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3 Questions: Nick Montfort on shaping the future

People spend a lot of time trying to predict the future. But shouldn't we all spend more time trying to influence it? Nick Montfort, a professor in MIT's Comparative Media Studies/Writing program, examines this question in a book — “The Future” — published this week by the MIT Press. In Montfort's view, both thinking about the future and developing innovations are important aspects of what he calls “future-making,” the effort to bring positive change to society. MIT News recently spoke with Montfort about his new …

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California Renewable Energy Success … Tesla Model 3 Deliveries … Tax Credit For Tesla Model 3 Buyers (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the week leading up to Christmas? Have scroll below. Yes, 6 are specifically about Tesla — especially the Tesla Model 3 — and 3 more have a strong Tesla component, but the top story of the past week wasn't a Tesla story. Catch the details below

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What Changed In The EV Battery Market In November?

The battery market is one of the most interesting industries in the global economy. As part of our new "What Changed ... ?" series, it seemed appropriate to include a thorough update of what changes in the EV battery market on a monthly basis. Below is a rundown of what changed in November

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CWP Asset Management to provide asset management services to two new Wirsol Energy solar farms in Australia CWP Asset Management has been awarded contracts by Wirsol Energy to provide asset management services to two new solar PV projects in Australia. The 110MW Wemen Solar Farm in Victoria and the 89MW Clermont Solar Farm in Queensland reached financial close yesterday, and will commence construction in January 2018. CWP’s Managing Director Alex Hewitt said “We’d like to congratulate Wirsol on the successful financing of these two large solar projects. We are really looking forward to working with the Wirsol team.“ CWP Asset Management will deliver services to these projects through its asset management team in Canberra, which manages 690 MW of wind and solar farms on behalf of project owners. “Our team in Canberra is growing very quickly, as we offer our experience and our capabilities to other renewable energy project owners, to maximise their project value and to provide a safe pair of hands for their investments” said Mr Hewitt. “Canberra is a great central location for providing asset management services nationally, and it is seeing the benefits of the ACT Government’s strong support for the renewable energy sector. We look forward to employing more Canberrans and to working with other renewable energy project owners nationally” said CWPs Head of Asset Management, Bill Filby.

The 110MW Wemen Solar Farm in Victoria and the 89MW Clermont Solar Farm in Queensland reached financial close yesterday, and will commence construction in January 2018.