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This Is the Drilling Method for Most US Oil But Regulators Offer Almost No Oversight

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and offshore drilling garner a lot of news headlines when it comes to oil and gas issues in America, but they're far from the only game in town, with those two drilling techniques not even constituting the majority of U.S. oil and gas production. For that, look to enhanced oil recovery (EOR), an under-regulated drilling method that has […] The post This Is the Drilling Method for Most US Oil But Regulators Offer Almost No Oversight appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed several years ago, the idea of a purchase rebate for cars that plug in hadn't made it through previous legislative sessions. This year proved different, with the rebate included...

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the vehicle has so far launched only in Quebec. Why? That province is the home of Canada's sole zero-emission vehicle mandate, patterned on California's. Depending on the...

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Project Financing Grows for Commercial Energy Storage, Lags for Residential

The energy storage industry needs better financing to break out of its early stages. So far, commercial project financing is becoming more widely available, but residential financing has barely gotten started. The high upfront cost of storage makes it hard for behind-the-meter customers to purchase out of pocket, and they can't call on the kind of capital available to utilities or large power …

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Tesla To Install World’s Largest Grid-Scale Battery In South Australia

In March, Elon Musk promised authorities in South Australia that Tesla could build a large grid scale battery storage system in 100 days or it would be free. Now the contracts have been signed and work is about to begin. Tesla To Install World's Largest Grid-Scale Battery In South …

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Nissan Celebrates “70 Years” Of Electric Vehicles With BladeGlider At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Nissan's most advanced electric vehicle ever, the Nissan BladeGlider sports car, was center stage at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, supporting clean air and climate action at the same time that it was having a bit of fun. NISMO athlete Lucas Ordóñez was the first pro racing driver to experience the Nissan BladeGlider in a track session during the historic Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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Climate Change Could Cause Significant Food Supply & Economic Problems Due To “Chokepoints,” Report Warns

Roughly 25% of all of the food currently eaten in the world is traded on international markets. This situation is especially true of staple foods such as wheat, maize, rice, and soybeans Climate Change Could Cause Significant Food Supply & Economic Problems Due To …

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Tesla Offers $250 Million Of Common Stock + $750 Million Convertible Senior Notes

Tesla has announced new offerings of $250 million of common stock "and $750 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due in 2022 in concurrent underwritten registered public offerings," according to a new press release from the company Tesla Offers $250 Million Of Common Stock + $750 Million Convertible Senior Notes was …

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There’s Vast Untapped Potential for Solar Rooftops in the US, Says Google

When Google first launched its website two years ago that collects data on solar rooftops, called Project Sunroof, it only covered a few cities. But this week, the search engine giant announced the solar site is now crunching data for every single U.S. state, including 60 million rooftops across the …

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Tracking the spread of bird flu

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. The research also shows that the region serves as a fertile breeding ground for new flu strains. In 2014 and 2015, an outbreak of H5N8, H5N1, and H5N2 influenza affected poultry farms in North America, resulting in the culling of nearly 50 million chickens and turkeys. The new study finds that an epidemic flu strain, which originated in Southeast Asia, was most …

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Josiah Bircham: “We keep up to date by carefully monitoring what goes on in the renewables sector.”

Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Josiah Bircham, Business Development and Communications Executive for the European Energy Centre (EEC), a global leader in renewable energy training and international conferences Josiah Bircham: “We keep up to date by carefully monitoring what goes on in the renewables sector.” was originally published on

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Obama Administration “Barreling Ahead” With Auto Industry Plans Ahead Of President Elect Donald Trump Taking Office

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump fast approaching, the Obama Administration has been "barreling ahead" with a number of planned auto industry regulation changes, according to recent reports Obama Administration “Barreling Ahead” With Auto Industry Plans Ahead Of President Elect Donald Trump Taking Office was …

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Survey: 60% Of Americans Aren’t Aware Of Plug-in Electric Vehicles … At All

Editor's Note: It has long been my opinion that the #1 barrier to much broader electric car adoption right now is simply lack of awareness with EVs + lack of experience with EVs. With full understanding regarding plug-in electric cars and the specific models on the market right now, I'm convinced we would have several times more electric cars on the road. However, raising awareness is slow, even with the firepower of Tesla and Elon Musk at your back. Getting people into EVs and thinking about life with EVs is even more …

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NYC Now Has Continuous 9-Mile Bikeway From Downtown Brooklyn Into The Bronx

New York City now has a continuous 9-mile, northbound bikeway from downtown Brooklyn up into the Bronx — running across the Manhattan Bridge, up through First Avenue, and then over the Willis Avenue Bridge NYC Now Has Continuous 9-Mile Bikeway From Downtown Brooklyn Into The Bronx was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Tesla Releases Video Highlighting Powerwall + Solar System Customer Story

While Tesla doesn't really do conventional advertisement (as of yet anyways), the company does periodically release some really excellent videos detailing positive customer experiences. The latest one details the experience of a man named Clint in Australia with the company's Powerwall and what is presumably a SolarCity solar photovoltaic energy system. It provides a nice [&hellip

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DC Streetcar Outshined Expected Ridership In Initial 6 Months Of Rebirth

Washington, DC, recently launched a new streetcar. In the first months after rebirth, ridership soared above expected ridership. An intense subliminal nostalgia captures me every time I think of streetcars, thanks to the now vintage commercials implanted in my mind (see below). In 1962, young and imaginative, I watched a sophisticated woman sticking her modeled leg down off [&hellip