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Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular segment in Europe and stronger even in Canada than in the U.S. Sadly, U.S. car buyers are not only ignoring small hatchbacks but passenger sedans as well—and moving...

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MindHandHeart study break

On a Tuesday last month at 8:25 p.m. in Baker House, students were scattered around the dorm's lounges, chipping away at PSETs and studying for exams. At 8:30, more than 50 of them rushed down to the first floor for a moment away. Residents of were treated to sushi, gratitude card writing, and a visit from the stress dogs of Puppy Lab. This was the third in a series of study breaks organized by

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IEA World Energy Outlook 2017 Describes “A World In Transformation”

The International Energy Agency published its annual World Energy Outlook report this week in which it describes "A world in transformation" defined by four large-scale shifts currently underway in the global energy system, led by the "rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies."

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STEX25 strengthens collaboration between startups and industry

Most startup accelerators focus on early growth opportunities, providing startups with seed funding and mentorship, encouraging team building, and advancing product development. Then there's STEX25, an accelerator launched last year by MIT Startup Exchange that prioritizes connecting industry partners of the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) with top growth-stage MIT-connected startups. The ILP and MIT Startup Exchange are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations. “Fostering corporate partnerships …

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Why Ioniq and Leaf didn’t win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially zero-emission vehicle into an entirely new market segment. The Pacifica is our favorite among minivans, though we'll be curious to drive the redesigned Toyota Sienna expected soon...

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Global Emissions Increase In 2017 After 3 Stable Years

Global carbon emissions will increase in 2017 after three stable years of little-to-no growth according to new research published this week, growing by 2% over 2016 levels and predicted to increase again in 2018, meaning that time is running out to keep global temperature increases to below 2 °C and anything even nearing 1.5 °

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The Mobility House — Used EV Batteries Intelligently Powering The World (CleanTechnica Video)

One of the top presentations at EVBox's first annual rEVolution conference earlier this year came from Thomas Raffeiner, CEO & Founder of The Mobility House. In this presentation, Thomas highlighted a few projects used old EV batteries and helping to intelligently manage extreme as well as regular electricity needs in these locations. The Mobility House has partnered with Nissan, Renault, Daimler, and others for these projects. In my eyes, though, the most interesting project was with the Vatican. The presentation is worth a …

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The Natural Gas Industry Is Fear-Mongering In California

As solar, wind and batteries only get cheaper, the natural gas industry is starting to panic. Particularly now that they may be regulated into obsolescence in California. You know, the same industry that brought us the biggest natural disaster in the US wants to ensure its continued viability as a major source of electricity.

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US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

While President Trump has announced the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. Despite the administration's stance and its many efforts to end U.S. action to reduce carbon emissions, numerous U.S. governors arrived at the Global Climate Change Summit in Bonn...

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These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town all signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which...

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The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

A fire erupted at an oil pipeline connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and the two Arab allies are pointing the finger at Tehran. Iranian officials denied any involvement, but the incident is the latest in a series of events that are intensifying conflict between the Middle Eastern rivals. The post, The War That Would Transform Oil […] The post The War That Would Transform Oil Markets appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit is a Bipartisan Success Story, Which House Republicans Want to Undo

As the House and Senate develop their respective versions of a tax reform bill, the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit is positioned to be a potential bargaining chip. The House's version of the bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” includes a repeal of the EV tax credit. The Senate's newly introduced version, at the moment, doesn't […] The post The Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit is a Bipartisan Success Story, Which House Republicans Want to Undo appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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3 Ways Dynegy is Trying to Make Illinoisans Bail Out its Aging Coal Fleet

Dynegy, a Texas-based energy giant, is pulling out all the stops in Illinois to keep uneconomic and dirty coal plants running. Dynegy is Illinois' largest producer of coal-fired electricity, but the falling prices of other power sources, including renewable energy, have hurt the company's bottom line. Last year, Dynegy tried to ramrod customer-funded coal subsidies […] The post 3 Ways Dynegy is Trying to Make Illinoisans Bail Out its Aging Coal Fleet appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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U.S. Delegation Offers Up Clean Coal Side Event at COP23

Back in 2015 at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, the U.S. delegation presented numerous side events in the Blue Zone, from EPA, NASA, NOAA, the Department of Energy and more. The United States clearly embraced its role as a world leader at a historic global inflection point. Fast forward two years, to the end of […] The post U.S. Delegation Offers Up Clean Coal Side Event at COP23 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The New genZe e-201 Electric Bike — Connectivity Is The Name of The Game (CleanTechnica Review Part I)

It's been a while since we've heard and talked about the genZe electric bicycles (e-bikes), and the company has since released the followup to its e-101, the e-201. The new genZe e-201 e-Bike is out and connectivity is the name of game