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Private browsing gets more private

Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user's browsing history. But data accessed during private browsing sessions can still end up tucked away in a computer's memory, where a sufficiently motivated attacker could retrieve it. This week, at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard University presented a paper describing a new …

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Corbyn Avoids Real Choices with Call for Nationalization of Energy

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the nationalization of the UK energy industry in order to deliver the transition to a low-carbon economy. That may sound radical and ambitious, writes Karel Beckman, editor-in-chief of Energy Post, but it is not a solution at all. According to Beckman, the Labour Leader is shirking the responsibility […] The post Corbyn Avoids Real Choices with Call for Nationalization of Energy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Plug-In electric car sales for Jan fall after year-end surge

While 2017 saw higher U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars than any previous year, expectations for 2018 sales are running even higher. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available in all 50 states for a full year, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf with a 151-mile range is now on sale, and of course the Tesla Model 3 will be a factor. How much of a factor...

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In Small-Town Iowa, A Movement To Own The Future — Episode 50 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

A citizen-led effort to establish a city-run electric utility in the small northeast Iowa community of Decorah is picking up steam, with advocates -- including some local officials -- forecasting significant local economic growth powered by the transition.

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Harley Davidson to offer electric motorcycle within 18 months, says CEO

Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatitch said Tuesday an electric motorcycle “is an active project we're preparing to bring to market in 18 months.” Clearly the its Livewire Project, shown in the U.S. in 2014 and Europe in 2015, gave Harley the positive feedback it needed to dedicate resources to developing an electric...

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Polina Anikeeva and Feng Zhang awarded 2018 Vilcek Prize

Polina Anikeeva, the Class of 1942 Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and associate director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and Feng Zhang, the James and Patricia Poitras '63 Professor in Neuroscience at the McGovern Institute, have each been awarded a 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. …

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Trump to slash clean-energy funding 72 percent, lauds “beautiful clean coal”

If a marketer talked enthusiastically about "healthy delicious cyanide," what would you think? You may wish to apply those judgments to mentions of "beautiful clean coal" by President Donald Trump, who used the phrase in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Trump claimed his administration had "ended the war" on "beautiful clean coal," while...

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Edged VW Group Out As World’s #1 Auto Manufacturer In 2017

While Volkswagen's seemingly endless diesel car emissions cheating scandal hasn't managed to dent the company's sales as much as those of us with a sense of justice would perhaps like, sales did apparently decrease enough in 2017 for the Renault-Nissan Alliance to edge VW Group out as the world's top auto manufacturer

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European Commission Claims That It Will Be “Getting Tough” On Air Pollution — Will It?

Recent years have seen air quality deteriorate throughout various parts of Europe, despite relatively strong air quality standards in the European Union. With that reality in mind, it was recently announced that the European Commission would begin a much stricter enforcement of the rules. Will it

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The Oil Rally Is Helping Renewables

It may sound counterintuitive, but higher crude oil prices have proved to be a boon for the renewable energy industry, at least when it comes to adoption of clean energy solutions and products—notably electric cars. This year, thanks to the oil price rally, EVs, solar and wind power will continue to grow, according to the […] The post The Oil Rally Is Helping Renewables appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Tax Equity in 2018: What to Watch For

2017 was a year of challenges to the tax equity status quo. The market faced several uncertainties, largely because of the looming potential for tax reform. In early 2017, many investors took to the sidelines, uncertain of when and how tax reform would affect their tax appetite and returns. However, as the year progressed, these […] The post Tax Equity in 2018: What to Watch For appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Are Electric Vehicles Finally Taking Off? Here’s What You Need to Know

Electric vehicles are poised to take off. We've just closed a year of record demand and investment. It's no longer a question of whether electric vehicles – or EVs – will arrive, it's how: How big of a role will EVs play, how soon and how clean will they be? Popularizing EVs will depend on […] The post Are Electric Vehicles Finally Taking Off? Here's What You Need to Know appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Wells Account for Most New Oil and Natural Gas Wells

In 2016, hydraulically fractured horizontal wells accounted for 69% of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the United States and 83% of the total linear footage drilled. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has increased the rate of recent U.S. crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas production. Hydraulically fractured horizontal […] The post Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Wells Account for Most New Oil and Natural Gas Wells appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …