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The Important Lesson From Record 560 Miles In A Tesla Model S 100D

A new "hypermiling" record for production electric vehicles has been set by a pair from Belgium, using a Tesla Model S 100D. The duo in question, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools, managed to squeeze 560 miles (901 kilometers) out of the Tesla Model S 100D in question, by traveling at an average of 24 miles per hour (39 km/h) for right around 24 hours. Before we go further about the short-term news, there's a very important lesson to …

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China’s Newly Appointed Environment Minister Promises “Protracted Battle” Against Pollution

The government of China announced the appointment of a new environment minister on Tuesday, following the former environment minister, Chen Jining, being appointed as the acting mayor of Beijing China's Newly Appointed Environment Minister Promises “Protracted Battle” …

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BMW, Audi, & MAN Pledge To German State Of Bavaria To Slash Diesel Vehicle Pollution

The German auto manufacturers BMW and Audi and the truck manufacturer MAN have agreed with the German state of Bavaria to work to reduce diesel vehicle pollution -- both with regard to reducing emissions from older vehicles, and also with regard to incentivizing the sale of newer cars that emits less pollution

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Study: Sunnier Skies, Not Just Temperature Rise, Driving Greenland Ice Sheet Melting

The skies over Greenland have become sunnier in recent years, and this has been driving the melting of the ice sheet there to a notable degree -- in other words, it's not just rising temperatures that are causing the ice sheet there to melt. This is according to a new study from the University of Bristol

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Temperatures Have Risen Rapidly In The Pyrenees In Recent Decades, Research Shows

Temperatures in the Pyrenees mountain range have been climbing particularly rapidly in recent decades — with maximum temperatures there rising by more than half a degree Celsius by decade from 1970 to 2013 — according to a new study from the Rovira i Virgili University's Centre for Climate Change

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UK’s Progress Towards Climate Change Goals Is Stalling, Advisors Say

The UK's progress towards achieving its climate change goals has been stalling, according to a new report from the UK's Committee on Climate Change advisers. The report argues that new policy initiatives and strategies are needed if the UK is to meet its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals

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UPS Sets New Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Goals For 2025

The highly prominent global shipping carrier UPS has announced a new set of "sustainability" goals that will see the company greatly add to its fleet of alternative fuel and electric vehicles in the coming years, as part of its push to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions footprint for global ground operations by 12% by

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Our Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit Scheduled For Trial On February 5

Despite a furious defensive effort by some of the most powerful and wealthiest corporations on the face of the earth represented by a phalanx of $1,000 an hour lawyers from the nation's top law firms, the climate lawsuit filed by Our Children's Trust on behalf of 21 young plaintiffs ranging in age from 9 to 20 is headed to court. This week, U.S. District Court Justice Ann Aiken set the trial date for …

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AFFOA launches state-of-the-art facility for protoyping advanced fabrics

Just over a year after its funding award, a new center for the development and commercialization of advanced fabrics is officially opening its headquarters today in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be unveiling the first two advanced fabric products to be commercialized from the center's work. Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is a public-private partnership, part of Manufacturing USA, that is working to develop and introduce U.S.-made high-tech fabrics that provide services such as health monitoring, …

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Advanced Functional Fabrics of America opens headquarters steps from MIT campus

These are not your grandmother's fibers and textiles. These are tomorrow's functional fabrics — designed and prototyped in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and manufactured across a network of U.S. partners. This is the vision of the new headquarters for the Manufacturing USA institute called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) that opened Monday at 12 Emily Street, steps away from the MIT campus. AFFOA headquarters represents a significant MIT investment in …

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Finally, Honda Electrifies Its Cub, Introduces EV-Cub (Don’t Ask Production Date)

If you've been to Japan, or in certain parts of Asia, you will have seen those little Honda scooters, sometimes hauling more than their fair share. Honda's venerable Cub has been driven million of miles with no-frills practicality in mind. Yet, they have one little, tiny problem. They use gasoline and pollute

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How Many Cars Do Electric Car Drivers Have? (CleanTechnica #EV Report)

I'm of the opinion that most households could actually do just fine with a Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, or the like — and then also benefit as a consumer from the wonderful inherent features of an electric car. One key reason I think so is because I've seldom known a household that needed to drive all the cars in their household a super long distance on the same day. Typically, households have 2–3 cars …

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Green Mountain Power’s Latest Distributed Energy Play: Smart Water Heaters for 99 Cents a Month

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power has been taking a leading role in setting up innovative monthly installment plans for customers interested in distributed energy resources, from smart thermostats to Tesla Powerwall batteries. Now it's seeking to tap another kind of battery -- one that's already installed in about 50,000 homes in its service territory. Last week, …

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2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings. The demise of Victory motorcycles, however, seems to be the end of the...