Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Self-Driving Cars

Apple Self-Driving Cars Are Back In The News

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Remember the days when Apple was designing a self-driving electric vehicle? And remember how we haven't heard much from Apple in a while about this? Now, the company is back with an Apple self-driving car that includes a new way of using LIDAR. The aesthetics will leave you scratching your head... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Singapore Aiming To Deploy Self-Driving Buses On Public Roads Onwards From 2022

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Self-driving buses may be deployed on public roads in Singapore relatively soon, with a plan newly revealed by the city-state’s Ministry of Transport reportedly calling for such a deployment onwards from 2022. The initial deployment will reportedly be in 3 different districts within Singapore, with the idea being to improve transportation sector "connectivity" there... Read More


Nuclear Energy

Russia’s Meteorological Service Finds Extremely High Levels Of Radioactive Isotope In Ural Mountains, Effectively Confirming Earlier French Report About “Cloud” Of Radioactive Pollution Over Europe

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Earlier this month, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN released data showing the existence of a "cloud" of radioactive pollution hovering over much of Europe (as of November 9th), with the speculation being that an "accident" had likely occurred at a nuclear facility located either in Russia or in Kazakhstan... Read More


Clean Transport

Emirates Transport Launching First All-Electric School Bus In Region

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The first all-electric school bus in the UAE region is now in its final testing phase before full deployment by Emirates Transport — with the deployment of the 45 foot battery-powered bus representing one of the first in the world. The new electric bus was manufactured by the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Corporation, in close cooperation with Emirates Transport... Read More


BNEF

Global Electric Car Sales Up 63% In 3rd Quarter, BNEF Reports

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

It's good news, bad news time at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. First, the good news. Global electric car sales (including plug-in hybrids) surged 63% in the third quarter of this year and are up 23% since the second quarter. BNEF is now confident EV sales will top 1,000,000 units this year. The bad news? China accounted for almost all of those increases... Read More


CleanTechnica

Vegan Silk Stronger Than Kevlar! Polyester Made From Methane!

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Susanna Schick

Last week, while the world’s eyes were on Tesla’s big announcements, the Cradle to Cradle Institute's Fashion Positive held a workshop on circular fashion. The workshop featured innovations with EVEN MORE potential to curb global warming! We heard from Lewis Perkins, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, then Annie Gullingsrud, Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector. She’s also written the book on the subject — Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability... Read More


Energy Storage

Navigant Research Identifies 1,700 Energy Storage Projects

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The growth of energy storage from a complementary but ultimately unnecessary addition to renewable energy projects to a valuable standalone commodity has rocked the energy world and even entrenched fossil fuel-dependent countries like Australia, and new figures from Navigant Research identify over 1,700 energy storage projects around the world. ... Read More


Clean Power

australia wind farm

Australia Could Go 100% Renewable By 2030

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

New research from the Alternative Technology Association has showed that Australia could transition to a fully renewable energy electricity grid by 2030, which would be cheaper and less risky than building new coal-fired power stations. ... Read More


Biofuels

Shell & bio-bean Partnering To Power London Buses With Waste Coffee Grounds

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The oil giant Shell is partnering with the biofuel firm bio-bean to begin powering some of London's buses with processed waste coffee grounds. To be more specific, some of London's buses will begin using a new biofuel dubbed "B20," which features a 20% bio-component containing part coffee oil. Importantly, the new biofuel can be used by the buses in use now as is — there's no need to modify the buses using the fuel in any way... Read More


Clean Transport

Nikola Motor Company Selects Nel ASA To Build 16-Station Hydrogen Refueling Network

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The somewhat controversial firm Nikola Motor Company — controversial because of the apparent flipflop from planning to offer an all-electric truck to offering a hydrogen fuel cell one, after numerous deposits were taken, amongst other reasons — has selected Nel ASA as the builder of its planned 16-station hydrogen refueling network... Read More


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