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Reusing EV Batteries for Household Storage with Australian Company Relectrify

Once EV batteries reach the end of their life, and struggle to provide the driving range and acceleration required of motor transport, there is still 80 per cent of their storage capability. Australian company Relectrify aims to make use of these batteries for homes Reusing EV Batteries for Household Storage with Australian Company Relectrify was originally published on …

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Massive Pennsylvania Gas Leak Proves Industry Requires More Oversight

Yet again, another energy company is serving up tangible proof that some in the industry fail to take steps to operate responsibly and protect public health from oil and gas pollution. According to a September 24 Associated Press article, a malfunction at a natural gas compressor station in Northeastern Pennsylvania resulted in a massive gas […] The post Massive Pennsylvania Gas Leak Proves Industry Requires More Oversight appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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LED Lights, All-Electric School Buses & Hydroponic Gardens (Cleantech in Action Series)

We've partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include new lights for AT&T park in San Francisco, all-electric busses for a California school district, hyper-local veggies for an Iowa grocery store, Amazon's newest solar roof, and a 1.8 MW solar ground mount built to power a museum in Massachusetts

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Celebrating the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, a pioneer in melding art, science, and tech

In March 1968, on the same weekend that MIT dedicated its Center for Theoretical Physics, the Institute also inaugurated the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS). The juxtaposition was no coincidence. Founded by artist and MIT Professor György Kepes in 1967, CAVS was created as a fellowship program that brought cutting-edge visual artists into contact with scientists and engineers in the MIT community. The joint dedications were a declaration of MIT's commitment …

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Top Mining Firm: 2017 Is “Tipping Point” For EVs

An exec of one the top mining firms in the world, BHP, was quoted on Tuesday as saying that 2017 represented the "tipping point" for electric vehicle adoption Top Mining Firm: 2017 Is “Tipping Point” For EVs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Spinning Lighter, More Sustainable Solid State Electrodes For Batteries & Supercapacitors

Researchers at Drexel University have created a solid state, non-flammable electrode for lithium ion supercapacitors and batteries. Spinning Lighter, More Sustainable Solid State Electrodes For Batteries & Supercapacitors was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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China May Allow Foreign Auto Firms To Set Up Wholly Owned EV Subsidiaries

In a move that would represent a substantial shift in tactics, authorities in China are now reportedly mulling the idea of letting foreign auto manufacturers create wholly owned electric vehicle businesses there China May Allow Foreign Auto Firms To Set Up Wholly Owned EV Subsidiaries was originally published on

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Rimac Closes €30 Million Round & Announces “Concept_Two” Coming In 2018

Rimac has announced that it has closed a strategic €30 million funding round from Asia's largest battery manufacturer, Camel Group Ltd Rimac Closes €30 Million Round & Announces “Concept_Two” Coming In 2018 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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Dyson Unveils Electric Vehicle After 2 Years of Development — Plans To Sell By 2020

Serial innovator James Dyson announced that his aptly named company Dyson has been building a concept electric vehicle for the last 2 years and plans to bring it to market by Dyson Unveils Electric Vehicle After 2 Years of Development — Plans To Sell By 2020 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $35,500; aggressive prices for plug-in hybrid SUV

Trying to beat luxury competitors who've been at the plug-in hybrid SUV game for a couple of years, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be aggressively priced, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Before any federal or state incentives, the base Outlander PHEV starts at just $35,535, with the top-of-the-line GT S-AWC model coming in at...

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Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger observed by LIGO and Virgo

The following news article is adapted from a press release issued by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, in partnership with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. LIGO is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by MIT and Caltech, which conceived and built the project. The LIGO Scientific …

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New test rapidly diagnoses Zika

MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relative of the Zika virus that can produce false positives on many Zika tests. This test could offer an easy-to-use, cheap, and portable diagnostic in countries where Zika and Dengue are both prevalent and the gold-standard test that measures viral RNA in the bloodstream is not available. “It's important to have a …

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“Superhero” robot wears different outfits for different tasks

From butterflies that sprout wings to hermit crabs that switch their shells, many animals must adapt their exterior features in order to survive. While humans don't undergo that kind of metamorphosis, we often try to create functional objects that are similarly adaptive — including our robots. Despite what you might have seen in “Transformers” movies, though, today's robots are still pretty inflexible. Each of their parts usually has a fixed structure and a single defined purpose, making it difficult for them to …

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France Commits €20 Billion To Energy Transition Plan, Including €7 Billion In Renewables By 2022

France has launched what it is calling its 'Great Investment Plan 2018-22' which will include €20 billion for its energy transition plan, made up of €9 billion for energy efficiency measures, €7 billion for renewables, and €4 billion to expedite the switch to electric vehicles. France Commits €20 Billion To Energy Transition Plan, Including €7 Billion In …

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Dyson Confirms Electric Car Plans in a Staff Email

Sir James Dyson, inventor of the bag-less vacuum cleaner, this week confirmed via a staff email that his company is working on an electric vehicle. “I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020,” he said in a missive to Dyson's 10,000-plus employees worldwide. “We've started building an exceptional team that combines top Dyson engineers with talented individuals from the automotive industry," Dyson wrote. "The team is already over …

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Here Are the Top-Ranked Global PV Monitoring Firms

GTM Research and SOLICHAMBA this week released the Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022 report, and in it, ranked the top PV monitoring software providers. Without further ado, here are the top five based on global monitored fleet as measured in megawatts, as of mid-2017: 1. SMA (17,061 …

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Wind Energy Could Power 30% Of Europe’s Needs By 2030, Reports WindEurope

According to two new reports published by the European wind energy trade body WindEurope, wind energy could provide up to 30% of Europe's electricity by 2030. Wind Energy Could Power 30% Of Europe's Needs By 2030, Reports WindEurope was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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Mining Sector Embracing Microgrids: Hybrid Systems Reduce Energy Costs & Environmental Impact

Remote, off-grid mines can achieve up to a 28% reduction in fuel and CO2 emissions by using microgrids that combine solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) with diesel generators, according to a new study Mining Sector Embracing Microgrids: Hybrid Systems Reduce Energy Costs & Environmental Impact was originally …

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Indian Renewable IPP ReNew Power Eyes 5 Gigawatts Of Capacity In Two Years

Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power Ventures Limited is among the leading independent renewable energy generators in India. The company has announced an ambitious plan to further increase its installed capacity. Indian Renewable IPP ReNew Power Eyes 5 Gigawatts Of Capacity In Two Years was originally published on

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Electric-car cash, Tesla Model 3 videos, future MPG rules, why battery startups fail: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got more info on two Teslas, a look at China's electric-car battery plans plus a study on why battery startups fail, and survey results on what may happen to future fuel-economy rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as always, we ran down last week's important green-car news stories. Changes have come fast...