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Green Economy

How Blockchain Could Help To Protect The World’s Forests

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by The Beam

Imagine a world where every purchase has an associated carbon price, which is offset by REDD+ projects. Each tonne of carbon saved through REDD+ projects could be registered on the blockchain, and tracked by people offsetting their purchases. The technology could in theory, remove the complexities associated with polycentric governance, and allow forest owners to claim a larger share of the benefit for protecting their forests, by interacting peer-to-peer with the consumers making purchases... Read More


Cars

Tesla Coverage Swings Positive In The Mass Media — #Pravduh Report 7

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Chanan Bos

In the name of Tesla and all of its supporters, I proclaim that this week is a win. This is the first week since September 1st (when we started #Pravduh) that there is more positive news about Tesla than negative news. As a matter of fact, if I hadn’t had my cup of coffee, I might have thought that I accidentally mislabeled and switched the positive and negative categories. Only 14% negative news!... Read More


Clean Power

San Diego On Verge Of Getting Electricity Choice

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

What if you had the option to directly pick and choose exactly where the power you are using in your house came from? Would it matter to you? What would the criteria be that you would use to choose that option? Price? Reliability? “Green” sources? The people of San Diego California are working towards answering those questions... Read More


Cars

Chevrolet Bolt — The Right Electric Car On The Wrong Continent

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The Bolt EV was GM’s natural follow-up to the Volt's pioneering steps into electromobility. With the compact plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market covered with the Volt, it was time for GM to go after the fully electric (BEV) subcompact segment, and for that, GM teamed up with Korea's LG. The result was a small yet space-efficient EV with a big, flat roller-skate battery between the wheels and a powerful motor. It was GM's first BEV-dedicated platform... Read More


Cars

BMW i3S — The BMW Version of the i3?

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I has really happy to get the opportunity to try out the new i3S on my recent trip to the US (many thanks, BMW USA!), as it would give me an opportunity to compare it to the standard i3 I had last year. That was the most fun I ever had with an EV (until this year, that is)... Read More


Cars

18 Nasty Tesla Charts

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla used to be a nice and considerate young company, easing its way into a ginormous automobile ocean in which it sold one and then two guppies — the Model S and Model X. Then along came Model ... Read More


Batteries

Lessons Learned From 6 Months With The Tesla Powerwall

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

For those of you who have read my other articles, you know we had a Powerwall 2 installed with our solar generation system back in April this year. I was asked to provide my take on how things are going. What was expected, what was unexpected, how it’s been operating overall... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

For Tesla Wraps & Mods, Mike “Mojo” Mogilewski Is The King

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

When customers love a product, they want to personalize it, and boy, is that ever true of Tesla’s vehicles. If you’re one of those Tesla owners who just has to give your baby a truly distinctive look, sooner or later you’ll find your way to Mike “Mojo” Mogilewski’s Signature Custom Wraps & Coatings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Medium Range: What Does It Mean?

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

In case you missed it, last tonight, Elon Musk dropped this nugget on his Twitter feed that Tesla was offering a new, lower cost, Tesla Model 3 Mid Range. Before I go any further, I want to reiterate what I said in my previous article about Tesla, simply, "Let's All Calm Down." Now let's proceed with some speculation... Read More


Climate Change

Cities & Global Warming Have A Complex Relationship

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Urbanization is one of the factors which allowed more humans to survive and hence the population to grow. Cities were integral to the success of the Industrial Revolution and without them, humanity wouldn’t have changed the climate as much... Read More


CleanTechnica

Smart Contract Business Drivers: Herstatt Risk (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Herstatt risk or settlement risk is the risk that a foreign exchange rate will change after a contract is locked in at a specified amount of a specified currency. Obviously this is a two-way risk, as if the exchange rate goes up, the buyer will pay more; and if the exchange rate goes down, the seller will receive less. The more volatile the currency and the longer the time until settlement, the greater the risk... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S Still #1 Large Luxury Car In USA — By Far

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Poor Model S and Model X. Their younger sister came along and completely stole their thunder*. For years, the Model S and Model X were the hottest items in the auto industry. In particular, the Model S's dramatic, unexpected, sharp rise to the top of its class — in terms of sales, consumer satisfaction, glowing reviews, and everything else — was the story of the century. Then along came Model ... Read More


Air Quality

Hollywood Promoting Electric Cars, Sustainability

Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's cars have become popular with many of Hollywood's biggest stars. But more recently, many of those who are behind the scenes on today's television and movie sets are embracing the electric car and clean energy. ... Read More


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