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Fossil Fuels

Who Is Behind 350.org’s #FossilFreeFacebook Campaign?

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by The Beam

As has been outlined on countless occasions, large tech conglomerates play a critical role in our day-to-day lives. Platforms like Facebook, for instance, help connect over 2.38 billion monthly active users. Thus, their social responsibility in everything from politics, news and even climate change is indisputable. Despite Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announcing his support for the Paris Climate Agreement, Facebook continues to take money from many fossil fuel companies via advertising... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

E For Electric Posts Video Of First Drive Of Byton M-Byte

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The M-Byte uses batteries from CATL, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, and since CATL is an investor in only one car company (Byton), I don't think it will leave the company starving for batteries like many manufacturers are when they have a hit on their hands. Although I plan to buy a Tesla Model Y, if this car comes through as good as it sounds, I might buy one as a second car... Read More


Air Quality

$107.4 Million Approved For Heavy & Medium-Duty EV Chargers In San Diego Area

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The California Public Utilities Commission approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to add many more EV charging stations for medium and heavy-duty vehicles like trucks, buses, and forklifts. Larissa Koehler, Senior Attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy program, answered some questions about the new EV chargers for CleanTechnica... Read More


Bicycles

Rayvolt Tapped To Supply Barcelona-Based Scooter & Bike Sharing Network YEGO

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica visited Barcelona to get the inside scoop on ebike upstart Rayvolt and we happened upon some exciting news about the company building custom bikes for local bike and scooter sharing network YEGO. Rayvolt has been tapped by Barcelona-based scooter and bike sharing network YEGO to build a custom ebike and standing electric scooter to be used on the YEGO network... Read More


Clean Power

What’s The Real Reason Walmart Is Suing Tesla?

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

As we know, Walmart has sued Tesla over solar panels catching fire, but is it really Tesla's fault? If a company makes a product, sells it, maintains the, but the owner doesn't take care of the property around it, shouldn't it be the responsibility of the owner and not the company making the product... Read More


Cars

EVgo & Electrify America Make Charging Easier With New Roaming Agreement

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Two of the largest DC fast charging network operators in the US have joined forces to make charging easier, thanks to a new roaming agreement between EVgo and Electrify America. The new agreement lets drivers use either their EVgo or Electrify America account to charge on either network without any additional fees... Read More


Climate Change

Paris Agreement Key To Future Health Of Global Economies

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge has concluded that 7% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions, reinforcing the need for countries around the world to fully commit to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. ... Read More


Clean Power

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Rooftop Solar Fires

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Back in 2010, Walmart was one of the first major companies to get involved with the solar power revolution. It teamed up with SolarCity, the rooftop solar company started by Elon Musk's cousins Lyndon Rive and Peter Rive, to install rooftop solar arrays on 224 of its stores. To date, seven of those rooftop installations have caught fire, causing millions of dollars in structural damage and lost sales... Read More


Clean Power

Global Corporations Spur US Wind & Solar Growth

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The world's largest corporations signed contracts for more than 6 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity in the United States last year, the beginning of what Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables is calling a "corporate renewables procurement boom" which is spurring renewable energy development across the country... Read More


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