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Watch the Live Broadcast From US Power & Renewables Summit 2017

GTM Squared will live-stream all panels from U.S. Power & Renewables Summit 2017. Squared members get exclusive access to the live broadcast and the video-on-demand after the event. See the broadcast agenda below and join today to make sure you don't miss any insights! Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (all times CT) 8:40 …

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Connecting through conversation

Last year, during a reception on campus, MIT senior Joshua Charles Woodard was introduced to Claire Conceison, the Quanta Professor of Chinese Culture and professor of theater arts. The two proceeded to have a conversation in Mandarin, Woodard's minor, which ended with an on-the-spot invitation for Woodard to visit Shanghai and study Beijing opera for two weeks with a small group of her students. Woodard savored the experience and, as he now considers a career in diplomacy and East Asian affairs, still marvels at how …

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Radioactive Material Accumulating In Sands & Brackish Groundwater Of Beaches Up To 60 Miles From Fukushima

Radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster is accumulating in the sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away from the nuclear power plant itself, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on October

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Amazon’s Mighty Wind (Cleantech Talk #38)

Episode 38 of Cleantech Talk kicks off with a discussion of how, while China may be overperforming with its solar panel buildout, those panels are underperforming due to the low air quality there. Which is a polite way of saying that coal-combustion aerosols are reducing solar panels' electricity harvest -- by up to a third! (Dark aerosols, like soot, tend to absorb light; other aerosols such as sulfates and nitrates, reflect light. In both cases, the aerosols prevent light from reaching solar panels below.)

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Study: Replacing Private Cars In Urban Areas With Shared Mobility Services Reduces Car Numbers, Carbon Emissions, & Parking Needs

The replacement of private car traffic in urban areas with shared mobility services reduces the number of cars needed, carbon dioxide emissions, and parking needs, according to a new study from the International Transport Forum (ITF)

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Study: Corals Eat Plastic Debris Because It Tastes Good To Them

Rather than it simply being the case that corals eat tiny plastic debris because they mistake it for prey, chemical additives in the plastic may be acting as a feeding stimulant — making the plastic "taste good" — according to a new study from Duke University. As a reminder here, corals have no eyes, and aren't thought to possess much of a visual system

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Climate Change May Stunt Ability Of Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Lakes & Coastal Waters, Exacerbating Drinking Water Scarcity

Climate change, through the impacts of increasingly extreme rainfall events and melting permafrost on the organic matter content of various bodies of water, may lead to a stunting of the ability of the sun's ultraviolet light to disinfect the world's lakes and coastal waters, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports

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Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more

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Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards

Westerners are a hardy bunch. They are used to working through adverse conditions and making the best of what the land provides. That includes fighting to defend requirements from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that are designed to cut wasted natural gas and maximize revenue for community projects. This is despite repeated attempts from […] The post Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds a refrigerated compartment to the existing e-NV200 electric small delivery van to keep various perishable goods fresh while in transit. The brand says the e-NV200's size will...

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Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds a refrigerated compartment to the existing e-NV200 electric small delivery van to keep various perishable goods fresh while in transit. The brand says the e-NV200's size will...

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BREAKING: 1st Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Full-Scale Project Under Construction (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Sitting at a Hyperloop Transportation Technologies presentation here at Autonomy, it was fun listening to Chairman Bibop G. Gresta talk about transportation problems and then how hyperloops can help solve them. He's a funny guy, and he put the problems of current transportation methods into stark terms (using pictures and videos from the real world, of course)

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BNEF Says NEG Could Deliver 42% Renewables By 2030, Same As Finkel

Originally published on RenewEconomy Leading energy industry analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance says the federal government's proposed National Energy Guarantee could deliver a 42% renewable energy share by 2030 – the same level forecast by the Finkel Review. The assessment is significant because the prospect of a 42% share of renewables was clearly too much [&hellip BNEF Says NEG Could …