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India Proposes Solar Auction Schedule

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Saurabh

The huge number of solar power auctions being issued by various agencies across India have finally forced the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to propose a schedule for all issuing agencies. ... Read More

Clean Power

UK Wind Breaks Through 20 Gigawatt Mark

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK wind energy industry announced this week that it has surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) worth of generating capacity with the opening of Ørsted’s 659 megawatt (MW) Walney Extension off the coast of Cumbria. ... Read More


Solar + Wind = 10% of US Electricity Generation in 1st Half of 2018

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation. As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation... Read More


Backing Elon Musk & Tesla Is About Backing Humanity

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

This article is for all the CleanTechnica readers that are sick of news about Tesla's stock price. It is a followup to the article "Musk Didn't Inhale, and He is a Stable Genius," which briefly summarized Elon Musk's appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast. In the previous article, I stated the long interview would be edited into shorter videos which would echo through the internet and social media for years to come... Read More

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Ocean Plastic Cleanup Project Is Better News Than You Might Think

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Boyan's vision could have fallen apart at multiple points over the past five years. Reisser's study or someone else's could have shown a much more even distribution of plastics through dozens of meters of water column. Plastics could have degraded more quickly in ocean water and sunlight. He could have failed to capture many people's imaginations... Read More


Microlino — In 1955, An Italian Guy Had An Idea. It’s Now Revived & Improved!

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

This video below brightened my morning as it showcased the sweet adventure of Microlino, a small three-wheeled EV. I don't like long cars, space-grabbing cars. I love the perky older style of the Nissan LEAF and the BMW i3 — electric cars that others call funny looking. I guess they will have a field day with this young one. Check it out... Read More

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Siemens Gamesa Joins Science Based Targets Initiative

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Games Renewable Energy announced last week that it has committed to develop a "measurable, science-based emissions reduction target" that will be independently approved and verified by the Science Based Target initiative... Read More


Audi e-tron SUV Includes Enticing Specs & Features, Arrives in USA! (For Sale Next Year)

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

After years of using the e-tron name on all kinds of concept vehicles and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks, Audi finally took the wraps off of the SUV that will bear this name in the marketplace in the second quarter of 2019. The all-electric e-tron is a 5-passenger SUV with a range that should compete with the long-distance EV champs out there today... Read More

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Europe Breaks Solar Records Amidst Summer Heatwave

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

As Autumn begins to finally gear up across the Northern Hemisphere, for those in Europe, the massive 2018 heatwave will disappear into forgotten memory for most, except for the region's solar energy industry, which walks away with a handful of new records at the same time as other electricity generation technologies struggled. ... Read More

Climate Change

Miami’s Existence Is Threatened With As Little As 18″ Of Sea Level Rise

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

The cost of maintaining Miami as a modern, well-serviced city with great beaches will skyrocket while the economy of the state and the city will be massively challenged and possibly collapsing. More major hurricanes of greater severity will likely hit it, causing damage that owners and insurers decide not to repair. More people, mostly poorer, will leave never to return... Read More

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The Teething Problems Of Mexico’s Energy Transition

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by The Beam

In the four years since the Mexican energy reform, renewables have become part of the energy mix. Yet only 18% of energy comes from renewable resources, and their growth has been constrained by the ghost of the CFE and the inefficient national grid. ... Read More


What Changed In The Solar Energy Industry In August?

Published on September 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Another month is over (long over, actually) and it's time for another update on what actually changed in the solar industry in that time period. Additionally, we got a significant look at new or updated professional forecasts for the solar industry in various arenas. Read below to see the big solar news of August... Read More


Bound: Hartford ↔ Boston In A Tesla

Published on September 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Need to travel between Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston, Massachusetts? Well, the only natural way to do so is in a Tesla. More eager to work, watch a movie, or sleep than drive on that trip? Well, then jump into a Tesla city-to-city ridesharing vehicle... Read More


Jaguar I-PACE Efficiency

Jaguar Highlights Electric Car Efficiency By Crossing The Channel To Brussels

Published on September 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

One of the many reasons we love electric vehicles (EV) is, presumably, because we love efficiency. Compared to the woefully pushy, but highly asthmatic, internal combustion engine (ICE), the electric motor "suffers" from the opposite problem — it's too darn efficient. In fact, it's so efficient that it needs to tune down. A gasoline engine requires better airflow, less friction, again and again just to make it 40% efficient (and only within a restricted RPM range) whereas an electric motor is easily 85% efficient. Must we go on? Jaguar just showed how efficient the electric drivetrain is... Read More

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