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Clean Power

Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Is The Best

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by John Farrell

Minnesota’s community solar program hit a record 613 megawatts of operational capacity in September 2019. The chart below shows the progress of projects through the program since August 2015, and the nearly two-year lag between the program launch in December 2014 and the successful ignition of multiple megawatts of capacity in January ... Read More


Clean Power

Virginia Governor Northam Plans 100% Renewable Energy Future

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the signing of an Executive Order last week which establishes ambitious statewide clean energy goals and targets intended to ensure that 30% of the Commonwealth's electricity is secured from renewable electricity sources by 2030, and that 100% of its electricity will be powered by carbon-free sources by ... Read More


Clean Transport

Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

I’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. But they’re also cool. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad. They follow the Henry Ford Design School -- you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black. Definitely the perfect vehicle for heading to the beach, or to work... Read More


Clean Power

It’s Amazing What Women With Energy Can Do

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by The Beam

“Clean energy entrepreneurship offers a firm path to economic advancement and meaningful inclusion for women living in rural communities in West Africa. Trusting local women and giving them a voice to make a difference for their communities will be the bringer of sustainable positive change.”... Read More


Cars

Uber & Starbucks Top US Vendor Business Expenses — What Does That Mean For Tesla?

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

This is not the freshest data, but I've had this story near the top of my list for months, so I think its potential importance and relevance to cleantech are quite high. According to data from the company Certify, an online travel, expense, & invoice software company, the "most common U.S. vendors for business expenses" in the past couple of years were Uber and Starbucks, respective. What's that got to do with Tesla... Read More


Cars

eCarra — Tesla Taxi Service In Texas

Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Clearly, I'm a bit of a fan of Tesla shuttle and taxi services (I cofounded Tesla Shuttle), so I'm always happy to learn about new services like these. One such service is called eCarra. It offers chauffeured rides in certain regions of Texas right now, but I'm sure has an eye on expanding into other areas of the state and beyond... Read More


Clean Power

New Report Reveals The Most Energy-Intensive Industries In Denmark

Published on September 22nd, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In a new report, based on the newest Danish statistics, Thea Gehrchen from GreenMatch.dk has summed up just how much energy the different industries in Denmark consume, which comes in quite handy while we wait for our new government to release a new proposal for a national climate law for the country, with binding targets no less... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Battery Life … Tesla Commercial Solar … Tesla Model S On Nürburgring — CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on September 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A 7 year old Tesla Model S with nearly 100% original battery capacity, $1.01/watt commercial solar pricing from Tesla, a quick-as-hell Tesla Model S on the Nürburgring, the coming Tesla Model Y, and more — check out the most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week in case you missed any of them! And be sure to share all 20 stories on all 107 social media networks. Or else... Read More


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SPI Happens This Week In Utah — And It’s About So Much More Than Solar 

Published on September 22nd, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

This week begins one of the largest events in the renewable world — North America Smart Energy Week, which is home to landmark event Solar Power International. Join over 700 companies and almost 19,000 industry professionals (and the CleanTechnica team) at this event, which starts Monday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The full show run dates are 23–26 September, so there is still time to get your tix!... Read More


Cars

Don’t Be A Dummy, Buy A Tesla Model 3 If You Value Your Family’s Safety!

Published on September 22nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

A few days ago, we wrote about Tesla earning the Top safety score (TOP SAFETY PICK+) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). I had publicly asked them last month why they hadn't yet tested the car and was happy to get a reply that they were working on it. I'm not surprised how things turned out... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Another Fun Louisiana National Drive Electric Week Event

Published on September 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana hosted several National Drive Electric Week events, and I got to go to two of them, the Abita Springs one last week and the Gonzales one today. In Gonzales, Plugin Louisiana and Louisiana Clean Fuels teamed up with Tanger Outlet Mall to help bring awareness about electric vehicles and clean energy. I got to tag along with Karen Rudisil, owner of a Tesla Model ... Read More


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