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Electric cars taking over cities, industry executives weigh-in, a plug-in hybrid Range Rover: Today’s Car News

Today, Fiat-Chrysler's outspoken CEO casts doubt on electric cars, while Oxford in the U.K. and Los Angeles are betting big on going gas- and diesel-free. Talk about contradictory. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors' CEO had her own things to say about electric cars. Toyota is starting to test a semi with powertrain derived...

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Waymo Aims To Launch Self-Driving Ride Service Before Year’s End

There is intense competition to be the first company to market with a fully autonomous, driverless ride-sharing service, and if the news that The Information recently dropped is accurate, then Google/Alphabet-owned Waymo will be offering one imminently. Waymo Aims To Launch Self-Driving Ride Service Before Year's End was originally published on

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Sonnen Brings Its Virtual Power Plant to the US With a 2,900 Home Project

In Germany, startup Sonnen has built a nationwide shadow utility of networked home solar and storage systems. But when it arrived in the U.S., the policy landscape made that grand vision impractical to replicate. After a few years of selling energy storage as a premium alternative to the early home battery contenders, the company has now compiled a landmark deal that will singlehandedly dwarf the residential market, such as it is. Lacking the deregulation that gave Sonnen access to the wires in Germany, the …

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NASA pinpoints cause of Earth’s recent record carbon dioxide spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one of the largest on record — was responsible, but exactly how has been a subject of ongoing research. Analyzing the first 28 months of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, researchers conclude impacts of El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in …

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Drunk Driving Laws Should Be Reformed For People In Autonomous Cars

Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in charge of a vehicle is rightly considered a big no-no. It's dangerous and puts lives at risk. But what if the vehicle was autonomously driving itself, and you're technically just a passenger Drunk Driving Laws Should Be Reformed For People In Autonomous Cars was originally published on

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Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. DON'T MISS: LA Metro uses BYD's electric buses L.A.'s new...

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Oxford aims to be world’s first zero-emissions city

The college town of Oxford, England, is poised to become the first municipality in the United Kingdom to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars from its city center. A proposal headed to the Oxford City Council has four stages that would culminate in a city free of vehicular emissions by 2035. Initially, the city hopes to ban gas and diesel cars...

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A New Missouri Coalition Wants To Bring A Hyperloop Route To Town

A public-private partnership has been formed with the aim of assessing the feasibility of building a Hyperloop route between Kansas City and St Louis. A New Missouri Coalition Wants To Bring A Hyperloop Route To Town was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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GM’s Barra backpedals from “mandated” electric car statement

General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Tuesday to walk back from earlier statements that China would be artificially creating demand by mandating electric cars in the future. “Clearly we believe that the Chinese market will have the highest electric vehicles most quickly because of the regulatory environment,” she said, according to...

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Orient Green Power Looks To Hit 1 GW Of Installed Wind Capacity In 3–4 Years

Originally published on CleanTechies. Chennai-based wind generation company Orient Green Power, a joint venture between Shriram EPC and Bessemer Venture Partners, has announced plans to achieve 1,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity over the next 3-4 years. Taking advantage of the Indian government's ambitious wind energy initiatives, Orient Green Power is keen to increase [&hellip

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India Sees Lowest Ever Tariff Bids For Domestic Content Solar Projects

Originally published on CleanTechies. Even as India lost review of an earlier WTO decision that found mandatory use of Indian-made solar equipment against international norms, leading project developers in the country placed the lowest-ever bids for projects based on the domestic content requirement. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auctioned off two solar projects at [&hellip

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Couple Uses Tesla To Rescue Dogs

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman On my way up to a National Drive Electric Week event recently, I made a charging stop at the Port St. Lucie Tesla Supercharger station here in South Florida. While our Model S was charging, other Tesla owners gathered around to chat. I met one Tesla owner with an amazing story. [&hellip Couple Uses Tesla To Rescue Dogs was originally published on

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Solar Dominates In Mexico’s Second Renewable Energy Auction

Originally published on CleanTechies. The preliminary results of the much-awaited second renewable energy auction for Mexico were declared last week. According to the state power regulator and grid operator, the auction was highly competitive, with average price of renewables and clean energy certificates (CEL) declared at US$33.47/MWh. Solar dominated Mexico's second power auction, with more [&hellip

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Madhya Pradesh, India, Targets 2.2 GW With New Rooftop Solar Policy

Originally published on Planetsave. Another Indian state has approved a rooftop solar power policy with a target to contribute towards the ambitious target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar power capacity in the country by March 2022. The government of Madhya Pradesh has approved a rooftop solar power policy with incentives for consumers who wish [&hellip Madhya Pradesh, India, …

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Community Solar Project Will Retrain Underemployed & Unemployed Coal Miners

Originally published on Solar Love. San Diego-based Solar Alliance Energy plans to build a 500 kW community solar generation and battery storage project in Southern Illinois. The plan is to identify a site for the project and sign a power purchase agreement with a local utility in 2017, then start construction and complete it within [&hellip Community Solar Project …

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VW ID concept details, Mercedes Generation EQ, Lexus UX: Today’s Car News

We're on the ground at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and have details on the many green production and concept cars debuting there, including the Volkswagen ID, Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ, and Lexus UX concepts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have more details on the Volkswagen ID concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The 2017...

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Australian Energy Execs Banking Millions On Unburnable Fossil Fuel Exploration

A new report has revealed the numerous multi-million dollar bonuses awarded to Australian and international fossil fuel company executives who are able to explore and expand fossil fuel reserves — reserves which are unburnable under any legitimate two-degrees climate scenario. Australia-based environmental finance campaigners Market Forces, an affiliate of Friends of the Earth Australia, has [&hellip

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Europe To Install 140 GW Of New Wind Power Capacity In Next Ten Years, According To MAKE

Despite unprecedented policy uncertainty across the region, Europe is expected to install more than 140 GW of wind capacity over the next ten years, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. A new report from MAKE Consulting, Europe Power Outlook 2016, analyzed the wind power markets across Europe, and identified the key drivers and barriers for [&hellip Europe To …