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Solar Energy

Array Tech Founder Corio Wins S&P Global Energy “Godfather” Award

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Ron Corio, the founder and chief innovation officer at Array Technologies, has been named a Lifetime Achiever within the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. In a black tie affair, Corio, who has built and delivered 25 gigawatt-years of solar tracker generation to sites around the world, was honored Dec. 6 in New York as a godfather of the solar tracker industry... Read More


Tesla Opens Up Model 3 Ordering To European Reservation Holders

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is opening up the proverbial floodgates for Model 3 orders by inviting early reservation holders in Europe to configure their Model 3s. Customers ranging from Austria to Portugal to Belgium to Luxembourg have now received invites to configure their Model 3s (via emails from Tesla)... Read More


7 Great Holiday Gift Ideas For Tesla Model 3 Owners

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

With the Tesla Model 3 making its way into more people's garages and driveways, the options for customizing and personalizing the owner experience is expanding. And if you're looking for a great holiday gift for yourself or another new Model 3 owner in the family, here are a few of my favorites, based on personal experience as a Model 3 owner... Read More

Air Quality

BYD Electrifies Chile With 100 Bus Fleet For Santiago

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chile is leading the charge towards sustainable transportation in South America, having taken delivery of what is now the largest pure electric bus fleet in South America. The delivery of the 100 fully electric BYD K9FE buses was marked by a ceremony in the capital city of Santiago, Chile, on December 13th that was attended by the President of Chile, Mr Sebastián Piñera, the Minister of Transportation in Chile, Gloria Hutt, and other key leaders from the country... Read More

Clean Power

Renewables Are The Cleanest & The Cheapest

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by NRDC

Solar and wind energy are beating dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power in the marketplace. They are winning not because they are clean and necessary to combat carbon pollution, but because they are less expensive for power producers, companies, and customers... Read More

Climate Change

Countries Increase Climate Financing At CO24

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Countries attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, have made several new climate finance commitments, increasing existing commitments to both the World Bank Group's Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund. ... Read More

Climate Change

Greta Thunberg

15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Speaks Truth To Power In Katowice

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden took the stage at the COP 24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland this week to castigate world leaders for their lack of concerted action to prevent an existential crisis as the world gets hotter. Much like the apocryphal tale of the small child who dared point out the king was wearing no clothes, Thumberg stripped away all the artifice and pretense that lies at the heart of the climate denial meme and challenged her elders to act rather than extemporize... Read More


3 Simple Tasks To Improve Your Carbon Footprint

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Climate change is our new reality, but the fact of the matter is, no matter how much we believe that it is happening and that we humans are the cause, most humans continue to live lives that put more carbon up in the atmosphere day after day... Read More

Clean Power

Verizon Sets 50% By 2025 Renewable Energy Target

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

American telecommunications giant Verizon has finally bowed to consumer and campaigner pressure and set itself a real renewable energy target of 50% by 2025, a dramatic increase on its current level of 2% and its previously-indicated 4% target. ... Read More


“Engineering Explained” Gets A Cherry Red Tesla Model 3 Mid Range

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

We have learned many things from the brilliant minds over at the Engineering Explained YouTube channel, and now we know that Jason from Engineering Explained went off and purchased his own mid-range, rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 to celebrate hitting 2 million subscribers on the channel... Read More


Hacker Installs Linux On His Tesla Model 3

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Smartphones have changed the way we live life. Along with the new tech, early on, we got an entire subculture of hackers who wanted to unlock their smartphones to use on other carriers or with different software. This same trend continues today, but now also with our ... cars... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Drops A New Model 3 Easter Egg, Hints At More On The Way

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A new easter egg has surfaced in the Tesla Model 3 that pulls up a design sketch of the car. The easter egg can be conjured by tapping the Tesla T from the main screen to pull up the "About Your Tesla" screen. From there, just hold down on the Model 3 logo for a few seconds, which makes the normal Model 3 zoom away and the sketch appears... Read More


The Untold Tragedies Of Coal Mining In Zimbabwe

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by The Beam

Alhough the resource has been central to power generation in Zimbabwe, innumerable people experience hell within the dangerous ‘coal hell pits’ of Hwange each year, with most catastrophes going undocumented... Read More

Clean Power

US CO2 Emissions Increase By 3% In 2018, Says Trump’s Own Administration

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States Energy Information Administration has published new numbers this week which show energy-related CO2 emissions for 2018 will increase by 3%, undermining its own fragile attempts to highlight 2017's drop in CO2 emissions against the likely increase in 2018 emissions that has been evident throughout the year... Read More


Mercedes Budgets $23 Billion For Battery Cells Over Next Decade

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Mercedes says it has committed to purchasing battery cells worth $23 billion between now and 2030. All those cells will be used to build battery packs at factories in Kamenz, Untertuerkheim, and Sindelfingen in Germany, as well as Beijing, Bangkok, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama according to Reuters... Read More

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