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Clean Power

Kenyan Electrification Plan Could Achieve Universal Access By 2022

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Approximately 75% of Kenyans have access to electricity from grid and off-grid sources, according to the World Bank, but the Kenyan government wants to increase that to 100% by 2022. The Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES) references mini-grids, independent solar power plants, and off-grid technology as options to utilize. ... Read More


Coal

US Coal Retirements In 2018 Could Be As High As 15.4 Gigawatts

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 16.9 gigawatts (GW) of US power generation was retired in 2018 according to figures published by S&P Global Market Intelligence including 11.8 GW worth of coal-fired power capacity, accounting for nearly 70% of all 2018 power retirements and solidifying the country's trend away from coal. ... Read More


Clean Power

International Renewable Energy Agency Appoints New Director-General

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency met last week for its Ninth Assembly in Abu Dhabi and, amidst the various other announcements made, announced that the Assembly had selected Francesco La Camera to be the Agency's next Director-General, replacing the Agency's current and first Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin... Read More


Clean Power

Nextracker Rolls Bifacial Solar Dice For 750 Megawatts

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

NEXTracker is currently involved in close to 750 megawatts of new bifacial solar tracker projects, following recent bank approval of the first utility-scale project with bifacial panels on its single-axis NX Horizon, says Dan Shugar, the founder of the company... Read More


Cars

Tesla China Adds Extra Security To Prevent Parking In EV Charging Spaces

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A few new Tesla Supercharging spaces in China have some added security thanks to a new parking protection system that was recently added. Twitterer JayinShanghai posted photos of the new devices, which come as a welcome solution to widespread reports of gas and diesel vehicles intentionally parking in Tesla Supercharging stations... Read More


Cars

Cringefest: Tesla’s White Seats vs. Glass Of Red Wine (Video)

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Our friend Vincent regularly tweets about all things Tesla, and as a Model 3 owner, he also recently took to YouTube to show how the white seats in his Model 3 hold up to a glass of admittedly cheap red wine. To make it even more interesting, he enlisted his child to come do the clean-up, and the results are impressive... Read More


Cars

Innovative Tesla Model 3 Seat Lock Aims To Reduce Break-Ins

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

After becoming frustrated with recent break-ins to the rear corner window in Tesla Model 3s, a few owners banded together to solve the problem once and for all by creating a new device that prevents the rear seats from being unlatched... Read More


Cars

Tesla Headlines This Week: 50 Positive, 25 Negative, 25 Neutral — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 19

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

This past week was one of the most positive and least negative we have had so far with regards to Tesla headlines in the mainstream media, but it doesn't actually break any records. There were a few unusual things about the news coverage this week. For example, Bloomberg was extremely positive. That said, a lot of news can't be categorized easily in a topic group of recurring headlines, and more so when not related to Tesla stock. Two good examples this week... Read More


Agriculture

Dawn Lippert

Talking Global Startups & Diversity in Tech with Dawn Lippert of Elemental Excelerator

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

In November, the CleanTechnica team traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, to cover the 2018 Climate Launchpad Global Grand Final event. This event, bringing together hundreds of participants from as many countries, is billed as the "global green business competition." It’s a fascinating event, full of energy and innovation from climate-focused entrepreneurs and experts... Read More


Batteries

What Changed In The Solar Industry In December?

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The solar energy industry keeps on plowing forward (or shining forward?), even in the winter. Below were notable developments in the industry last month — not just big project news, but industry-changing news. Enjoy!... Read More


Batteries

What Changed In The EV Industry In December?

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Here's another edition of "What Changed?" It is not the last EV summary for 2018, as a full-year piece is on the way, but it is a summary of notable EV industry updates from the month of December. Read on for details about Tesla, electric cars from other automakers, EV charging, EV batteries, EV sales, EV policy, and more... Read More


Agriculture

7 Environment & Development Stories To Watch In 2019

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for the first time!... Read More


Cars

Cadillac electric SUV

Cadillac Will Unveil Electric SUV At Detroit Auto Show

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Cadillac will have a concept electric SUV on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Few details about the car are known, other than it is expected to have a range of more than 300 miles. ... Read More


Cars

Enterprising Tesla Model 3 Owner Adds Automatic Trunk & Frunk Opening

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

i1Tesla was one of the first YouTube channels to show how to upgrade the frunk struts on the Model 3 to stronger ones that gave it enough oomph to open the frunk all the way with just the tap of the button on the app. Now, he's released a new YouTube video that shows the process he followed to accomplish the same for the trunk, though it requires a bit more effort and a few more parts... Read More


Batteries

Hawaiian Electric Announces Seven Solar Plus Storage Projects

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted contracts earlier this month for seven grid-scale solar-plus-storage projects to be built on three of the state's islands which will add approximately 262 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity and 1,048 MW-hours worth of energy storage. ... Read More


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