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Italy To Phase Out Coal By 2025

In an announcement widely celebrated as great news for the climate, Italy's economic development minister confirmed that his country is committed to phasing out coal and will end all use by 2025. However, the strategy of how the country expects to meet this commitment has yet to be revealed.

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BMW Group Officially Commissions Battery Storage Farm Leipzig

The BMW Battery Storage Farm Leipzig has now been officially commissioned, with the second-life BMW i3 battery storage facility now slated to provide storage capacity to local wind energy generation, and also grid balancing capability

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Prolific Earth gravity satellites end science mission

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations. During their mission, the twin GRACE satellites have provided unprecedented insights into how our planet is changing by tracking the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth. GRACE made science measurements by precisely measuring the distance between its twin satellites, GRACE-1 and GRACE-2, which required that both spacecraft and their …

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World’s Eighth-Largest Bank Ceases Funding For Tar Sands Pipelines

On Wednesday October 11th, banking giant BNP Paribas announced that it is cutting ties with companies whose main business is connected with shale and/or oil from tar sands. The move has been lauded by climate activists around the world, who are calling for other banks to follow BNP Paribas' example

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London’s T-Charge Now In Effect — £21.50 A Day (Total) For Old, Polluting Cars

London's long awaited "T-Charge" went into effect in the city last week, effectively limiting access to central London by those driving the oldest and most heavily polluting vehicles still on the road (those not meeting Euro 4 standards). Such vehicles must now pay a £10 daily tax

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2018 ZFEP High School Finalists & 2017 ZFEP High School Winners (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

The next Zayed Future Energy Prize is around the corner already, and a wealth of high school innovation and inspiration will again be highlighted on the same stage as some of the world's most famous and influential cleantech leaders

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Yo-Yo Ma to deliver spring 2018 Compton Lecture

President L. Rafael Reif announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma will visit the MIT campus on Monday, March 19, to deliver the spring 2018 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture. “From his performances and recordings, the world knows Yo-Yo Ma for his brilliance as an artist,” Reif said. “However, I am especially thrilled to welcome him back to campus next spring so he can share with our students his passionate curiosity and deep commitment to making a better world. By reaching across boundaries of cultures and disciplines, he …

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Aggregation: An Unstoppable Trend in Solar Power Plant Monitoring

Historically, PV monitoring vendors developed fully-integrated solutions, including both on-site hardware to acquire the data and remote software to collect, process, and present it. While this one-stop-shop approach to data acquisition and presentation remains dominant, it is increasingly getting challenged by a new model: hardware-independent data aggregation. Why aggregation? In early markets, plant operators and owners tend to standardize on one monitoring solution (hardware and …

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School of Engineering third quarter awards

Members of the MIT engineering research community receive many honors and awards in recognition for their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Once per quarter, the School of Engineering provides a summary of the awards and honors won by the faculty and principal investigators working in our academic departments, labs, and centers. The following is a listing of awards given from July through September, 2017. Submissions for future listings

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Elazer Edelman honored with Cardiovascular Research Foundation career achievement award

The following was adapted from a press release from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Elazer Edelman, the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences at MIT, has been awarded this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award ­for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. A lifelong researcher and innovator, Edelman is core member of the Institute for …

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GM taps Bolt EV, Volt, Super Cruise chief for new EV lead role

General Motors announced Friday that it would promote Pamela Fletcher to a newly created role to lead the automaker's global electric vehicle program. Fletcher most recently oversaw development of the Chevy Bolt EV and Super Cruise programs. The newly minted role for Fletcher—vice president of Global Electric Vehicle Programs—has...

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United Nation’s Global Centres of Excellence in Building for North America

Vancouver and New York will be the United Nation's Global Centres of Excellence in Building for North America United Nation's Global Centres of Excellence in Building for North America was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Two Coal Plants Close in Texas, as Trump Admin Pushes Pro-Coal Agenda

Two more U.S. coal plants are being shuttered, faced with the same low energy prices that have driven half the country's coal-fired generation fleet to close since 2010. Because the plants are in Texas, they wouldn't even have benefitted from the policies being proposed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would provide cost-recovery to power plants with 90 days of fuel supply on …

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Tesla Model 3 for sale, Norway taxing electric cars, Paris axes gas and diesel: Today’s Car News

Today, it's your chance to buy a Tesla Model 3 (for three times its list price), Nissan gets the A-OK to expand its Tennessee battery plant, and Paris is ready to kick internal combustion engines to the curb. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Bosch showed off its new 48-volt battery ready for us in mild-hybrid vehicles. Norway, one of...