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Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in ... Read More


Tesla Vancouver Store Reportedly Took In ~800 Model 3 Orders Last Week

Published on May 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A Canadian Tesla enthusiast reported on Sunday that he recently sent an email to his Tesla rep in Vancouver to inquire about consumer interest there and the Tesla rep told him the Vancouver store had taken in approximately 800 orders in the past week. But the most interesting thing was this customer's comparison to a Nissan LEAF order... Read More

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State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

Published on May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet... Read More


World’s Fifth-Largest Bank Drops Stink Bomb On US Coal Industry

Published on May 22nd, 2019 | by Tina Casey

The US coal industry has been banking on overseas buyers to make up for its ever shrinking share of the US power generation sector, but the world's fifth-largest bank has just tossed a banana peel in its path. That would be Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., otherwise known as MUFG. Last week MUFG set the Intertubes on fire when it announced that it will no longer finance the construction of new coal power plants -- but that's not what should really worry US coal stakeholders... Read More


eMotorWerks’ New JuicePlan Rolls All EV Charging Costs Into One Simple Monthly Bill

Published on May 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Enel X's eMotorWerks is working to make its residential EVSEs more affordable with the introduction of a new subscription-based home charging plan called the JuicePlan. The JuicePlan lets homeowners sign up for a monthly subscription for their EV charging that rolls all of the up-front purchase and installation costs, maintenance, and operational expenses into a single payment... Read More


NASA To Provide $6 Million For Electric Aircraft Research At Univ. Of Illinois

Published on May 21st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

NASA will pay $6 million dollars over the next three years to support electric aircraft research at the University of Illinois. The NASA-backed program is called CHEETA -- the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft. Phillip Ansell, a principal investigator for the project, and an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica... Read More


Environmental Issues Top Upcoming European Election Agenda

Published on May 21st, 2019 | by Jonny Tiernan

In Germany, climate change issues are finally taking center stage in the political arena, and the results of the upcoming European elections could set the tone for the future. A poll by broadcaster ARD has shown that 48% of Germans listed climate change as the issue that was most important to them in regards to the upcoming election. If voters want to see political parties tackle the climate crisis effectively, and they use their votes to push this agenda, then the ramifications can be far-reaching both for Germany and the rest of the world... Read More

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