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Investigating the trap of unemployment

Sitting at a computer screen in a windowless office, a third-year MIT PhD economics student from Paris looks at the latest numbers on France's unemployment rate. Although the office is located on MIT's campus, Aicha Ben Dhia's mind is thousands of miles away. She's thinking about the people whose lives are reflected in those numbers, and trying to imagine the job search from their point of view. This summer, Ben Dhia will travel to her home country to conduct field research and meet the people she often envisions …

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Stellata wins approval for 120MW solar farm, largest in W.A.

Perth-based Stellata Energy has won approval for a 120MW solar plant near Merredin, in Western Australia's wheatbelt, adding to the growing queue of large scale renewable projects lining up for construction after a near four-year investment drought. Stellata has teamed up with UK investment manager Ingenious investment to build the Merredin solar farm, which would be the largest in […]

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Go Biki! Honolulu Bikeshare Launched Today

Today Biki, the Honolulu bikeshare program launched! The program now offers 1000 bikes and 100 stations covering a five-mile stretch between downtown and Waikiki, offering residents and tourists a better, more sustainable way to see the city. Go Biki! Honolulu Bikeshare Launched Today was …

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Aston Martin Scaling Back RapidE Electric Vehicle Plans, Following Backer LeEco Pulling Out

Aston Martin has decided to scale back its RapidE electric vehicle production plans as a result of its investment partner, LeEco, pulling out of the project. That's according to recent comments made by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Aston Martin Scaling Back RapidE Electric Vehicle …

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German Transport Ministry Pushing For Auto Manufacturers To Update Engine Control Software In 12 Million Diesel Vehicles

The German Transport Ministry is reportedly now pushing for auto manufacturers in the country to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles that are registered there, if unnamed sources who spoke to Reuters are to be believed

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Apple & Hertz Cooperating For Self-Driving Car Fleet Management

Apple is cooperating with the popular rental car agency Hertz for the deployment and management of its self-driving vehicle tech, with the rental agency providing the tech giant with a fleet of cars to use for testing, according to recent reports Apple & Hertz Cooperating For Self-Driving Car Fleet …

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Air Pollution & Dust Cuts Solar Cell Energy Output By Over 25% In Some Parts Of The World, Study Finds

A new study has now quantified the solar cell energy output loss occurring around the world as a result of air pollution and dust -- bringing one of the most serious limitations of solar photovoltaic reliance in the more polluted parts of the world to the forefront, and giving us a better view of what exactly is going on

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Norway’s Transition To Electric Vehicles Will Take Several Decades Even In Most Optimistic Scenarios, According To New Study

A new study from a researcher at Norway's Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) has released a new paper that argues that the transition to electric vehicles will take several decades even in the most optimistic scenarios Norway's Transition …

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NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got news on last summer's Tesla Autopilot crash that killed a driver, high demand for the Hyundai Ioniq, all-wheel-drive fuel economy, and a new, all-electric VW Microbus (but not for a few years). All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen has confirmed the all-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus will enter production, though it...

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award. In order to qualify as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest score of “Good” in the institute's five...

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Experts Conclude Shifting US Power Mix Does Not Endanger System Reliability

Two months after newly-minted US Energy Secretary Rick Perry sought answers about the reliability and market rules of the US electricity grid, a new report by Analysis Group has concluded that there is simply no evidence that the changing mix of the United States' electricity sector will affect system reliability.