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Offshore Wind Costs: Toward a Zero-Subsidy Era?

Offshore wind equipment is reaching record heights and unforeseen low costs that are allowing it to be deployed with fewer and fewer subsidies. MAKE Consulting (which recently joined the GTM and Wood Mackenzie family) has a new analyst note that further illustrates the increasing competitiveness of offshore …

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London Taxi Company’s Range-Extended Electric Black Cab Beats The Heat

London Taxi Company's new range-extended electric black cab performs quite well in high heat conditions, as determined by recent comprehensive testing in Arizona, the company has revealed London Taxi Company's Range-Extended Electric Black Cab Beats The Heat was originally …

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Study: US NRC Relied On Faulty Analysis To Justify Refusal To Adopt Catastrophic Nuclear-Waste Fire Safety Measures

A new study from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists has revealed that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relies on faulty analysis to "justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste fire at any one of dozens of reactor sites around the country."

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Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

California has by far the most aggressive climate-change policies in the nation, and the state is a global leader in plans to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. It's also the world's eighth-largest economy, with a growing population, soaring economic output, and a resolutely progressive legislature. While its zero-emission vehicle policies may get...

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: first teaser photo (headlights!) emerges

Sometime within the next few months, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will be unveiled to the world's media. The second generation of a pioneering plug-in vehicle that launched affordable all-electric cars on the global market. It's been a long time coming. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation The...

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Smart Cars Going 100% Electric In USA!

Daimler's popular Smart brand will be moving away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the US and Canada in the coming years — completely — and fully embracing all-electric vehicles instead Smart Cars Going 100% Electric In USA! was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Wholesale Market Changes Will Reflect the ‘Unique Abilities’ of Energy Storage, Says FERC’s LaFleur

In recent months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has taken several steps toward fully incorporating energy storage in U.S. wholesale energy markets -- which, if successful, could be a major boon for the energy storage industry. These actions reflect the fact there's an exponential amount of energy storage slated to come online, and its “unique abilities to help in different ways,” said …

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Urea May Be Key To Affordable Grid-Scale Batteries

Researchers at Stanford are hot on the trail of new battery technology that would use inexpensive components like urea and aluminum to make affordable grid storage batteries. Urea May Be Key To Affordable Grid-Scale Batteries was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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India’s Solar Module Production Capacity Tops 5 Gigawatts

India's solar module production has crossed 5,000 megawatts according to the latest information shared by manufacturers with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. India's Solar Module Production Capacity Tops 5 Gigawatts was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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Regulators Blame South Australia’s Rolling Blackout on Both Thermal and Wind Generation

Guardian: South Australian Blackout Blamed on Thermal and Wind Generator Failures, Plus High Demand A blackout in South Australia that has intensified a political brawl over energy policy was caused by three factors: demand for power was higher than forecast, wind generation was lower than forecast and several thermal generators …

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Why aren’t there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Following the 2012 demise of the much-loved Ford Escape Hybrid, it took four years for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to emerge. This year, we have the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid to compete...

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BMW i Ventures Invests In Desktop Metal (3D Printed Metal Parts)

BMW i Ventures is one of a number of firms (including Google) to be investing in the Burlington, Massachusetts–based 3-D metal component printing firm Desktop Metal, according to recent reports BMW i Ventures Invests In Desktop Metal (3D Printed Metal Parts) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Seattle Refuses To Do Business With Wells Fargo In Dakota Access Protest

The Seattle city council has voted unanimously to stop doing business with Wells Fargo Bank because of its financial support of the Dakota Access pipeline. Seattle Refuses To Do Business With Wells Fargo In Dakota Access Protest was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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India’s Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Tops 50 Gigawatts

India's wind energy capacity stands at 28.7 gigawatts and remains the largest and most trusted renewable energy technology in India India's Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Tops 50 Gigawatts was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Trump Or No Trump, US Wind Energy Propels Global Growth For GE

In yet another clue that the Trump energy plan is poised for loser status before it even gets off the ground, GE reports banner results for onshore wind Trump Or No Trump, US Wind Energy Propels Global Growth For GE was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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With Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan is world’s largest maker of all-electric cars

The controlling interest in carmaker Mitsubishi it acquired last year has helped the Renault-Nissan Alliance to solidify its position as the global leader in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling all-electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe has achieved consistent strong sales in Europe. At the same time...

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3 California battery storage sites come online, one from Tesla

Long a leader in the push to reduce vehicle emissions and switch to renewable energy, California marks another milestone this week. The last of three battery energy-storage sites will come online in Southern California, providing storage and buffering for unpredictable renewable energy. Together, the three sites add up to capacity equal to fully...

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The Rural School Bus Pilot Project — California Air Resources Board To Award Up To $10 Million For School Bus Electrification

The California Air Resources Board will be awarding up to $10 million in grants as part of a new school bus electrification and alternative fuels program known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, according to recent reports The Rural School Bus Pilot Project — California Air Resources Board To Award Up To $10 …