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Clean Power

How Blockchain Can Prepare The Aging US Power Grid For Clean Energy Technologies

Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The old US grid has grown to be inefficient and is increasingly failing. In fact, some experts say that it was never designed to be efficient. Thankfully, blockchain has the ability to become a bridge for the renewable energy shift, by facilitating current peer-to-peer energy sharing solutions and accommodating the influx of electric vehicles... Read More


Clean Transport

Is The Electric Ford Truck Test Mule Really An F-150?

Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Yesterday, Motor1 revealed spy shots of what appears to be an electric F-150. Ford is obviously trying to hide that the test vehicle is electric, but there’s plenty of obvious evidence otherwise. The great thing is that this shows Ford is serious about electric vehicles, but it’s possible that this is not actually an F-150 under development... Read More


Clean Power

renewable energy

European Countries Are The Most Ready For Global Energy Transition

Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway lead a host of European countries judged by the World Economic Forum as those most ready for the global energy transition, while Canada, Australia, and South Korea are the only Advanced Economies performing well below the average, due primarily to poor environmental sustainability policies. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s Navigation Eliminates The Need To Plan Charging Stops On Road Trips

Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla posted a new video to its YouTube account that shows yet another perfect family in their perfectly clean Tesla Model S taking a road trip to a ski resort in Austria for vacation. My Tesla Model 3 never seems to be clean, with random crayons, papers, books, and toy parts in every crevice, but that's another story. The quick video (below) made me reflect on one of the huge benefits of Tesla's navigation system compared to the ones from other automakers: automatic charging stop integration... Read More


Clean Power

The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2018 Update

Published on March 25th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Renewable energy continued to expand across the country in 2018. This expansion in renewable energy complements a growing number of states, utilities, and cities that have set ambitious goals to transition to 100% renewable and carbon-free power generation... Read More


Cars

Sono Motors Reveals Solar-Powered Production Vehicle

Published on March 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A couple of weeks ago, Sono Motors released the production design of its Sion solar/electric car. While the solar panels don’t do much to differentiate it from other cars, it does have some features that make it an interesting competitor in the EV marketplace. From the ground up, it’s designed to be the “Swiss Army Knife” of electric vehicles... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

How A Tesla Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars

Published on March 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As any electric vehicle owner will explain, the higher purchase price of an EV is partially offset by the savings on fuel and maintenance, and for many buyers, by federal and state incentives. Tesla has always emphasized this fact — when you order a vehicle online, the website helpfully takes into account incentives and savings on operating costs to calculate your effective price... Read More


Clean Power

West Virginia Rethinks Quashing Solar Net Metering

Published on March 25th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

West Virginia has called for a time-out in its four-year effort to rewrite solar net metering rules to the detriment of both solar hosts and solar installers, thanks to a massive campaign by Solar United Neighbors that mustered over 1,000 public comments... Read More


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