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Automotive Media Is Loving The Tesla Model 3

With Model 3 deliveries becoming a bit more common, media outlets are finally getting their hands on Tesla's most-anticipated car. Back in July, Motor Trend called it "the most important car of the century" in Model 3's one-and-only published review. Since then, Tesla hasn't been releasing test cars to the press. Automotive journalists (like reservation holders) have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to step on the gas... uh, I mean accelerator

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New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van set for European debut

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van launched today, the later generation of the successful delivery vehicle, and an electric version will enter production in 2019. It will debut initially in European markets, and might possibly make its way to North America—maybe. The eSprinter will borrow the electric powertrain from the eVito...

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2 Minutes To Midnight — Doomsday Clock Moves Forward Again Thanks To Climate Change, Institutional Collapse, & Nuclear Politics

The so-called Doomsday Clock, which was created and is maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as a way of communicating to the public the dangers facing the world, is now at just two minutes to midnight -- following an update that moved the clock hands forward 30 seconds

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So You’ve Decided to Write a Blockchain Energy Whitepaper. Why Should We Believe You?

In search of opportunity, blockchain entrepreneurs tend to hunt for one or more targets: Traditional legacy institutions taking “tolls” on transactions Costly inefficiencies arising out processes or markets that are complex and distributed Atomizing ownership of assets, from the tangible (barrels of oil) to the intangible (carbon credits) Pickings are easy in the energy industry, as this list could be applied to nearly every aspect of energy generation, transmission and …

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Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether. Part of his interest in the Fiat, he admitted, came from an article about a group of race-car enthusiasts who...

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Atomic Fission Offers a Path That Addresses Climate Change Without Making Ugly Tradeoffs

Atomic fission is an abundant, natural source of heat from materials that have few competing uses. The heat released by completely fissioning actinide source materials like uranium, thorium or plutonium is 1-10 million times as much as burning the same mass of typical combustible materials. That energy dense fuel reduces the complexity and operational importance […] The post Atomic Fission Offers a Path That Addresses Climate Change Without Making Ugly Tradeoffs appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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GB Capacity Market: No Place at the Table for New Generation

On the eve of the four-years-ahead electricity Capacity Market auction in Britain, power plant developers are hoping that there will be a place for them at the table. The data suggest that they could be disappointed again this year. The Capacity Market is intended to ensure there is enough generation capacity to meet the demand […] The post GB Capacity Market: No Place at the Table for New Generation appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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U.S. Monthly Crude Oil Production Exceeds 10 Million Barrels Per Day, Highest Since 1970

U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA's latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November's production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the second-highest U.S. monthly oil production value ever, just below the November 1970 production value of 10.044 […] The post U.S. Monthly Crude Oil Production Exceeds 10 Million Barrels Per Day, Highest Since 1970 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

New Hampshire, home to some of the highest utility costs in the nation, could be fertile ground for community energy projects that promote lower-cost, renewable generation -- especially after investors in one shared solar array pioneered a strategy to promote greater local ownership. Pioneering Community Solar In The Granite State — Episode 44 Of Local Energy Rules …

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City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World’s First Zero Emissions Zone

The City of Oxford in England has introduced plans to create the world's first Zero Emission Zone, taking a jump on local rival and neighbor London by introducing its restrictions at the beginning of 2020. City Of Oxford Seeks To Take Jump On London With World's First Zero Emissions Zone was originally published on

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Can the Clean Energy Industry Protect Puerto Rico From Maria-Scale Damage?

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, taking down all electricity and most communications with it, Cecilio Aponte was able to get in contact with his family there relatively quickly. Through a brief phone call and a few texts, his mom nailed down uncles, aunts and cousins in Aguadilla and Moca on the western edge of the island. But two weeks after the eye of the storm bared down on Puerto Rico, though Aponte's family was able to communicate their safety and one aunt can get cell service if she stands on her still …

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Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP

Putting a price on carbon is globally becoming the new normal for major companies according to a new report from CDP, with almost 1,400 companies factoring an internal price on carbon into their forward-looking business plans. Pricing Carbon “New Normal” Globally For Companies, Says CDP was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant

Perth-based Carnegie Clean Energy is switching the development of its commercial-scale wave energy technology to Albany in the south of Western Australia after winning a tender for a $15.7 million state-government grant Carnegie Turns Wave Energy Focus To Albany After Winning WA Grant was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage use. Initially, Toyota is looking at how it can use hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles to significantly reduce vehicle emissions in short-haul situations, such as at...

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Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams

The electric industry is going through a period where long prevailing planning and operating assumptions are being upended. Significant, multi-faceted changes in energy supply and demand technology are compelling electric utilities to fundamentally rethink their legacy business models and develop profoundly different visions of their role in the energy market. With expected technological innovation, storage […] The post Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Is The War On Coal Really Over?

“The war against coal is over.” That was the claim from EPA chief Scott Pruitt ahead of his announcement that he would rewrite a signature climate change program from the Obama era. The post, Is The War On Coal Really Over?, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham On Tuesday, Pruitt's EPA proposed to withdraw the […] The post Is The War On Coal Really Over? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.” While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That's nothing. […] The post China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …