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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

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Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

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Elon: Tesla Solar Roof = Cheaper Than Normal Roof (#Disruption)

Elon Musk was practically bouncing off the walls with excitement after the official shareholders meeting approving the merger of Tesla Motors and SolarCity ended. Before the question and answer session could begin, he told the audience that he had some "amazing stuff" to tell them Elon: Tesla Solar Roof = Cheaper Than Normal Roof (#Disruption) was originally published on

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Every US State & Every Country Can Become An “Energy Giant” Via Solar

While editing an in-depth article on Arizona solar energy this week, this line caught my attention: "With over 375 solar companies serving the value chain in Arizona, there are more than 6,900 people employed in the state's solar market." 6,900 jobs in a state like Arizona is a big deal, and the solar industry is just getting started! Every US State & Every Country Can Become …

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Apollo code developer Margaret Hamilton receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Margaret H. Hamilton, a pioneering computer scientist and former head of the Software Engineering Division of MIT's Instrumentation Laboratory who led the development of on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo moon missions, has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hamilton, who also spent time as a computer scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory before starting her …

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BREAKING: Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition Approved

As Elon Musk expected, Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity was overwhelmingly approved by shareholders. Over 85% of shareholders approved. Interestingly, that matches up quite closely with reader surveys we conducted. In our initial survey, 74% of respondents supported the acquisition. In our second survey a few months later, 89% of respondents supported the acquisition BREAKING: Tesla's SolarCity Acquisition …

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Let’s Be Honest — New Nuclear Power Is Not Competitive

The Before the Flood website recently had a great article about why nuclear power is now a dead end. It was based on solid research and a deep + broad understanding of the fast-changing energy industry Let's Be Honest — New Nuclear Power Is Not Competitive was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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The courage to dissent

Given the global refugee crisis stemming from Syria's civil war, the focus of MIT graduate student Amanda Rothschild's work — how the United States responds to genocide — has arguably never been more relevant. Rothschild's dissertation, “Courage First: Dissent, Debate, and the Origins of U.S. Responsiveness to Mass Killing," analyzes the policies of seven administrations in the face of five cases from the 20th century. The cases include the Armenian and Rwandan genocides and the atrocities in Bangladesh and …

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Tesla-SolarCity Merger ‘Overwhelmingly Approved’

In August, board members approved Tesla's bid to acquire SolarCity in an all-stock transition worth $2.6 billion. Today, Tesla's shareholders "overwhelmingly approved" the acquisition of SolarCity. According to a just-released blog post "Excluding the votes of Elon and other affiliated shareholders, more than 85 percent of shares voted were cast in favor of the acquisition. With SolarCity's …

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California is about to run out of plug-in hybrid HOV stickers

Filed under: California is about to run out of plug-in hybrid HOV stickers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 May 2015 08:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.