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Agriculture

Does The Future Of Agriculture Lie In Biomass?

Published on September 20th, 2018 | by The Beam

Biomass Energy Generation is the process where agricultural products are used directly to create electric power. This specific technology and process is critical in discussing the future abilities and resources for renewable mix in energy and power grids, and can contribute to the overall goal of moving toward entire dependence on renewable sources in rural areas relying on an agricultural basis for their economies... Read More


Cars

Bloomberg On Tesla — #Pravduh Gone Wild

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

On September 17th, as a person living on Earth, I was so happy to see Yusaku Maezawa and Elon Musk announce they were sending artists to orbit the Moon via SpaceX’s BFR. It gave me hope that one day my family could go to space! A positive and uplifting message. Reality intruded and led me to anger and despair... Read More


Clean Power

Charanka Solar Park Gujarat, India

Gujarat Solar Auction Yields India’s Lowest Bid

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Saurabh

The Indian state of Gujarat has managed to match neighboring Rajasthan in terms of the lowest solar power tariff quoted by project developers. So far, only Rajasthan could boast about having the cheapest solar power projects. ... Read More


Clean Power

SoftBank-Backed SB Energy Accused Of Cartelization In India’s Largest Solar Tender

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by Saurabh

Sector experts were puzzled when the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) partially cancelled the country’s largest-ever solar power auction. The fact that SECI had offered 3 gigawatts of capacity in one go was a milestone in India’s solar power sector. Several developers — Indian and foreign — had collectively offered to set up 10.3 gigawatt capacity. ... Read More


Clean Power

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


Biomass

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


Cars

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


Clean Power

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


Cars

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


Clean Power

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


Cars

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


Clean Power

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


Clean Power

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


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