Air Quality

ACEA Calling For Action Against Aftermarket Emissions Controls Manipulation (AdBlue Killers, Etc.)

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following the release of findings estimating that around 20% of all lorries operating in Eastern Europe are outfitted with "AdBlue Killers" — aftermarket devices allowing for operators to by-pass or disable AdBlue NOx reduction systems — the Brussels-based trade association known as the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling for strong action to deal with the problem... Read More


Cars

Audi Exec Claims e-Tron SUV Will Represent “First Real Premium Manufacturer Doing A Premium Electric SUV”

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by James Ayre

While discussing the release next year of the company's all-electric e-Tron SUV, a top Audi exec (Dietmar Voggenreiter, sales and marketing boss) commented that the model will represent “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV." I guess that the Tesla Model X doesn't count? Or is just that Tesla isn't a "real premium manufacturer?"... Read More


Clean Power

AES & AIMCo Partner To Acquire sPower

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Fortune 200 company AES and one of Canada's largest investment managers AIMCo are set to acquire FTP Power LLC, better known as sPower, the United States' largest owner, operator, and developer of utility-scale solar. ... Read More


PACE

Morningstar Reaffirms PACE

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

The report makes it very clear that PACE is not a mortgage, and it needs to be considered with different metrics. Though major PACE programs collect FICO scores, their key consideration is the lien-to-value ratio. This is because "PACE lending is tied to the asset and not to the creditworthiness of the property owner."... Read More


Clean Power

Our Real Problem With “Democracy”

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It doesn't require complicated calculus to choose renewable energy over fossil fuels and electric transport over oil-propelled vehicles. It's just simple addition these days... Read More


Air Quality

10 More Cleantech City Solutions (#21–30)

Published on February 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on the first 20 cleantech city solutions that I promoted here and here, below are 10 more cleantech solutions that cities can implement to more quickly propel humanity into a sustainable cleantech future... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

7,000 Solar Train Stations … Self-Driving Car Evolution … 100% Wind Electricity In Denmark … Tesla Model 3 Updates (Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

Published on February 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Miss some of our stories this past week? Below were the 20 most popular, followed by my favorites of the week. Also, remember, you can get our free daily newsletter to not miss anything or you can get our free weekly newsletter to always catch these roundup posts... Read More


Clean Transport

China Electric Bus Sales Still Exploding

Published on February 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about China's dramatic electric bus growth, but the numbers we had at the time only covered fully electric buses. We now have numbers for plug-in hybrids as well, again thanks to Jose Pontes and his helpful EV sales obsession... Read More


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