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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally

It is a huge question in development economics: If a program yields good results in one country, will it work in another? Does a vaccination policy in India translate to Africa? Does a teen-pregnancy prevention program in Kenya work in Rwanda? And: Why or why not? Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new …

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Polestar Now An Electric Sports Car Company!

Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, the Volvo-owned tuning firm is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business — by becoming a manufacturer in its own right Polestar Now …

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Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Once you leave your zero-carbon footprint home for a clean holiday using your long-range electric vehicle (EV), what's better than arriving at your destination and finding yourself ready to continue your zero-emission journey on an electric boat? The idea of lounging and cruising quietly on lakes and seas on an electric pontoon is pretty tempting, and will soon be possible via the solar-powered Soel Yacht …

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Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How Oceans Absorb Heat & Carbon Dioxide

A new study by NASA and MIT helps demonstrate how the oceans absorb heat and carbon dioxide and sequester them for up to a century or more. It also shows how that ability is coming to an end as ocean temperatures rise. Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How …

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5 More Cleantech Revolutionaries Joining Us In Berlin & Wroclaw

We're one week away from our next Cleantech Revolution Tour conference. We have another 5 presenters and panelists to announce, bringing us toward what we expect will be fascinating discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as fruitful cleantech networking that will bring more business to early cleantech leaders, sprout new cleantech ideas, and stimulate new friendships

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Iberdrola and MIT Energy Initiative announce $10.3 million collaboration

Building on a shared commitment to driving innovation and education in energy and climate solutions, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Iberdrola Chairman and CEO Ignacio S. Galán met on MIT's campus to renew and significantly expand the collaboration between the Institute and the global power company. The $10.3 million, five-year collaboration aims to advance technologies and policies that contribute to the energy transition and the fight against climate …

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Romania Doubles Incentives For Plug-In Electric Vehicles

In a bid to help reduce the country's growing air pollution problems, the government of Romania has reportedly doubled the incentives on offer for buyers of plug-in electric vehicles Romania Doubles Incentives For Plug-In Electric Vehicles was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; ‘AirBnB’ for charging?

The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them. Now, the idea is being applied to charging stations across the United Kingdom with the introduction of the Chargie smartphone app. Chargie aims to redefine how electric-car...

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Chargie Opens Bookable Electric Car Charging Service In UK — Aims For International Market

Chargie is such a simple answer to range anxiety. The site is fresh — a simple, bookable, peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging service. If you're driving an EV in the UK, as of this week, you can visit Chargie (www.chargie.net) to book a charge at domestic charge points across the Chargie Opens Bookable Electric Car Charging Service In UK — Aims For …

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Real-world diesel emission study shows latest standards must be applied to heavy trucks

When a major lobbying group issues a statement replying to an academic study before that study even hits the media, you know it's major. On Monday, the Diesel Technology Forum responded to an article in Nature with a statement that supported "improved real-world testing" of diesel emissions. Those more stringent tests, the group's executive...

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San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an...

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US Residential Solar Capacity Down 17% Year-Over-Year for Q1

It could have been the unusually wet winter, but it's more likely a combination of seasonal factors and market fundamentals that resulted in a slow start to the year for residential solar in California. New residential solar capacity in the state fell by 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017, according to the forthcoming Q2 2017 U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The decline is even more pronounced …