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Agriculture

Refilling Lake Chad With Water From The Congo River Using Solar Power

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Decades ago, when I was in high school, I read Willy Ley’s book Engineer’s Dreams: Great Projects that Could Come True. I vividly remember one of these gigantic, pie-in-the-sky dream projects. If the Congo River were dammed at the right spot, a large lake would form. It would then overflow into a river feeding into Lake Chad. Lake Chad would fill up to its prehistoric level and would then overflow into an ancient river that once flowed through Algeria and Morocco into the Mediterranean Sea... Read More


Cars

Tesla Should Advertise, Part Deux

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Last week I wrote about why Tesla should advertise. That stimulated plenty of discussion, some pro, some con, and a fair amount of pushback. This article is meant to address the many points raised by commenters and add extra perspective to the first article... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

What’s Up With The Twitter Turf War Over Tesla & Elon Musk?

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Why has Twitter become such a battleground over Tesla? Amit Katwala writes in Wired UK, "There’s no reason why a car company should be so divisive, but the warring tribes of Tesla fans and [Tesla haters] speak to human nature, the cult of celebrity, and the polarizing impact of the social media echo chamber." Others believe it gets to something deeper. More on that in a moment... Read More


Clean Power

US Senate Democrats & Clean Energy Industry Call For Tax Credit Extensions

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of 20 US Senate Democrats have called for the extension of clean energy tax incentives such as the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and the residential renewable energy tax credit, a call which has been applauded and joined by the country's clean energy associations. ... Read More


Clean Power

Ørsted Set To Build New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish energy company and offshore wind giant Ørsted has been awarded the right to build New Jersey's first offshore wind farm after the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities last Friday approved the development of the 1.1 gigawatt (MW) Ocean Wind offshore wind farm. ... Read More


Clean Power

GE’s 12 Megawatt Haliade-X Turbine Tower & Blade Make First Appearances [Photos]

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The component parts of GE Renewable Energy's mammoth 12 megawatt (MW) Haliade-X wind turbine prototype set for installation in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, continue to make appearances, with the turbine tower arriving late last week, just before the first turbine blade made its first appearance outside the company's factory in Cherbourg, France. ... Read More


Air Quality

Our New Tesla Myths Page

Published on June 23rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

As part of my efforts to fight untrue Tesla myths, I recently engaged the Tesla community to create a Tesla Myth Busters FAQ page. I sent out a call to “assemble a full-fledged myth-busting campaign,” and people responded. We simply want to set the record straight regarding various Tesla myths. Thanks to the Tesla community who heeded my call, this first draft was produced in just four days, which is astonishing and wonderful when you think about it... Read More


Cars

Our Interview With Tesla President Jerome Guillen, Part Deux

Published on June 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you missed it, the first half of our interview with Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen is here: "Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview." In the second half, we covered topics such as Model 3 design, manufacturing lessons from the Model 3, Tesla's continuous vehicle upgrades and production improvements, the Tesla Semi, and much more. Read on for the details... Read More


Cars

Last Chance To Get $3,750 Back On A Tesla

Published on June 22nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article is my reminder that the federal tax credit will go down from $3,750 to $1,875 for Tesla buyers in about a week — you must take delivery by Sunday, June 30th, to get the larger tax credit. Just a week ago, I wrote an article giving 5 reasons to buy before July 1st. Briefly, they are... Read More


Air Quality

Electric Vehicles, Renewables, & The Changing World Dynamic

Published on June 22nd, 2019 | by Robert Dee

Every time someone buys or leases an EV, fossil fuel's stranglehold lessens. That's the cost differentiation between EVs and ICEs. The individual benefit, as I am enjoying, is autonomy and the opportunity to have free electricity for cars and homes. EVs are thinking people's cars, yes, and it takes planning and work, but we'll have a better life and planet for it... Read More


Cars

Toyota Corolla vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

Published on June 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Let's start out by being very clear — in no universe should a Tesla Model 3 be competing with a Toyota Corolla on cost. The Model 3 is, objectively, a vastly superior vehicle. It is far safer, tremendously quicker, has much higher tech, is larger, and is considerably more prestigious. The only reason we're running this comparison is because, shockingly, the Tesla Model 3 does compete with the Toyota Corolla on cost... Read More


Cars

How Owning A Tesla Model 3 For 1 Year Has Changed My Life

Published on June 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've owned the Model 3 for exactly one year now. What I like most about the car is that it's 100% electric, burns no gas, and has zero emissions. There's so much to the car that I love, and I mean it when I say that the car has changed my life. I realize that's a big statement to make so I'd like to explain what I mean by that... Read More


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