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Solar For Hospitals: Here’s What to Consider

A hospital is not just a place for healing; it's a place of discovery. It is not only a place to diagnose, but also to develop. It represents the community it serves and contributes to its health and prosperity. And as the second most-intensive users of energy around the country, it seems logical that hospitals […] The post Solar For Hospitals: Here's What to Consider appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Hacking functional fabrics to aid emergency response

Hazardous environments such as disaster sites and conflict zones present many challenges for emergency response. But the new field of functional fabrics — materials modified to incorporate various sensors, connect to the internet, or serve multiple purposes, among other things — holds promise for novel solutions. Over the weekend, MIT became a hotbed for developing those solutions. A three-day hackathon on campus brought together students and researchers from MIT and around Boston who developed functional …

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2018 Leaf electric car undisguised; EPA to tout coal; Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, deposits: Today’s Car News

Today, more Tesla Model 3 news, coal may supplant climate change at the EPA, the fate of diesels could be dire, and big rigs won't be in the self-driving fast lane—and least not yet. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Norwegian crew caught the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car without camouflage during an advertising shoot. We asked our...

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Keystone XL Pipeline May Never Be Completed Due To A Lack Of Customers

There are lots of good reasons to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, but in the end, it may never get built because there are a lack of customers rather than because of protests and lawsuits. Keystone XL Pipeline May Never Be Completed Due To A Lack Of Customers was originally published on

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Tamil Nadu, India, Generates Record Wind Power, Is Forced To Shut Down Thermal Plants

The monsoon season in India brings with it very high wind speeds, especially in the southern part of country. This year it has enabled record wind power generation in at least one of the states. Tamil Nadu, India, Generates Record Wind Power, Is Forced To Shut Down Thermal …

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Tesla’s won’t discuss net Model 3 reservations number; why?

One year ago today, a communications staffer (since departed) wrote that Tesla had received 373,000 reservations for its future Model 3—a number first issued in April 2016. In a splashy event for owners, fans, and media, a few dozen early-production Model 3 electric cars were delivered last Friday. During the year leading up to that event...

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India Begins Anti-Dumping Investigations On Imported Solar Modules

As India and China face off at the troubled international boundary around Tibet, India has opened anti-dumping investigations against Chinese solar module imports. Along with Chinese modules, those imported from Taiwan and Malaysia will also be covered under this investigation.

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EPA museum may axe climate-change display, add one on coal

The museum at the Environmental Protection Agency may soon be in for an overhaul to reflect the agenda of the Trump administration. It's no secret Scott Pruitt, current EPA administrator and climate-science denier, has worked to deregulate many of the agency's regulatory efforts to promote fossil fuels. That's part of Trump's campaign promise to...

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Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, discovered by board member Steve Jurvetson

The few dozen 2017 Tesla Model 3 owners who've already taken delivery of their electric cars will find a few surprises inside if they look. The Silicon Valley automaker handed over the first examples of its new Model 3 to customers, one of whom happens to be Steve Jurvetson. Jurvetson is well known among the Tesla community not only because he...

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What will happen to diesels for U.S. cars, light trucks by 2025? Poll results

With electric-car battery prices falling faster than predicted even five years ago, carmakers face tough and costly choices in choosing powertrains for the lineups in 2020 and after. Pressed by stiff carbon-emission reduction laws in Europe and heavy regulations to encourage electric cars in China, they must assess how much to invest in new...

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Climate: Visualizing Change

Climate change is one of those very difficult things to see first-hand, in that we need some form of historical reference and a clear link to warming. Further, the reference point needs to be visual and significant to have an impact. Sea level is one such reference, although in the clear majority of cases it […] The post Climate: Visualizing Change appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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This Oil Price Rally Has Reached Its Limit

Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel. Oil traders are much more optimistic than they were just a month ago, and the market is on the upswing. However, the rally could run out of steam in the not-so-distant future, a familiar result […] The post This Oil Price Rally Has Reached Its Limit appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Utilities Pull the Plug on AP1000s at VC Summer

With sunk costs of $9 billion, and no end in sight in terms of rapidly escalating costs, the two utilities that had been building twin Westinghouse 1150 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors at the V C Summer site in South Carolina have pulled the plug on the project. The ultimate cost now estimated to be $25 […] The post Utilities Pull the Plug on AP1000s at VC Summer appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Tragic Day in South Carolina as 5,000 People Lose Their Jobs at VC Summer

Recently, about 5,000 people working on the VC Summer expansion project learned that the owners had issued stop work orders effective immediately. They started the day with important jobs paying good wages and ended the day joining the ranks of the unemployed. SCE&G and Santee Cooper, after several months worth of deliberations and negotiations, decided […] The post Tragic Day in South Carolina as 5,000 People Lose Their Jobs at VC Summer appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article