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NASA, NOAA to announce 2017 global temperatures, climate conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18. The teleconference panelists are: Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in …

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Pic + Video Of Inside Of Fully Autonomous GM/Cruise Taxi

GM has released pictures of the inside of a fully autonomous, driverless taxi design that the company is currently trying to get approved by US regulators. The inside of the GM/Cruise self-driving car is about what you'd expect from such a vehicle — there's no steering wheel and no pedals of any kind

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Tax Equity Investors Break Their Silence on Congressional Tax Bill

Tax equity investors have mostly kept quiet on how the Republican tax bill, which President Trump signed into law in December, may impact their participation in the clean energy market. During a Thursday webinar from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, investors emphasized that the market remains in limbo. However, big financial entities are getting clarity about the …

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Electric-car vs gas costs, self-driving Bolt, more 2018 diesels, Workhorse orders open: Today’s Car News

Today, TKTKTKTKTK. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The next wave of long-distance electric cars will arrive from European luxury makers, with the Audi e-tron electric SUV due this fall in at least some countries' driveways. Every wondered what a Chevy Bolt EV would look like sans steering wheel? That is called the Chevrolet Cruise AV...

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You Can Now Legally Ride Your UBCO 2×2 Utility Electric Bike On Streets

There are a lot of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the market today — from off-road adventure beasts to fat-tire bikes with folding frames. Some can't even be legally ridden on streets. If you own a UBCO 2x2 e-bike, you know what we're talking about, but here's some good news: the new UBCO 2x2 utility e-bike solves that problem

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Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. But cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different...

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India’s Recent 500 Megawatt Rooftop Solar Auction Sees Lowest Bid Of 3.4¢/kWh

India has auctioned the largest capacity of rooftop solar power projects in history and the results are extremely promising and could provide a much-needed boost to the rooftop solar power market. India's Recent 500 Megawatt Rooftop Solar Auction Sees Lowest Bid Of …

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An Illustrated Guide to the Growing Size of Wind Turbines

Bigger is almost always better in the wind industry, even if it means difficult logistics. That's the key takeaway from a new report on next-generation wind turbines from MAKE Consulting. The research shows global onshore turbine size increasing at a 3 percent compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2022, as original equipment manufacturers seek to extract every ounce of potential from the wind resource. The proportion of larger …

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Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back to November 2010, the same year that Tesla completed its initial public offering after Toyota took a stake in the company and sold Tesla its Fremont assembly plant in...

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Belgium’s IMEC Nails Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cell Record With 23.9% Efficiency

More bad news for coal: new record-breaking perovskite solar cell from Belgium's IMEC is designed with high volume manufacturing in mind Belgium's IMEC Nails Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cell Record With 23.9% Efficiency was originally published on

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Sunrun Exceeds 1 Gigawatt Of Cumulative Residential Installations, Misses Analyst Q2 Expectations

One of the United States' leading residential solar installers, SunRun announced this week that it had exceeded 1 GW worth of cumulative installations after 10 years, but despite continued incremental growth, the company fell short of market expectations in its second quarter.

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ACWA Power Awarded Three Egyptian Solar PV Projects Totaling 165.5 Megawatts

Saudi Arabian electric utility ACWA Power has been awarded three Egyptian solar PV projects under Round 2 of the country's Feed-in Tariff program, amounting to a total of 165.5 MW worth of new solar capacity. ACWA Power Awarded Three Egyptian Solar PV Projects Totaling 165.5 Megawatts …

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GE To Build 344 Megawatt Kokhav Hayarden Hydro Pumped Storage Station In Israel

GE Renewable Energy has landed the contract to supply and build the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station in Israel, which is expected to help stabilize the country's electricity grid. GE To Build 344 Megawatt Kokhav Hayarden Hydro Pumped Storage Station In Israel was …

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Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016 when the company revealed the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in a hugely publicized event watched around the world. The company's first lower-priced model was unveiled in front...

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How the Coming Solar Eclipse Will Cast Its Shadow Across the U.S. Solar Fleet

Want to know how the coming solar eclipse will affect your local solar farm? The U.S. Energy Information Administration has the data. The solar eclipse coming on August 21 will cast a pathway of shadow across the United States, with the moon shading at least half of the sunlight reaching the earth across all 48 continental states. A path of “totality,” or complete obscuration, will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. In this pathway lie about 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants, generating more …

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Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the world, roughly 1 billion vehicle owners stop at fuel stations and keep cars powered by fossil fuels running—and have done for a century now. Inevitably, it will take more...

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Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be recharged, which means their application is often limited to single usess in small devices such as flashlights and remote controls. An alkaline battery finding its way to an...

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Startup Chanje Emerges From Stealth Mode With a New Electric Truck

“We're trying to disrupt that thing over there,” said Bryan Hansel, CEO of electric delivery truck startup Chanje. Hansel nodded over to a brown boxy UPS truck -- the kind that roams city and suburban streets all over the U.S. -- parked on a street in downtown San Francisco. A few spaces behind the UPS truck sat a bright-white electric delivery truck from Chanje (pronounced Change), which was ready to be handed over to a customer. It was big enough to fit …