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Switching To Solar From Coal Would Save 52,000 Lives A Year In USA (+ How To Save The Coal Miners)

Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published a study, “Potential Lives Saved by Replacing Coal with Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production in the U.S.” According to the study, ditching coal in favor of solar power would save nearly 52,000 lives in the United States each year. The deaths arise from such medical conditions as asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, …

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Tesla Autopilot video, 2018 Camry Hybrid, electric-car prices, Model 3 numbers: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a pair of Tesla stories, a lot about the new 2018 Toyota Camry lineup (hybrid included), and some good news about electric-car prices. All this and more on Green Car Reports. How many Tesla Model 3s do you think the company can deliver by December 31? We polled our Twitter followers on that—and, boy, are they a confident...

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More Oxygen With Go To-U Electric Car Charging Network

Exploring the bright website of the Go To-U network, I wandered into the website of one of its partners, e-space, and read: "More oxygen to the city!" The people and the businesses such as Go To-U and e-space that are working to clean the air in our cities are focused on something completely sensible that we too often overlook. E-space's "More Oxygen to the City" campaign is timely and poignant. Adults need clean air. Children …

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently. The new Camry Hybrid is based on some of the same underpinnings as the 2016 Prius, and uses that car's updated hybrid system and choice of two batteries. In a car we judged...

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5 Oil Majors Risk 30% Of Potential Investments On Unnecessary Projects In A 2⁰C World

Five of the world's six largest listed oil companies, including ExxonMobil and Shell, run the risk of wasting more than 30% of potential investment on high-cost upstream projects that are unnecessary and potentially harmful if we are to ensure the world does not warm beyond 2⁰ Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Scotland Set To Become Heart Of Offshore Wind Scientific Research

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take part in a €3m research program at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

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Look Before You Laugh: US Energy Sec’y Rick Perry Kinda Sorta Gets Climate Change Right

Did Energy Secretary just put his mouth with his recent remarks about CO2 or did he just put one over on Trump and his climate change denying supporters Look Before You Laugh: US Energy Sec'y Rick Perry Kinda Sorta Gets Climate Change Right was originally …

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A Sneak Peek of The Energy Gang’s Live Podcast in San Jose

Are oil companies about to become the biggest players in renewable electricity? What are some of the most novel approaches to using distributed energy assets for grid reliability? Are Amazon, Apple and Google finally preparing to dominate in home energy services? Those are some of the big questions we'll be asking -- and hopefully answering -- at our live taping of the Energy Gang podcast next week in San Jose, California. The Gang will be taking the stage at

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Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Range anxiety, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure—or even awareness that it exists—and high purchase prices all play a part in the challenges faced by electric cars. However, a new...

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Is the latest Tesla Autopilot ‘smooth as silk’ as Musk claims? Video shows results

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that the new Autopilot algorithm would be "smooth as silk." One owner, James Hansbert, recorded his experience after receiving the latest firmware updated for his Tesla Model S...

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How many Tesla Model 3s will be delivered by Dec 31? Poll results

With photos of Tesla Model 3 test cars now popping up regularly, it seems likely that some number of Tesla's lower-priced all-electric sedan will roll off the production lines within the next few months. The big question is when the company will start delivering them beyond the board members, investors, friends, and passionate owners who will get...

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How Effective are U.S. and G7 Energy Security and Carbon Emissions Policies?

Following the announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the ‘Paris Climate Agreement', major European and Asian countries have been very critical of President Trump's decision. While such a U.S. action is clearly legal and allowed under the Paris accord, it appears possibly inconsistent with other G7 Countries' agreements such as the ‘Rome G7 Energy Initiative […] The post How Effective are U.S. and G7 Energy Security and Carbon Emissions Policies? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A Chance to Change Some Dubious Climate Accounting

The UK should change the way it accounts for emissions under its legally binding carbon budgets, whether or not it remains part of the EUETS. An apparently technical question about the UK's accounting for its carbon budgets raises broader questions about alignment of targets and policy instruments. The UK's carbon budgets are legally binding obligations […] The post A Chance to Change Some Dubious Climate Accounting appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Interview with Bio-Energy Expert André Faaij: “So Much Nonsense Has Been Told, High Time for the Real Story”

“An enormous amount of nonsense” has been told about bio-energy, says André Faaij, scientific director of Energy Academy Europe and professor Energy Systems Analysis at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. According to Faaij, it is high time for the real – scientifically validated – story. “The bio-based economy is indispensable for our climate […] The post Interview with Bio-Energy Expert André Faaij: “So Much Nonsense Has Been Told, High Time for the Real Story” appeared first on The Energy Collective.