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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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Cleantech Fun In Berlin — June 27

We're now announcing the plan for June 27, which involves some social networking, good food, and an EV charging walking tour that involves a "scathing critique" of EV charging stations, cleantech communications, and branding. Here's the schedule Cleantech Fun In Berlin — June 27 was originally published on

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How To Land One Of Tesla’s Coveted Intern Spots

Those of us who only dimly remember our college days may have an outdated view of what it means to be an intern. Days of tedious trips to the copy machine for no pay? Not in today's Silicon Valley. According to the web site Glassdoor, interns at Tesla make a median monthly pay of $4,480, and SpaceX interns make $4,080.

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Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War

Everybody seems to be piling on the poor oil barons these days. Just as Tony Seba's latest paper predicting the doom of the industry is making the rounds, a new book explains their predicament from an even more Tesla-centric perspective Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost …