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The Better World Tour comes home to Boston

On Sept. 28, the Better World tour was back in MIT's own neighborhood, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in downtown Boston. More than 1,000 MIT alumni and friends were in attendance to celebrate the MIT Campaign for a Better World, a galvanizing effort that has gathered momentum and participation since the its public launch in May 2016, at events …

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MIT researchers respond to hurricanes Irma and Maria

As Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria approached the Caribbean late this summer, public and private supply chains already affected and stretched thin by August's Hurricane Harvey had to ramp up again. Coordination was even more critical in order to leverage all available logistics capacity to meet human needs. MIT's Humanitarian Response Lab joined the effort, operating from the Federal Emergency Management …

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There's something in the water

Groundwater in rural Bangladesh contains arsenic at 10 to 100 times the amount of safe consumption levels, but is consumed as drinking water from wells and has led to cases of heart disease and cancer. Traces of arsenic are also consumed through rice, a staple food of the densely-populated country. Professor Charles Harvey and graduate student Brittany Huhmann, both from the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), traveled to Bangladesh during the 2015 and 2016 growing seasons to see how …

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Mazda rotary range extender, Nissan’s chill electric van, 2018 Zero motorcycles, Cummins buys Brammo: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a very cool electric van, a diesel-engine maker moving into electric trucks, Mazda's rotary range-extending engine, and new and better electric motorcycles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Refrigerated trucks are a small but crucial piece of the commercial van market; now Nissan has an all-electric refrigerated van concept...

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How Big Dollars Are Catalyzing India’s Small-Scale Solar Market

In order to meet India's energy access goals, distributed solar has to scale significantly. While there has been growth in this Indian market segment, it has been from a very small level of installations. While the government's target for distributed solar power deployment is for 40 gigawatts by 2022, only 1.4 gigawatts had been deployed by early this year. That means we need a 100 percent compound …

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2018 Zero electric motorcycles: longer range, 6-kw charging, only a few price hikes

The research and development engineers at Zero Motorcycles were busy this past year, and for 2018, they've delivered electric motorcycles with exactly the improvements their riders asked for. Faster charging and bigger batteries are the two most critical features holding back electric motorcycles from mass adoption, and both got an upgrade this...

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Electric Cars In China Are on Track for a Record Year

Pushed by strong government incentives, dirty air pollution and an appetite for automobiles, the world's largest car market, China, is on a path to buy a record number of electric cars this year. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said this week that companies likely will sell 700,000 electric cars …

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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before achieved in production: a gasoline engine that can work...

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Cummins buys Brammo electric-drivetrain group for future electric semi

Cummins has long known for its diesel engines, but the company recently revealed its first concept truck using an all-electric powertrain. The Urban Hauler Tractor debuted last month and Cummins said it previewed a production model that could arrive by the end of this decade. Now, the diesel-engine maker officially diversified its portfolio with...

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Which green cars didn’t make the list for Best Car To Buy 2018?

After the usual intense discussions and debates, we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award earlier this week. The Tesla Model 3 was not among them, because we have to drive a car in order to evaluate it as a finalist—and Tesla declined to provide us with a car to test. The company's more affordable...

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Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds a refrigerated compartment to the existing e-NV200 electric small delivery van to keep various perishable goods fresh while in transit. The brand says the e-NV200's size will...

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Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds a refrigerated compartment to the existing e-NV200 electric small delivery van to keep various perishable goods fresh while in transit. The brand says the e-NV200's size will...

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BREAKING: 1st Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Full-Scale Project Under Construction (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Sitting at a Hyperloop Transportation Technologies presentation here at Autonomy, it was fun listening to Chairman Bibop G. Gresta talk about transportation problems and then how hyperloops can help solve them. He's a funny guy, and he put the problems of current transportation methods into stark terms (using pictures and videos from the real world, of course)

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BNEF Says NEG Could Deliver 42% Renewables By 2030, Same As Finkel

Originally published on RenewEconomy Leading energy industry analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance says the federal government's proposed National Energy Guarantee could deliver a 42% renewable energy share by 2030 – the same level forecast by the Finkel Review. The assessment is significant because the prospect of a 42% share of renewables was clearly too much [&hellip BNEF Says NEG Could …

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India’s Largest Generator Achieves First-ever 100 Million kWh Solar Generation In A Month

India's largest power generator NTPC Limited achieved a unique feat that signals the company's direction in the future. The company reported over 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar power generation in a month for the first time ever, achieved in August India's Largest Generator Achieves First-ever 100 Million kWh Solar Generation In A Month was …

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Oil and Gas Gets an Invite to the Marine Renewables Party

Europe's growing marine energy sector wants to tap the offshore experience of the fossil fuel majors. The Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) program, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, this month invited oil and gas players to take part in a call for proposals to help developers of offshore technologies. The call aims to help developers of offshore technologies transition into the renewable energy space by developing new applications for their products, said …

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Universal Energy Access By 2030 Compatible With Meeting Global Climate Goals

A new analysis from the International Energy Agency has found that the most cost-effective strategy for bringing universal energy access to developing countries is also compatible with meeting global climate goals. Universal Energy Access By 2030 Compatible With Meeting Global Climate Goals was originally published on

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Minnesota Regulators Eye Subcommittee To Resolve Distributed Generation Disputes

Better technology and falling costs for years have buoyed the clean energy economy, steadily putting rooftop solar, energy efficiency, and other distributed energy resources within reach of more U.S. households and businesses. Still, many utilities remain averse to accommodating these amenities despite significant — and rising — demand in the marketplace Minnesota …

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Royal Selle Offers eZone Saddle Designed For Electric Bicycle Riders

Royal Selle has a new gel filled saddle designed specifically for electric bicycle riders. And it looks great, too! Royal Selle Offers eZone Saddle Designed For Electric Bicycle Riders was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: