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Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid

Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid. As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity. Another 22 MW of batteries are planned for the last two months of […] The post Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization not seen in other models. The first Fortwo rolled off the line at Smartville (in Hambach, France) almost 20 years ago, but it took another nine years for the little cars to...

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Energy Policy in Trump’s Washington: Year One

Nearly one year after President Trump was sworn into office, we're re-examining the state of energy politics in Washington. Our post-election episodes were some of our most popular shows of last year. This week, we're returning to the subject now that we've got experience, and not just speculation. Amy Harder, an energy and climate reporter with Axios, joins us to talk about a wide range of topics: deregulation, solar tariffs, ANWR drilling, …

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2018 Nissan Leaf: rumored timing, steps for U.S. rollout

With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV on the market since December and Tesla Model 3 deliveries said to start within a few months, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf is in danger of getting lost in the noise level. The second generation of Nissan's pioneering electric car will likely be unveiled within the next three months. But what happens after that?...

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Flying Cars Could Happen. But They’ll Probably Create More Problems Than They Solve

There's a lot of excitement around flying cars right now -- even if they basically just giant drones. Whether piloted or autonomous, taxis or private vehicles, they've been hailed by futurists as the ideal way to reduce journey times across urban landscapes, and ease city road congestion. But despite the media hype (or perhaps because of it), there are reasons to be skeptical of this vision. Big names …

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Chevy Bolt & Tesla Model 3 Drivetrain Costs … Tesla vs UAW … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

Last week was one crazy busy week, especially as we prepped for the Cleantech Revolution Tour conference coming to Berlin and Wroclaw in one month. The top stories of the week were a bit more controversial than the norm, too. Check them out if you happened to miss them Chevy Bolt & Tesla Model 3 Drivetrain Costs … Tesla vs UAW … (Top 20 CleanTechnica …

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12 Factors That Will Limit Chevy Bolt Sales In The US (Part 2)

The Chevrolet Bolt is off to a respectable start in terms of US sales, but will it become America's top-selling green car? In “12 Factors That Will Limit Chevy Bolt Sales In The US (Part 1),” I offered up the first 6 factors that will unfortunately limit the Bolt's sales, preventing it from coming close to those achieved by the Toyota Prius at its height of popularity. In this article, I close out my case with 6 more factors

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Mini E to return, Mercedes electric SUV driven, diesel NOx emissions bad, Karma redux: Today’s Car News

Today, two cars with plugs return—one luxury plug-in hybrid, and one all-electric minicar in a couple of years—plus grim news about diesel emissions, an ambitious electric motorcycle ride, a phone app for British electric-car drivers, and a scary IIHS video. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It's 380 miles from San Francisco to...

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Teralytics Real-Time Data Helps Cities Reduce Emissions

A new study conducted in Nuremberg, Germany, by big data company Teralytics, Telefonica NEXT, and sustainability solution provider South Pole Group has shown how analysing mobile network data can be used as an effective way to estimate the level of carbon emissions and air pollution in cities at low cost Teralytics Real-Time Data Helps Cities Reduce Emissions was originally published …

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For great challenges, a global strategy

At a time of great societal challenges worldwide, MIT has released a new plan for global engagement, outlining a framework for the Institute's burgeoning international activites in education, research, innovation, and service. Published after extensive consultations with members of the Institute community, the report, “A Global Strategy for MIT,” establishes core principles to help guide the Institute's future international activities, and proposes …

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British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show last year, the vehicle represents a conceptual version of the first of many electric vehicles to come from the Germany luxury marque. In fact, parent company Daimler has already...

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MIT Corporation life member and biotech pioneer Henri Termeer dies at 71

MIT Corporation life member and biotechnology pioneer Henri A. Termeer, who led the iconic Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades, with a strong focus on combating rare diseases, died on Friday night at his home in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was 71. Widely regarded as a founder of Boston's biotech industry, Termeer joined a fledgling Genzyme in the early 1980s, when the biotech industry itself was still in its infancy. Serving as Genzyme's chairman, president, and CEO from 1983 until 2011, Termeer nurtured …

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Waymo & Lyft Partnering On Self-Driving Vehicles

Waymo (Google) and the popular ride-hailing firm Lyft will be partnering on the promotion and rollout of self-driving vehicle technology, according to a new press release from the companies Waymo & Lyft Partnering On Self-Driving Vehicles was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers used their cars, recharged them, and otherwise...

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US Energy Dept. Wants You To Use Electricity Like Facebook, Or Something

How much damage can one image do? We may find out soon enough. US President Trump's own Department of Energy is circulating an infographic that wipes the floor with the President's pro-coal message, pitches wind and solar, and makes mincemeat out of the entire Trump Administration energy policy US Energy Dept. Wants You To Use Electricity Like Facebook, Or Something was …