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Cars

Stop The Presses! Tesla Stopped Producing The Model 3!!

Published on May 25th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Did you fall for this clickbait headline? You are not alone. Even the serious Dutch press thought it worthy to write about a car factory in California which performs normal scheduled upgrades/improvements on their production line while it is in development. When the local village paper in Fremont, California, mentions it because of the extra visitors to the shopping mall, that is understandable. But what crazy world do we live in that this is worldwide news? This has happened a number of times, by the way... Read More


Clean Power

geothermal energy

How Does Geothermal Energy Work? Glad You Asked …

Published on May 25th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

It’s time to dig into a less talked about-but-powerful source of renewable energy. While it’s hard to miss a massive solar array or a field full of wind turbines, so much of the action with geothermal energy happens out-of-sight that it tends to not generate as much love as its buzzier brothers in the renewable energy landscape... Read More


Batteries

Charging Your Electronics In A Rainstorm

Published on May 25th, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Anyone watching Swedish scientist Anja Lund working out on an aerobic stepper recently might have thought it a strange way to get fit. She was stepping while holding a shoulder bag, its arm strap dripping with water. In this case, exercise was secondary to science. Lund wasn’t attempting to break a sweat — rather, she was trying to simulate a brisk walk in the rain... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Base Version Looming After AWD Specs Reveal

Published on May 24th, 2018 | by Carlo Ombello

After a long, agonizing wait, Elon Musk has finally provided some important details of the upcoming dual-motor/all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. As usual, the information came via a series of tantalizing updates on Twitter (thoroughly dissected by Zach a few days ago). As Model 3 production increases towards 5,000 units per week, the long touted $35,000 base model is finally looming and promises to disrupt the most popular sub $40,000 EV market by year end. Brace for impact... Read More


Batteries

Could Buses Be The Perfect Vehicle-to-Grid Mobile Battery For Cities?

Published on May 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Vehicle-to-grid technology has been the ever-elusive golden egg for many renewable energy advocates, but always seems to get stuck because, among other things, it's expected the average buyer of a personal vehicle won't want to pay for it — which means manufacturers won't have an incentive to build the tech into their cars... Read More


Agriculture

harvesting grass for gas

Gas From Grass Could Be An Eco-Friendly Biofuel

Published on May 24th, 2018 | by Andy Miles

Green gas would cut carbon emissions, help to create an an energy independent Britain, support food production by improving soils, creating wildlife habitats, providing an additional income to farmers and giving them natural fertilizer from the residues of the process... Read More


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