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The “Extra Aircraft 330LE” Two-Seat Electric Airplane — Another Electric Airplane Moving The Clean Air Race Forward

Add another electric airplane to the mix — not a new one that has just joined the acrobatic electric air race, but one you might have missed nonetheless. This one is called the Extra Aircraft 330LE. It may not end up a commercial airplane, but there are other reasons it's important

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Cryptocurrency’s Electrical Demand Will Drop Drastically

All of the hysteria about cryptocurrency energy use is going to go away in the next few months. The bubble will pop for stale assets like bitcoin, places like China will clamp down on wasting electricity on competitive mining, and everybody else will move to variants of proof-of-stake or perhaps IOTA, which seems to dodge the bullet in a different way

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Electric truck costs, Faraday Future fiasco, electric cars in Canada, Trump and climate: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got news roundups from Canada and covering Faraday Future, an assessment of the Trump Administration's (regrettable) record on climate change, and a look at why electric heavy trucks could trounce their diesel competitors. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A year ago, few people were talking about electric large trucks; now it's...

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Rising Wet Bulb Temperatures Could Make Parts Of Asia, Middle East, Africa, & South America Uninhabitable For Humans

Rising humidity levels will greatly increase and worsen the effects of rising temperatures on people in many parts of the world — up to the point of precluding the possibility for survival in the regions in question — according to a new study from the Earth Institute at Columbia University

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Canadian electric-car news: apartment charging, electric trucks, Electra Meccanica Solo

Of all the Canadian electric-car news that rounds out 2017, the Vancouver suburb of Richmond's new requirement that 100 percent of apartments and condominiums be ready for plug-in vehicles may be the most significant. Access to charging in multi-unit residential buildings, or MURBs, has long been acknowledged to be a weak link in the...

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Faraday Future, primary investor crushed by mounting debt, lawsuits

Struggling Faraday Future and its founding investor Jia Yueting are facing financial and legal woes that threaten the company's existence. Jia specifically has been placed on an official list of debt defaulters on a website run by the Chinese government after the LeEco founder failed to follow a court order stipulating he pay a debt of more than...

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What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State (Part 5): Utility Planning Amid Falling Electric Demand

For traditional investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in Florida, corporate policy remains keyed on maximizing electricity sales and effectively justifying construction of new generation resources that are a high source of profit for stockholders. As regulated monopolies, IOUs are guaranteed a profit by the public service commission (PSC) both for selling electricity and associated transmission lines, but particularly for building power plants. And Florida with its fast-growing population and thus expanding residential sector with high …

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How Corporations ‘Bypassed the Politics’ to Lead on Clean Energy in 2017

When President Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord attention quickly turned to Corporate America. Would business leaders forge ahead in the fight against climate change in the absence of federal backing? In 2017, at least, the answer is yes. As of December 12, when heads of state joined to commemorate the second anniversary of the …

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Trump Administration on climate change: denial, confrontation, some cooperation

Just one year into the Trump administration, numerous high-level government officials have denied, downplayed, and eliminated government mentions of climate change and its effects. The man running the Environmental Protection Agency—who is charged with protecting the nation's air, water, and land from pollution—sued it more than a...

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2018 Could See The OPEC Deal Collapse

The OPEC extension keeps the oil market on track to balancing at some point next year, but if the group overshoots on tightening, OPEC members could begin cheating, potentially leading to an unraveling of the deal. The post, 2018 Could See The OPEC Deal Collapse, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham To be sure, there […] The post 2018 Could See The OPEC Deal Collapse appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Energy/Environment Algorithm

Webster defines an algorithm as a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end, especially by a computer. Increasingly the global economy, which is the production, distribution, or trade, and consumption of goods and services is being governed by these programs which as Kevin Slavin points out in his excellent TED talk are […] The post The Energy/Environment Algorithm appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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In His Efforts to Delay the EPA Methane Rule, Pruitt Rejects American Ingenuity

We hope our leaders have the public's best interest in mind. Unfortunately, instead of using sound science, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears to be making decisions based on the influence of the worst actors in the oil and gas industry. Although in his recent Congressional testimony he said the outcome of his proposal to suspend […] The post In His Efforts to Delay the EPA Methane Rule, Pruitt Rejects American Ingenuity appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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1st Tesla Model 3 Delivery To Regular Customer (Detailed Walkthrough Video)

In day's world, one man's experience is now another's, and another's. Here's another glance into the EV that is a sign of the times. Remember those long lines to reserve a Model 3? Those weren't employees in line — they got to reserve earlier in quiet. Those would become the first Model 3 owners who weren't Tesla/SpaceX employees, huge investors, or close company friends. Now, those customers are starting to reserve their Tesla Model 3 orders. Here it is — the Model 3.