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Life is Like a Model 3 Reservation … You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get

Tesla is still not talking much about the Model 3, but everybody else is. Have you noticed a wee bit of divisiveness in discussions of the Model 3 since the employee delivery party on July 28th? What I've been pondering since then is how the existing gap of split opinion regarding the most anticipated car in the known universe seems to have suddenly ripped open wider than the jaws of the car crusher at Monster Joe's wrecking …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Pours Praise On China For EV & Renewable Energy Leadership

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently sat down with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for an interview in front of around 30 US governors at the National Governors Association meeting. Musk teased the possibility of 2 or 3 more Tesla Gigafactories in front of the governors — many of whom have auto-manufacturing plants in their states. In a comprehensive interview that ranged from his vision for personal transport to the existential …

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Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla?

After our overview about the allegations surrounding Germany's top automakers, one has to wonder if Tesla may soon pose a deadly threat. A recent article in the Financial Times ponders this further, reporting that Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla? was originally published on

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Tesla Model 3 Ready To Race Tesla Model S … & Rumbling? (Video Fun)

We decided to create a video comparison for Model S and Model 3 ... but how? Sure, there are some spy shots and an increasing number of photos, but there have been very few side-by-side videos of the two vehicles together Tesla Model 3 Ready To Race Tesla Model S … & Rumbling? (Video Fun) was …

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Way Cool Tesla Model 3 Touchscreen Simulator, Production Pep Talk

A new Tesla Model 3 touchscreen simulator is now online so people waiting for their car to be built can familiarize themselves with how the device will work when their car finally lands in their driveway Way Cool Tesla Model 3 Touchscreen Simulator, Production Pep Talk was originally …

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Norway’s Arctic Oil & Gas Exploration Plans Stand In The Way Of Achieving Paris Climate Goals, Report Argues

While Norway has something of a reputation internationally as being "progressive" and "green," the country's well fed economy and society is largely the result of a highly productive fossil fuel extraction industry Norway's Arctic Oil & Gas Exploration Plans Stand In …

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Cruze Diesel driven, Model 3 mania, emission rules revisited, electric-car lessons: The Week in Reverse

What lessons have visitors, car shoppers, and advocates taught an EV showroom about how people really view electric cars? Which settled emissions regulations were reopened by the Trump Administration this week—and how do auto-industry lobbyists want them changed? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car...

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A Friend’s First Drive Experience Of The Nissan LEAF

After that 5-hour drive that might have been 2 hours, and my tardiness, I wanted my host to understand truly my passion for the Nissan LEAF. As I apologized for being later than scheduled, he suggested perhaps I should switch to a Chevy Bolt. I suggested he drive the LEAF. I easily count on everyone's [&hellip A Friend's First Drive Experience Of The Nissan LEAF was originally published on

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First Solar Hits 6 Gigawatts

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon More than 6 gigawatts (GW) of generation capacity have now been installed by First Solar's Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) group, according to a new press release from the company. The new milestone was passed sometime in early February, and was accompanied by the announcement that the company [&hellip First Solar Hits 6 Gigawatts was …

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Oregon Moving Ahead With Power Plant Reforms, Despite Clean Power Plan Delay

Despite the recent US Supreme Court decision to delay (or possibly scupper) President Barrack Obama's Clean Power Plan, the state of Oregon has apparently decided to press on with its own power plant reforms, according to recent reports. The West Coast state has passed a bill that will require the complete phaseout of coal-fired power [&hellip Oregon Moving Ahead With …

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Chile Achieves 1 Gigawatt Solar Power Capacity

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Chile recently surpassed the 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) project capacity milestone — with 1.013 GW of operational projects in the country, and another 165 megawatts (MW) expected to be installed shortly, according to new figures from the country's National Center for Innovation and Promotion of [&hellip Chile Achieves 1 …

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Low-Carbon Policies Could Cut 175,000 US Deaths Per Year

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Up to 175,000 annual pollution-related deaths in the US could be prevented by 2030 through the implementation of “low carbon” policies intended to prevent a 2° Celsius rise in temperature, according to a new analysis from Duke University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The analysis [&hellip Low-Carbon Policies …

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Are Clean Energy Tax Credits Equitable?

Over the last decade, U.S. households have received more than $18 billion in federal income tax credits for clean energy investments. In a new paper, Severin Borenstein and I use tax return data from the IRS to examine the socioeconomic characteristics of filers who receive these credits.read more

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Qatar Close To Opening 200 MW Solar Tender

The sovereign state of Qatar is getting close to opening its long-delayed 200-megawatt solar tender, according to recent reports. Despite being first mentioned all the way back in late 2012, the solar tender has yet to officially launch — with numerous delays since that earlier announcement. That looks to now be ending, though, based on Qatar Close To Opening 200 MW Solar Tender was …

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Capturing Methane to Fuel Drilling Operations

Methane emissions from fuel production have become an issue for regulators concerned about greenhouse gasses, as well as for oil and gas producers who see money going up in flames as gas flares. innovators are finding ways to capture the wasted natural gas and profitably use it to fuel their operations.read more

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The Shift Toward a Decentralized, Distributed Electric Grid Is Already Underway

The electricity sector is headed for a dramatic transformation at the edge of the grid, where utility meets customer. Like the evolution of markets such as telecommunications and computing, the phases of change will be varied and complex. Successful companies -- be they utilities or third-party service providers -- will recognize and adapt to market-specific drivers of change as they move toward enabling tomorrow's electricity system. In a new white paper,

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Decoupling and Demand Side Management in Colorado

Utility revenue decoupling is often seen as an enabling policy supporting “demand side management” (DSM) programs. DSM is a catch-all term for the things you can do behind the meter that reduce the amount of energy a utility needs to produce or the amount of capacity it needs to have available.read more

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Energy Quote of the Day: ‘A Novel Legal Strategy,’ Albeit Unconstitutional

Shell employed an interesting legal tactic when it preemptively sued several environmental and activist groups in order to head off potential legal challenges to the company's controversial Alaskan exploratory drilling program. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Shell's approach unconstitutional.read more

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Report: Tesla loses top communicator Simon Sproule to Aston Martin

Filed under: Aston Martin, Tesla Motors Looking for a new job? Have experience working in a frenetic environment, promoting cutting-edge mobility products for a demanding boss determined to change the way we travel on this planet, as well as how we trek to others? We hear Tesla …