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Streetlamp charging, electric-car demand, more VW diesel pain, ChargePoint deal: Today’s Car News

Today, we look at predictions of electric-car demand, offer a video showing curb-side electric-car charging from a streetlamp, report on a charging-network deal, and consider how VW could be in for more diesel pain. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The U.S. charging network ChargePoint will take over the management of General Electric's...

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Play Labs announces first class of VR/AR/playful startups and demo session

Play Labs @ MIT, a summer accelerator hosted at the MIT Game Lab, has announced the first batch of startups that have been admitted to the program. This first cohort will meet from June to August, and a demonstration session will take place on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at MIT in Room 10-250. The overall focus of the accelerator is on startups that employ “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The first batch of startups was selected with a concentration on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), as well as online …

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Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity rolled out its streetlight car charging ports two years ago, but the German company has now spread its innovation to the UK. In a recent video, the Fully Charged Show takes a...

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Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it comes to compensation. In fact, there is no...

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The Beam #4 Coming In July — Get Your Copy Now!

The Beam #4 brings you 150+ pages of coverage on electric vehicles, the future of food, renewable energy policy, society after oil, the impact of the web on our environment, sustainable fashion, circular economy, and smart mobility, as well as interviews The Beam #4 Coming In July — Get Your Copy Now! was originally published on …

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Siemens Gamesa Installs 6 Megawatt Wind Turbines On Floating Foundations For Hywind Scotland

Newly anointed Siemens Gamesa has completed the installation of five 6 megawatt turbines on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, to be then towed to Scottish waters to be installed at what will then be the world's largest floating offshore wind project, the 30 MW Hywind Scotland.

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DONG Energy Inaugurates 582 Megawatt Gode Wind I & 2 Offshore Wind Farms

DONG Energy, one of the world's leading offshore wind developers, announced Monday that it had officially inaugurated the German Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms, together amounting to 582 megawatts of capacity DONG Energy Inaugurates 582 Megawatt Gode Wind I & 2 Offshore Wind Farms was …

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View Dynamic Glass Closes Another Big Round, Bringing Total Raise to $700 Million

Smart glass that can tint automatically is being featured on a bunch of new buildings, like Levi's Stadium and Overstock's O-shaped headquarters. Can that increased demand help a rare cleantech manufacturing startup navigate a difficult, risk-averse market? Investors don't seem to be shying away. On Tuesday, View Dynamic Glass announced that it raised another round of $200 million, with $70 million coming from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, and $50 million

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When will major buyer demand for electric cars arrive? Poll results

With modern electric cars about to enter their eighth year on sale, they remain a tiny fraction of the North American and global markets. While plug-in models now make up almost 1 of every 20 vehicles sold in California, in the U.S. overall and globally it's more like 1 percent. The hurdles to getting shoppers to consider electric cars are...

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Apollo’s Shield: Clean Energy Is the ‘Ultimate Weapon’ Against Russian Security Threats

In January, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Russia the “principle threat” to America today. But the Russian bear's dangerous claws belie a glaring gap in its otherwise armor-tough hide: extraordinary dependence on its sale of fossil fuels. Over the past decade, the U.S. has developed the ultimate weapon -- clean energy -- to protect us from …

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ChargePoint to manage GE’s electric-car charging network

The ChargePoint electric-car charging network announced today that it will take over management and operation of General Electric's charging network. GE's network currently numbers 1,800 commercial and roughly 8,000 residential charging sites, made up of its DuraStations and WattStations. They will be added to the 35,900 privately owned charge...

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Solar Costs Are Hitting Jaw-Dropping Lows in Every Region of the World

This may sound a little repetitive, but it's impossible to ignore: the decline in solar costs is not slowing down. GTM Research expects a 27 percent drop in average global project prices by 2022, or about 4.4 percent each year. Those improvements are not limited to the U.S. They are occurring globally and, in some cases, resulting in even sharper price declines than America is experiencing. The data comes from

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Germany’s First Renewables Auctions Are a Success, But New Rules Are Upsetting the Market

The introduction of renewables auctions in Germany, replacing administratively set feed-in premiums, has led to considerably lower prices and very high realization rates. However, community participation was very low in the first solar PV auctions. Now a new rule favoring community projects in onshore wind auctions turned out to be so attractive that most bidders created community […] The post Germany's First Renewables Auctions Are a Success, But New Rules Are Upsetting the Market appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Building Codes Don’t Save Electricity … or Do They?

It's been blistering hot in the western U.S. Last week's record-breaking temperatures had roads buckling, planes grounded, and electricity demand soaring. High temperatures drive up peak electricity demand which drives up investment in costly power lines and power plants. Looking ahead, it will be important to better understand the relationship between hot weather and energy demand […] The post Building Codes Don't Save Electricity … or Do They? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Have Hedge Funds Set Oil Markets Up For A Rebound?

Hedge funds and other major investors have soured on oil prices, and the pessimistic turn has corresponded with the deep selloff in recent weeks. Since the beginning of June, the long positions held by speculators have been liquidated and they have moved to scoop up short bets equivalent to 162 million barrels, almost a record […] The post Have Hedge Funds Set Oil Markets Up For A Rebound? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Future Coal Production Depends on Resources and Technology, Not Just Policy Choices

EIA projects that trends in coal production in the United States could range from flat to continuing declines through 2040. Electric power generation accounts for more than 92% of U.S. coal demand, and domestic coal production has declined significantly over the past decade as coal has been displaced by natural gas and renewables in electric […] The post Future Coal Production Depends on Resources and Technology, Not Just Policy Choices appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Greener Supply Chain: Increasing Operational Value with Solar

Would you pick up a penny on the street? What about a nickel? A dime? A quarter? At one point in time, renewable energy investments were analogous to penny-picking in terms of savings; the energy exerted and time spent was comparatively unprofitable. Now in 2017, we are operating in a different realm of the energy […] The post The Greener Supply Chain: Increasing Operational Value with Solar appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article