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The Heaviest Tow By An Electric Vehicle Ever & Margot Robbie Talks Nissan Electric Ecosystem

The spirited, intelligent Margot Robbie shows her prowess once again, this time for her choices as she lends her voice to the cause of clean energy. Not only clean energy, but clean energy for people in need, for people in dire situations — some of the 1.3 billion around the world without any power

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Natural Gas Provides Only a “Short and Narrow Bridge” to a Low-Carbon Future

The oil industry is pinning its hopes on natural gas. To hear oil executives tell it, natural gas is a veritable “bridge between a fossil fuel past and a carbon-free future,” as Bloomberg News put it recently. It's a story that makes sense on its face: natural gas emits about one-half of the carbon dioxide […] The post Natural Gas Provides Only a “Short and Narrow Bridge” to a Low-Carbon Future appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%, Cut Oil Use 23%, Save 5,300 Lives Per Year

America's transportation sector is undergoing a profound shift toward cleaner and more efficient vehicles. Today, transportation is responsible for 27% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but continued cost declines in electric vehicle (EV) prices and sufficient deployment of charging infrastructure could dramatically reduce transportation emissions over the coming decades. However, EVs are not the only […] The post Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%, Cut Oil Use 23%, Save 5,300 Lives Per Year appeared first on …

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How Romania Can Become a Key Player in the European Gas Market

Romania has the third largest natural gas reserves within the European Union (EU) and new reserves are still being discovered. With domestic gas production within the EU declining, the country could play an important role in the regional market. But for this to happen, interconnections need to be expanded and the liberalization of the market […] The post How Romania Can Become a Key Player in the European Gas Market appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Growth in Plug-In Electric Vehicles Depends on Future Market Conditions

Cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, reached 1.2 million worldwide in 2015. Still, PEVs account for less than 1% of vehicles in use globally. Future developments in battery technology, policy, and consumer preference have important implications for future PEV adoption and serve as a great […] The post Growth in Plug-In Electric Vehicles Depends on Future Market Conditions appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Advanced Nuclear Designs Imagined in Third Way Exhibit

The Washington, DC, think tank Third Way has commissioned a stunning collection of six possible use cases and artistic renderings of how advanced nuclear reactor technologies would fit in various communities. The images and uses cases are online in a new web page that is now part of the Third Way's innovative advocacy effort for […] The post Advanced Nuclear Designs Imagined in Third Way Exhibit appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Fossil Fuel Dollars Flow into Local Elections Threatening Development in the West

This election season, cities in Colorado and Washington are proving to be battlegrounds for community groups pushing to locally restrict oil, gas, and coal development. And in both places, the fossil fuel industry has been pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into making sure that doesn't happen. In Colorado, the drilling boom that accompanied hydraulic fracturing […] The post Fossil Fuel Dollars Flow into Local Elections Threatening Development in the West appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Interdisciplinary materials science a key to progress

Interdisciplinary materials research holds the key to solving the existential challenges facing humanity, former Sandia National Laboratories executive Julia M. Phillips told researchers who gathered for the annual MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) Materials Day Symposium last month. “What is both very exciting for us as materials researchers, also a little frustrating, is that the real impact of materials occurs when they turn into something that you actually carry around in your pocket or whatever,” Phillips …

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A new way to harness wasted methane

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock. Many oil wells burn off methane — the largest component of natural gas — in a process called flaring, which currently wastes 150 billion cubic meters of the gas each year and generates a staggering 400 million tons of carbon dioxide, making this process a significant contributor to global warming. Letting the gas escape …

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Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can often be cured. Mammograms are the best test available, but they're still imperfect and often result in false positive results that can lead to unnecessary biopsies and surgeries. One common cause of false positives are so-called “high-risk” lesions that appear suspicious on mammograms and have abnormal …

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Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil and Gas Wastewater

The oil and gas industry has a massive wastewater problem. And if the growing dialogue about new ways of dealing with it are any indication, it may get worse if we aren't careful. Cost concerns, pressure to conserve water, and other factors have led some oil and gas companies to consider new ways to manage […] The post Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil and Gas Wastewater appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Energy Efficiency Can Keep Housing Affordable for Maryland’s Low-Income Families

Energy efficiency retrofits for entire homes and buildings can substantially reduce energy bills for low-income and multifamily residents. These upgrades can also keep families in their homes by helping them avoid eviction, get through storms, and live longer and healthier lives. For several years, Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has delivered programs […] The post Energy Efficiency Can Keep Housing Affordable for Maryland's Low-Income Families appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs

Renewable energy is disrupting electricity markets worldwide. The pace of this change has surprised almost everyone, and indeed would have been difficult to imagine just a few years ago Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne doesn’t think electric cars, Tesla are viable

The question of electric cars and their profitability remains a major factor as automakers and brands move to electrify vehicle portfolios. While many automakers commit to an all-electric future through various sources of electrification, one remains skeptical of the business model: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. In fact, FCA's CEO Sergio Marchionne...