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Cars

New Kia Soul Gets Official EPA Range Of 243 Miles (391 km) — Charts!

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The upcoming Kia Soul EV 64 kWh has just received its official EPA rating of 243 miles (391 km) of range (combined cycle). This is a huge improvement over its previous 111 mile (179 km) range. It has a decent showing on the highway cycle too — 211 miles (340 km). The Soul now joins its Korean siblings as a great all-round capable vehicle... Read More


Batteries

Shell Acquires sonnen!

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Shell is diving off the deep end into energy storage with the acquisition of 100% of Germany energy storage and solution provider sonnen... Read More


Clean Power

Greenpeace & Amazon Trade Blows Over 100% Renewable Energy Claims

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

Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."... Read More


Cars

Does The Renewable Energy & EV Wave Include Shell & BP?

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The electric car world stops when Tesla shareholder calls happen, but another significant development occurred in late January when Shell New Energies US, LLL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell, acquired Greenlots, an electric car charging software and hardware company. The acquisition raises questions about fossil-fuel companies and their approach with the electric vehicle charging landscape and profit expectations going forward... Read More


Cars

VW’s MOIA Electric Shuttle Service Goes Live In 2 Months

Published on February 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the most exciting electric vehicle announcements of the past few years for me was Volkswagen Group's MOIA launch. Word on the street is that MOIA, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, is finishing up tests of 10 of MOIA's electric shuttles in Hamburg, Germany. After that is done, a fleet of 100 is supposed to launch in Hamburg in April... Read More


Clean Power

Dandelion Energy Closes $16 Million Series A Round To Expand Geothermal Energy

Published on February 14th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Dandelion Energy offers homeowners a clean and cost effective geothermal heating and cooling solution - their solutions are so innovative and interesting that our writer Kyle Field calls Dandelion "The Tesla Of Residential Thermal Management." Dandelion Energy made big news this week and announced on 12 February the close of their $16MM Series A, bringing the company's total funding to $23MM. ... Read More


Buildings

California Leads In Net-Zero Homes As Costs Drop

Published on February 14th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Half a dozen California cities are hosting enough net-zero homes to place the state in first place nationally among other states like Arizona where the net-zero trend is catching on rapidly, both among legislators and among leading homebuilders. This trend is expected to accelerate markedly over the coming decade, as the cost of adding net-zero features, including solar, drops by 50%... Read More


Coal

Australian Court Rejects New Coal Mine

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

An Australian court has rejected an appeal to build a new coal mine in New South Wales' Hunter Valley, citing "significant adverse impacts" and "dire consequences" for the environment and greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More


Climate Change

Watergen’s Atmospheric Water Generators Pull Water From Thin Air

Published on February 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Watergen has developed a product that it believes will play a critical role in the struggle to find clean water today and on into the future with its atmospheric water generator (AWG). The company has developed not one, not two, but four applications derived from its AWG. CleanTechnica connected with Watergen's VP of Marketing and Sales, Michael Rutman, to talk about the company's newest product, the Genny, a residential atmospheric water generator... Read More


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