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Electric cars taking over cities, industry executives weigh-in, a plug-in hybrid Range Rover: Today’s Car News

Today, Fiat-Chrysler's outspoken CEO casts doubt on electric cars, while Oxford in the U.K. and Los Angeles are betting big on going gas- and diesel-free. Talk about contradictory. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors' CEO had her own things to say about electric cars. Toyota is starting to test a semi with powertrain derived...

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Waymo Aims To Launch Self-Driving Ride Service Before Year’s End

There is intense competition to be the first company to market with a fully autonomous, driverless ride-sharing service, and if the news that The Information recently dropped is accurate, then Google/Alphabet-owned Waymo will be offering one imminently. Waymo Aims To Launch Self-Driving Ride Service Before Year's End was originally published on

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Sonnen Brings Its Virtual Power Plant to the US With a 2,900 Home Project

In Germany, startup Sonnen has built a nationwide shadow utility of networked home solar and storage systems. But when it arrived in the U.S., the policy landscape made that grand vision impractical to replicate. After a few years of selling energy storage as a premium alternative to the early home battery contenders, the company has now compiled a landmark deal that will singlehandedly dwarf the residential market, such as it is. Lacking the deregulation that gave Sonnen access to the wires in Germany, the …

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NASA pinpoints cause of Earth’s recent record carbon dioxide spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one of the largest on record — was responsible, but exactly how has been a subject of ongoing research. Analyzing the first 28 months of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, researchers conclude impacts of El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in …

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Drunk Driving Laws Should Be Reformed For People In Autonomous Cars

Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in charge of a vehicle is rightly considered a big no-no. It's dangerous and puts lives at risk. But what if the vehicle was autonomously driving itself, and you're technically just a passenger Drunk Driving Laws Should Be Reformed For People In Autonomous Cars was originally published on

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Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. DON'T MISS: LA Metro uses BYD's electric buses L.A.'s new...

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Oxford aims to be world’s first zero-emissions city

The college town of Oxford, England, is poised to become the first municipality in the United Kingdom to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars from its city center. A proposal headed to the Oxford City Council has four stages that would culminate in a city free of vehicular emissions by 2035. Initially, the city hopes to ban gas and diesel cars...

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A New Missouri Coalition Wants To Bring A Hyperloop Route To Town

A public-private partnership has been formed with the aim of assessing the feasibility of building a Hyperloop route between Kansas City and St Louis. A New Missouri Coalition Wants To Bring A Hyperloop Route To Town was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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GM’s Barra backpedals from “mandated” electric car statement

General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Tuesday to walk back from earlier statements that China would be artificially creating demand by mandating electric cars in the future. “Clearly we believe that the Chinese market will have the highest electric vehicles most quickly because of the regulatory environment,” she said, according to...

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Startup Backed By Boeing & JetBlue Planning To Bring Hybrid-Electric Airliner To Market By 2022

The Seattle-area-based startup Zunum Aero — backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways — is now planning to bring a small hybrid-electric airliner to market by the year 2022, it has revealed. This hybrid-electric aircraft will allow travel times and costs for trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) to be “dramatically” [&hellip Startup Backed By …

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Will Trump Crush US Solar Power With New Tariffs? Industry Already Shaking

The International Trade Commission has handed Trump just the tool he needs to crush the US solar power industry. Will he use it? Will Trump Crush US Solar Power With New Tariffs? Industry Already Shaking was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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TransCanada Scraps Energy East Pipeline

TransCanada has notified the Canadian government that it does not intend to go forward with its proposed Energy East pipeline to Quebec City and St. Johns, New Brunswick. TransCanada Scraps Energy East Pipeline was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Horse Show In Finland To Be Powered Entirely By Horse Manure

It's often best to simply use what's on hand for what one needs rather than go looking for resources elsewhere. With that line of thought in mind, an upcoming international horse show in Finland will apparently be powered by the burning of horse manure, according to the Finnish utility company Fortum Horse Show In Finland To Be Powered Entirely By Horse Manure was originally published on

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Celebrating the life of postdoctoral student and alumnus Michael B. Cohen

Michael B. Cohen '14, SM '16 had a deep love for mathematics and the theoretical foundations of computing — a love that was infectious, brilliant, and always shared with others. Cohen, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), died suddenly from natural causes in September. He was 25 years of age. At the time of his passing, Cohen was visiting the University of California at Berkeley, where he had gone to meet with colleagues at the Simons Institute for the Theory of …

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Celebrating the life of doctoral student and alumnus Michael B. Cohen

Michael B. Cohen '14, SM '16 had a deep love for mathematics and the theoretical foundations of computing — a love that was infectious, brilliant, and always shared with others. Cohen, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), died suddenly from natural causes in September. He was 25 years of age. At the time of his passing, Cohen was visiting the University of California at Berkeley, where he had gone to meet with colleagues at the Simons Institute for the Theory of …

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States Lead the Way on Energy Efficiency, but How Effective Are They?

Energy efficiency doesn't often make front-page news, but behind the scenes, this resource is steadily transforming energy markets -- although the changes can be difficult to track. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) documented the progress states have made on efficiency measures in its latest State Scorecard. “In the absence of a national uniform energy standard…state policies are often the key drivers in …

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Hyundai Launching Its 1st Fully Electric Carsharing Program In Amsterdam

Hyundai Motor is now launching its first fully electric carsharing program in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica Hyundai Launching Its 1st Fully Electric Carsharing Program In Amsterdam was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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GreenPower Motor Company Uses CCS Charging Standard To Save Customers Money & Time

GreenPower Motor Company has charged into the medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle market with an array of vehicles that it designed and built from the ground up to be electric. Building the vehicles from the ground up allowed GreenPower to optimize the location of the batteries and the location and style of the motors, among other things GreenPower Motor Company Uses CCS …