 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Have Now Been Sold In Europe

More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) have now been sold in Europe — as of the end of 2017. Very interestingly, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now accounts for over 10% of the company's sales in the European market

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Jaguar I-Pace intro, used Fiat 500e service, 2018 Kia Niro preview, electric cars crucial: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a rundown of the 2018 Kia Niro lineup, a date for the Jaguar I-Pace unveiling, some advice on servicing a used Fiat 500e bought outside California, and why electric cars are more important than ever. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In the array of U.S. climate-action tools, electric cars are more important than ever...

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China's new engagement with the developing world

Beijing's strategy toward developing countries is the focus of “China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World,” a new book co-edited by Eric Heginbotham PhD '04, principal research scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies and Joshua Eisenman, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The book features contributions by a diverse group of experts who independently analyze and explain China's engagement practices in Southeast …

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New Business Models Gain Strength With Renewed Interest in Microgrids

Increased confidence in how to generate revenue from microgrids, beyond reliability and resilience, is contributing to the rise of third-party and mixed ownership models. With third-party and mixed ownership, a new business model emerged: the microgrid-as-a-service (MaaS) or reliability-as-a-service. MaaS can eliminate the historical need for end users to contribute upfront costs on their own, opening up a new market for customers who previously would not have considered a microgrid due to financial …

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Students share their passions outside the classroom

It is well-known that MIT students are academically exceptional. What is less known is how well-rounded, creative, and artistic they are. To showcase what students do outside of the classroom, MIT Communications Initiatives and the Division of Student Life created a campaign to encourage students to produce videos for social sharing. The goal was to give audiences around the world a greater sense of the magic and culture of MIT. Following brainstorming sessions with a group of students and discussions of what …

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Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To Detach Itself From The Old World

Anyone who knows me — or has read my resume below — will understand why I have to comment on the horrendous outburst by the President of the United States on January 11th. I heard Jesse Watters on Fox News explain that the s***hole remarks were just harmless bar talk, but if we can agree that the White House is in fact the office of the most powerful administration in the world — and not a bar — then the following will make sense. If you think the White House is in fact a bar, you have nothing to worry about and I would suggest …

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Gatehouse Media’s Anti-Wind Report: At Best, It’s Shoddy Journalism

What happens when young journalists find out that some people living near wind farms really hate them? Do they interview a few of them, interview a few others who like them for balance, interview a few experts, and write a reasoned and balanced article? Most of the time, yes

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Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today’s Car News

Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Automotive designer Henrik Fisker is back with a new car company bearing his name but just like the last time around, we have our reservations...

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Good News! Study Claims Global Warming Will Only Be Disastrous, Not Catastrophic

A new study suggests the Earth may not suffer a catastrophic increase in average temperatures but predicts it will see an increase of about 2.8 degrees Celsius. That's enough to cause massive changes in climate that will affect hundreds of millions of people.