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Cars

Tesla Model 3 = #1 Top Selling Luxury Car in USA in October

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

This may have been the longest I've ever taken to create a monthly US sales report, and it may have also been the most difficult. We had a strong sense of how Tesla Model 3 production and deliveries were ramping up through the 3rd quarter, but due to the intense push to get Model 3s out the door and into customers' hands by the end of the quarter, it has been hard to estimate output in subsequent weeks — much of October... Read More


Air Quality

One Ecuadorian City Is Converting Its Entire Bus Fleet To Electric By March 2019

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The transit operator in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil has decided to convert its entire fleet of transit buses over to electric with the purchase of 20 of BYD's 12-meter, 80 passenger buses. The transition to electric transit is expected to set the city of Guayaquil apart as a leader in clean technologies, a fitting role for the city long known as the 'Gateway to the Galapagos'... Read More


Clean Power

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

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

Australia's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, announced this week that it has not only signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth 65% of its national electricity needs, to be completed by January 2019, but it has also committed to source 100% of its global electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030, joining the RE100 initiative to boot. ... Read More


CleanTechnica Reviews

Designing Climate Solutions

Designing Climate Solutions — #CleanTechnica Book Review

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

A new book is a one-stop source for policy changes to reduce GHG emissions. Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy is an accessible guide that should be on every person's resource shelf. It offers concise information and pathways for the necessary transition to a low-carbon society... Read More


Carbon Pricing

fuel economy and emissions UCS

UCS Slams Auto Manufacturers’ Response To Fuel Economy Rollback Scheme

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Two professional associations, both of whom say they are committed to environmental policies that benefit Americans, make for good PR but actions speak louder than words. According to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists, both groups have submitted comments regarding the proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that would rip the heart out of the deal they all agreed to with the Obama administration back in 2008. In fact, as bad as the rollback plan from our so-called government is, the AGA proposal is actually worse. ... Read More


Clean Power

The Solar Panel Art Series Makes Its North American Debut In New York City

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Solar Panel Art Series is back with a new round of artistic creations that make use of up-cycled solar panels as the canvas. This time around, it has set up shop in New York City, where the 12 works of art are on display for interested parties to see in person as the bidding action heats up online at the Paddle8 auction house... Read More


Batteries

Tesla President Jerome Guillen Lays Out Path Forward For Gigafactory 1

Published on November 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen recently opened up about Tesla's plans for expanding and optimizing Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. As usual, Tesla is keeping a watchful eye on the future with the construction of its new Shanghai Gigafactory, but Gigafactory 1 isn't yet close to reaching its own max potential... Read More


Clean Power

Solar Advocates Target Nevada Mines

Published on November 13th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

A trifecta of solar advocates is targeting Nevada’s closed mines for new solar projects or other renewables to help the state meet its new 50% renewable energy portfolio standard by ... Read More


Batteries

Sunnova Launches Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Service In Texas

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

One of the United States' leading residential solar-plus-storage services, Sunnova, announced earlier this month that it was expanding its offerings in the Lone Star State, as it makes its SunSafe solar-plus-batter storage offering available to homeowners in its home state of Texas... Read More


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