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Tesla Ramps Up the Hype During Trying Times

Elon Musk is breaking out his bag of pixie dust this week. Or, wait. Maybe it's a portal gun. At Tesla's semi-truck unveiling, which will be live streamed online this Thursday night, Musk he plans to “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” using his “portal gun,” according to his latest tweet. In that alternate dimension, Tesla's …

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7 Potential Revisions To Federal EV Tax Credit

Kill it? Save it? Why not improve it? Electric vehicle advocates caught a glimmer of hope in the US last week when it was reported on November 9 that the Senate version of a revised tax plan would keep the federal EV tax credit intact. The House of Representatives tax plan released previously, however, would end the federal EV tax credit

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Energy Jobs: New Sunverge CEO, FERC Members Finally Approved, and Another Tesla Battery Departure

Can Sunverge's new CEO help the company pivot toward a software-centric approach? This week, the behind-the-meter battery aggregator swapped out its chief executive as part of a shift in strategy. CTO Martin Milani is replacing Ken Munson, who co-founded Sungevity and served as president and CEO for nearly a decade. "After 10 incredible and intense years of building a market and achieving what most never thought possible with virtual power plants and energy storage, it's a natural time to transition the …

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The Economist: Global Tipping Point For Electric Cars In 2018 (Video)

The Economist has an interesting and informative new video up: "Electric cars will come of age in 2018." The Economist supports that view that the global tipping point for electric cars may well be 2018 based on information regular CleanTechnica readers know well, but it's great to see such communication in the mass media

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Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the Nissan IMx, the compact crossover concept includes both fully autonomous driving and an electric range given as more than 370 miles (600 km). That range is likely on a...

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Tesla Model 3 future, death of the engine, 10K plug-in sales, Dieselgate modifications: Today’s Car News

Today, a death in the family, a future competitor for Tesla's Model 3, 10,000 plug-ins from one maker in one month, and some Dieselgate engine updates. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Regulators have approved modifications to certain VW Group 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used in Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles. We asked our...

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Sandy 5 Years Later: Is the Northeast Closer to Grid Resilience?

In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Northeastern states published resilience reports, action plans and infrastructure goals galore. The storm was devastating, but next time, they said, they'd do better. Five years later, the recovery effort shows rebuilding takes serious time. After Sandy, "resilience" became a buzzword and a promise to ensure the grid could stand up to nature's perils. But with recent disasters in the Caribbean, the Southeast and California, it's becoming even clearer how much work …

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Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

New Hampshire, home to some of the highest utility costs in the nation, could be fertile ground for community energy projects that promote lower-cost, renewable generation -- especially after investors in one shared solar array pioneered a strategy to promote greater local ownership. Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules …

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City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World’s First Zero Emissions Zone

The City of Oxford in England has introduced plans to create the world's first Zero Emission Zone, taking a jump on local rival and neighbor London by introducing its restrictions at the beginning of 2020. City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World's First Zero Emissions Zone was originally published on

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Can the Clean Energy Industry Protect Puerto Rico From Maria-Scale Damage?

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, taking down all electricity and most communications with it, Cecilio Aponte was able to get in contact with his family there relatively quickly. Through a brief phone call and a few texts, his mom nailed down uncles, aunts and cousins in Aguadilla and Moca on the western edge of the island. But two weeks after the eye of the storm bared down on Puerto Rico, though Aponte's family was able to communicate their safety and one aunt can get cell service if she stands on her still …

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Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP

Putting a price on carbon is globally becoming the new normal for major companies according to a new report from CDP, with almost 1,400 companies factoring an internal price on carbon into their forward-looking business plans. Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant

Perth-based Carnegie Clean Energy is switching the development of its commercial-scale wave energy technology to Albany in the south of Western Australia after winning a tender for a $15.7 million state-government grant Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage use. Initially, Toyota is looking at how it can use hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles to significantly reduce vehicle emissions in short-haul situations, such as at...

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Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams

The electric industry is going through a period where long prevailing planning and operating assumptions are being upended. Significant, multi-faceted changes in energy supply and demand technology are compelling electric utilities to fundamentally rethink their legacy business models and develop profoundly different visions of their role in the energy market. With expected technological innovation, storage […] The post Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Is The War On Coal Really Over?

“The war against coal is over.” That was the claim from EPA chief Scott Pruitt ahead of his announcement that he would rewrite a signature climate change program from the Obama era. The post, Is The War On Coal Really Over?, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham On Tuesday, Pruitt's EPA proposed to withdraw the […] The post Is The War On Coal Really Over? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.” While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That's nothing. […] The post China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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Britain’s Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy

The UK's transition to a low-carbon economy will lead to new markets being created which could generate up to £21 billion in value annually for utilities, according to new research from Stephen Hall of the University of Leeds and Jeffrey Hardy of Imperial College London. Their research, which focuses on the effects of energy policy […] The post Britain's Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California’s Climate Action to the Next Level

Lawmakers recently addressed many critical issues for California: the housing shortage, parks bond, and early on in this year's legislative session, climate change. We urge Governor Brown to sign the important pieces of clean energy legislation that made it to his desk, including AB 1239 to support electric vehicle charging and AB 523 to protect […] The post The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California's Climate Action to the Next Level appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article