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Coal

White House Shuns Energy Secretary’s Coal & Nuclear Bailout

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Reports swirling around Washington, D.C. suggest that the White House has shelved plans drawn up by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to effectively bail out the US coal and nuclear industries amidst opposition from President Trump's advisers on the National Security Council and National Economic Council... Read More


Clean Power

World’s Largest Microgrid Moves One Step Closer In Palau

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Tucked away in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean is the small Republic of Palau, boasting a population of just over 20,000. The country will nevertheless soon be home to what is believed to be the world's largest microgrid consisting of solar, diesel, and energy storage, representing at least 45% of the island nation's total demand... Read More


Cars

Car2go Launching In Paris

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Car2go will launch in Paris with 400 smart EQ fortwos in January of 2019. Within Europe, the carsharing service is already operating in cities like Madrid, Stuttgart, and Amsterdam. ... Read More


Clean Power

Indian Coal Mining Companies Plan $1.6 Billion Solar Investment

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Saurabh

The world’s largest coal mining company, Coal India Limited (CIL), and India’s largest lignite mining company, NLC India Limited (NIL), have announced a joint venture to set up 3 gigawatts of solar power capacity. Apart from the solar power capacity, the two companies will also cooperate on setting up 2 gigawatts of coal-based power capacity. ... Read More


Clean Power

India Relaxes Clauses For Largest Floating Solar Tender

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Saurabh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has given a seventh extension to the largest floating solar power tender in India. The agency has been forced to given such repeated extension due to the uncertainty associated with such projects, and the safeguards duty issue that played out over the last few months. ... Read More


Cars

The Kia Niro EV Is A Hit With Reporters In Korea

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

As the first affordable, fully electric compact utility vehicle (CUV) in the world, the Kia Niro EV is one of the most highly anticipated electric vehicle launches. Being the new guy on the block, every step is being watched and eagerly reported... Read More


Solar Energy

India’s Gujarat Tenders 700 Megawatt Solar Capacity

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Saurabh

The Indian state of Gujarat has issued a fresh tender to set up 700 megawatts of solar power capacity. The capacity is perhaps the largest on offer in several years from the state of Gujarat, which is planning to take back the throne of the leading Indian state in the solar sector. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Fixing Salvaged Teslas, The Ingineer Way

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

All automobiles are supported by an ecosystem of services, which traditionally includes dealerships, repair shops, and fueling stations. One of the ways Tesla has redefined the auto industry is by vertically integrating these services. You can buy a vehicle directly from Tesla, have it serviced at a Tesla service center, and charge it at a Tesla Supercharger. On the whole, most customers seem to be happy with this arrangement, but some believe that there is an unmet need for independent repair shops, and a community of DIY Tesla repair techs has developed. Because Tesla doesn’t support their activities, there’s an underground, hacker vibe to the scene... Read More


Cars

10 Reviews Of Tesla Model 3 Performance

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Should you settle for a lower-priced Model 3 or splurge on the souped-up "Performance" version of Tesla's newest sedan? The reviews, thus far, have been enticing. Media outlets ranging from Top Gear to the Wall Street Journal have come away impressed. Check out this latest round-up of Model 3 Performance reviews to consider if this top-end model might be right for you... Read More


Cars

new Ford F-150 raptor personal mobility

Ford Layoffs & Trump Tariffs: The Real Story

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum have hit Ford hard, but they are not what is causing the company to begin a $24.5 billion restructuring and they are not the reason for layoffs. Here's what the MSM got wrong about the Ford story. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Denver To Zion National Park In Tesla Model X

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla road trips are becoming a popular genre of travel videos. The adventure magazine Outside recently sent writer and filmmaker Brendan Leonard and his girlfriend Hilary on a wonderful western road trip in a Model X. Over the course of five days, they traveled from Denver to Zion National Park, stopping along the way to ski at A-Basin, climb in Telluride, and camp in Monument Valley... Read More


Clean Power

Sony Shifts US 100% Renewable Energy Goal Forward By A Decade

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Only a month after it announced that it was joining the RE100 initiative and committing to sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2040, entertainment and electronics giant Sony Corporation has announced this week it is bringing forward its US goal by a decade... Read More


Cars

Impressions From Mondial de Paris #MondialParis

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The Paris Motor Show, "Mondial de Paris," started a day early with a pre-show symposium for a select public: "Tomorrow in Motion." Even a few journalists were invited, yours truly not among them. But the whole 5 hour happening was live on YouTube. Arriving early in the hotel near Paris and with pencil and paper in hand, the CleanTechnica delegation was ready for it. As a French organized mondial event, half of the presentations were in French. That means that I have no notion what they were about... Read More


Batteries

BYD Expands Its Material Handling Offerings With Two New Electric Tugs

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

New energy company and plug-in vehicle manufacturer BYD is pushing into yet another new market segment with the announcement of its two new fully electric tow tractor models - also known as tugs. The new tugs have the potential to replace the little carts commonly found running around the tarmac at airports as the ground support equipment for incoming and outbound flights... Read More


Clean Power

Voices Of 100%: San Diego’s Pathway Forward

Published on October 16th, 2018 | by John Farrell

With a population of just over 1.4 million people, San Diego, the country’s eighth largest city and the second largest in California, is also one of the largest to make a pledge to transition to 100% renewable energy. Drawing on a unique policy tool allowing cities to choose their electricity supply and the area’s enviably abundant solar resources, San Diego is well on its way to developing a clear pathway for how to reach its goal... Read More


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