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The Beam Interview Series, Edition 38: Martin Baart Of Ecoligo

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Martin Baart, co-founder with Markus Schwaninger of ecoligo, a solar utility that provides low cost electricity to businesses and industries in emerging markets The Beam Interview Series, Edition 38: Martin Baart Of Ecoligo was originally published on

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Tesla Model 3 Spy Shots … Tesla Haters … Tesla Model 3 Production … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The past week, with ~1 million pageviews, was a pretty big one here on CleanTechnica. With Tesla Model 3 production around the corner, spy shots jumping out of the corners of the interwebs, and leaks about production beginning soon, it's no surprise that stories about perhaps the most significant car in history topped the charts. Have a look and check out any cool stories you missed

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Houston Will Experience Increasingly Catastrophic Flooding Over The Coming Decades — How Will Residents & Industry Respond?

While Houston, Texas, is already regularly home to some of the worst flooding events that occur within the US, the reality is that, thanks to rising seas, increasingly extreme rainstorms, and increasingly powerful hurricanes, such events will actually become considerably worse over the coming decades

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US EPA Has Suspected Fiat Chrysler Of Using Defeat Devices Since Back In 2015, Newly Disclosed Emails Show

Officials with the US Environmental Protection Agency have suspected Fiat-Chrysler of using illegal auxiliary emissions control devices (aka "defeat devices") since as far back as November 2015, going by the contents of newly released emails US EPA Has Suspected …

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Kochs & Cronies Conspire To Corrupt Elementary School Curriculum

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is funded by the oil and gas industry to create teaching materials that laud petroleum products in elementary schools. Is what it does any different than child pornography? Kochs & Cronies Conspire To Corrupt Elementary School Curriculum was originally …

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100% Renewables Plan Has ‘Significant Shortcomings,’ Say Climate and Energy Experts

It's a common claim from advocates: We know we can create a 100 percent renewable grid, because Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson said we can. Jacobson's peer reviewed studies assert that it is possible to convert all energy use in the U.S., to wind, water and solar -- while maintaining grid reliability, saving money and creating jobs. It will require a World War II-style mobilization, he notes. But it's possible. That conclusion is being questioned in a big way. On Monday, a battalion of …

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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

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Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

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Tesla Model X = Safest SUV Ever, Because Some Humans Have Hearts

The Tesla Model X has been scored as the safest SUV the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ever tested, and the second-safest vehicle the NHTSA has ever tested ... only trailing the Tesla Model Tesla Model X = Safest SUV Ever, Because Some Humans Have Hearts was …

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Harvard Researchers Report Long Life Breakthrough For Flow Batteries

Researchers at Harvard have created a flow battery that is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and has an extremely long life. Could this be the breakthrough the world has been waiting for? Harvard Researchers Report Long Life Breakthrough For …

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Google Adds Peer Pressure To Project Sunroof

Peer pressure is a big factor in breaking down the barriers to new ideas. Early adopters lead the way, then the masses follow. Google is taking advantage of our human foibles by tweaking its Project Sunroof program Google Adds Peer Pressure To Project Sunroof was originally published …

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The Future Of Buying Solar Will Be Consumer Empowered

The solar industry is facing big changes. Many factors, including high cancellation rates of large purchases, indicate that consumers may not have been fully educated about all of their options before their purchase, and may be been subjected to high-pressure sales consultations. But Pick My Solar is working to change this model with a customer-first focus.

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Stunning Fisker EMotion Unveiled, “9 Minute” Charge Time

Henrik Fisker has taken the wraps off the new Fisker EMotion electric sedan he says will compete head to head with the Tesla Model S. Fisker made his reputation as an automotive designer and the new car is certainly easy on the eyes. He claims it can go 400 miles on a full battery charge and then recharge in just 9 minutes. Fisker originally promised to reveal the car in August but moved the date forward by two months