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What Now, Tesla Naysayers?

They said Tesla wouldn't do it, couldn't do it. They said Tesla would collapse before the Model S was produced. They said manufacturing inexperience would doom the Model S and destroy the company. They said the Model X was a colossal disaster that would mark the beginning of the end for Tesla. They said the Model X was impossible, a con, a lie, couldn't be manufactured, wouldn't function, and would quickly close the Elon era. They were …

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Tesla Insider Leaks Model 3 Production Details & Options At Launch

Trevor, the founder of the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club, posted an update today with some of the production details and options at launch for the soon-to-be-released Tesla Model 3. He specifically noted that things are going to get moving very quickly and that it's time to "hold onto your hats" because Model 3 is going to start rolling out fast and furious over the next few weeks

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Only Advocacy Can Change Attitudes About Climate Change. Extreme Weather Won’t

Liberals and conservatives see extreme weather very differently. Only Advocacy Can Change Attitudes About Climate Change. Extreme Weather Won't was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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This Is The Reality Of The Climate Crisis

Join Climate Reality at the People's Climate March on April 29 to show the US president that people around the world feel the impacts of the climate crisis every day This Is The Reality Of The Climate Crisis was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Solar Ink … Solar Panel Deep Dive … 10 Terawatts of Solar … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The top CleanTechnica stories of the week brought a surprise this week — there were no Tesla stories in the top 3! I don't remember the last time that happened. :P Furthermore, solar power swept the top 4! With the quickly growing consumer EV market, it's been a long time since solar dominated the top of the rankings. I was hit with a bit of a flashback looking at the numbers this week.

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Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflict

When animals hunt or forage for food, they must constantly weigh whether the chance of a meal is worth the risk of being spotted by a predator. The same conflict between cost and benefit is at the heart of many of the decisions humans make on a daily basis. The ability to instantly consider contradictory information from the environment and decide how to act is essential for survival. It's also a key feature of mental health. Yet despite its importance, very little is known about the connections in the brain that …

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Nile faces greater variability

The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly dependent on that flow. Now, researchers at MIT have found that climate change may drastically increase the variability in Nile's annual output. Being able to predict the amount of flow variability, and even to forecast likely years of reduced flow, will become ever more …

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100 Days Of Trump = Good News For Solar, Wind & Other Renewables

The Energy Department packs the first 100 days of the Trump Administration with good news about solar, wind and other renewables -- coal, not so much 100 Days Of Trump = Good News For Solar, Wind & Other Renewables was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: …

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Musk Tweets Neuralink Will Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Becoming “Other”

Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that his new company, Neuralink, may be intended to prevent artificial intelligence from becoming "other?" What does he mean by that? Musk Tweets Neuralink Will Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Becoming “Other” was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Further Thoughts On The Economics Of Losing The Federal Solar Tax Credit

Amid the discussion over ending the federal solar tax credit in 2015, I published an analysis of the less-than-expected hit to residential solar costs. I made a big mistake Further Thoughts On The Economics Of Losing The Federal Solar Tax Credit was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

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China’s Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an increasing set of requirements that more vehicles sold there be fully or partially electric. It also happens to be by far the largest market for Buicks in the world, to the...

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US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018. US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 …

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Starbucks Commits To ‘Green Direct’ Tariff In Home State Of Washington

The world's most iconic coffee shop has committed to a new long-term renewable electricity tariff, the 'Green Direct' tariff, in its home state of Washington in an effort to ensure all its local facilities are powered 100% by renewable energy. Starbucks Commits To ‘Green Direct' Tariff In Home State Of Washington was originally published on

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European Investment Bank & ABN Amro Commit €150 Million To Finance Green Shipping

The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro have committed to finance the greening of the European shipping fleet to the tune of €150 million. European Investment Bank & ABN Amro Commit €150 Million To Finance Green Shipping was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Is Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best an inferior solution—and at worst is fossil fuel-friendly vaporware, a Judas in Jesus's clothing, if you will. With Daimler's recent announcement that it would...

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Opel Ampera-e Price In Germany = €34,950 to €39,680

The Opel Ampera-e (the rebranded Chevy Bolt EV) will have a starting price of €34,950 in Germany, according to recent reports. The top trim will, accordingly, be priced at €39,680. These prices include the so-called "environmental discount" (electric vehicle incentive) of €4, Opel Ampera-e Price In Germany = €34,950 to €39,680 was originally published on

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Eneco and Mitsubishi Plan Europe’s Largest Battery, Pitching Storage Against Coal and Gas

Dutch developer Eneco and Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi are developing a record-breaking battery designed for Germany's primary reserve market, which will compete against coal and gas units. The two companies have formed a German joint venture, Enspire ME, to develop what will be Europe's largest battery plant, with 48 megawatts and 50 megawatt-hours of capacity, in Jardelund, Schleswig-Holstein, close to Germany's border with Denmark. The location is a nexus for offshore wind farm energy transmission. …

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Honda to launch electric car in China next year too, joining Toyota, reluctantly

While corporate average fuel-economy standards through 2021 remain in place in the U.S., automakers are preparing their case to argue for delays in further tightening. Meanwhile, China is turning the policy screws on automakers operating in the country, telling them they must sell more electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of California now...

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A Firm Proposal for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Next month negotiators will convene under the auspices of the UNFCCC to start in earnest the process of putting flesh on the bones of the Paris Agreement. Although this work has been underway for a year now, most of this time has been spent on further conceptual thinking about the necessary framework, rather than the […] The post A Firm Proposal for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article