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Polestar Now An Electric Sports Car Company!

Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, the Volvo-owned tuning firm is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business — by becoming a manufacturer in its own right Polestar Now …

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Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Once you leave your zero-carbon footprint home for a clean holiday using your long-range electric vehicle (EV), what's better than arriving at your destination and finding yourself ready to continue your zero-emission journey on an electric boat? The idea of lounging and cruising quietly on lakes and seas on an electric pontoon is pretty tempting, and will soon be possible via the solar-powered Soel Yacht …

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Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How Oceans Absorb Heat & Carbon Dioxide

A new study by NASA and MIT helps demonstrate how the oceans absorb heat and carbon dioxide and sequester them for up to a century or more. It also shows how that ability is coming to an end as ocean temperatures rise. Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How …

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5 More Cleantech Revolutionaries Joining Us In Berlin & Wroclaw

We're one week away from our next Cleantech Revolution Tour conference. We have another 5 presenters and panelists to announce, bringing us toward what we expect will be fascinating discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as fruitful cleantech networking that will bring more business to early cleantech leaders, sprout new cleantech ideas, and stimulate new friendships

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Iberdrola and MIT Energy Initiative announce $10.3 million collaboration

Building on a shared commitment to driving innovation and education in energy and climate solutions, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Iberdrola Chairman and CEO Ignacio S. Galán met on MIT's campus to renew and significantly expand the collaboration between the Institute and the global power company. The $10.3 million, five-year collaboration aims to advance technologies and policies that contribute to the energy transition and the fight against climate …

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Featured video: Bringing “Einstein’s Dreams” to life

“Einstein's Dreams,” a novel written by Alan Lightman, physicist and professor of the practice of the humanities in MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing, is a collection of dreams, or “thought experiments,” exploring the boundaries of space and time. What if time wraps back on itself? What if time slows down as we speed up? Such questions trace Einstein's journey toward the discovery of special relativity. This spring,

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Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they're not the only reason people make the choice. Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to built out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and other …

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BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker working together to develop new technologies and use cases for electric vehicles (EVs) and their …

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ExxonMobil, BP and Shell Sign on for Carbon Tax Plan

ExxonMobil is joining its peers Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total in backing a U.S. carbon-tax-and-dividend plan put forward by former Republican leaders. The plan is to charge $40 per ton of carbon dioxide emitted (about $0.36 per gallon of gasoline) and return that money to taxpayers as a monthly dividend. The carbon penalty will rise over time, squeezing demand for fossil …

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After MIT, new officers will serve their country

A few hours after they received their MIT diplomas on the Institute's famed Killian Court, 12 young women and men stood on the deck of the USS Constitution to receive commissions in the U.S. military. “You embody the best of MIT,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif told the new crop of surface warfare officers, pilots, flight officers, reactor and developmental engineers, ordnance officers, aircraft maintenance officers, and medical physicians. Joined by family and friends, who would later assist in affixing the cadets' …