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Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil and Gas Wastewater

The oil and gas industry has a massive wastewater problem. And if the growing dialogue about new ways of dealing with it are any indication, it may get worse if we aren't careful. Cost concerns, pressure to conserve water, and other factors have led some oil and gas companies to consider new ways to manage […] The post Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil and Gas Wastewater appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Energy Efficiency Can Keep Housing Affordable for Maryland’s Low-Income Families

Energy efficiency retrofits for entire homes and buildings can substantially reduce energy bills for low-income and multifamily residents. These upgrades can also keep families in their homes by helping them avoid eviction, get through storms, and live longer and healthier lives. For several years, Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has delivered programs […] The post Energy Efficiency Can Keep Housing Affordable for Maryland's Low-Income Families appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs

Renewable energy is disrupting electricity markets worldwide. The pace of this change has surprised almost everyone, and indeed would have been difficult to imagine just a few years ago Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne doesn’t think electric cars, Tesla are viable

The question of electric cars and their profitability remains a major factor as automakers and brands move to electrify vehicle portfolios. While many automakers commit to an all-electric future through various sources of electrification, one remains skeptical of the business model: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. In fact, FCA's CEO Sergio Marchionne...

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7 Trends Shaping the Global Solar PV Monitoring Market

The world of Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) and Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) is evolving at a rapid pace to meet the changing needs of the PV industry around the world. The latest edition of GTM Research's annual report on the topic, Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022, …

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Tritium Boosts EV Charger Production Seven-Fold At Brisbane Plant

Queensland-based EV charging station company Tritium has unveiled its global HQ and new manufacturing facility in Brisbane, which will see a seven-fold increase in capacity – but which may just a fraction of total production within a decade Tritium Boosts EV Charger Production Seven-Fold At Brisbane Plant was originally published on

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Concentrated Solar Power Contender ESolar Goes AWOL

The concentrated solar power (CSP) player eSolar, one of just three remaining companies in the U.S. specializing in tower designs, appears to have ceased operating. GTM emails this month to key eSolar leadership team members, including chairman and founder Bill Gross, executive vice president of projects Dale Rogers and vice president of systems engineering Michael Slack, failed to elicit any response from the company. Although Gross and Rogers still cite eSolar as their current employer on their LinkedIn …

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

Following the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e. The Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid is the larger of the two, but the SUV boasts an identical electrified powertrain to the Range Rover Sport P400e. Both plug-in...

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Renewables To Account for a Third of Global Power Generation in 2022

This year's renewable energy report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) confirms what many watching the industry already know: clean energy prices have taken a nosedive, upping competition and uptake of new technologies. Clean energy will grow by about 1,000 gigawatts in the next five years, according to IEA's projection. That production will be equal to about half the globe's coal power capacity, in a fraction of the time it took to build all that coal power. By 2022, clean energy will account for a third …

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Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer James Dyson officially confirmed his company is developing an electric car and is planning for a 2020 launch. Not only has Dyson had 400 employees working on an electric car...

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Can Distributed Energy Resources Get Paid to Serve as ‘Virtual Transmission Lines’?

More states around the country are investing in non-wires alternatives -- distributed energy projects that can substitute for expensive upgrades to grid distribution systems. Now, a new group hopes to do the same for transmission lines. A partnership between former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff and the Center for Renewables Integration argues that …

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Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—has concluded it must field a battery-electric vehicle to stay competitive. Toyota is likely unhappy about it, but regulations in...

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Solar, Batteries and LNG Emerge as Competitors to Oil in Island Markets

Just days after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the country's prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, stood in front of the U.N. Generally Assembly in New York to plead for help. “I come to you straight from the front lines of climate change,” he said. The leaders of island nations have been at the forefront of international climate agreements, pushing for more stringent climate commitments in forums where lurching progress is the …

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Accelerating The Global Transition To 100% Renewable Energy

As prices for renewables keep falling, global energy transition will happen faster than many think. To accelerate the process, we need innovative political measures Accelerating The Global Transition To 100% Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Tesla Infotainment Systems To Now Use Intel Rather Than Nvidia Tech

Tesla's infotainment systems will now be powered by computer chips supplied by Intel, rather than by Nvidia, according to a new report from Bloomberg Tesla Infotainment Systems To Now Use Intel Rather Than Nvidia Tech was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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ABB Partnering With Northvolt To Build “Europe’s Largest Battery Plant” In Sweden

The Switzerland-based engineering giant ABB will be working with Northvolt on that company's project to build what will reportedly be "Europe's largest lithium-ion battery production plant." That battery factory will be in Sweden ABB Partnering With Northvolt To Build “Europe's Largest Battery Plant” In Sweden was originally published on

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Acquiring Residential Solar Customers To Get More Expensive Before It Gets Cheaper

The cost of acquiring new residential solar customers for installers has disappointed predictions, increasing in costs over the past several years, and will continue to increase before beginning to decrease in 2019, according to a new report from GTM Research.

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European Union To Meet To Discuss Implementing Paris Climate Agreement

Environment ministers from across the European Union will meet this week in Estonia to discuss recent global developments on climate change and the European Union's implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. European Union To Meet To Discuss Implementing Paris Climate Agreement was originally …

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100 Fossil Fuel Producers Responsible For 71% Of Emissions Since 1988

A historic new report from CDP has revealed that 71% of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to only 100 fossil fuel producers, a group which together are responsible for 635 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. 100 Fossil Fuel Producers Responsible …

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BMW’s plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

Tesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race. Nissan, General Motors, and Tesla have all 100,000 to 300,000 plug-in vehicles globally, but this year, BMW and its Mini brand are on track to deliver its own 200,000th plug-in vehicle later this...