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Tesla Model 3 Spy Shots … Tesla Haters … Tesla Model 3 Production … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The past week, with ~1 million pageviews, was a pretty big one here on CleanTechnica. With Tesla Model 3 production around the corner, spy shots jumping out of the corners of the interwebs, and leaks about production beginning soon, it's no surprise that stories about perhaps the most significant car in history topped the charts. Have a look and check out any cool stories you missed

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Houston Will Experience Increasingly Catastrophic Flooding Over The Coming Decades — How Will Residents & Industry Respond?

While Houston, Texas, is already regularly home to some of the worst flooding events that occur within the US, the reality is that, thanks to rising seas, increasingly extreme rainstorms, and increasingly powerful hurricanes, such events will actually become considerably worse over the coming decades

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US EPA Has Suspected Fiat Chrysler Of Using Defeat Devices Since Back In 2015, Newly Disclosed Emails Show

Officials with the US Environmental Protection Agency have suspected Fiat-Chrysler of using illegal auxiliary emissions control devices (aka "defeat devices") since as far back as November 2015, going by the contents of newly released emails US EPA Has Suspected …

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Kochs & Cronies Conspire To Corrupt Elementary School Curriculum

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is funded by the oil and gas industry to create teaching materials that laud petroleum products in elementary schools. Is what it does any different than child pornography? Kochs & Cronies Conspire To Corrupt Elementary School Curriculum was originally …

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100% Renewables Plan Has ‘Significant Shortcomings,’ Say Climate and Energy Experts

It's a common claim from advocates: We know we can create a 100 percent renewable grid, because Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson said we can. Jacobson's peer reviewed studies assert that it is possible to convert all energy use in the U.S., to wind, water and solar -- while maintaining grid reliability, saving money and creating jobs. It will require a World War II-style mobilization, he notes. But it's possible. That conclusion is being questioned in a big way. On Monday, a battalion of …

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Global Oil Markets Expected to Tighten in Third Quarter 2017, Then Loosen Through 2018

Forecast world production of crude oil and other liquids in 2017 and 2018 was revised slightly downward in the June edition of EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which was issued after the May 25 announcement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of an extension to production cuts that were originally set to […] The post Global Oil Markets Expected to Tighten in Third Quarter 2017, Then Loosen Through 2018 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Hyundai Kona small SUV revealed, with electric version to come

Hyundai has finally shown the world its subcompact crossover utility vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The 2018 Kona marks the brand's first foray into the subcompact SUV segment and will likely arrive in the United States next year or for 2019. The Kona name comes from the tourist spot in Hawaii and is meant to signify the vehicle's adventurous...

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Support Carbon Pricing! … And Maybe Win A Tesla

Climate XChange is working to make Massachusetts a carbon pricing leader, and using that success to grow the cause into other states, nationwide, and perhaps to other nations. Oh, and they are hosting a raffle for a brand new Tesla. Support Carbon Pricing! … And Maybe Win A Tesla was originally …

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Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days

In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that provide temporary telecommunications coverage to those in need. However, such unpiloted aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are often expensive to operate, and can only remain in the air for a day or two, as is the case with most autonomous surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force. Providing adequate and persistent …

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Conservatives backtrack on LET after discovering wind and solar so cheap

The support from conservative commentators for a low emissions target has quickly ended, just days after they discovered that the costs of wind and solar have fallen so much that an LET might do little to support new coal generation. The Australian's Judith Sloan wrote on Wednesday that she now viewed a low emissions target […]