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Siemens Gamesa Signs Another MoU Towards Development Of Offshore Wind In Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed yet another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Taiwan with the express purpose of helping to develop the Taichung Harbor in Taiwan for offshore wind activities, following its MoU signed in December with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation.

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In fieldwork program, students take the lead

A group of MIT students said “Aloha, Hawaii!” during the latest Independent Activities Period, but it wasn't for a month of vacation. The students were tasked with conducting research and collecting data samples, which will help them further understand the environmental conditions of soil and air quality on the Island of Hawaii (a.k.a. “the Big Island”). The research was part of the Traveling Research Environmental eXperiences (TREX) program hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), which …

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MIT neuroscientists give “invisible” cells a new look

Neurons are the star of the show in brain science, but MIT researchers believe they don't work alone to process information. In new research funded by a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory is working to uncover the likely crucial role of a supporting cast member with a stellar-sounding name: the astrocyte. The work could ultimately provide insight into many brain …

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Greenlots Working With Californian Utility For Turnkey Charging Solutions In Critical Spots

If you live in PG&E's utility network, there is a program you might be interested in checking out. Greenlots provides grid-enabled EV smart charging solutions that have caught the eyes of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which has launched a program that will help further the adoption of electric vehicles in the region. In particular, PG&E is working with Greenlots to roll out intelligent EV charging in the areas of most latent demand — at multifamily buildings, workplaces, and universities

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rEVolution 2018 — Tony Seba, William Li, Colin McKerracher, Kristof Vereenooghe, Monica Araya, & Me

As you may have noticed, one of my favorite events of 2017 was the first annual rEVolution conference from EVBox. That's where it was announced that Engie was acquiring EVBox, and there were also presentations from a host of electric vehicle leaders (including — shocker — yours truly)

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Global Warming Is Going To Demolish Economies & Societies

We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and stronger storms slamming the coast. Some comments under the article highlighted that such threats persist along vast US coastlines as well as coastlines across the world — it's not just Florida. The fact of the matter is, humans have long settled close to seas, rivers, oceans, gulfs, and bays — and many of the world's most populated and economically …

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2019 Chevy Silverado: how a big, thirsty pickup gets more fuel-efficient

The highest-volume vehicle GM sells in North America is a full-size pickup truck—one that likely also contributes outsize profits from each of its hundreds of thousands of units. So the launch of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Saturday night before the Detroit auto show was a big deal for the company. Like every other new vehicle for a new...

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9 Down, 1 To Go — A Personal Tale Of 7 Years With Electric Cars

My lease is up. My BMW i3 — my snappy and ugly duckling — has been returned to AVIS. There was a waiting line, so no chance of extending the lease. I have a reservation for the Tesla Model 3 due to be delivered by the end of the year. So, while I ponder on what to do next, let me recap which EVs I have experienced in the last 7 years. Luckily I have a bunch of electric bikes (some hand-built) that I can ride in the meantime, and I promise you they are nothing you would expect — but that's another story

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Mexico’s Record Solar Prices Fall Below the Average Cost of Energy From Gas and Coal

Low costs will keep Mexico at the vanguard of the Latin American solar market, a region that will account for 11 percent of global PV demand by 2022. Latin America made up just 3 percent of global demand last year, but the region's importance is set to soar, according to GTM Research's Global Solar Demand Monitor. In the final quarter of 2017 alone, Latin America added a total …

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Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Thee Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29-pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid installations on the island. The regulations, which are now open for 30 days of public comment, synthesized pages of responses received after a November 10 …

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China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three years. The move is one of many recently that will eventually see traditional internal-combustion cars all but eliminated from new vehicles sales in the country. The changes...