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Proposed Self-Driving Car Rules Would Bar US States From Setting Own Rules

The set of self-driving vehicle rules now being proposed by a group of US House Representatives would bar individual states from putting their own testing and design regulations in place, going by the contents of a draft proposal that was obtained by Reuters Proposed Self-Driving Car …

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CleanTechnica Begins Jetson Electric Bicycle Review, Stay Tuned

When I first saw the electric bicycle (e-bike) Jetson, I stopped to look again. Where is the obvious battery sticking out? Where is the obvious electric motor? Where is the obvious gearing system limiting these e-bikes to a handful of gears? What is this twelve speed bike doing here in the middle of the e-bike section

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Sweden’s Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock

AP7, Sweden's largest pension plan, announced this week it is continuing with its fossil fuel divestment strategy by selling its shares in ExxonMobil and TransCanada. Sweden's Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock was originally published on

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3 Vendors With Unique Ways of Helping Utilities Integrate Distributed Resources

The software and technology guiding energy procurement and grid operation have always been complex investments. And the landscape has been adapting to new complexity – leveraging distributed energy resources. California's demand response auction mechanism (DRAM) and New York's Brooklyn Queens demand management auction (

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Jimmy Carter Builds 1.3 Megawatt Solar Farm For His Hometown Of Plains, Georgia

Carter has leased 10 acres of land near his home in Plains, Georgia. Working with SolAmerica, a 1.3 megawatt solar farm has been constructed on the land. Each year, it will supply more than 55 million kilowatt hours of clean energy to the residents of Plains -- more than half the town's annual electrical consumption Jimmy Carter Builds 1.3 Megawatt Solar Farm For His Hometown …

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Indian Renewable Energy Projects Could Save $11 Million Per Year At Sea Ports

The Ministry of Shipping recently announced that under the ‘Green Port Initiative' a total of 136.5 megawatts of renewable energy projects will be implemented at a dozen major ports in the country. These include 91.5 megawatts of solar power and 45 megawatts of wind energy projects Indian Renewable Energy Projects Could Save $11 Million Per Year At Sea Ports was originally …

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JA Solar Will Supply 300 Megawatts Of Solar Modules To Enel Green Power’s Brazil Projects

China-based solar modules manufacturer JA Solar has secured an order to supply solar power projects being developed by Enel Green Power located in Brazil JA Solar Will Supply 300 Megawatts Of Solar Modules To Enel Green Power's Brazil Projects was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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Ford Plans $1 Billion Artificial Intelligence Investment to Assist Its Self-Driving Car Plans

New York Times: Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up One of the oldest automakers in the United States is making a billion-dollar bet that one day, owning a car may not be a necessity of American life. Ford Motor announced on Friday its plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up formed …

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CEFC identifies states with strongest opportunities for bioenergy

New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have the most supportive policies for the deployment of energy from waste and bioenergy projects, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation has found. CEFC Bioenergy Sector lead Henry Anning, who is addressing the Bioenergy Australia 2016 Conference in Brisbane today, says CEFC research […]

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“Unfit” & “Unhinged” — A Lesson In Messaging & How To Not Elect Batshit Fucking Crazy Presidents

The best explanation I read of Trump's rise wasn't published this week. It wasn't published last week. And it wasn't even published in the last 6 months “Unfit” & “Unhinged” — A Lesson In Messaging & How To Not Elect Batshit Fucking Crazy Presidents was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …

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What 2 Million Years of Temperatures Say About Our Future

Originally published on Climate Central. By Brian Kahn That the climate has changed before is a given. So is the reality that humans are changing it now by dumping carbon pollution in the atmosphere. The deep history of temperature changes can inform us about what comes next for our fair planet and new research published [&hellip What 2 Million Years of Temperatures Say About Our Future was …

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3 Ways Donald Trump Could Abandon Paris Climate Agreement

Originally published on Climate Central. By John Upton The possibility that a climate science denier could soon become America's president is serving as an urgent motivator for diplomats gathering in New York this week for United Nations meetings. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has called climate change a “hoax” and said that as president [&hellip 3 Ways Donald Trump …

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Electric cars in Paris, new Jeep Compass, Tesla discounts, charging etiquette: The Week in Reverse

Which makers unveiled new electric-car concepts or production vehicles at this week's Paris Motor Show? And what exactly did Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk have to crack down on? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 30, 2016. Friday, we looked at the question...

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India’s Thermal Power Sector Feeling The Pinch Of Renewable Energy Surge

Originally published on CleanTechies. Experts in the Indian power sector feel that the huge capacity addition planned in the renewable energy sector could spell doom for the thermal power sector. India plans to have an operational renewable energy capacity of 175 GW by March 2022. The Central Electricity Authority reports that thermal power projects are [&hellip India's …

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Vikram Solar Will Expand Solar Module Production Capacity To 2 GW By 2019

Originally published on CleanTechies. Vikram Solar, the India-based solar module manufacturer, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing capacity to 2 GW by 2019. The current manufacturing capacity of the company stands at 500 MW. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German Teamtechnik to support its expansion plans. Under the MoU, [&hellip

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Overhead Electric Bus Charging Is Pleasing Fraunhofer Researchers

Originally published on EV Obsession. Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI — along with various partners, including the EDDA Bus project — somewhat recently revealed a new overhead fast-charging solution for electric buses that promises to provide a new path to all-electric public transportation. The new technology (charging stations, as well as modified