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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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Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

New Hampshire, home to some of the highest utility costs in the nation, could be fertile ground for community energy projects that promote lower-cost, renewable generation -- especially after investors in one shared solar array pioneered a strategy to promote greater local ownership. Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules …

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City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World’s First Zero Emissions Zone

The City of Oxford in England has introduced plans to create the world's first Zero Emission Zone, taking a jump on local rival and neighbor London by introducing its restrictions at the beginning of 2020. City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World's First Zero Emissions Zone was originally published on

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Can the Clean Energy Industry Protect Puerto Rico From Maria-Scale Damage?

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, taking down all electricity and most communications with it, Cecilio Aponte was able to get in contact with his family there relatively quickly. Through a brief phone call and a few texts, his mom nailed down uncles, aunts and cousins in Aguadilla and Moca on the western edge of the island. But two weeks after the eye of the storm bared down on Puerto Rico, though Aponte's family was able to communicate their safety and one aunt can get cell service if she stands on her still …

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Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP

Putting a price on carbon is globally becoming the new normal for major companies according to a new report from CDP, with almost 1,400 companies factoring an internal price on carbon into their forward-looking business plans. Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant

Perth-based Carnegie Clean Energy is switching the development of its commercial-scale wave energy technology to Albany in the south of Western Australia after winning a tender for a $15.7 million state-government grant Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage use. Initially, Toyota is looking at how it can use hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles to significantly reduce vehicle emissions in short-haul situations, such as at...

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Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams

The electric industry is going through a period where long prevailing planning and operating assumptions are being upended. Significant, multi-faceted changes in energy supply and demand technology are compelling electric utilities to fundamentally rethink their legacy business models and develop profoundly different visions of their role in the energy market. With expected technological innovation, storage […] The post Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Is The War On Coal Really Over?

“The war against coal is over.” That was the claim from EPA chief Scott Pruitt ahead of his announcement that he would rewrite a signature climate change program from the Obama era. The post, Is The War On Coal Really Over?, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham On Tuesday, Pruitt's EPA proposed to withdraw the […] The post Is The War On Coal Really Over? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.” While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That's nothing. […] The post China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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Britain’s Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy

The UK's transition to a low-carbon economy will lead to new markets being created which could generate up to £21 billion in value annually for utilities, according to new research from Stephen Hall of the University of Leeds and Jeffrey Hardy of Imperial College London. Their research, which focuses on the effects of energy policy […] The post Britain's Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California’s Climate Action to the Next Level

Lawmakers recently addressed many critical issues for California: the housing shortage, parks bond, and early on in this year's legislative session, climate change. We urge Governor Brown to sign the important pieces of clean energy legislation that made it to his desk, including AB 1239 to support electric vehicle charging and AB 523 to protect […] The post The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California's Climate Action to the Next Level appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A 5-Year Plan for Economic Growth in Virginia: 10% Solar and 50,000 New Jobs

A new analysis from the non-profit Solar Foundation shows Virginia could create 50,400 jobs if it commits to building enough solar energy in the next five years to provide just 10% of our electricity supply. The analysis takes the form of an “infographic” showing the implications of 10% solar. It would require building 15,000 megawatts […] The post A 5-Year Plan for Economic Growth in Virginia: 10% Solar and 50,000 New Jobs appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Broad Interest in Nukes, Especially SMRs, at National Clean Energy Week

National Clean Energy Week was conceived in June by the Coalition of Responsible Energy Solutions. During July and August the organizers attracted partners, sponsors and speakers. They developed a week-long agenda and located venues for the expo, symposium and panels. Festivities began with a welcome reception for invited guests at Google's Washington, D.C. office on […] The post Broad Interest in Nukes, Especially SMRs, at National Clean Energy Week appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Victoria unveils 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Andrews government unveils first of renewable energy auctions – for 650MW of wind and solar – and announces two new big solar farms, the 100MW Bannerton Solar Park near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district, and the 38MW Numurkah Solar Farm near Shepparton.

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Scott Pruitt’s EPA Is Crazyland

Until now, Ronald Reagan-appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford [mother of nepotastic stolen-seat Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch] was the worst administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in its nearly half-century of existence. She cut its budget by a fifth and worked diligently to please polluting industries that she claimed were over-regulated. She was just one appointee during Reagan's terms chosen to run agencies or departments they didn't even think should exist. But in six months, Scott Pruitt, the EPA-hating head …

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China Brings 13.5 Gigawatts Of Solar PV Online In A Single Month

China has installed 24.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV in the first six months of 2017, including an extraordinary 13.5GW in the month of June alone, as developers rushed to complete installations to capitalise on a higher feed-in tariff that expired on July China Brings 13.5 Gigawatts Of Solar PV Online In A Single Month was originally published on