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Will Toyota Prius Prime outsell Chevy Volt this year?

Compared to the U.S. sales of, say, full-size pickup trucks, the monthly reports on deliveries of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars contain some fairly low numbers. The Ford F-Series routinely sells 80,000 a month or more, while the most any plug-in car has ever sold in the U.S. is about 3,000 a month. (That statistic excludes Tesla, since...

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Air Quality In India’s New Delhi Worsening, Government Advances Rollout Of Euro 6 Fuel Standards To April 2018

The air pollution problem in northern India, and most specifically in New Delhi, is continuing to worsen — with PM 2.5 readings at the US Embassy there climbing to well over 600 ppm this week (the "safe" limit is 50 ppm)

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: further thoughts on 50 mpg after 1,200 miles

We've now spent more than 1,200 miles in a variety of Hyundai Ioniqs, but the bulk of them were covered in the conventional hybrid version of the five-door compact hatchback. That's the highest-volume version, while the battery-powered Ioniq Electric sells in lower numbers and the plug-in hybrid version won't hit the market until early next year...

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All CSP Prices Now 7 Cents Or Under In MENA, Says ACWA Power

In September, ACWA Power contracted with DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) to build the world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at 700 MW with 15 hours of storage, at 7.3 cents per kWh, one of a cascading series in 2017 of bombshell record-low CSP prices in 2017.

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Institute on track to meet campus climate action goals

MIT has been forging ahead on strategies to implement the Institute's Plan for Action on Climate Change, which was adopted in 2015. Two years after the plan was released, the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities now confirm that MIT is on the path to achieve the plan's call for at least a 32 percent reduction in campus emissions of greenhouse gases by the year 2030. MIT's greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 9 percent from 2016 levels, primarily due to electricity produced via a

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Truck Leasing & Fleet Management Firm Ryder Systems Placing Order For Tesla Semi Trucks

Following on news that Walmart, the trucking firm JB Hunt, and the Canada-based grocery chain Loblaw will all be placing orders and putting down reservations for Tesla's newly revealed semi truck, the truck leasing and fleet management firm Ryder Systems has revealed that it will be doing so as well

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France Won’t Achieve Goal Of Reducing Nuclear Share Of Power Mix To 50% Until 2030–2035, Environment Minister Reveals

France won't achieve its goals of reducing the share of its power mix held by nuclear energy to 50%, down from 75%, until the 2030–2035 timeframe (rather than by the 2025 target), the country's environment minister Nicolas Hulot has revealed

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NASA links port-city sea levels to regional ice melt

A new NASA tool links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice, such as southern Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula. It is intended to help coastal planners prepare for rising seas in the decades to come. All coastal cities will see some impacts of global sea level rise. But the new tool shows that, for example, New York City is more strongly affected by melting ice in northeastern …

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New Zealand Proposes Special “Climate Refugee” Visas For Pacific Islanders Forced From Homes By Rising Seas

The creation of special "climate refugee" visas for Pacific Islanders forced from their homes by rising sea levels were proposed by New Zealand, the country's new climate change minister has revealed, as the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, concluded

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Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault all to ‘target’ electric cars in 2020, CEO Ghosn says

Carlos Ghosn has been an advocate of electric cars for years, but after initial disappointment, he's ready to take on the segment with even greater focus. The CEO of the Renault Nissan Alliance that now includes Mitsubishi predicted the rise of electric cars nearly a decade ago, and oversaw the first-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe...

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Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a consistent pattern in solar: for every cumulative doubling of production volume, the price of PV modules has decreased at an average of around 20 percent. It has been this way since the early days of the industry (with some ups and downs due to varying market conditions) and it continues to this day. But there's one problem. People keep calling this …

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Keystone XL Is Far From Certain

The state of Nebraska just cleared one of the last hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline, potentially ending a decade-long saga over the 1,700-mile pipeline. The post, Keystone XL Is Far From Certain, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham The Nebraska Public Service Commission, a five-member regulatory body, voted 3-2 in favor of the project, […] The post Keystone XL Is Far From Certain appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Section 201: A Look at Key Markets. As Tariff-ying as You Think?

On October 31, the International Trade Commission (ITC) released their much anticipated remedy recommendations. Though the recommendations' impacts are by no means benign, they certainly could have been far worse if Suniva and SolarWorld had their way. The ITC has suggested three possible remedies: Chairman Schmidtlein has suggested a 10% ad valorem tariff on […] The post Section 201: A Look at Key Markets. As Tariff-ying as You Think? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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EPA’s Pruitt Tries to Open a Loophole to Allow Super-Polluting Trucks on Our Roads

Have you ever seen a truck belching black soot as you drive on the highway and wondered, “isn't that level of pollution illegal?” We see less and less of that these days, thanks to common sense standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that protect us from this harmful, excessive pollution. But that progress is […] The post EPA's Pruitt Tries to Open a Loophole to Allow Super-Polluting Trucks on Our Roads appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article