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Detroit auto show, 2019 pickups, Fisker EMotion, Honda Insight, Tesla history: The Week in Reverse

What tricks and technologies did Chevy engineers use to boost the fuel economy of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck? Which state will likely counter any proposed weakening of corporate average fuel-economy standards by the Trump administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car...

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China-Based Chery To Use Nvidia Tech In Self-Driving Cars

Growing the profile of both brands, it has been announced the China-based auto manufacturer Chery Automobile Co will be utilizing tech provided by Nvidia Corp in its self-driving cars. These self-driving cars are being developed in cooperation with the China-based tech giant Baidu and ZF Friedrichshafen

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Texas Cities, Businesses, and Schools Know the Economic Upside of Clean Energy

The City of Georgetown, Texas committed to 100% renewables. Recently, the message on Texas clean energy has been getting clearer – the market is driving the clean energy economy forward. And some of those spreading the message are making it loud and clear. Case in point, the city of Georgetown, a predominately Republican city, shifted […] The post Texas Cities, Businesses, and Schools Know the Economic Upside of Clean Energy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A Tale of Two Teslas

It seems there have always been two general views of Tesla — 1) disruptor ready to take over the world and 2) clueless upstart on the verge of a dramatic crash & burn. As the company has grown and matured, you might think these divergent readings of the electric vehicle and sustainable energy leader would have merged more, but it appears they haven't. With the larger scale, the visions of 1) world domination and the visions of a fiery Silicon Valley + Wall Street spectacle seem to have both just grown respectively

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Susan Solomon awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize

Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT, has been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize. Announced today, Solomon is being honored "for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth's climate system." For more than 30 years, Solomon's studies have been at …

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Nissan Launches Nissan Energy Solar: All-In-One Energy Solution For UK Homes

This week, Nissan announced "Nissan Energy Solar" at the Electric Ecosystem Experience powered by Nissan Intelligent Mobility. "Nissan Energy Solar is the all-in-one solution that combines world-class residential solar panels with energy storage system to make the most of UK homes. The solution has been designed to allow UK homeowners to reduce their energy bills and get more independence from the grid, allowing them to live more sustainably."

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Twelve School of Science faculty members appointed to named professorships

The School of Science has appointed 12 faculty members to named professorships. The new appointments are: Stephen Bell, the Uncas (1923) and Helen Whitaker Professor in the Department of Biology: Bell is a leader in the field of DNA replication, specifically in the mechanisms controlling initiation of chromosome duplication in eukaryotic cells. Combining genetics, genomics, biochemistry, and single-molecule approaches, Bell has provided a …

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WePower Expansion Hints at Adoption of Blockchain for Energy Trading

Blockchain applications are creeping into energy trading. WePower, one of a growing number of energy blockchain hopefuls, has found early success in the European market with an agreement to tokenize data from the Estonian independent electricity and gas system operator Elering. “WePower will integrate its blockchain and smart contract powered green energy trading platform into Elering's …

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Bolt Threads Raises $123 Million For Its Innovative Spider Silk Material

Led by British venture capital company Bailie Clifford, innovative startup Bolt Threads has secured a whopping $123 million in a Series D funding round. The company is focused on producing spider silk on a large scale, and using this material for clothing and other applications.

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Is The Infiniti Electrification Plan Proof That Nissan Is Finally Going To Bet Big On EVs?

While Nissan has without a doubt been one of the top firms in the plug-in electric vehicle sector over the last decade, the reality is also that the company has seemingly spent a fair amount of that time stalling. As an example, when the Nissan Leaf first hit the market, it was in some ways revolutionary, a very solid offering. It won several notable awards. It was fresh, innovative, and interesting. But the company spent the next few years refusing to update the Leaf much at all and didn't roll out other electric cars