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Smart Contract Business Drivers: Herstatt Risk (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Herstatt risk or settlement risk is the risk that a foreign exchange rate will change after a contract is locked in at a specified amount of a specified currency. Obviously this is a two-way risk, as if the exchange rate goes up, the buyer will pay more; and if the exchange rate goes down, the seller will receive less. The more volatile the currency and the longer the time until settlement, the greater the risk... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S Still #1 Large Luxury Car In USA — By Far

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Poor Model S and Model X. Their younger sister came along and completely stole their thunder*. For years, the Model S and Model X were the hottest items in the auto industry. In particular, the Model S's dramatic, unexpected, sharp rise to the top of its class — in terms of sales, consumer satisfaction, glowing reviews, and everything else — was the story of the century. Then along came Model ... Read More


Air Quality

Hollywood Promoting Electric Cars, Sustainability

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's cars have become popular with many of Hollywood's biggest stars. But more recently, many of those who are behind the scenes on today's television and movie sets are embracing the electric car and clean energy. ... Read More


Agriculture

Cow Methane Emissions Reduced By Swiss Company Agolin

Published on October 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The Swiss company Agolin has developed feed additives which reduce methane emissions from cows, and methane is one of the key greenhouse gases. The company was founded in 2006 and uses botanical compounds in the additives. Michael Roe, Agolin's Commercial Director, answered some questions for CleanTechnica... Read More


Clean Power

Alveston Wind Farm - Ecotricity

Iron Mountain Signs 145 Megawatt PPA, Reaches 75% Renewables In 2018

Published on October 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

US data company Iron Mountain Incorporated announced this week that it has signed another renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement, this time for 145 megawatts (MW) from the Pretty Prairie Wind Farm in Kansas, which is expected to boost the company's renewable electricity usage in 2018 to 75% of its global operations. ... Read More


Clean Transport

Electric Motor Production Begins At Audi Hungaria

Published on October 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Audi Hungaria recently began producing electric motors in Gyor using modular assembly with about 100 employees in an 8,500 square meter workspace. The first electric motors from Audi Hungaria will be used in the Audi e-tron. Peter Sarvari, Project leader of E-engine production AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt, answered some questions about the production for CleanTechnica... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range! Unexpected New Option Now Available [Hot!]

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Tesla has unexpectedly dropped a "Mid Range" battery option into its Model 3 variants, officially the Tesla Model 3 Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive, priced competitively and still offering great real-world driving range. The additional good news is that this variant has expected delivery dates of 6–10 weeks, meaning that early signups should still receive the full US federal tax credit... Read More


Clean Power

Microsoft To Add 90 Megawatts Of New Wind In Pennsylvania

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Technology giant Microsoft signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement this week for the electricity generated at the 90 megawatt (MW) Big Level wind facility currently under construction in Pennsylvania, being developed by renewable energy producer TransAlta Renewables... Read More


Cars

Groupe PSA Electrifies

Groupe PSA Braves Emissions Hell With Pure Electric Citroen

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and Vauxhall, has had its hands full after acquiring Opel and Vauxhall. The transition hasn't been as smooth as expected and now the company is facing legacy emission problems after a fiery French newspaper revelation... Read More


Carbon Tax

Please Help Pass Washington State Initiative 1631

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

In November, the residents of the State of Washington will vote directly on proposition I-1631 which would establish a pollution fee. Proponents of the initiative have stated the difference between a "pollution fee" and a "carbon tax" is that the fee must go directly towards funding solutions. ... Read More


Climate Change

Museums & Climate Change Activism

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by The Beam

The inescapable truth that our lives are inextricably linked with the natural world  inspires my belief that the global museum community must take a stand on climate change. This is a moral imperative for museums, as climate change is no longer just about science or politics -- it is also about social justice. ... Read More


Cars

Exclusive: Angela Merkel Put Heat On Automakers To Electrify Faster

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There has been a little bit of a positive surprise in the past two weeks in Europe. The European Parliament voted a couple of weeks ago to support a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions from transport by 2030, a notably more aggressive transportation emissions cut than the 35% reduction target the European Commission had proposed. That led to a compromise decision to make the target 35%. Exclusive intel I've collected from the inner circles of this world is that this was the first time when such a vote came up that German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Co-Founder Talks The “Startup Grind” In Silicon Valley (Video)

Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Marc Tarpenning was already a veteran of the Silicon Valley startup scene when he and Martin Eberhard founded Tesla. Their skills in starting companies and securing financing were a big part of the reason that the company was able to get up and running so quickly. Tarpenning is also an articulate and engaging speaker, as I learned when I interviewed him for my history of Tesla. So who better to talk about startups than Tarpenning... Read More


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