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Buildings

Incentives In The World Of Energy: What Power Use In Rental Properties Can Teach Us About The Larger Politics Of Renewable Energy & Climate Change

Published on November 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

While recently traveling, I was cozy and tucked in bed under full sheets and comforter with the thermostat set to 65 degrees when a pang of guilt about this unnecessary energy usage hit me. I grumpily got out of bed to adjust the temperature when it hit me. As an advocate for energy-efficiency and climate-change efforts, I never would have set the thermostat so low if I was at home, so why did I act differently while in a hotel room in a different city? ... Read More


Cars

CEO Enric Asunción: Wallbox Runs On Innovation

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Wallbox is an electric vehicle charging equipment (EVSE) manufacturer based in Spain that's bringing some of the smartest, most innovative chargers to the market. CleanTechnica connected with Wallbox's CEO Enric Asunción to talk about the work it is doing on its current lineup of products and what the future holds for the company... Read More


Clean Power

How Cities Can Fund Their 100% Renewable Ambitions

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by John Farrell

We’re inspired by the passage of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative this week, a ballot measure that will now provide $30 million per year for the city’s clean energy and climate work. Even better, the funds will target local energy deployment that lifts up low-income folks and people of color with energy savings and solar energy, as well as jobs installing these cost-saving measures. ... Read More


Clean Power

Exelon and mercury rule

Exelon Opposes Trump Mercury Rule Rollback

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Exelon, one of America's largest electric utilities, is opposed to the Trump maladministration's plan to roll back the EPA rule that limits how much mercury coal generating stations can introduce into the environment. Good for them! ... Read More


Clean Power

RE100 Members Increase Renewable Energy By 41% As Initiative Spreads Around The Globe

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, has grown leaps and bounds in recent years, and in 2018 --- amidst the starkest warning yet from scientists of the dangers of climate change and unchecked global warming --- RE100 added 37 new companies, bringing the total up to 155 companies creating demand for a phenomenal 188 terawatt-hours of renewable power each year --- equivalent to the 23rd largest country in the world. ... Read More


Climate Change

The Challenges Journalists Face Covering Climate Science

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by The Beam

Science journalists who cover climate change face many challenges. From the competition with social media to reader skepticism, there is an immense pressure on journalists to produce content at a much faster pace, while keeping high quality standards. We have asked two journalists what it’s like to work in the field today and what shapes the debate around climate change. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Inflection Points & True Leadership In The EV Revolution — CleanTechnica At #Intersolar Middle East

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

This presentation — video and text summary below — is not the freshest one from CleanTechnica Director Zach Shahan. However, it is as relevant today as when the presentation was delivered live in Dubai, UAE, last year. Furthermore, at ~25 minutes, it is a bit longer than a typical presentation, which provides more room to run somewhat deeply and broadly into the topics. The downside of the presentation, Zach notes, is that he was horribly sick for a week or two leading into this... Read More


Cars

20,000 BAIC EC-Series Sold In Another Record China Electric Car Sales Month

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

After a record-breaking September (104,900 plug-in electric vehicle sales), one would think that the market would take some time to breathe in October, but that wasn’t the case, with close to 120,000 registrations last month, breaking the previous record by a significant margin (14%). Overall, October 2018 electric vehicle sales were up 85% year over year (YoY)... Read More


Cars

1.5× More Tesla Model 3 Sales Than BMW 3/4 Series Sales In 2018 In USA (So Far)

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier today, I highlighted the Tesla Model 3's solid sales launch compared to the iconic Ford Mustang, which the Model 3 is outselling by ~1.5× this year so far. But the Mustang has never been seen as the car the Model 3 is really trying to retire — or at least humble a bit. That car is, of course, the BMW 3 Series (+ 4 Series)... Read More


Batteries

The Short-Term Economics Of A Tesla-Powered Solar Home

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

We went “live” with our solar installation on April 9, 2018. To recap, we’ve got 8.125 kW of generation capacity from our roof-mounted array of 25 panels, each capable of 320 watt gross output with a Powerwall 2 and a 240V Tesla car charging station... Read More


Batteries

The Fight For A Tesla Gigafactory In Poland

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

When writing my letter to Elon Musk a few weeks ago, little did I know about the real actions undertaken by so few for so many. Tesla is a dream — a dream of an extraordinary electric vehicle everybody wants to own, a dream of an out-of-the-universe leader, Elon Musk, who everybody wants to follow, and a dream of a gigafactory every nation wants to attract. It seems now that Poles around the world are joining forces to save Elon from making a terrible mistake by going some other place than Poland. :-) Here is the story... Read More


Clean Transport

Timelapse of Ionity Network Rollout — #CleanTechnica Video

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The European ultrafast EV charging network Ionity has recently upped the tempo of its CCS network rollout, having gone from 6 locations in operation in mid September (and 14 more under construction) to 23 locations operating as of mid November (and 40 more under construction). They look set to meet their initial goal of having 50 locations open (averaging 6 charging stalls each) by the end of ... Read More


Air Quality

Take Part In Shaping Michigan’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Roadmap

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

On November 5, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) held a webinar on how the Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) will be spent. Robert Jackson head of the Light Duty Zero Emissions Vehicle Supply Equipment Program (Program) for the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) spoke about their plans to create, implement, and invest in Michigan’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen fuel cell dispensers (HFCD)... Read More


Batteries

The Doom Of Fossil Fuel Investments

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

There is a very short window of time to get out of pure-play oil & gas company investments without substantial losses. It is imperative to sell them now. It is already too late to get out of pure-play coal company investments without substantial losses. But they will lose even more money going forward... Read More


Batteries

My Kia Soul EV — One Year On

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I’ve had my Soul EV for approximately a year now and have driven it for 21,000 km (13,000 miles). After the dream of having an EV being transformed into the daily routine, it’s time to look back and see the good, the bad and the unexpected of this journey... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

BYTON Designer Benoit Jacob M-Byte K-Byte

CleanTechnica Interviews Byton Designer Benoit Jacob On Designing The Future Of Electric Mobility

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently met with the Byton design team in Munich, Germany, for CleanTechnica and spent a few hours talking to the company's head designer, Benoit Jacob, who also penned the stunning BMW i8 and i3. Find out via the interview summary below how the company sees the future of our green mobility and what its design language means for the industry... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Why Buying A Tesla Is The Best Thing You Can Do For The Environment

Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Buying a Tesla is the most important thing you can do for the environment because it will help to dramatically lower the cost of batteries, making a 100% renewable grid affordable. Elon Musk recently said (and he is right!), “I think it’s probably fair to say that Tesla (our customers) has advanced sustainable energy by at least five years, conservatively, and maybe closer to 10, and then if we continue to make progress, we might advance it by 20 years. This could be all the difference in the world.”... Read More


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