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European Grid Edge M&A Alert: Centrica Buys REstore for $81M

REstore, the Belgian startup that's taken a leading role in Europe's emerging demand response markets, has been acquired by UK-based utility and energy provider Centrica for €70 million ($81.4 million) in cash. It's the latest acquisition in a year busy with European utilities shopping for startups to help them compete in a distributed energy future. Friday's deal will give …

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Long-Awaited US Tax Reform Signals Continued Undermining Of Renewables

United States Republicans finally published their proposed tax plan this week to much ballyhoo and recriminations, not just among Democrats but also throughout the country's renewable energy industry, which caught the short end of the stick and will likely lose thousands of jobs and billions in investments if the bill passes.

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Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating scandals and regulatory crackdowns. As if diesel cars hadn't already had enough negative press, a new study says "fuel-efficient" diesel vehicles actually produce more lifetime...

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Take our Twitter poll

In early October, when we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, they represented a diverse set of approaches to making cars greener. They included a plug-in hybrid minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid), a range of powertrains—hybrid, battery-electric, and soon plug-in hybrid—in a single...

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Can LO3 Energy Cut Through the Hype on Blockchain?

LO3, a startup that brands itself as a "transactive energy company," is preparing to expand internationally after building the world's first blockchain microgrid. The company pulled in new investments last week from Braemar Energy Ventures and Centrica Innovations. The capital raise completed a Series A round for the Siemens-backed firm, based in Brooklyn, New York. For the past couple …

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Enel Acquires California-Based E-Mobility Solutions Firm eMotorWerks

The multinational utility firm Enel has just acquired the California-based e-mobility solutions firm eMotorWerks, best known for its popular product JuiceBox and the JuiceNet platform Enel Acquires California-Based E-Mobility Solutions Firm eMotorWerks was originally published on EV Obsession.

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When Will Driverless Vehicles Really Arrive?

A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans When Will Driverless Vehicles Really Arrive? was originally published on

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Electric Stigo Folding Scooter Joins The “Last Mile Solutions” Club

Let's welcome another folding electric scooter aiming to be your solution for "last mile transport," the electric Stigo folding scooter Electric Stigo Folding Scooter Joins The “Last Mile Solutions” Club was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Tesla has now sold 250,000 electric cars, more than GM (but fewer than Nissan)

Electric-car maker Tesla posted its best quarterly sales results in company history after it closed out the third quarter with 26,150 units sold. Despite the figure's cause for celebration, the figure may be interpreted as a downside by some since the third quarter's sales in 2017 just inched past Q3 2016 with a 4.5 percent increase. With the Q3...

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Designing Resilient Cities That Don’t Flood

A study released by the Carbon Disclosure Project this month finds that 103 cities around the world have a serious risk of flooding. Most of the problem can be traced directly to the increased use of concrete and asphalt since the beginning of the automotive age. Land that used to absorb water is now covered with impervious coatings which cause rain and flood waters to accumulate rather than percolating into the soil below

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General Electric Installing First 1,500 Volt Solar Power Plant In Egypt

General Electric will build the its first 1,500 volt solar power plant in Egypt General Electric Installing First 1,500 Volt Solar Power Plant In Egypt was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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EasyJet & Wright Electric Plan Electric Airplane Service Within A Decade

EasyJet and Wright Electric are planning to begin commercial service using electric airplanes within 10 years EasyJet & Wright Electric Plan Electric Airplane Service Within A Decade was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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California Considering Internal Combustion Engine Ban

California is contemplating a ban on internal combustion engine cars as nations like China and India consider doing the same. California Considering Internal Combustion Engine Ban was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: