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Autonomous Vehicles

Pedestrian Killed By Uber Autonomous Car In Arizona

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

An Uber vehicle operating in self-driving mode struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, during the evening of March 18. The company has suspended all self-driving testing. What effect this may have on the use of autonomous vehicles in the US is unclear at this time. ... Read More

Air Quality

Roskilde Is 1st City In Denmark To Convert Bus Fleet To Electric

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Danish Municipality of Roskilde is taking a step into the future with the announcement that all 20 of the buses serving all of its municipal bus lines will be electric starting in April 2019 after the city council voted on the matter. The milestone move makes the Roskilde Municipality the first in Denmark to convert its fleet to fully electric buses. ... Read More

Climate Change

Don’t Bet On A Decline In Chinese Solar PV Production

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Chinese domestic demand for solar cells and modules is projected to decline. Combined with the growing protectionism, this is expected to produce a difficult period for the Chinese solar industry, according to reports. They say it looks like gloomy times are coming for the Chinese solar industry. My advice is, “Don’t bet on it.” ... Read More

Clean Power

Solar Surprise: Small-Scale Solar A Better Deal Than Big

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by John Farrell

What do grid customers actually pay for distributed solar, when taking into account the cost of delivery and the portion of energy that solar owners use for themselves? What is the value of local spending on distributed solar projects?   It’s a result that may surprise many in the energy industry... Read More


India Having Second Thoughts Over 100% EV Target?

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

The Nikkei Asian Review has taken note of a recent remark by India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy that may indicate a significant downgrade of India’s earlier stated goal to fully switch to electric vehicles by 2030. ... Read More

Clean Power

UK Wind Farms Provide 44% Of Electricity Demand

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

The wind was blowing strong across the UK on Saturday as the country's wind turbines generated a new record of 14.3 gigawatts by the end of the day, and accounting for as much as 44.5% of total electricity demand during the mid- to late-afternoon... Read More


Apple Maps Tries To Revolutionize Bikesharing Information

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Apple Maps has been around for some time, and thankfully is nothing like its awkward early days of spotty information and so-so accuracy. Today, Apple wants to make its Apple Maps part of the bike-sharing landscape by facilitating the sharing of information. ... Read More

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