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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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313 miles in Bolt EV, Tesla in China, electric-car rules, Uber vs Waymo: Today’s Car News

Today, a road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV that covered more than 300 miles on a single battery charge, Tesla may have found a home in China, work on "quiet car" rules for electric cars may be axed, and Audi confirms its 2019 production for its second all-electric luxury car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the top...

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President Trump’s Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund For Small Biz

President Trump's Energy Department is still funding projects that push the envelope on solar and other renewables, and undercut his forthcoming grid study President Trump's Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund …

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Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings

New technology, particularly in the hands of electric customers, is creating an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond air conditioners and tap the many other sources of controllable electricity demand in homes and businesses. Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings was …

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Suniva Dispute Could Devastate US Solar Industry, Cutting Two-Thirds Of Expected Installations Through 2022

If the US Government and its International Trade Commission rules in favor of a recent trade dispute filed by Chinese-backed US solar PV manufacturer Suniva, then the country's solar industry would be immediately devastated, and could see two-thirds of expected installations over the next five years erased.

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US Commercial Buildings Could Cut Energy Use 29% With Widespread Controls

A new report by the US Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has concluded that widespread use of building controls across the country could cut energy consumption by an average of 29%, or the equivalent electricity used by 12 to 15 million Americans. US Commercial …

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Brexit Politics Must Not Undermine UK Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The latest Energy Barometer from the Energy Institute has concluded that political risk and ramifications from the recent UK Brexit decision must not undermine the larger and essential need of providing reliable energy in a way that also keeps the country's emissions and prices down.

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“Make Power Clean” Initiative Aims To Promote Cleaner European Electricity Market

Thirteen industry leaders and associations from across Europe launched the new "Make Power Clean" initiative on Monday, which aims to promote a European electricity market designed to deliver cleaner electricity across the region. “Make Power Clean” Initiative Aims To Promote …

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European Union Leaders Reaffirm Strong Commitment To Paris Climate Agreement

All heads of the European Union, from EU Member States through to the EU Presidents of the Council and Commission, last week reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, and their desire to "swiftly and fully" implement the goals therein. European Union Leaders Reaffirm …

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Strange Times For US Energy Dept.’s Office Of Indian Energy Policy & Programs

Weird week for Energy Dept. capped by news of offensive tweets -- and audio -- from head of Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Strange Times For US Energy Dept.'s Office Of Indian Energy Policy & Programs was originally published on

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Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed the e-tron Sportback would arrive in 2019 and be...

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Autonomous Driving & The Wreck Of The USS Fitzgerald

The collision at sea between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship in the Sea of Japan should be a warning to autonomous driving advocates that the human/computer interface is still a space that is fraught with danger. Autonomous Driving & The Wreck Of The USS Fitzgerald was originally published on …

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Drones that drive

Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren't near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people. The problem is that robots that are good at one mode of transportation are usually bad at another. Airborne drones are fast and …

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Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. More importantly, it will...

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Arctic Climate Change Forces Cancellation Of Arctic Climate Change Study …

The first portion of the 2017 Hudson Bay System Study in the Arctic, part of the 2017 Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen Expedition, has been cancelled due to climate change–induced hazardous sea ice conditions Arctic Climate Change Forces Cancellation Of Arctic Climate Change Study …

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Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here’s how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual range. Gentle drivers who drive mostly at lower speeds can greatly outdo that combined range, while steady driving at maximum highway speed will cut a significant percentage off...

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Suniva Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

Suniva's new trade dispute would strike a devastating blow to the U.S. solar market, erasing two-thirds of installations expected to come online over the next five years. If Suniva's petition is successful, shockwaves will be felt across all segments of U.S. solar. Utility-scale solar is most at risk, with more than 20 gigawatts already at risk of cancellation if module prices fall …

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Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of contention for even longer, however, since hybrids operating purely on battery power are similarly quiet. For years, the U.S. Department of Transportation was charged with drafting...