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New Business Models Gain Strength With Renewed Interest in Microgrids

Increased confidence in how to generate revenue from microgrids, beyond reliability and resilience, is contributing to the rise of third-party and mixed ownership models. With third-party and mixed ownership, a new business model emerged: the microgrid-as-a-service (MaaS) or reliability-as-a-service. MaaS can eliminate the historical need for end users to contribute upfront costs on their own, opening up a new market for customers who previously would not have considered a microgrid due to financial …

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Students share their passions outside the classroom

It is well-known that MIT students are academically exceptional. What is less known is how well-rounded, creative, and artistic they are. To showcase what students do outside of the classroom, MIT Communications Initiatives and the Division of Student Life created a campaign to encourage students to produce videos for social sharing. The goal was to give audiences around the world a greater sense of the magic and culture of MIT. Following brainstorming sessions with a group of students and discussions of what …

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Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To Detach Itself From The Old World

Anyone who knows me — or has read my resume below — will understand why I have to comment on the horrendous outburst by the President of the United States on January 11th. I heard Jesse Watters on Fox News explain that the s***hole remarks were just harmless bar talk, but if we can agree that the White House is in fact the office of the most powerful administration in the world — and not a bar — then the following will make sense. If you think the White House is in fact a bar, you have nothing to worry about and I would suggest …

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Gatehouse Media’s Anti-Wind Report: At Best, It’s Shoddy Journalism

What happens when young journalists find out that some people living near wind farms really hate them? Do they interview a few of them, interview a few others who like them for balance, interview a few experts, and write a reasoned and balanced article? Most of the time, yes

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Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today’s Car News

Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Automotive designer Henrik Fisker is back with a new car company bearing his name but just like the last time around, we have our reservations...

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Good News! Study Claims Global Warming Will Only Be Disastrous, Not Catastrophic

A new study suggests the Earth may not suffer a catastrophic increase in average temperatures but predicts it will see an increase of about 2.8 degrees Celsius. That's enough to cause massive changes in climate that will affect hundreds of millions of people.

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Trump Says Solar Tariff Decision Is Coming ‘Pretty Soon’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would soon announce a decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and modules in the high-stakes Section 201 trade case. The president criticized American trading partners for dumping subsidized solar products in the U.S. market, causing distress for domestic solar panel manufacturers. “You know, they dump ‘em -- government-subsidized, lots of things happening -- they dump the panels, then everybody goes out of business,” Trump said in an