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5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

It's been over three years since New York's Reforming the Energy Vision began. Under the initiative, regulators, utilities, and third-party technology companies are coming together to recalibrate and optimize New York's electricity market with distributed energy resources. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the state will achieve its goals. In advance of Greentech Media's

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Q&A: Richard Binzel on tips for observing the 2017 solar eclipse

It has been nearly a century since a total solar eclipse traversed coast-to-coast across the USA. Everyone in North America will have a view of the moon blocking at least part of the sun, in what's known as a partial solar eclipse (depending on local cloud cover, of course). But the spectacle of a lifetime is seeing the sun completely, 100 percent eclipsed by the moon. A narrow “path of totality” will stretch from Salem, Oregon on the West Coast to Lincoln, Nebraska, to St. Louis, Missouri, to Charleston, South Carolina on …

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Every Major Crash of Formula E Season 3

It's not hard to see why there is such a buzz around Formula E right now. The series offers all the thrills and spills associated with high performance motor racing, but with the added twist of electric power. If you think that the absence of a petrol engine means less excitement, you probably haven't bore witness to a race yet

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Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye To “Accelerate The Future Of Autonomous Driving”

Intel's acquisition of outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye NV is now complete, which should soon make some of the goals of the acquisition more clear. With that in mind, the newest press release (revealing the completion of the tender offer) states that Intel estimates the "vehicle systems, data, and services market opportunity to be up to $70 billion by 2030."

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Gigafactory Will Produce More Batteries Than the Rest of the World Combined…by a Factor of 2!

As part of the Tesla Model 3 production unveiling tonight, Tesla blew our minds with updates in the pre-event webcast from across the Tesla manufacturing network live including from within the Fremont Factory itself and way out in Sparks, Nevada at the Gigafactory. As part of the Gigafactory update, Tesla shared that when it was [&hellip

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Elon Musk Crowns Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD as Winner of Tesla’s Project Loveday Contest

In advance of the Model 3 Production reveal tonight, Elon Musk tweeted out the winner of Tesla's Project Loveday contest. Technophile Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD took top honors with his fan made commercial depicting a day in the life of a Tesla owner including a chance encounter and drag race against a Lamborghini. 👊 — [&hellip

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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...