Climate Change

An Accurate Portrayal Of Justin Trudeau’s Character

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Unlike the previous administration, which "never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers," the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as "a newer, slicker, con." Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not an accurate portrayal of Justin Trudeau's character... Read More


Coal

Trump Rolls Out More Of His Coal Program Today

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

America's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development. That is about to change. President Donald Trump rolls out more of his coal program today... Read More


Clean Power

Ohio Wind Energy Promised Power, Light, & Knowledge, But No More

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Superintendent Ken Amstutz dreamed of propelling his rural Ohio school district into a high-tech future with nearly a million dollars in annual revenue from a single wind farm set to go online this year. That was until the state legislature blocked wind development across Ohio, halting construction of the Long Prairie Wind Farm and leaving Amstutz’s district in financial limbo... Read More


Clean Power

Australian Rooftop Solar Installs Are Up 43% In 2017

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

A summer of record high temperatures, heat waves and unplanned electricity outages appears to have put a rocket under the Australian rooftop solar market in 2017, with installations at end of February nearly 50 per cent up on the same time last year. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

The 150-Year-Old Energy Giant Ready To Disrupt The World (#CleanTechnica Original)

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Engie had been on our radar before, but never to a large degree, even though it is a giant energy company — one of the largest in the world. Then, in January, Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President of Engie in charge of Research, Technology and Innovation — made some eye-popping futuristic claims which grabbed a lot of attention. A short time later, I was in Abu Dhabi at a gigantic IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) meeting of ministers from many countries around the world. To kick off a big ministerial, there was a CNN-moderated panel discussion with top people from IRENA, Statoil, EDF, IEA (the International Energy Agency), and Engie. Thierry was at the table... Read More


Cars

Toyota Prius Driver Test Drives Nissan LEAF

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Well I can tell you the first thing I like about Nissans in general — is that I love their seats — the way they hug your body. The seats in my hybrid are not as nice." Diego Alejandro continues: "This is really cool. I love all the high-tech stuff, the way it sounds when you turn it on. I like the sound. It sounds futuristic. It sounds like a jet."... Read More


Batteries

Another Milestone For Renault: 100,000th Leased Electric Vehicle Battery

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Renault's customers are partial to leasing their batteries, an option that very few electric car producers have offered. There are certainly pros and cons to leasing the battery versus buying it as part of the car, but there's no doubt that ZOE buyers/lessees overwhelmingly choose the former. In fact, 94% of UK ZOE owners leased their battery in 2016. Furthermore, Renault just hit a big milestone, with more ZOE drivers having leased a battery than most brands can claim for total EV sales... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Solar-Powered Electric Driverless Airport Shuttle Trial Wins Grant From South Australia’s Future Mobility Lab Fund

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

A trial that could see the shuttle service between Adelaide Airport’s terminal and long-term carpark go completely driverless has been announced as one of seven projects to share in the SA government’s $10 million Future Mobility Lab Fund to drive local development of autonomous vehicle technology... Read More


Clean Power

Berkeley Researchers Map Out Renewable Energy Future For Africa

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Researchers from the University of California Berkeley have mapped out what they believe to be a viable strategy for Africa to steadily increase its development of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, while simultaneously reducing the continent's reliance on fossil fuels and lowering power plant construction costs. ... Read More


Policy & Politics

Brattleboro Town Meeting Expresses Concern

Published on March 27th, 2017 | by George Harvey

One of the wonderful things we have in the Vermont is a real democracy, in which the voice of the people can be heard. The Representative Town Meeting of Brattleboro, Vermont voted on the following motion, which I brought to the floor on March 25, 2017: ... Read More


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