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Cryptocurrency’s Electrical Demand Will Drop Drastically

All of the hysteria about cryptocurrency energy use is going to go away in the next few months. The bubble will pop for stale assets like bitcoin, places like China will clamp down on wasting electricity on competitive mining, and everybody else will move to variants of proof-of-stake or perhaps IOTA, which seems to dodge the bullet in a different way

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The Sol Source Solar Report: December 2017

The Sol SOURCE is a monthly journal that our team distributes to our network of clients and solar stakeholders. Our newsletter contains energy statistics from current real-life renewables projects, trends, and observations gained through monthly interviews with our team, and it incorporates news from a variety of industry resources. Below, we have included excerpts from the December […] The post The Sol Source Solar Report: December 2017 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Bringing Nature Into Companies & Corporate Campuses With Farmscape

So many of us suffer from nature deficit: we spend lots of time indoors, staring at screens both large and small. This is tiring to our brains and our eyeballs, and keeps us from enjoying a connection with trees, plants, and open space. With the understanding that taking a break in nature is good for our brains and our productivity, an innovative California-based company called Farmscape is working to bring greenery and farming into corporate and urban landscapes

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Collaborating to cut emissions in the property sector

To enhance the sustainability of homes and property projects in Thailand, Bangkok-based property developer Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) has joined the MIT Energy Initiative, with a three-year membership agreement in MITEI's Low-Carbon Energy Center for Electric Power Systems Research. MQDC is joining MITEI to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from property projects in Thailand, through both optimizing its own developments and providing …

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SEIA Insists It’s ‘Foolish’ to Think Tariffs Will Spur Domestic Solar Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) unveiled a plan for President Trump to grow U.S. solar manufacturing on Tuesday, as the administration nears a decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. The recommendations were released in advance of a hearing at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C., where SEIA will present its final …

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Kia Wins “PHEV Manufacturer of the Year” at GreenFleet Awards 2017 & Kia Niro PHEV + Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV Win at Next Green Car Awards 2017

Kia Motors has won the "PHEV Manufacturer of the Year" award at GreenFleet Awards 2017, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. Additionally, two of the company's new offerings, the Kia Niro PHEV (plug-in hybrid) SUV and the Optima Sportswagon PHEV, won their categories at the Next Green Car Awards

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Preventing the next blackout

Nine of the 10 biggest blackouts in U.S. history were caused by hurricanes, whose sustained high winds have knocked out power lines over broad geographical areas. Topping the list is Hurricane Maria, which in October disabled the electric grid in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, leaving the majority of the populations there without power for months. Climate scientists project that as the global average surface …

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Will Volkswagen Become #1 Electric Automaker Within 5–10 Years?

I know, I know — Volkswagen deceived the public and regulators for years with "defeat devices" that have resulted in enumerable premature deaths ... and continue to cause harm today. I know, I know — Volkswagen is king of vaporware and has been pumping concept electric vehicles for ages that are still years away from potential production

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Featured video: Learning lessons from teaching others

Project-based learning opportunities come in all forms at MIT, as Melanie Chen discovered during her internship at Lincoln Laboratory this year. A computer science major, she served as a teaching assistant, curriculum developer, and mentor to high school students participating in Cog*Works, part of the Beaver Works Summer Institute. Now, finishing up her fall sophomore semester, Chen is finding plenty of opportunities to apply the lessons she has learned from her hands-on experience teaching others. “One …

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Siemens Gamesa Unveils Two New Turbines, Renewed Focus Post Merger

An announcement out from the newly joined Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) shows the company is making strides towards reconciling overlapping product portfolios after its April merger. Siemens Gamesa launched two new turbines, one onshore and one offshore, in a demonstration that the newly merged group is on its way to developing much-needed focus. The two companies joined to create a …