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Rise Up Board Game Is A Creative Tool For Activism & People Power

A new board game from the folks who created Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, aims to be not only a fun strategic game to play, but to also act as "a creative tool to inspire conversations about activism in our own communities." Rise Up Board Game Is A Creative Tool For Activism & …

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India Extends Transmission Charge Exemption For Solar Projects

In a bid to push solar power tariffs even lower and incentivize as many states as possible to procure electricity from large-scale solar power projects through long-term agreements, the Indian government has extended a crucial incentive linked to interstate transmission of electricity

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India Could Add 300,000 Renewable Energy Jobs In Five Years, But Is Unlikely To Do So

In its attempt to meet some of the most aggressive capacity addition targets, India could add around 300,000 new jobs in the renewable energy sector, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council states. India Could Add 300,000 Renewable Energy Jobs In Five Years, But Is Unlikely To …

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Indian State Of Bihar Hopes To Attract $3 Billion In Renewable Energy Investments

The Indian state of Bihar has announced plans to attract investments in the renewable energy market to achieve the target set by the central government. Indian State Of Bihar Hopes To Attract $3 Billion In Renewable Energy Investments was originally published on

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Hong Kong Is The Latest Tesla Hotspot — For Now

Hong Kong has become the latest Tesla hotspot. Of all the cars sold in the territory last year, nearly 7% were Teslas, according to Bloomberg. The brand totally dominates Hong Kong's electric vehicle market - 87% of electric vehicles [EVs] sold there in Q4 2016 were Teslas Hong Kong Is The Latest …

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3 Takeaways from the Renewable Energy Finance Forum: Taxes, Merchant Solar and Customer Choice

It's tough to get large-scale solar deals done in 2017, but there was no palpable haze over the crowd of financiers at Renewable Energy Finance Forum this year. Sure, volatility still defines many sectors of the solar market, the U.S. pulled out the Paris climate agreement and the federal government is skeptical of intermittent renewable energy resources. But the speakers and audience at REFF-Wall St. were focused on the opportunities in front of them, and …

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Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of School of Engineering

Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has been named dean of MIT's School of Engineering, effective July 1. He will succeed Ian A. Waitz, the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, who will become MIT's vice chancellor. During his six-year tenure as head of MIT's largest …

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Probing the magnetic universe

Nuclear Science and Engineering Associate Professor Nuno Loureiro has spent his first year and a half at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) exploring the magnetic processes crucial to understanding how to sustain fusion in a tokamak like the Center's Alcator C-Mod project. Now, with the help of a National Science Foundation Early Career Development award, he is also looking beyond the fusion vacuum chamber …

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Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning Tells Definitive Story Of Company’s Beginnings

This new video isn't the first time Marc Tarpenning has recounted the birth of Tesla (he and his erstwhile partner Martin Eberhard delivered a fascinating account in a speech at Stanford last October), but this is as concise and engaging a version as we've seen yet

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NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got news on last summer's Tesla Autopilot crash that killed a driver, high demand for the Hyundai Ioniq, all-wheel-drive fuel economy, and a new, all-electric VW Microbus (but not for a few years). All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen has confirmed the all-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus will enter production, though it...

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award. In order to qualify as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest score of “Good” in the institute's five...

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Experts Conclude Shifting US Power Mix Does Not Endanger System Reliability

Two months after newly-minted US Energy Secretary Rick Perry sought answers about the reliability and market rules of the US electricity grid, a new report by Analysis Group has concluded that there is simply no evidence that the changing mix of the United States' electricity sector will affect system reliability.

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Middle East & Africa Wind Capacity Set To Increase By 40 Gigawatts By 2026, Predicts MAKE

New wind power capacity in the Middle East and Africa region in 2016 amounted to 676 megawatts, but MAKE Consulting expects the region's capacity to skyrocket over the next decade, with an expected 40 gigawatts being installed between 2017 to 2026. Middle East & Africa …

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What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree that AWD is a must-have in wintry climes, the selection of cars with high fuel economy and AWD is limited. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon...

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World Bank Commits $54.4 Million To Reliable Electricity & Renewables In Mongolia

The World Bank announced last week that it would contribute $54.4 million in financing to help the Mongolian government address important electricity reliability issues while also supporting the development of the country's first large-scale solar PV power plant. World …

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Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Stuttgart is a city that is plowing a path forward to an electrified future powered by renewable wind and solar energy. Its leaders envision citizens zooming around on electric bikes that can be loaded onto silent electric trains headed to destinations near and far Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds …