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More Than 50 Mayors Sign Chicago Climate Charter At North American Climate Summit

More than 50 mayors from around the world, including 36 from the United States, have gathered at the North American Climate Summit and signed the Chicago Climate Charter, a first-of-its-kind international charter on climate change that seeks to allow cities to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Largest Investors In Utilities Are Voting Against Climate Risk Disclosure

Exxon Mobil shareholders earlier this year successfully voted to demand climate risk disclosure in a move which was widely held as a bellwether for similar moves across the sector, but a new report from Preventable Surprises has revealed that some of the largest investors in utilities are voting against climate risk disclosure, preferring private engagement over public proxy votes.

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Georgia Regulators May Decide Vogtle’s Fate Before Year’s End

Correspondence between the Georgia Public Service Commission and Georgia Power shows that the Vogtle nuclear expansion project may face an abbreviated decision schedule as a side effect to the Senate's tax bill. In a letter sent Friday, PSC chairman Stan Wise asked Georgia Power how changes in corporate tax law …

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More Than 80 Leading Economists Demand “Not A Penny More” Spent On Fossil Fuels

A group of more than 80 world-leading economists from 20 countries have issued a declaration in which they demand that "not a penny more" be spent on fossil fuel production and infrastructure while encouraging an increase in renewable energy investments in the lead-up to French President Emmanuel Macron's international summit on climate finance

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A bipartisan message of clean energy progress

The diverse group of energy leaders who spoke at the 2017 Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium hailed from different professional, personal, and political backgrounds, bringing many viewpoints on the conference's theme of transforming energy infrastructure — nationally and internationally — for a transition to a low-carbon future. Though opinions on the best strategies to bring about this transition differed, all agreed on the urgency of deploying strategies and technologies to achieve …

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Four from MIT are named 2018 IEEE Fellows

Each year the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honors members who have achieved “extraordinary accomplishments” in their research fields by naming them IEEE Fellows. The recently announced list of 2018 IEEE Fellows includes MIT affiliates from the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Alan Edelman, an applied mathematics …

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Boosting the antibiotic arsenal

MIT researchers have discovered a way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The new strategy overcomes a key limitation of these drugs, which is that they often fail against infections that feature a very high density of bacteria. These include many chronic, difficult-to-treat infections, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, often found …

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Rethinking transcription factors and gene expression

Transcription — the reading of a segment of DNA into an RNA template for protein synthesis — is fundamental for nearly all cellular processes, including growth, responding to stimuli, and reproduction. Now, Whitehead Institute researchers have upended our understanding of how transcription is controlled and the role of transcription factors in the process. The paradigm shift, described in an article online on Dec. 7 in the journal Cell, hinges on a small protein that plays a key role in genome structure and …

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Jaguar I-Pace tests, VW exec sentenced, Tesla vs dealers, grim climate news: Today’s Car News

Today, Tesla wins one against dealer lobbyists, a VW executive is sentenced for his Dieselgate deception, Canada plug-in sales are in, and the Jaguar I-Pace hits the road. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In what may be a subtle dig at Tesla, the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV is at 1.5 million miles of on-road testing by more than 200...

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Volkswagen ID electric car production date now set: November 2019

Since the Dieselgate scandal broke more than two years ago, Volkswagen has spent a great deal of time talking about its plans for electric cars. It has rolled out three concept vehicles within the new Volkswagen ID family, and discussed its dedicated electric-car architecture that will underpin all of them. Now, the company has committed to a date...

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What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

Broad tax legislation advanced by the US Congress in recent weeks is headed toward a conference committee, where Republicans in the House and Senate will hash out their differences. In this article we identify which provisions matter most for clean energy. Electric vehicles Currently, buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 per electric vehicle. …

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China is Still on Track to Become the World’s Leading Nuclear Power

Is there a slowdown in the Chinese nuclear sector, as some observers have argued, ending nuclear power's “last hope for growth”? No, says François Morin, Director China of the World Nuclear Association. Nuclear has experienced a temporary setback but is still set for strong growth the coming years. Much speculation is made about nuclear power […] The post China is Still on Track to Become the World's Leading Nuclear Power appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye To “Accelerate The Future Of Autonomous Driving”

Intel's acquisition of outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye NV is now complete, which should soon make some of the goals of the acquisition more clear. With that in mind, the newest press release (revealing the completion of the tender offer) states that Intel estimates the "vehicle systems, data, and services market opportunity to be up to $70 billion by 2030."

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Gigafactory Will Produce More Batteries Than the Rest of the World Combined…by a Factor of 2!

As part of the Tesla Model 3 production unveiling tonight, Tesla blew our minds with updates in the pre-event webcast from across the Tesla manufacturing network live including from within the Fremont Factory itself and way out in Sparks, Nevada at the Gigafactory. As part of the Gigafactory update, Tesla shared that when it was [&hellip

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Elon Musk Crowns Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD as Winner of Tesla’s Project Loveday Contest

In advance of the Model 3 Production reveal tonight, Elon Musk tweeted out the winner of Tesla's Project Loveday contest. Technophile Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD took top honors with his fan made commercial depicting a day in the life of a Tesla owner including a chance encounter and drag race against a Lamborghini. ? — [&hellip