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The Scooterboard Makes Riding A Portable Electric Vehicle Accessible, Finally

Electric skateboards are fun and definitely have a role to play in helping more adventurous travellers make better use of public transit systems as a bridge over the "last mile" to and from transit stations ... but they are not for everyone The Scooterboard Makes Riding A Portable Electric Vehicle Accessible, Finally was originally published on

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Earthbag Dome, Battery Storage From E-Waste, & Solar Power (#ZFEP Winner Bali Green School)

The finalists in the Global High Schools category shock me every year. They offer so much creativity, passion, and goodwill. This year, I was particularly surprised that the teacher from one of the winning schools is a long-time CleanTechnica reader! Earthbag Dome, Battery Storage From E-Waste, & Solar Power (#ZFEP Winner Bali Green School) was originally …

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A Chat With Sunrun VP Of Grid Services About Residential Energy Storage

Residential energy storage has the potential to be one key solution for effectively integrating distributed renewables into the future electricity mix. It is already seeing solid traction and offering respectable returns in some markets around the world. Hawaii and Australia, among others with their high electricity prices and vast solar resources, have become hotspots for residential energy storage

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Complete This 2 Minute CleanTechnica EV Charging Survey Today!

We occasionally have the opportunity to pull together the collective insights of our readers for the greater good, to reverse the flow of information and take a look at what you are thinking, doing, and working on for the future Complete This 2 Minute CleanTechnica EV Charging Survey Today! was originally published on

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Velodyne Quadruples LiDAR Sensor Production Thanks To Growing Autonomous Vehicle Sector

The self-driving vehicle vision systems tech firm Velodyne LiDAR has more than quadrupled production of its high-performance LiDAR sensors in recent days in response to rising global demand for the product, according to a new press release from the company Velodyne Quadruples LiDAR Sensor Production Thanks To Growing Autonomous Vehicle Sector was …

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District Court In Fukushima Rules That Tepco & Central Government Liable In Nuclear Disaster … For Only $4.44 Million

As a result of a class action lawsuit brought against Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government of Japan — the largest such class action lawsuit to date that relates to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima — a district court in the prefecture has ruled that both Tepco and the government are liable for damages ... totaling only around 500 million yen ($4.44 million)

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Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Industry-First Class 8 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Construction Truck

In partnership with the noted medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer Shaanxi Automotive, Efficient Drivetrains Inc (EDI) has unveiled a zero emissions capable, plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) cement mixer truck. It's the world's first, reportedly Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Industry-First Class 8 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Construction Truck was originally …

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Finding the root cause of plant resilience

When plants are faced with stressful conditions, such as droughts or changes in climate, they must adapt to their environment in order to survive. But how exactly does this adaptation occur? How can these processes be used to inform how scientists improve agriculture? David Des Marais, who recently joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) as an assistant professor, seeks to find answers to such questions through his research on plant physiology and their genetic processes. “Plants, …

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Opening Of Areva’s Nuclear Power Plant In Finland Delayed Yet Again — A Decade Of Delays & Counting

The beginning of operations at Areva's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland has been delayed yet again, 5 more months this time, pushing the expected opening back to May 2019. Opening Of Areva's Nuclear Power Plant In Finland Delayed Yet Again — A Decade Of Delays & Counting was originally published on

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3 Questions: Robert Granetz on fusion research

Robert Granetz has been a research scientist in MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center for more than 40 years. He recently gave a talk hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) on using machine learning to develop a real-time warning system for impending disruptions in fusion reactors. A specialist in magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and disruptions, Granetz discussed how research in this area is bringing us one step closer to creating a stable, net-energy-producing fusion device. Q: What …

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How New York Will Beat Johannesburg to Solar Grid Parity

Residential solar will be cheaper than grid electricity in New York, London and Munich well before it becomes so in sun-drenched Johannesburg, according to new research. In fact, behind-the-meter solar already makes financial sense in New York and Munich, found a study published last month by the Centre for Climate Finance …

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NASA announces briefing on carbon mission science results

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission and other satellites. NASA launched OCO-2 in 2014 to gather global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the resolution, precision and coverage needed to understand how this important greenhouse gas moves through the Earth …

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Silicon Valley Lacks A Moral Compass. Is That A Problem?

Just this morning, I gave Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook the heave ho. If they are going to use their data mining skills to hack democracy in America, they will have to do it without me Silicon Valley Lacks A Moral Compass. Is That A Problem? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 …

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Uber goes green, Leaf takes on Bolt EV: Today’s Car News

Today, we hit the road in the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, compare the old Nissan Leaf to the new Chevrolet Bolt EV, and learn how the West is going green. Oh, and for $2,000 or more a month, you can now subscribe to Porsche. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Dubai built its fortune on oil, but the emirate's Uber services are going green (in...

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Electrified cars start down the pay-per-month road

A few taps at a smartphone will soon cue up white-gloved same-day delivery of a shiny, new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid—if you happen to be in Atlanta. The Netflix of cars is finally here, although it's a bit more than than $11 you'll pay to binge watch "Entourage." MORE: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV Starting...

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Pruitt Picks Winners And Losers — Clean Power Plan Rescinded

Later this week, Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, will sign an order dismantling the Clean Power Plan and consigning Americans to more polluted skies. Pruitt Picks Winners And Losers — Clean Power Plan Rescinded was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Oil-rich Dubai adds a fleet of Uber Tesla electric cars

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient vehicles roam the flashy Emirati city en masse. However, ride-sharing service Uber is now bucking tradition by letting users select a zero-emission option with a fleet of...

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Open Ocean Presents Considerable Opportunity For Offshore Wind Energy Generation

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science has highlighted the "considerable opportunity" of developing offshore wind in the open ocean, which could generate up to three to five times as much energy as wind farms on land. Open Ocean Presents Considerable Opportunity For Offshore Wind Energy Generation was originally published on

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Introducing the Materials Research Laboratory at MIT

The Materials Processing Center (MPC) and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), which together serve more than 150 MIT engineering and science researchers, announced today their merger as the MIT Materials Research Laboratory. The MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) encompasses research on energy conversion and storage; quantum materials; spintronics; photonics; metals; integrated microsystems; materials sustainability; solid-state ionics; complex oxide electronic properties; biogels; and …

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FERC Commissioners and Staff Question DOE’s Push for Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear

Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leveled pointed criticism and probing questions at Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to reward coal and nuclear plants for stockpiling fuel. In the week after DOE's surprise request, two out of five FERC commissioners expressed opposition to the rule, which would jeopardize competitive wholesale electricity markets as …