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European Vehicle-To-Grid Plan Pays Off For Electric Car Owners & Extends Battery Life

A study conducted by Nissan and Enel shows that electric car owners can get paid more than $1,500 a year if they participate in a V2G program and that doing so actually extends battery life. European Vehicle-To-Grid Plan Pays Off For Electric Car Owners & Extends Battery …

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Taking The Engine for a test drive

Innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs worldwide are waiting on news of the first companies chosen to be part of The Engine. Founded by MIT, The Engine is a combination of long-term investment, resources, and services for founders working on “tough tech” that prioritizes high-impact solutions to big problems over early profits. This summer a group of MIT students got a taste of what it's like to be inside The Engine's space in Central Square, near the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They may not be members of The …

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Volcano Lakes May Contain Vital Lithium Deposits, Say Stanford Researchers

Lithium is a key component of lithium-ion batteries and lithium-ion batteries are a key component of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and electric cars. But until now, it has been in relatively short supply, sparking fierce competition among mining companies. It is one of the most abundant elements in the world, but commercial mining has been limited due to limited demand. A new Stanford study offers some insight into where …

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Lindsey Backman awarded Gilliam Fellowship

Graduate student Lindsey Backman has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be one of 39 Gilliam Fellows for 2017. Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are awarded to exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and who desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. Gilliam Fellows are supported for up to three years of dissertation research. As a Gilliam Fellow, Backman will be able to meet and network with other Gilliam Fellows and …

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Victoria agribusiness turns to 196MW wind farm with 20MW storage

Victoria hydroponics vegetable producer turns to 100% renewable strategy for country's biggest glass-house after nearly abandoning project due to gas prices. A 196MW wind farm and 20MW of battery storage will be built - separate to the Victoria battery storage tender.

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Choose Energy, a KPCP-Funded Retail Choice Provider, Acquired by Red Ventures for ‘Less Than $100M’

Digital advertising firm Red Ventures just acquired Plano, Texas-based Choose Energy for "less than $100 million," according to Dan Primack's Term Sheet. (We'd like to know just how much "less than $100 million" is and we're asking around.) Choose Energy is a retail energy choice provider that allows residential and commercial electricity and natural gas customers (in non-regulated states) …

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New York State Lawmakers Pass Energy Storage Target, Await Governor’s Signature

The New York legislature passed a bill authorizing the Public Service Commission to set an energy storage target for 2030, when the state aims to draw half its power from renewable sources. The PSC must choose the goal by the start of 2018. Then, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority will start implementing a deployment program to meet the target. The program must consider both customer-sited and front-of-the-meter storage, evaluating its use for …

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MIT Libraries staff honored with 2017 Infinite Mile Awards

The MIT Libraries honored the outstanding contributions of staff to the Institute at its Infinite Mile Awards ceremony on June 14. The libraries put their own unique spin on the MIT tradition with a nautical theme that infused everything from the remarks to the décor, and with a celebratory luncheon where staff members danced to music by the libraries' house band, Dewey and the Decimals. Director Chris Bourg presented awards to individuals and teams in the categories listed below; award recipients are listed along with …

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Robert Lees, cardiologist and former MIT professor, dies at 82

Physician and former MIT faculty member Robert S. Lees died on Monday, June 5, at the age of 82, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Lees had a long and distinguished career in academic medicine. He was a cardiologist on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital for 50 years, as well as a professor at MIT in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST). His devotion to his patients, and his remarkable skill at keeping them alive and happy for many years, were widely admired and …

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US Coal Mining Up By 19% In 2017 — Is Trump Fulfilling His Campaign Promise?

US Department of Energy data as reviewed by The Associated Press reveals that the US mined a staggering 19% more coal in the first 5 months of 2017 than during the same period in 2016. This is especially surprising given the developments of last year, when US coal was clearly dwindling US Coal …

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Siva Power Lands $25M to Chase Giga-Scale Domestic Thin-Film Solar Production

It's extremely difficult to raise venture capital funding for solar hardware companies, but somehow Siva Power just raised $25 million for its thin-film solar manufacturing think-tank/retirement project for thin film technologists. Siva closed this $25 million round to focus on building a pilot line and developing a solar module business -- with funding led by Jim Simons and Mark Heising, along with Jonathan Sheets. Mark Heising is the managing director of Medley Partners. Jim Simons, a renowned …

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Electric SUVs, cities push, DC fast charging, self-driving Audi: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got news on the Jaguar I-Pace and a future all-electric Nissan crossover utility concept, we look at how DC fast charging will evolve, and the role of cities in pushing for green cars proves to be important. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will start at $24,550 for the two-seat coupe, and...

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Nissan electric SUV to be shown as concept car this year

The 2018 Nissan Leaf may be the brand's next electric vehicle to soak up attention, but several reports have indicated that Nissan plans to flesh out its lineup with an electric crossover. That all-electric SUV will likely be previewed with a Vmotion 3.0 concept, which will follow the Vmotion 2.0 sedan concept shown at this year's Detroit auto...

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Tesla Prepares New Model 3 Graphic To Help Sell Model S

Tesla has prepared a graphic that gives its sales staff a list of talking points they can use when discussing the purchase of a new Tesla with prospective customers. Tesla Prepares New Model 3 Graphic To Help Sell Model S was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …