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Batteries

A Tale of Two Teslas

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

It seems there have always been two general views of Tesla — 1) disruptor ready to take over the world and 2) clueless upstart on the verge of a dramatic crash & burn. As the company has grown and matured, you might think these divergent readings of the electric vehicle and sustainable energy leader would have merged more, but it appears they haven't. With the larger scale, the visions of 1) world domination and the visions of a fiery Silicon Valley + Wall Street spectacle seem to have both just grown respectively... Read More


Cars

Nissan Launches Nissan Energy Solar: All-In-One Energy Solution For UK Homes

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

This week, Nissan announced "Nissan Energy Solar" at the Electric Ecosystem Experience powered by Nissan Intelligent Mobility. "Nissan Energy Solar is the all-in-one solution that combines world-class residential solar panels with energy storage system to make the most of UK homes. The solution has been designed to allow UK homeowners to reduce their energy bills and get more independence from the grid, allowing them to live more sustainably."... Read More


Cars

Is The Infiniti Electrification Plan Proof That Nissan Is Finally Going To Bet Big On EVs?

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by James Ayre

While Nissan has without a doubt been one of the top firms in the plug-in electric vehicle sector over the last decade, the reality is also that the company has seemingly spent a fair amount of that time stalling. As an example, when the Nissan Leaf first hit the market, it was in some ways revolutionary, a very solid offering. It won several notable awards. It was fresh, innovative, and interesting. But the company spent the next few years refusing to update the Leaf much at all and didn't roll out other electric cars... Read More


Cars

2018 BMW 530e

If A 2018 BMW 530e Plug-In Hybrid Meant No Extra Cost, Would You Own One?

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Hybrids are a tough sell in a world where we demand more than simply an electric motor supporting a helplessly antiquated internal combustion engine (ICE) move us along. So BMW had a thought. What if owning a 530e hybrid meant no extra cost? And the question we ask you is, would you own one... Read More


Cars

Peugeot CEO Says All PSA Group Vehicles To Be Electrified By 2025

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by James Ayre

To add to the growing "me too" list of auto manufacturers claiming that they will be transitioning to an entirely (or nearly entirely) electrified model lineup over the coming years, the CEO of Peugeot SA, Carlos Tavares, has now revealed that all new PSA Group vehicles will be electrified by ... Read More


Green Economy

ING Commits €100 Million To Sustainable Investments

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

Dutch banking giant ING has announced this week that it intends to commit €100 million to sustainable investments, specifically seeking to support sustainable 'scale-ups' which can boast a proven concept and positive environmental impact. ... Read More


Agriculture

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

Published on January 18th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

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 you stop reading further... Read More


Clean Power

Power plant and visible emissions (optimist.com)

Climate Action Tracker To Develop Paris-Consistent Benchmarks

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

The Climate Action Tracker, one of the world's leading climate science advisories, has announced that it is developing a new series of Climate Action Benchmarks that will serve to highlight the level of emissions reductions governments and sectors must achieve to contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement's long-term temperature goal. ... Read More


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