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Georgia Power CEO: Completing Vogtle Reactors is the ‘Best Economic Choice’

Monday kicked off four days of Georgia Public Service Commission hearings on the fate of the state's embattled Vogtle nuclear plant. In August, developer Georgia Power recommended finishing the two-reactor expansion project, even as it racked up billions of dollars in budget …

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US Energy Dept. Pokes President Trump Over Renewable Energy: Native Americans Edition

Trump is determined to promote fossil fuels over renewable energy, yet his own Department of Energy seems equally determined to embarrass him on that topic. In the latest example, yesterday the agency touted the benefits of renewable energy on tribal lands

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Workhorse N-Gen electric parcel van comes with optional drone delivery

Workhorse, best known for its forthcoming W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck, today revealed its newest vehicle. The N-Gen electric van will tackle the important "last-mile" delivery segment, performed by vehicles that deliver parcels over relatively short distances. Not only makers like Workhorse but also their fleet customers have come to...

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GM, Nissan push to retain EV credit; tax bill also targets renewables, helps nuclear energy

The United States tax code hasn't seen a major overhaul in decades, and the current Congress—along with the Trump administration—may be learning, or re-learning, why. Numerous opponents have moved swiftly to condemn various aspects of the draft Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR1) proposed in the House of Representatives, released last...

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Climate Launchpad Global Grand Final Launches in Two Weeks (and we’re going to be there)!

Curious about green business trends? Wanna get inspired by great new cleantech ideas? Looking for opportunities for your company? Or are you simply ready for some optimism on fixing one of the world's biggest issues? Join the CleanTechnica team at the Climate Launchpad event in Cyprus, 17-18 October. Climate Launchpad Global Grand Final Launches in Two Weeks (and we're going to be there)! was …

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CocaCola Used One Billion More Plastic Bottles Last Year, For A Total Of 110 Billion Per Year

Last year, more than 110 billion disposable plastic bottles were set adrift on the economic waters of the world by CocaCola and its affiliates, according to an analysis by Greenpeace CocaCola Used One Billion More Plastic Bottles Last Year, For A Total Of 110 Billion Per Year was originally published on

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Scotland’s Fracking Ban Has Overwhelming Public Support

The government of Scotland has banned fracking after 99% of people responding to a poll indicated they are opposed to it. Scotland's Fracking Ban Has Overwhelming Public Support was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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40 Catholic Institutions Commit To Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy

40 Catholic institutions around the world are set to announce they have joined the fossil fuel divestment movement in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. 40 Catholic Institutions Commit To Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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US Solar Increased 4,500% & Wind 350% Over 10 Years, Claims NRDC

The US National Resources Defense Council claims that the country's solar energy capacity increased by 4,500% between 2006 and 2016, while the country's wind capacity increased by 350%. US Solar Increased 4,500% & Wind 350% Over 10 Years, Claims NRDC was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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82 Cleantech Leaders Down To 40 — Inspiration Off The Charts

I thought the Zayed Future Energy Prize was cool when I first attended one of its awards ceremonies during the annual World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. I thought it was cooler after working with the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) crew loosely for a couple of years to highlight prize winners and finalists. This year, I was added to the ZFEP Review Committee, which meant that I was in Abu Dhabi last week for a couple of days to help narrow 82 shortlisted candidates down to

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Probing the behavior of an international bully

Although she grew up in a family of Communist Party stalwarts, Ketian Vivian Zhang never felt entirely at home in China's patriotic education system. “I learned that the world was less black and white than the party made it out to be,” says Zhang, a doctoral student in political science. By the time she was in high school, she was actively seeking alternative perspectives on China and its role in the world. This search led to study abroad — first at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and then at MIT, …

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Saudi Solar Bid Makes Solar Cheapest Electricity in the World, but There’s a Catch

Solar prices just dipped to their lowest levels ever -- but don't expect costs under 2 cents per kilowatt-hour to become the norm just yet. The bids, made Tuesday in a 300-megawatt tender in Saudi Arabia, were predicted by a projection GTM Research published back in March. The bids from the United Arab Emirates-owned Masdar smashed records for solar PV prices, but because the first- and second-place bidders are …

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Plyscrapers Are On The Rise, Cutting Carbon Emissions In The Process

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a highrise structure of any notable size could only be erected using concrete and steel, but with the arrival of plyscrapers, this notion is being turned on its head Plyscrapers Are On The Rise, Cutting Carbon Emissions In The Process was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Inspiring the next generation of engineers

The halls of MIT were abuzz with 30 children and teenagers eager to be civil and environmental engineers for a day. All relatives, friends or neighbors of members of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the young additions to the community were on campus for the second annual CEE Kids Camp, a day filled with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities that showcased research topics throughout the department. “We started CEE Kids Camp last year to show friends and …

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Open Letter To Renault-Nissan Alliance Regarding Supercharging

The following is an open letter to Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman & CEO, Renault Chairman & CEO, and Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and to Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa. If you would like to add your name to the letter, please do so via this Google Form Open Letter To Renault-Nissan Alliance Regarding Supercharging was originally published on

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US Renewables Matching Nuclear For Now, Soon To Overtake

The US Energy Information Administration last week published its latest 'Electric Power Monthly' which reveals US renewable energy is locked in a virtual dead-heat with US nuclear energy, each providing roughly 20% of the country's electrical generation. US Renewables Matching Nuclear For Now, Soon To Overtake was originally published on

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The National Debate Unfolding Over PURPA and Solar Power

A 40-year-old federal energy law has been making a lot of news in recent months. In June, Montana's Billings Gazette had a story titled, “Hot mic records troubling conversation about solar regulations.” The solar regulation at issue was the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, or PURPA, which has …