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A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson's disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain stimulation, requires implanting electrodes in the brain — a complex procedure that carries some risk to the patient. Now, MIT researchers, collaborating with investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the IT'IS Foundation, have come up with a way to stimulate regions deep within the brain using electrodes …

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Leaf batteries, Bolt EV sales, former Saabs, Tesla Model X sales: Today’s Car News

Today, we look at what may have happened to the once-touted Tesla Model X sales, cover a report on the future of Nissan Leaf battery cells, describe the electric cars based on the former Saab 9-3 that are now being built in China, and report on last month's plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got last month's...

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Nissan to sell electric-car battery unit AESC to Chinese company: report

With the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car due to break cover sometime in the next few months, one open question concerns the source of its battery cells. To date, Automotive Electric Supply Corporation—a joint venture between Nissan and Japanese electronics giant NEC—has supplied lithium-ion cells for every Nissan Leaf built...

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What Does The NDP-Green Agreement Mean for British Columbia?

Though still nominally premier, Christy Clark knows her government's days are numbered. If she doesn't resign, the BC Liberals will be toppled by a non-confidence motion when the provincial legislature reassembles in June. What Does The NDP-Green Agreement Mean for British Columbia? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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LIGO detects merging black holes for third time

The collision of a pair of colossal, stellar-mass black holes has made itself heard, nearly 3 billion light years away, through a cosmic microphone on Earth. On Jan. 4, the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) picked up a barely perceptible signal that scientists quickly determined to be a gravitational wave — a ripple of energy passing through the curvature of spacetime. The event, published today in Physical Review Letters, marks the third direct detection of a gravitational …

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric: what happens when battery is run down to the end?

One owner has now run his 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric's battery down all the way to "empty" so other owners know what to expect. The Ioniq Electric is EPA-rated at 124 miles of range from the 28-kwh battery pack that powers an 88-kilowatt (118-horsepower) electric motor. The driver in the video tells viewers that his car has been returning 137...

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Should I Sell My Mutual Fund to Go Solar?

An enthusiastic solar volunteer recently asked me: “What can I invest in to prepare for the next financial crisis?” The situation made the question deeply ironic. The woman asking me was trying to help people invest in solar systems through Solarize, a nonprofit, community-sponsored group buying and discount program. Our town of Marbletown, New York and the neighboring towns of Rochester and Olive have just launched Solarize …

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Plug-in electric car sales for May: best Bolt EV month yet, Leaf and Volt higher too

Sales of three high-volume plug-in electric cars rose last month, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchback logging its highest monthly total since sales began in December. Chevrolet delivered 1,566 Bolt EVs, bringing this year's five-month total to 5,950 (another 579 were sold in December 2016). The Bolt EV is continuing...

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NEVS reveals Chinese electric cars based on former Saab 9-3, 9-3X models

Swedish auto brand Saab may never return, but the company NEVS has officially debuted its electric cars adapted from Saab assets it acquired following the brand's fall from grace. NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) is, in fact, a Swedish company, though it's backed by Chinese investors. And the new 9-3 series is NEVS' first major production...

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Executives From Apple, Exxon and Tesla Rally to Bring Trump ‘Back From the Brink’ on Climate Deal

The world's biggest energy, industrial and tech companies are making a last-ditch effort to convince Donald Trump not to walk away from the Paris climate agreement. In the last 24 hours, executives from the most influential corporations representing nearly every corner of the global economy -- including Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Google, DuPont, Exxon, Monsanto and Tesla -- have lobbied the White House over the issue through phone calls, letters and social media. According to

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So what happened to Tesla Model X electric SUV sales, anyway?

A few years ago, before the Tesla Model X electric SUV went into production, company CEO Elon Musk said he thought it could outsell the older Model S hatchback luxury sedan. That hasn't happened. In the first three months of this year, Tesla said it delivered 11,550 Model Xes—but 13,450 Model Ses. DON'T MISS: 2016 Tesla Model X first drive...

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The World Would Be Better Off if Trump Withdraws from the Paris Climate Deal

Some argue that the U.S. leaving Paris would be beneficial to global climate policy, others believe it would be harmful. In this article, Luke Kemp, Lecturer in International Relations and Environmental Policy at Australian National University, argues the world would be better off if Trump withdraws from Paris. In another article, Jonathan Pickering of the […] The post The World Would Be Better Off if Trump Withdraws from the Paris Climate Deal appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The U.S. Quitting the Paris Climate Deal Will Only Make Things Worse

Some argue that the U.S. leaving Paris would be beneficial to global climate policy, others believe it would be harmful. In this article, Jonathan Pickering of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra argues that the US quitting Paris will make matters worse. In another article, Luke Kemp, Lecturer […] The post The U.S. Quitting the Paris Climate Deal Will Only Make Things Worse appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Who Wins if Donald Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord?

A handful of anonymous senior White House officials have begun telling the press that President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord climate deal, adding fuel to rumors that have circulated for months that he would follow through with his campaign promise. A “small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt” has begun drafting up […] The post Who Wins if Donald Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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4 Wildly Different Oil Price Scenarios For 2020

After the nine-month extension of the OPEC deal, there is a growing consensus that oil might bounce around in the $50s and $60s for the rest of the year. But as we move into 2018 and beyond, there is a great deal of disagreement among analysts about what happens to oil prices. The post, 4 […] The post 4 Wildly Different Oil Price Scenarios For 2020 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Making America Inefficient: The Federal Budget’s Gory Details

The Trump administration seeks crippling cuts to programs that accomplish the very goals of the proposed 2018 budget: jobs, economic growth, international competitiveness, and putting taxpayers first. Federal energy efficiency programs help bring back American manufacturing so it can compete globally, create domestic jobs by fixing market failures such as split incentives and poor information, […] The post Making America Inefficient: The Federal Budget's Gory Details appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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The Future of DSOs: Digital Platform Provider vs. Pure Asset Ownership

Distribution network operators (DSO) are currently facing many different challenges at the same time. For simplicity, we summarize these challenges and describe three general developments that have a significant effect on how DSOs operate their grid or will operate it in the (near) future. The Three current challenges for DSOs 1. Smart Metering and Digitalization […] The post The Future of DSOs: Digital Platform Provider vs. Pure Asset Ownership appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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New York REV, Demo Projects Point Toward 21st Century Electricity System

Utilities and electricity regulators in the United States and Europe are facing new electricity market realities: flat load growth, rapid adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs), emission reduction requirements, and ambitious goals for renewable energy deployment. In Q2 2016 alone, regulators across 42 states took more than 100 different regulatory actions addressing DER adoption, positively […] The post New York REV, Demo Projects Point Toward 21st Century Electricity System appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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New York REV, Demo Projects Point Toward 21st Century Electricity System

Utilities and electricity regulators in the United States and Europe are facing new electricity market realities: flat load growth, rapid adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs), emission reduction requirements, and ambitious goals for renewable energy deployment. In Q2 2016 alone, regulators across 42 states took more than 100 different regulatory actions addressing DER adoption, positively […] The post New York REV, Demo Projects Point Toward 21st Century Electricity System appeared first on The Energy Collective.