Autonomous Vehicles

1st Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Full-Scale Project Under Construction (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Sitting at a Hyperloop Transportation Technologies presentation here at Autonomy, it was fun listening to Chairman Bibop G. Gresta talk about transportation problems and then how hyperloops can help solve them. He's a funny guy, and he put the problems of current transportation methods into stark terms (using pictures and videos from the real world, of course)... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo/Alphabet Working With Law Enforcement Agencies On Collision Protocols For Self-Driving Vehicle Crashes

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following the extensive deployment of its self-driving vehicle test fleet in pilot testing programs around the US, Waymo/Alphabet (Google, more or less, for those who don't follow the tech industry) has now begun working with various local law enforcement agencies on the creation of new protocols related to self-driving vehicle collisions... Read More


Cars

Bosch Introduces 48-Volt Battery For Hybrids

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The prominent auto parts supplier Bosch has now introduced a new 48-volt battery product intended for use in hybrids, and designed to be easily integrated into new vehicle models... Read More


BNEF

BNEF Says NEG Could Deliver 42% Renewables By 2030, Same As Finkel

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

Originally published on RenewEconomy Leading energy industry analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance says the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee could deliver a 42% renewable energy share by 2030 – the same level forecast by the [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

Minnesota Regulators Eye Subcommittee To Resolve Distributed Generation Disputes

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by John Farrell

Better technology and falling costs for years have buoyed the clean energy economy, steadily putting rooftop solar, energy efficiency, and other distributed energy resources within reach of more U.S. households and businesses. Still, many utilities remain averse to accommodating these amenities despite significant — and rising — demand in the marketplace... Read More


Batteries

cells for grid scale battery storage

Report: EV Manufacturers Must Be Careful As Demand Grows To Retain “Clean” Label

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

While China is currently the key supplier for many of the components (~86%) found in automotive lithium-ion batteries, as electric vehicle production and sales pick up, this reality will be changing — potentially leading auto manufacturers to ultimately source from disreputable companies and countries involved in environmental destruction and/or human rights abuses (slavery, etc.). That's according to a new report from the UK-based risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft... Read More


Clean Power

Inaugural Island Renewable Energy Initiative Meeting Held In Maldives

Published on October 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The inaugural meeting of the Island Renewable Energy Initiative (IRIE) was recently held in Malé, Maldives, in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) -- bringing together senior officials and ministers from 30 different countries and organizations to discuss ways of accelerating renewable energy deployment and addressing climate change... Read More


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