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World’s #1 Renewable Energy Installer, NextEra, Powers On With Renewables Despite Trump

Originally published on RenewEconomy By Simon Nicholas The best-performing electricity utility in the USA is also the world's biggest installer of renewables. Despite the current Presidential regime's attempts to defend the coal industry, the U.S. is home to a utility breaking world records for renewable energy development. NextEra Energy Inc. is a major American electricity generator with 47 GW [&hellip

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Arizona Could Implement Huge Energy Storage Mandate, Aim For 80% Renewables By 2050

As US president Donald Trump throws his support behind “beautiful clean coal,” the American state of Arizona — a Republican Party stronghold — is poised to take the lead on energy storage in the country as it tosses up whether to impose an 80% clean energy target by

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Used BMW i3, Used Nissan LEAF, or … ?

2½ years ago, I asked readers here on CleanTechnica to help me out with a tough decision — which electric car to get. We were planning to move to Florida, or back to Florida in my case (I've been living in Poland for nearly 10 years now, and my wife is from here, so she has lived here most of her life). I left Florida 14 years ago (mid-2004) in large part because of the car-oriented, sprawling development patterns down there, but I've missed the wonderful beaches ever since and would also like my parents to have some time with my …

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Here’s how California’s carpool (HOV-lane) stickers work now

For years, green-car buyers in California have enjoyed a special perk: access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes that can whiz past gridlock, even with just a single occupant. Now, updates to the rules signed into law in October by Governor Jerry Brown will likely change the way owners and shoppers view the coveted carpool-lane stickers and how they...

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Effect of Trump solar-panel import tariffs on clean-power growth debated

A majority of the photovoltaic solar panels used in the U.S. are imported from such countries as China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Now, environmentalists and energy analysts worry that the new 30-percent tariff on solar-panel imports announced last Monday by President Donald Trump may stymie the rapidly growing clean-energy...

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Graduate Student Council launches inclusion initiative

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) has undertaken important diversity and inclusion efforts in recent months, with a particular focus on improving the student experience in the Institute's academic departments. The GSC's new Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DIS), which is led by SMArchS computation student Ty Austin, is at the center of this work. In the short time since its formation at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, the DIS has already made headway thanks in large part to its inaugural Department …

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Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast “Turbo Charging”

Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for power, handling, and features, and sold at highly profitable prices. Then came the Tesla Model S, a five-seat hatchback sedan that offered striking looks and stunning performance...

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2017 China Electric Car Sales Blow World Out Of The Water — BAIC EC-Series Is A Superstar

The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in December. A total of 102,000 new passenger PEVs were registered last month, up 130% year over year. Yes, that was just December, and it pulled the year-to-date count to over 600,000 units, up 71% compared to

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Trump administration to work with Saudis on carbon capture for fossil fuels

Last month, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian officials to research "carbon capture" technology for fossil fuels, the Department of Energy announced. Perry and Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding to "establish a framework for...

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Looming Closure of Davis-Besse, Perry Puts Focus on Advocacy for Future of Nuclear Energy in Ohio and the Nation

First Energy to declare bankruptcy and close David-Besse and Perry nuclear plants. Ohio Millennials Organize Over Future of Advanced Reactors. ‘Titans of Nuclear' Podcasts Launch to Promote Nuclear Energy Message to Address Climate Change. Third Way's Todd Allen Interviews CEO of X-Energy on Firm's Game Changing Reactor Design. Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. Image: First Energy […] The post Looming Closure of Davis-Besse, Perry Puts Focus on Advocacy for Future of Nuclear Energy in Ohio and the Nation appeared first on The …

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Spain’s Energy Regulator Rejects Government Plan to Prop Up Coal

Spain's energy regulator has rejected an attempt by the government to prop up the nation's oldest and most polluting coal power plants, stating that Spain's massive overcapacity means it can safely close a “significant part of the existing coal fleet” without undermining security of supply. So write Gerard Wynn of IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […] The post Spain's Energy Regulator Rejects Government Plan to Prop Up Coal appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Performance of the New England Power Grid During Extreme Cold, December 25th to January 8th

The Independent System Operator for the New England power grid (ISO-NE) has produced a summary brief describing the challenges associated with Arctic Outbreak 2017-2018, a period of substantially below normal temperatures that lasted from Dec.25, 2017 until Jan. 8, 2018. After describing the intensity of the cold wave with a number of graphs, charts, images […] The post Performance of the New England Power Grid During Extreme Cold, December 25th to January 8th appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Five Things You Should Know (and Figures You Should See) About Energy Pricing Reforms in the Gulf

Since the oil price drop in the summer of 2014, Gulf countries have made significant advances to reform fossil fuel prices. Besides announcing a structural overhaul of its development plans (including cultural reforms such as allowing women to drive), Saudi Arabia reformed energy prices in 2015, after United Arab Emirates (UAE) implemented two large pricing […] The post Five Things You Should Know (and Figures You Should See) About Energy Pricing Reforms in the Gulf appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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EIA Expects 2018 and 2019 Natural Gas Prices to Remain Relatively Flat

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA expects the Henry Hub natural gas spot price to average $2.88 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2018 and $2.92/MMBtu in 2019, slightly lower than the 2017 average of $2.99/MMBtu. Lower prices in 2018 and 2019 reflect EIA's expectation of increased natural gas production and relatively flat consumption. […] The post EIA Expects 2018 and 2019 Natural Gas Prices to Remain Relatively Flat appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article