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Alta Motors Debuts Redshift MXR, Achieving Cost & Performance Parity With Gas Bikes for New “Motorcycle Curious” Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Alta Motors, the leader in global lightweight electric vehicles, today announced it has introduced the 2018 Redshift MXR, the next evolution of Alta's popular off-road MX model. With several notable performance improvements, including a lighter overall weight, 50 horsepower, 147 lb-ft of torque, and a recharge time of 1.5 hours, the MXR comes with a price [&hellip

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New study finds sea level rise accelerating

The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration, driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 when compared to projections that assume a constant rate of sea level rise, according to lead author Steve Nerem. Nerem is a professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the …

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Catalina Island Is Deploying Its First All-Electric Bus Fleet

The tourism hotspot of Catalina Island in California will soon be home to its first all-electric bus fleet following the recent closing of a deal between the Catalina Island Company and BYD, which will see 3 BYD C6 electric buses deployed as tourist shuttles

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First Solar Made Good on Its Promise to Beat Out Gas Peakers With Solar and Batteries

Arizona Public Service will add a 50-megawatt battery system to its fleet for storing solar energy to use in evening peak hours. The regulated utility revealed Monday that it had signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with First Solar for the dispatchable solar power. The storage system will be paired with a new 65-megawatt solar plant in western Maricopa County, and should be up and running in 2021. This represents a significant escalation of storage activity for APS, which has developed storage systems …

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The Trump Infrastructure Plan Is ‘a Big Nothing Burger’ for Clean Energy

The Trump Administration dropped a long-awaited $200 billion infrastructure plan yesterday -- the same day as a proposed budget for 2019. The infrastructure document is meant to push Congress toward legislation that would revitalize roads, transit systems, and waterways and “stimulate at least …

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New BYD ADL Electric Bus Fleet Deployed In London — Route 153 Now All-Electric

Following on the successful electrification of 3 earlier bus routes in the region in partnership with China's BYD, London's Route 153 has now gone all-electric following the deployment of 11 new BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker buses (10.8 meters each)

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Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car's 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an EPA-rated range of 335 miles—70 miles more than the old car's rating of 265 miles. Over four-plus years and 76,000 miles of driving, the 85-kwh battery in my...

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Hydrogen challenge chart, electric-car fee, Tesla road trip, 2018 Fiat 500e preview: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a new state fee proposed for hybrids and electric cars, a 2018 Fiat 500e preview, a Tesla cross-country road trip, and a chart explaining the challenge for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Take our latest Twitter poll, which asks where you think we'll see the most electric-car innovation in...

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Playing Politics with Energy Security: How the Latest Congressional Budget Deal Raids the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Looking to finally reach a longer-term agreement to avoid an extended federal government shutdown last week, a bipartisan deal was reached in Congress in the early morning of February 9 that would fund the government for the next two years. As the details of the deal get combed over there is plenty to digest, even […] The post Playing Politics with Energy Security: How the Latest Congressional Budget Deal Raids the Strategic Petroleum Reserve appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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rEVolution Chat — in 1½ Hours

Revolution is the name of the game these days — or, rEVolution, as some of us like to put it. Here at CleanTechnica, our objective is to cover the EV revolution, solar revolution, wind revolution, energy storage revolution, and energy efficiency revolution. The reasoning is varied — cleaner air, new economic opportunities, cool tech, etc. — but one core reason is that we're racing to stop global warming, and we're not in the lead

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What will get more people to consider electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

A recent study from the University of California, Davis suggested that awareness of available plug-in electric cars among potential buyers was no higher in 2017 than it had been in 2014. Worse, only California car owners were surveyed—and that's the state in which roughly half of all the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the...

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Tesla’s Latest South Australia Battery Project to Rival the Capacity of a Coal Plant

South Australia is turning to Tesla once again for batteries to support the state's electric grid. But this time around the batteries are meant to be installed at homes and paired with solar panels, in what's being billing as “the world's largest virtual power plant.” Following the installation of the world's largest grid-scale battery adjacent to a South Australian wind farm, Tesla was awarded a deal to install solar panels and batteries in nearly 50,000 South Australian homes over the next five years, the …

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Other Than Bitcoin, What Else Can Blockchain Do? Think Solar Energy.

One industry which is actively working with Blockchain technology is the energy sector, a traditionally “un-innovative” sector with well established near-monopolies. In this sector, Blockchain is already enabling peer-to-peer energy transactions between neighbors. Imagine that your solar panels are going to deliver energy to the grid and/or charge your batteries at the most convenient time. And it all lies in the palm of your hand

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Just what the doctor ordered

Dr. Matt Bianchi had a problem. As chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, he needed a better way to diagnose sleep disorders. Typically, a patient seeking a diagnosis needs to come into a sleep lab and be attached to a number of devices. This setting is hardly representative of the patient's normal sleep environment. Bianchi needed a way to track and measure sleep at a patient's home. Bianchi outlined this problem in a recent presentation to the students of 2.75 (Medical Device …