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ABB to Buy GE’s Electrical Gear-Making Business for $2.6 Billion

ABB is buying General Electric's industrial solutions business for $2.6 billion, with an eye on competing with top player Schneider Electric in the U.S. market share for circuit breakers, switchgear and other low-voltage electrical equipment, as well as specialized lighting control and power supply equipment for data centers, hospitals and other critical facilities. It's a big move in a multi-billion dollar …

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48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed deliberate cheating, and real-world testing revealed that no virtually no diesels certified for sale actually met emission limits, automakers across the industry adopted rapid...

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Electric cars about to be profitable, says India’s Mahindra

The market for electric cars continues to grow, but vehicles powered by fossil fuels remain dominant across the globe. Many analysts believe electric cars will reach price parity with vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines sometime within the next decade. Indian maker Mahindra, however, says its own small, limited-range electric cars are...

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ReneSola Sells Solar Manufacturing Arm to CEO, Enabling Capital Raise

ReneSola has confirmed that it will sell 100 percent of its solar manufacturing and LED distribution businesses -- and the liabilities they carry -- to company Chairman and CEO Xianshou Li. The restructuring takes the company's debt-laden operations private, enabling the solar project development arm to focus on expanding in the global market, and in China in particular. The deal, confirmed Monday, will offer ReneSola and its shareholders “significant value from a new asset-light business model, a stronger …

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Europe Could Have 200 Gigawatts of Wind by 2020, Putting It Ahead of America

Europe's total installed wind power capacity could surpass 200 gigawatts in 2020, according to a forecast issued by trade body WindEurope this week. And up to 15 percent of that capacity could be offshore, WindEurope predicted. The offshore buildout, which will account for a quarter of new capacity over the next four years, will put the European Union ahead of the U.S. in terms of total installed capacity in 2020, WindEurope and International Energy Agency (IEA) figures show. The Union will be the second …

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Maserati Ghibli GranLusso — Maserati’s 1st Self-Driving Vehicle

While the unveiling event was around a month ago (so, this news report is a bit late), I want to go ahead here and draw attention to the unveiling of Maserati's Ghibli GranLusso at the recent Chengdu Motor Show Maserati Ghibli GranLusso — Maserati's 1st Self-Driving Vehicle was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Tesla Superchargers Now Beginning To Appear At Sheetz Stations

We reported in June 2016 and then again December 2016 that Tesla Supercharger stations would be installed at various Sheetz locations throughout the US East Coast, we but didn't follow up on the matter since then for want of official updates. It appears, though, that installations are well underway now and those wanting to charge their Tesla while getting something to eat at a Sheetz can now do so

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Plug-in hybrid Porsche driven, life with Tesla Model S 100D, GM vs China, Range Rovers with plugs: Today’s Car News

Today, we have a couple of stories on plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs (they're all the rage), along with more on owning a new Tesla, a warning by GM about China, and a couple of self-driving Audi concepts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as always, we ran down last week's important green-car news stories. We also reported on...

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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A considerable number of the pricey SUV models sold here have been the Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant: 1,316 out of 8,802 through August, for example. We put 300...

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US EIA Predicts 28% Increase In World Energy Use By 2040, Declining Role For Coal, Increased Renewables

The US Energy Information Administration last week published figures which project that world energy consumption will increase by 28% between 2015 and 2040, that coal demand will remain flat, and renewable energy will be the world's fastest-growing energy source. US EIA Predicts 28% Increase In World Energy Use By 2040, Declining Role For Coal, …

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August 2017 was second warmest on record

August 2017 was the second warmest August in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. The measured value is consistent with the trend in global average surface temperatures that has been observed during the past few decades. Last month was +0.85 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August temperature from 1951-1980.

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Navistar CEO: Tech For Autonomous Semi Trucks On Highways To Arrive “This Side Of 2025”

The tech that would allow for fully autonomous semi truck travel in limited circumstances, such as on highways, should arrive on “this side of 2025” — though, commercial adoption may have to wait, depending upon regulatory actions — according to the CEO of truck manufacturer Navistar International Navistar CEO: Tech For Autonomous Semi Trucks On Highways To Arrive “This Side Of …

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10 Ways Women Can Beat Back Misogyny In The Tech World: Part 1

In these times when women in technology aren't getting equal treatment, 10 powerful women model ways that the tech world can become more egalitarian 10 Ways Women Can Beat Back Misogyny In The Tech World: Part 1 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: …

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A new approach to ultrafast light pulses

Two-dimensional materials called molecular aggregates are very effective light emitters that work on a different principle than typical organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) or quantum dots. But their potential as components for new kinds of optoelectronic devices has been limited by their relatively slow response time. Now, researchers at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Northeastern University have found a way to overcome that limitation, potentially opening up a variety of applications for these …

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US Energy Dept. Trolls Trump Yet Again On Renewables, With $50 Million For New Grid Resiliency Projects

There they go again: US Energy Dept. pumps $50 million into new grid reliability projects including renewables, renewables and more renewables US Energy Dept. Trolls Trump Yet Again On Renewables, With $50 Million For New Grid Resiliency Projects was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …

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CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with reporters in Shanghai on Friday, discussing the company's vision of the future: "a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion." The company doesn't think, however, that China should be quite so hasty in pushing to ban cars that actually do have tailpipe emissions, however. Barra argued...

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A Top CEO Brings Us Inside India’s Fast-Changing Renewables Market

India has blossomed into one of the most important renewable energy markets in the world. It currently has the fourth-most cumulative wind capacity installed, and will become the third-biggest solar market globally by 2022. The country also has plans to sell only electric vehicles by 2030. With immense growth comes new businesses and economic opportunity -- but also political and economic risk. This week, we'll talk with the CEO of India's top independent renewable energy developers about …

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Will Tesla Model 3 Long Range Hold Value Better Than Tesla Model 3 Standard? (Depreciation Brainstorm)

A very interesting discussion relating to the eventual resale value differences between different Tesla Model 3 battery pack configurations was recently begun on the Model 3 Owners Club forum. I hadn't personally thought about the subject much at all before reading the discussion, but it makes for a worthwhile line of enquiry. Will early Model 3s with the larger battery pack retain their value notably better than the base level options will

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Is Tesla Stock Ready To Rise Again?

Although volatility is the norm when tracking the dizzying fluctuations of Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA], a bright future could be coming for stockholders. According to Investopedia, "Tesla Inc. shares appear to have broken out and could continue to rise from current levels. ... On September 11, the stock rose roughly 6 percent, signaling a potential technical breakout. Meanwhile, the options market signaled expectations of elevated levels of volatility to come, paving the way for a possible rise toward $400."