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- Electric Cars In China Are on Track for a Record Year
- Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car
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- Cummins buys Brammo electric-drivetrain group for future electric semi
Rick Perry’s Energy Department Plans To Prop Up Coal Plants With Direct Subsidies
In a blatant money-grab for the coal industry, Rick Perry's Energy Department is pushing for direct subsidies to dirty, un-economical coal-fired power plants. Rick Perry's Energy Department Plans To Prop Up Coal Plants With Direct Subsidies was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …
Carbon Nanofibers From Wood Pulp Could Lead To Lighter Automotive Components
Cellulose nanofibers derived from wood pulp could be used to make lighter automotive components that are as strong as steel and cost less than carbon fiber Carbon Nanofibers From Wood Pulp Could Lead To Lighter Automotive Components was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …
A Call For Help For Puerto Rico
I was delighted to discover, shortly after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, that Donald Trump understood that the island commonwealth is part of the United States. Perhaps he knew that all along, or perhaps someone told him. Either way, the island is entirely without grid power and has the prospect of remaining without grid power for months. It is appalling that citizens of the United States are so exposed to hardship.
Zinke Makes Bird-Brained Comments About Solar Energy On Public Land
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claims he's not a fossil fuel puppet. “People ask me, ‘am I a fossil fuel guy?' " he says. “I'm like, ‘no, I'm all the above.' " But when it comes to solar energy -- a critical component of 'all of the above' -- and the best use of public lands, his logic is... for the birds. Zinke Makes Bird-Brained Comments About Solar Energy On Public Land was …
Tesla Has 100 Days To Finish Building South Australia’s 129 MWh Energy Storage Facility … Or Its Free
After South Australia experienced a major blackout recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk publicly proposed that his company could install an energy storage system to solve the problem, and that if the system wasn't installed within 100 days of signing a grid connection agreement, he was willing to do the job for free Tesla Has 100 Days To Finish Building South Australia's …
Procter & Gamble and Constellation Announce Completion of 50 Megawatt Biomass Cogeneration Facility
Consumer products giant Procter and Gamble has completed a 50 megawatt biomass-fired cogeneration facility at its paper products factory in Albany, Georgia in partnership with retail energy supplier Constellation. Procter & Gamble and Constellation Announce Completion of 50 Megawatt Biomass Cogeneration Facility was originally published on
Shirley Jackson speaks about her career and being an agent for change
On Sept. 26, Shirley Ann Jackson '68 PhD '73 returned to campus for a discussion with an audience of students, alumni, and friends about her career highlights and the direction of science education. Jackson is the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and an MIT Corporation life member. She received her bachelor's degree from MIT in 1968, continuing her graduate work, in part, to create opportunities for other underrepresented minorities at MIT. She earned a doctorate in particle physics in 1973, becoming …
China Reveals NEV Quotas For Auto Manufacturers — 10% Of Annual Sales By 2019, 12% By 2020, But Nothing By 2018
It appears that our earlier reports that China would be removing the 2018 requirements from its new energy vehicles (NEVs) quotas for auto manufacturers (in response to lobbying efforts) had some truth to them. China has now released the new NEV targets, and they do indeed lack the earlier 8% quota for 2018, but leave [&hellip China Reveals NEV Quotas For Auto …
Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV
Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It's hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […] Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi …
BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)
With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world's 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated
Explainer: What the Tesla big battery can and cannot do
Details of how the Tesla storage array is configured, what it will do and won't do, and what it will cost.
Record half year for rooftop solar after another bumper month
Australia records highest installation rate for rooftop solar in six months to June, as homes and businesses prepare for soaring grid charges.
Tests Confirm Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine is Effective
The world of technology is ever evolving, and the latest research findings confirm that Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine is in fact real, with an amazing potential to harness the Sun's power. For the first time in 2015, Germany fired up a new version of massive nuclear fusion reactor, which successfully withstood a burning blob of hot helium plasma. This post was originally published on
If Volvo wanted to be revolutionary, it would drop diesel altogether
Volvo Cars has been in the news recently in relation to their announcement this Wednesday on their decision to leave the internal combustion engine only based automotive industry.
PV plant built on nuke site as renewables surpass nuclear
A 1MW plant on the site of half-built nuclear power plant in Tennessee is a harbinger of things to come in the US and global electricity mixes.
XING Mobility Miss R & Miss E Promise Electric Track Fun On Street
Somewhere in the comments on the MG E-Motion Concept story, longtime reader Benjamin Nead (@benjamin_nead) asked how come we don't we have sport electric vehicle (EV) cars anymore. While electric sedans are great and electric SUVs are interesting, seriously, where are the fun electric Roadsters today? The XING Mobility MISS R & MISS E hopes to answer that question XING Mobility …
Eliminating Energy Star Could Benefit Trump Properties
Los Angeles Times: How Killing Energy Star Could Benefit Trump Financially Among the more puzzling cuts in the Trump administration budget proposal is the one that eliminates all funding for the popular -- and cost-effective -- Energy Star program, which awards its vaunted label to products and properties that utilize the most …
Victoria seeks two 20MW large scale batteries to be installed by January
Victoria government wants two 20MW battery storage installations, with 100MWh of storage, in place by January.