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BART Ramps Up Renewable Energy Program

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

BART has entered into two new power purchase agreements to supply power for its system from wind and solar resources. The move accelerates it renewable energy goals announced earlier this year. ... Read More


Batteries

Batteries Keep On Getting Cheaper

Batteries Keep On Getting Cheaper

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Here's another good news item that will certainly bother electric vehicle (EV) critics. Something readers on CleanTechnica know is that EV battery prices are continuing to get cheaper. This not only spells good news for the industry but challenges other alternative energy drivetrains. It might sound obvious to say batteries are getting cheaper, but we're always amazed to see how many people aren't aware of it... Read More


Batteries

Electric Road Trip: Jaquar I-PACE Tested In Los Angeles Ahead Of 2018 Reveal

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

A longtime friend of mine with rooftop solar panels took a test drive of my humble 2015 Nissan LEAF the other day. He and his wife drive a nice SUV hybrid and once owned a Jaguar. After some nice comments about the LEAF, he and his wife decided that absolutely his next vehicle will be all electric. I encouraged him to test drive some Tesla options (explaining the value, quality, autonomous safety, minimalistic style, and top-of-the-line technology.) As his hybrid is in very good shape, he did not seem in a hurry. He responded that by the time he made the switch to all-electric, there will be many choices as good as a Tesla and his interest may lie elsewhere. Perhaps this vehicle below might interest him, being a one-time Jaguar owner... Read More


Cars

Some Plug-In Hybrids Can Cut Emissions As Much As Pure Electrics

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A joint study by the highly respected Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research finds that plug-in hybrid cars with at least 36 miles of electric-only range (think Chevy Volt) are just as good at keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere as pure battery electric cars (think Chevy Bolt)... Read More


Air Quality

Old Love Bug Going Electric?

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

As one of the first VW Beetle owners, my father might have been an odd entrant into the modern-day vehicle. A conservative WWII hero and vet, he made his life by keeping part of his sorrow tucked away and shut down in a corner of his mind -- the war memories corner. To raise his children, he relied on a mix of conservative faith and Star Trek, and he strived to be fun. Ever the two-sided personality, his hero was Captain Kirk, and Star Trek was a dinnertime fair... Read More


Batteries

12 Gigawatts Of Battery Storage In UK Is Possible By 2022

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the end of 2021, but that a "medium" target of 8 gigawatts is more likely. ... Read More


Air Quality

Renault Aids The Felix Project, Delivering Food To London’s Most In Need

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sometimes, life's harsher realities affect the hearts and minds of the young more than others who find the stories of hunger in children further from their own lives. Felix Byam Shaw's compassion developed for other young boys when he found out they did not have necessary comforts of life -- such as the regular meals that some of us take for granted. Renault explains: "In particular, after he played in a football match and discovered that none of the opposing team of 10-year-old boys from South London had anything to eat that day."... Read More


Fossil Fuels

Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

An investigation into the causes of the recent TransCanada Keystone pipeline oil spill on November 16 has raised serious questions about the widespread use of weights on pipelines, regulators have revealed. To be more specific, a report from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stated that the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota may have been caused by a weight that was put in place during the construction of the pipeline back in ... Read More


Cars

10 Reasons The Republican Attacks On Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles Are So Smart

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Republicans are interesting creatures. There are the voters, and then there are the politicians. The voters like things like clean air, jobs, Social Security, and ice cream. The politicians, on the other hand, like to let corporations pollute as much as they want, have been known to crash a global economy from time to time1, seem to always be looking for a way to "legitimately" cut holes in the social safety net (note: they're working on a super clever attempt to do this right now), and like to melt ice cream via flamethrowers when the ice cream eater isn't looking. But hey, in the spirit of Monday, below are 10 reasons the latest Republican attacks on clean energy and electric vehicles might actually be a good thing... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Semi Truck Answers, Chevy Bolt’s Time At #1, US Electricity Sector’s Fall From #1 Emitter … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the past week, surprisingly, didn't include a single Tesla story! Just kidding — it was the subject of 5 of the 20 articles and was heavily embedded in some of the others as well. But we did also have some fascinating pieces about other EVs, clean power trends, scientific advancements, and more... Read More


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