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The Clean World Began with the Roadster — The Dirty World Ends With the Roadster 2

I am not pretending to be any more capable of covering the shocking revelation of the second generation Tesla Roadster than any other enthusiastic EV blogger out there. However, this event brings back that peculiar sensation I experienced in the passenger seat of this particular Tesla Roadster back in 2011: I was a petrol head [&hellip The Clean World Began with the Roadster — The Dirty World …

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China Faces an Uphill Renewable Energy Curtailment Challenge

China, with the world's largest power system, faces an uphill struggle in trying to contain double-digit rates of renewable curtailment. Even though power shedding dropped 1.4 percent in the third quarter, compared to the first half of this year, “whether the curtailment rate will go back up again after new projects start commissioning remains a concern,” said Xiaoyang Li, market analyst at MAKE Consulting. Oversupply, system inflexibility and transmission bottlenecks mean power generated in China's …

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Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy

As nations gathered in Bonn, Germany, for this year's UN climate summit, one item on their agenda was determining whether pledged climate efforts are sufficient to achieve the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Researchers at MIT have been working with the Mexican government to explore policy options that can help the country meet its international commitment of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 22 percent by 2030, compared with business as usual. According to their

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The Top Stories in Energy Storage Are Right Here

In a few weeks, the GTM research and editorial teams are headed to San Francisco for the third annual U.S. Energy Storage Summit. As usual, we'll have data-driven conversations and presentations that cover the top storylines in the industry. A lot happened since the last event. Here's what we'll be following: Utilities are …

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Tesla semi, Roadster surprise too, Clarity Plug-in price, Jeep Wrangler MPG: Today’s Car News

Today, it's almost all about Tesla: introduction of its future Semi, a surprise new Roadster too, and the most important question for the company. Also, aggressive pricing on the Honda Clarity Plug-In, some long-ago electric-car history, and a billion dollars for Nio. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Late last night, the Tesla Semi was...

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Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. The wow factor was ... high. DON'T MISS: Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs...

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Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors Is a Long-Term and Costly Process

Since 2013, six commercial nuclear reactors in the United States have shut down, and an additional eight reactors have announced plans to retire by 2025. The retirement process for nuclear power plants involves disposing of nuclear waste and decontaminating equipment and facilities to reduce residual radioactivity, making it much more expensive and time consuming than […] The post Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors Is a Long-Term and Costly Process appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Germany and Mexico Publish Peer Reviews of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Under G-20

Germany and Mexico released their voluntary peer reviews of fossil fuel subsidies under the G-20, during the twenty-third Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This publication is a step towards more transparency on what the G20 calls “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies”. Fossil fuel subsidies are inefficient because they have […] The post Germany and Mexico Publish Peer Reviews of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Under G-20 appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Canadian Solar Beats Guidance, Predicts Mammoth Q4, Misses Estimates, Shares Drop 12%

One of the world's largest solar manufacturers, Canadian Solar, published its third quarter financial results reporting solar shipments and net revenue well above the company's own guidance, but net income was well down on estimates causing the company's shares to drop 12%.

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Ford C-Max Energi plug-in production over; Hybrid has only months left

The Ford C-Max, launched as a 2013 model, never really served the purpose its maker intended. The tall five-door compact hatchback was intended to be Ford's counter to the successful Toyota Prius hybrid line, more stylish and comfortable inside with almost the same fuel-economy rating. Its owners' real-world experience, however, bore no...

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Clean Energy Investment Slows Globally, Lags Significantly In Emerging Markets

Clean energy investments slowed considerably in 2016 in both OECD and non-OECD markets but the drop-off was most significant in emerging markets, falling by $40.2 billion to only $111.4 billion in 2016, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Climatescope 2017 report.

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President Reif: We must build a future in which technology works for everyone

In an op-ed published today in The Boston Globe, MIT President L. Rafael Reif has urged those at the vanguard of the technology revolution to help lead the way in ensuring that automation in the workplace has a positive impact on society. “We must proactively and thoughtfully reinvent the future of work,” he writes. In a recent Pew

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How to recharge an electric car in the middle of nowhere: Amazon drone?

Amazon, once a humble bookseller, now dips its toes into numerous technology realms. Its next potential act? Perhaps it will be drones that can charge electric cars on the fly. The online retailer and technology company filed an application to patent a drone specifically built for electric-car charging when a charging station isn't nearby. The...

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EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030. At its weekly cabinet meeting, held Wednesday, the European Union formally adopted far more stringent requirements for reductions in vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide...