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5 Steps To Close The Electricity & Clean Cooking Access Gap

A new report analyzes finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, demonstrates the significant access gaps, and shows how finance strategies could be scaled and refined to reach more people, more affordably, with sustainable energy

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Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Chevy did it again. More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported sales of any plug-in electric vehicle last month. That brings the total number of Bolt EVs sold in 11 months to 17,083 (plus an additional 579 in the last two weeks of last...

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A new way to mix oil and water

The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from researchers at MIT might turn that expression on its head, providing a way to get the two substances to mix and remain stable for long periods — no shaking required. The process may find applications in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and processed foods, among other areas. The new process involves cooling a bath of oil …

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Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now they're likely to be eclipsed by compact crossover utility models like the Toyota RAV4. Of course, the Ford F-Series line of full-size pickup trucks—with a profuse array...

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The Looming Issue With Tesla’s Model 3 Production Delay

In a brutal earnings call last week, electric carmaker Tesla revealed that the company may have to push back a ramp up of production of its Model 3 electric car by three months, into March of next year. Originally, Tesla wanted to grow its production of the Model 3 to 5,000 units per week by the end of 2017. But the company, run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has hit bottlenecks in …

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Solar Inverter Consolidation Will Continue: ‘Prices Show No Sign of Stabilizing’

Tough competition in the upstream solar market means increased consolidation in the PV inverter and module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry in years to come. But the nascent energy storage and hybrid solar-battery sectors will take longer to shake out. That's one of the key takeaways from GTM Research's latest report, The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape. It …

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Rick Perry Masks Concentrating Solar Power Plot With More Weird Words

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been in the news — again — for making laughable comments about fossil fuels and climate change — and sexual violence, to boot. Yes, perhaps he really is just that dumb. However, while everyone is pointing and laughing at Secretary Perry, his agency just pushed out a new article that maps the way for solar power to push coal and nuclear energy out of the picture

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National Climate Report Finds Virtually ALL Global Temperature Rise Since 1950 Caused By Human Activity

The National Climate Report is an annual assessment mandated by Congress. This year's report has just been released and it contains this stunning finding — virtually all of the observed increase in average global temperatures since 1950 is the result of human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels

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What is a Toyota Prius Hellcat? You may not want to know

The huge annual SEMA show for builders and owners of highly customized cars brings out some truly bizarre creations. Only at SEMA will you see vehicles like the one-of-a-kind PriuSRT8, a Toyota Prius with a gas-guzzling V-8 engine under its hood that effectively turns the hybrid's green credentials on its head. The once gas-sipping hatchback...

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Boosted Boards Dual+ Generation 2 Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Boosted Boards is widely known as the leader in electrified skateboards. The very usable design — with 7 miles of range, an intuitive controller, and rider-friendly specs — made the first Boosted Board a winner off the line. It was more than capable as an around-town commuter board, a solution to the last mile for many transit riders, and perhaps most importantly, just a ton of fun to ride

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Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more

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Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards

Westerners are a hardy bunch. They are used to working through adverse conditions and making the best of what the land provides. That includes fighting to defend requirements from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that are designed to cut wasted natural gas and maximize revenue for community projects. This is despite repeated attempts from […] The post Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Energy Jobs: Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Redflow, Lighting Science, Array Technologies and More

This week we start in the world of batteries, where fundraising and personnel moves are helping startups pivot and expand in the nascent industry. Ryan Hanley has left Tesla where he was director of grid services to join Advanced Microgrid Solutions as chief product officer. The behind-the-meter battery provider recently

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Australia Adds 97 MW Rooftop Solar In September, Set For Record 1 GW In 2017

Australian households and businesses added another 97MW of rooftop solar in 2017, setting a record for the first nine months of the year of 780MW and putting it on track to break through the 1,000MW, or 1 gigawatt, mark for the first time in Australia Adds 97 MW Rooftop Solar In September, Set For Record 1 GW In 2017 was originally published on

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Tesla*7 … Energy Storage In Oz … E-bike Reviews (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The most popular stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica were absolutely full of news about Fiat Chrysler leadership in the electric vehicle + energy storage + solar energy market. Oh, no, whoops — it was Tesla this week, not Fiat Chrysler. Though, the legacy automaker did land high on the list with one story Tesla*7 … Energy Storage In Oz … E-bike Reviews (Top 20 …

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ESB Chair Says Demand Response Could Kill Need For New Power Plants

The chair of Australia's newly formed Energy Security Board, Dr Kerry Schott, has stressed the importance of demand response in meeting the energy security and affordability needs ESB Chair Says Demand Response Could Kill Need For New Power Plants was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Electric cars win on energy efficiency vs hydrogen, gasoline, diesel: analysis

If you want to drive the absolute cleanest car possible – and if you're reading this site, we're willing to wager that you do – then you need to calculate the total well-to-wheels energy use of the car and everything you put into its tank or battery. When it comes to comparing types of vehicles – hydrogen, standard...

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Cleantech Open Awards + Showcase for Western and Northeast Regions

See cleantech through the inspired eyes of 40 entrepreneurs from the Western Region at the Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase on October 17th and the Northeast region awards. Cleantech Open Awards + Showcase for Western and Northeast Regions was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …