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The Attacks On Cleantech Leaders Have Begun — Expect More

If you've followed CleanTechnica for long, you've surely run across the "100% renewable energy" work of Mark Jacobson. Basically, he has been uncovering how the world could go 100% renewable (on a country-by-country basis, and on a state-by-state basis in the US). You've probably also heard of a man who goes by the name Elon Musk — a South African dude now living in California who has a cleantech startup named after an old-timey dude …

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Introducing China’s Solar Panda Power Plant

As a bid to get kids interested in clean energy, a Chinese solar power company has just finished the first phase of a 100MW solar power plant... in the shape of a panda! The creative PR stunt was done by Panda Green Energy, who released that the plant's first half with 50MW of capacity installed, was connected to the Datong electricity grid in China on June 29. This post was originally published on

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The Electric MotoGP Is Finally Coming!

Electric single-seater with Formula E — check. Electric rally racing Paris-Dakar and Baja, California — check. Electric Hillclimb Pikes Peak — check. Isle of Man TT Zero — check. Electric sedan racing — almost check. So when are we finally going to have an electric MotoGP? By 2019! The Electric MotoGP Is Finally Coming! was originally published on

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After a Series of Technical Challenges, Redflow Is Delivering Flow Batteries to Customers

Redflow is selling batteries again. After informing investors about a range of technical issues with its residential flow battery in late April -- including electrolyte impurities that could cause system failure -- the Australian startup is delivering units to customers. CEO Simon Hackett sent a letter to investors today informing them that testing was successful. "A first round of …

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Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

Germany set a record over the May 1 holiday weekend by generating 85% of its total electrical needs for a single day from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydro. Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Electric Vehicles May Never Reach Their Full Potential Without a Clear Focus on Infrastructure

While low gas prices have created a challenging environment for electric vehicles, year-over-year increases across nearly two dozen different EV models in all major metropolitan areas of the U.S. illustrate an obvious growth in electric consumption. But it raises a pressing question for utilities and cities that want to stay ahead of the growth curve: Is our infrastructure ready to accommodate citizens' growing interest in EV transportation? Cart or h​orse The first challenge …

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Tesla Model Y Won’t Use Model 3 Platform (#ElonTalks)

The Q&A session following every Tesla quarterly earnings call is the time when Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes to slip in little tidbits of information that no one was expecting. On the Q1 earnings call on May 3, Musk was asked if the Model Y crossover the company plans to build will be based on the Model 3 platform. The question got a terse “No,” from Musk Tesla Model Y Won't Use Model 3 …

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Vintage Electric Bikes: Old Charms & New Technology

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are having a great year in 2017. A plethora of e-bikes can be found on the market, but if you happen to like old cars and EVs, there isn't much that marries old charm with modern technology. Vintage Electric Bikes seems to understand and reach out to both Vintage Electric Bikes: Old Charms & New Technology was originally published on

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Europe Electric Car Sales Report — March 2017

The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market [&hellip Europe Electric Car Sales Report — March 2017 was originally …

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Unstoppable Zoe (European EV Sales Report)

The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market share now coasts at a record 1.5% Unstoppable Zoe (European EV Sales …

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Pipeline Sending Natural Gas from Western Canada to Chicago Considers Expanding Capacity

Owners of the Alliance pipeline, one of the longest natural gas pipelines in North America, are in the early stages of assessing interest in expanding its capacity to transport natural gas from western Canada to Chicago, Illinois. The Alliance pipeline is unique because, unlike other natural gas pipelines that only transport natural gas after it […] The post Pipeline Sending Natural Gas from Western Canada to Chicago Considers Expanding Capacity appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT announces 2017-18 class of fellows

The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT has announced that 10 elite science journalists from four countries have been selected as fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. The KSJ@MIT fellow program, entering its 35th year, brings a selection of the world's finest journalists to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for an academic year of study, intellectual growth, and exploration at MIT, Harvard University, and other institutions in greater Boston. KSJ@MIT, supported by a generous endowment from the John S. and James L. …

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Teslas scare Germans, electric pickup truck, fuel-cell energy use, plug-in sales update: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got some amusing news out of Germany, a range-extended electric pickup truck, a sales update, and a multi-linked analysis of how much energy hydrogen fuel-cell cars really require. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We explained why BMW is using Teslas to scare its staff about the future of electric cars and its place in that...