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Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: Go To-U

We originally connected with the Go To-U team as we were planning our Cleantech Revolution Tour event in Berlin, Germany, and Wroclaw, Poland. Then Andrea and I met them in Cyprus during this Climate Launchpad Grand Final event. And we collaborated yet again for our recent EV charging conference in Warsaw, Poland

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The Impact Of Voting Machine Hacking & Gerrymandering On Climate Change Initiatives

Electronic voting machines and vote counting systems are wide open to outside interference. Tortured voting district maps distort the democratic process. Both threaten the ability of the United States to respond to the challenge of climate change. The Impact Of Voting Machine Hacking & Gerrymandering On Climate Change Initiatives was originally published on

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Frankfurt electric cars, Tesla Autopilot crash, plug-in hybrid Ford van, anxious Germans? Today’s Car News

Today, we continue our coverage of all the electric concepts and production cars at the IAA Frankfurt auto show, we read through the NTSB report on a Tesla Autopilot fatality, we consider how desperate German carmakers may be, and we ask your opinion on the fate of CAFE standards. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our coverage of...

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Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: ‘system safeguards lacking,’ says NTSB

The Florida crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S while that car was operating under Autopilot software reverberated far and wide in global media. While human drivers are imperfect, with reaction times limited by millions of years of evolution, they at least provide a focus for blame if they crash their cars. So the results of a National...

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How India Can Export Sunshine Around The World

India's next big export industry could be its sunshine, as game-changing technology makes it easier to generate, store, transport and deliver its energy as “Solar Fuels.” How India Can Export Sunshine Around The World was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Racing Coming To Formula E Race Weekends

Jaguar will begin a support series for Formula E beginning in October 2018. It will feature specially prepared I-PACE electric SUVs and will be called the eTROPHY series. Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Racing Coming To Formula E Race Weekends was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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US Energy Dept. Trolls Trump With Yuuuuuge Solar Energy Announcement Promoting Obama’s SunShot Initiative

Millions of customers in hurricane-torn Florida are suffering through the aftermath of the devastating storm without power, and into this mess steps the US Department of Energy with the announcement of a solar energy initiative that seems to indicate light at the end of the grid reliability tunnel. US Energy Dept. Trolls Trump With Yuuuuuge Solar …

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“World’s Largest Charging Station” To Open In 2018 In Germany

A German company by the name of Sortimo (SME) is now planning to build what will be the "largest electric vehicle fast-charging station" in the world once completed along the busy A8 highway in Germany, according to recent reports “World's Largest Charging Station” To Open In 2018 In Germany was originally published on

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Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

As European countries continue to crack down on emissions from road vehicles, automakers are stepping up with solutions to ease reduce levels of smog-causing nitrogen oxides, especially in city centers. Ford identified the commercial vehicle segment as one it believes is ripe for electrification, and earlier this month it revealed its Ford Transit...

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Do Frankfurt’s electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

This year's Frankfurt motor show was big, busy, and full of new concepts and production cars spanning the gamut from small electric cars to exotic supercars with prices in the millions. Every German maker showed one or more electric or electrified concepts, and renewed talk of driving on electricity could be heard in every presentation. But...

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Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is...

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Daimler Exec Says Electric Cars Only Half As Profitable As Conventional Cars … At First

The Vice President of Finance and Controlling at Mercedes-Benz Cars, Frank Lindenberg, was recently quoted at one of Daimler's investor meetings as saying that electric vehicles may be only half as profitable as diesel or petrol/gas-powered cars at first Daimler Exec Says Electric Cars Only Half As Profitable As Conventional Cars … At First was originally published on

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Nuclear Power, Weapons, and National Security

The nuclear power industry, under pressure economically, is arguing that it deserves government support because it is essential for “national security”, notes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. Green explains why he finds this argument disingenuous and unconvincing. The nuclear power industry has long maintained that it has no connection whatsoever to nuclear weapons proliferation. […] The post Nuclear Power, Weapons, and National Security appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for …

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Behind the Scenes of the Shell Scenarios

Shell has been a pioneer in developing scenarios to explore the future and deepen its strategic thinking for nearly 50 years. In the 1990s, the company started sharing scenarios externally to contribute to the public dialogue on the collective challenges and choices faced by business, government and society. Over the years I have written many […] The post Behind the Scenes of the Shell Scenarios appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Scott Pruitt’s Relentless Distortions of Climate Science and Law

This summer was anything but quiet for climate policy. In June, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's attempt to suspend protections from climate-destabilizing oil and gas pollution, […] The post Scott Pruitt's Relentless Distortions of Climate Science and Law appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for …

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Hurricane Harvey Caused U.S. Gulf Coast Refinery Runs to Drop, Gasoline Prices to Rise

Hurricane Harvey caused substantial disruptions to crude oil and petroleum product supply chains and increased petroleum product prices. For the week ending September 1, 2017, gross inputs to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast fell by 3.2 million b/d, or 34%, from the previous week, the largest drop since Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. […] The post Hurricane Harvey Caused U.S. Gulf Coast Refinery Runs to Drop, Gasoline Prices to Rise appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Fueling the Planet with Hurricanes

Hurricanes have been described as Mother Nature's way of telling us she is angry, her way of cleaning up, her way of shedding excess ocean heat and/or her way of transferring heat from the equator to the poles. According to NASA, Hurricanes: Katrina and Rita in 2005 each cooled water temperatures of the Gulf of […] The post Fueling the Planet with Hurricanes appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Trump Admin Quietly Pushing ‘Small Scale’ LNG Exports That Avoid Environmental Reviews

The Trump administration proposed regulations to expedite the permitting process for natural gas exports from “small-scale” facilities on the Friday before Labor Day. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had proposed an alteration of the rules for the export of “small-scale” liquefied natural gas (LNG) under the Natural Gas Act. The proposal will now be open to a public commenting […] The post Trump Admin Quietly Pushing ‘Small Scale' LNG Exports That Avoid Environmental Reviews appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Virginia Could Soon Have More Than 2,500 MW of Solar. We Just Need Customers

A review of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality website reveals developers have at least started the permitting process for 64 solar farms across 40 jurisdictions, representing over 2,400 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity. This includes projects that are already in operation, like the thousand-acre, 80 MW Amazon Web Services farm in Accomack that kicked […] The post Virginia Could Soon Have More Than 2,500 MW of Solar. We Just Need Customers appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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Volkswagen Claims I.D. To Be Much Cheaper Than Model 3, With Superfast Charging Network Coming Soon

Volkswagen says it I.D. electric car will cost up to $7,000 less than a Tesla Model 3. It is working with BMW, Mercedes, and Ford on a high-power charging network in Europe. Volkswagen Claims I.D. To Be Much Cheaper Than Model 3, With Superfast …