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3 Questions: Nick Montfort on shaping the future

People spend a lot of time trying to predict the future. But shouldn't we all spend more time trying to influence it? Nick Montfort, a professor in MIT's Comparative Media Studies/Writing program, examines this question in a book — “The Future” — published this week by the MIT Press. In Montfort's view, both thinking about the future and developing innovations are important aspects of what he calls “future-making,” the effort to bring positive change to society. MIT News recently spoke with Montfort about his new …

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California Renewable Energy Success … Tesla Model 3 Deliveries … Tax Credit For Tesla Model 3 Buyers (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the week leading up to Christmas? Have scroll below. Yes, 6 are specifically about Tesla — especially the Tesla Model 3 — and 3 more have a strong Tesla component, but the top story of the past week wasn't a Tesla story. Catch the details below

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What Changed In The EV Battery Market In November?

The battery market is one of the most interesting industries in the global economy. As part of our new "What Changed ... ?" series, it seemed appropriate to include a thorough update of what changes in the EV battery market on a monthly basis. Below is a rundown of what changed in November

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CWP Asset Management to provide asset management services to two new Wirsol Energy solar farms in Australia CWP Asset Management has been awarded contracts by Wirsol Energy to provide asset management services to two new solar PV projects in Australia. The 110MW Wemen Solar Farm in Victoria and the 89MW Clermont Solar Farm in Queensland reached financial close yesterday, and will commence construction in January 2018. CWP’s Managing Director Alex Hewitt said “We’d like to congratulate Wirsol on the successful financing of these two large solar projects. We are really looking forward to working with the Wirsol team.“ CWP Asset Management will deliver services to these projects through its asset management team in Canberra, which manages 690 MW of wind and solar farms on behalf of project owners. “Our team in Canberra is growing very quickly, as we offer our experience and our capabilities to other renewable energy project owners, to maximise their project value and to provide a safe pair of hands for their investments” said Mr Hewitt. “Canberra is a great central location for providing asset management services nationally, and it is seeing the benefits of the ACT Government’s strong support for the renewable energy sector. We look forward to employing more Canberrans and to working with other renewable energy project owners nationally” said CWPs Head of Asset Management, Bill Filby.

The 110MW Wemen Solar Farm in Victoria and the 89MW Clermont Solar Farm in Queensland reached financial close yesterday, and will commence construction in January 2018.

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eMotorWerks + EDF = Intelligent EVSE Deployment For Demand Management

A new partnership between electric vehicle charging solution provider eMotorWerks and electric utility EDF taps into eMotorWerks' intelligent network of chargers to enable grid-scale demand management eMotorWerks + EDF = Intelligent EVSE Deployment For Demand Management was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Audi Shows Off Its First All-Electric Formula E Race Car

Audi has now completed work on its first all-electric race car, to be used for the Formula E series of racing events. Audi unveiled the new race car at an event in Neuberg, Germany. The new Audi e-tron FE04, as its known, was developed with Audi's partner Schaeffler — the firms together comprising part of Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler — and utilizes a "completely new" powertrain design Audi …

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Daimler Announces Acquisition Of Door-To-Door Rideshare Pioneer flinc

The door-to-door rideshare pioneer flinc is being acquired in full by Daimler Mobility Services, according to recent reports Daimler Announces Acquisition Of Door-To-Door Rideshare Pioneer flinc was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Suniva, SolarWorld and Their Opponents File New Trade Remedy Proposals

The Section 201 solar trade case moved into the remedy phase this week as stakeholders filed recommendations on how to shore up the U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing business. The proposals were submitted in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination last week that imported solar cells and modules have caused “injury” to U.S. producers of crystalline …

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Prosecutors In Munich (Germany) Arrest 2nd Audi Emissions Scandal Suspect

Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, have now arrested a second suspect as part of their investigation into possible emissions test cheating. In relation to this move, they have also reportedly widened the investigation to include a number of new suspects Prosecutors In Munich (Germany) Arrest 2nd Audi Emissions Scandal Suspect was originally published on

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Cheap Offshore Wind Won’t Make UK Give Up on Nuclear

A pricing record for offshore wind this month won't change Britain's nuclear plans, government sources confirmed. “We need a diverse energy mix to ensure that demand for energy can always be met, and both nuclear and renewables will play an important role in this for many years to come,” a spokesperson for the U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said. …