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313 miles in Bolt EV, Tesla in China, electric-car rules, Uber vs Waymo: Today’s Car News

Today, a road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV that covered more than 300 miles on a single battery charge, Tesla may have found a home in China, work on "quiet car" rules for electric cars may be axed, and Audi confirms its 2019 production for its second all-electric luxury car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the top...

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President Trump’s Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund For Small Biz

President Trump's Energy Department is still funding projects that push the envelope on solar and other renewables, and undercut his forthcoming grid study President Trump's Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund …

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Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings

New technology, particularly in the hands of electric customers, is creating an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond air conditioners and tap the many other sources of controllable electricity demand in homes and businesses. Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings was …

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Suniva Dispute Could Devastate US Solar Industry, Cutting Two-Thirds Of Expected Installations Through 2022

If the US Government and its International Trade Commission rules in favor of a recent trade dispute filed by Chinese-backed US solar PV manufacturer Suniva, then the country's solar industry would be immediately devastated, and could see two-thirds of expected installations over the next five years erased.

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US Commercial Buildings Could Cut Energy Use 29% With Widespread Controls

A new report by the US Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has concluded that widespread use of building controls across the country could cut energy consumption by an average of 29%, or the equivalent electricity used by 12 to 15 million Americans. US Commercial …

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Brexit Politics Must Not Undermine UK Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The latest Energy Barometer from the Energy Institute has concluded that political risk and ramifications from the recent UK Brexit decision must not undermine the larger and essential need of providing reliable energy in a way that also keeps the country's emissions and prices down.

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“Make Power Clean” Initiative Aims To Promote Cleaner European Electricity Market

Thirteen industry leaders and associations from across Europe launched the new "Make Power Clean" initiative on Monday, which aims to promote a European electricity market designed to deliver cleaner electricity across the region. “Make Power Clean” Initiative Aims To Promote …

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European Union Leaders Reaffirm Strong Commitment To Paris Climate Agreement

All heads of the European Union, from EU Member States through to the EU Presidents of the Council and Commission, last week reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, and their desire to "swiftly and fully" implement the goals therein. European Union Leaders Reaffirm …

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Strange Times For US Energy Dept.’s Office Of Indian Energy Policy & Programs

Weird week for Energy Dept. capped by news of offensive tweets -- and audio -- from head of Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Strange Times For US Energy Dept.'s Office Of Indian Energy Policy & Programs was originally published on

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Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed the e-tron Sportback would arrive in 2019 and be...

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Autonomous Driving & The Wreck Of The USS Fitzgerald

The collision at sea between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship in the Sea of Japan should be a warning to autonomous driving advocates that the human/computer interface is still a space that is fraught with danger. Autonomous Driving & The Wreck Of The USS Fitzgerald was originally published on …

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Drones that drive

Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren't near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people. The problem is that robots that are good at one mode of transportation are usually bad at another. Airborne drones are fast and …

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Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. More importantly, it will...

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The Geo-Engineering Taboo

A new book by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser at Shell, takes the reader on a journey through the transition in the energy system that must be undertaken to address the climate change issue. The book, Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, deals with a wide range of topics, including […] The post The Geo-Engineering Taboo appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Case for 100 Percent Renewables Rests on a Lie. Here’s What It Teaches Us About Energy and the Environment

Earlier this week an all-star group of energy and climate scholars published a scientific article in a prestigious journal pointing out that a Stanford professor's proposal for powering the United States entirely on renewable energy sources rests upon a gigantic lie. Over the last several years, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo and many […] The post The Case for 100 Percent Renewables Rests on a Lie. Here's What It Teaches Us About Energy and the Environment appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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Community Solar: Lots of Buzz, but Where’s the Action?

What is it? Recent years have seen an increase in community solar and shared renewable policies. So far, 14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted such policies with additional utilities pursuing them on their own. At their core, community solar programs seek to expand access to solar by allowing multiple customers to share […] The post Community Solar: Lots of Buzz, but Where's the Action? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Coordination Problem: A Key Challenge for Smart Grids

The integration of renewable electricity supply (RES) into the electricity system requires an adaptation of the existing roles in the energy sector. Among other things, two developments are currently taking place. The two primary challenges on the distribution grid level First, electricity generation based on RES is becoming decentralized. Here, decentralization refers to the local […] The post The Coordination Problem: A Key Challenge for Smart Grids appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Clean Tax Cuts: A New Idea with Conservative Roots

Congress is likely to tackle federal tax reform in 2017 and may consider new ideas. One proposal it should seriously consider is clean tax cuts—the application of supply-side tax rate cuts to investments that reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants. Cutting tax rates on income gained from clean investments such as energy efficiency improvements could […] The post Clean Tax Cuts: A New Idea with Conservative Roots appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Earthquake Trends in Oklahoma and Other States Likely Related to Wastewater Injection

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009. More earthquakes in these areas have coincided with the increase in oil and natural gas production from shale formations. Seismic events caused by human activity—also known as induced seismicity—are most often caused by the […] The post Earthquake Trends in Oklahoma and Other States Likely Related to Wastewater Injection appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Hearing Examiner Rules Appalachian Power’s Renewable Energy Tariff Isn’t Good Enough

Appalachian Power's plan to repackage power from existing renewable energy projects in its portfolio into a new, higher-priced green option hit a bump this week when a hearing examiner for the Virginia State Corporation Commission recommended rejection of the tariff, saying it wasn't a good deal for consumers. Approval of the tariff would have allowed […] The post Hearing Examiner Rules Appalachian Power's Renewable Energy Tariff Isn't Good Enough appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article