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Volkswagen & Google Work Together On Quantum Computers

We live in a world reliant on cell phone apps and beyond, losing a cell phone now is like losing a part of your mind (a helpful functioning part and the overly plugged in part). Data and data processing become king. All those small apps link to something — perhaps to mysterious and intricate quantum computers

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018. We covered our process in a series of articles, including one that lays out the qualifications and rules. To be eligible, a car must be fully or substantially new for...

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Tesla’s odds, crucial climate report, electric-car sales, Best Car To Buy finalists: The Week in Reverse

Which of three finalists will win the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award? What two important reports came out this week, and why did one of them embarrass the Trump Administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October 20, 2017. Friday, we broke the...

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ElectricGT 308, Ferrari 308 Electric Conversion (CleanTechnica Review)

If you grew up in the 1980s, you might have fond memories of the Ferrari 308 that Tom Selleck drove in the Magnum P.I. series. And if you also grew up with that generation, you've probably also lusted after one. Would you scream sacrilege if one were converted to electricity? We didn't and we loved the long ride we had in the ElectricGT

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Italy To Phase Out Coal By 2025

In an announcement widely celebrated as great news for the climate, Italy's economic development minister confirmed that his country is committed to phasing out coal and will end all use by 2025. However, the strategy of how the country expects to meet this commitment has yet to be revealed.

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BMW Group Officially Commissions Battery Storage Farm Leipzig

The BMW Battery Storage Farm Leipzig has now been officially commissioned, with the second-life BMW i3 battery storage facility now slated to provide storage capacity to local wind energy generation, and also grid balancing capability

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Prolific Earth gravity satellites end science mission

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations. During their mission, the twin GRACE satellites have provided unprecedented insights into how our planet is changing by tracking the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth. GRACE made science measurements by precisely measuring the distance between its twin satellites, GRACE-1 and GRACE-2, which required that both spacecraft and their …

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World’s Eighth-Largest Bank Ceases Funding For Tar Sands Pipelines

On Wednesday October 11th, banking giant BNP Paribas announced that it is cutting ties with companies whose main business is connected with shale and/or oil from tar sands. The move has been lauded by climate activists around the world, who are calling for other banks to follow BNP Paribas' example

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London’s T-Charge Now In Effect — £21.50 A Day (Total) For Old, Polluting Cars

London's long awaited "T-Charge" went into effect in the city last week, effectively limiting access to central London by those driving the oldest and most heavily polluting vehicles still on the road (those not meeting Euro 4 standards). Such vehicles must now pay a £10 daily tax

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2018 ZFEP High School Finalists & 2017 ZFEP High School Winners (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

The next Zayed Future Energy Prize is around the corner already, and a wealth of high school innovation and inspiration will again be highlighted on the same stage as some of the world's most famous and influential cleantech leaders

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Yo-Yo Ma to deliver spring 2018 Compton Lecture

President L. Rafael Reif announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma will visit the MIT campus on Monday, March 19, to deliver the spring 2018 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture. “From his performances and recordings, the world knows Yo-Yo Ma for his brilliance as an artist,” Reif said. “However, I am especially thrilled to welcome him back to campus next spring so he can share with our students his passionate curiosity and deep commitment to making a better world. By reaching across boundaries of cultures and disciplines, he …

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Aggregation: An Unstoppable Trend in Solar Power Plant Monitoring

Historically, PV monitoring vendors developed fully-integrated solutions, including both on-site hardware to acquire the data and remote software to collect, process, and present it. While this one-stop-shop approach to data acquisition and presentation remains dominant, it is increasingly getting challenged by a new model: hardware-independent data aggregation. Why aggregation? In early markets, plant operators and owners tend to standardize on one monitoring solution (hardware and …