Air Quality

Lancaster (California) Is “Solar Power Capital Of The Universe”

Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an expansion that tripled its original size... Read More


Climate Change

A “Vision of Hell”

Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

Over weekend, on the way back  from Porto, we had a "vision of hell" — it had been a long time since we had such a stressful road trip. At 4:00 pm on Sunday, we decided to go back earlier than usual, as storm Ophelia was said to arrive to our shores during the night. The weather was unusually hot, 35°C, and windy... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

LeBron James

LeBron James Pitches For Driverless Cars, Intel Takes Risks With Media Campaign

Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

LeBron James has added a new corporation to his already robust endorsement portfolio of Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, Verizon, and Kia Motors. Welcome to the Lebron James empire, Intel. The company known for its processors has branched out into the Internet of Things (IoT), Associative Memory AI, climate research with Arctic conservationists, commercial drones, and self-driving car technology. And the latter is where LeBron James comes in. His important assignment is to build trust in autonomous vehicles... Read More


CleanTechnica

Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were met with a hail of invective from, well, pretty much everybody, including leading manufacturers as well as other top US businesses. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Poland To Paris — Our “31 Hour” Tesla Model S Road Trip To & From Autonomy

Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Autonomy starts in just a few days. I will be headed over there (to Paris) with my smart and funny cleantech pal Kuba Stechly. I will be moderating two panels at the conference, but it would have been somewhere at the top of my list of "conferences to squeeze out some time to attend" anyway due to the integrated, full-picture, and insightfully future-focused approach it brings to the world. It's not just about electric cars, not just about cleantech, not just about alternative transport, and not just about city planning. It's about bicycling, walking, city planning, robotaxis, electric cars, electric scooters, EV charging, mobility as a service, the internet of things, and much more. Bringing his own strong commitment to personal action to my inbox, Kuba suggested that we take a Tesla Shuttle to Paris instead of flying... Read More


Cars

UAE EV Charging

2017: The UAE’s Year For An EV Charging Boom

Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Sophie Sandham

A lot can change in the UAE in a year: new neighbourhoods can spring up, road networks expand so quickly that Google maps is always behind, and game-changing cleantech and sustainability plans that keep us on our toes can be announced over night! After the recent announcements by the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai of incentives for buying electric and hybrid vehicles, the next question is: is the EV charging infrastructure even in place in Dubai (and the UAE) to support the intended influx of EVs... Read More


Fossil Fuels

Is Saudi Aramco Going To Cancel International IPO Plans?

Published on October 15th, 2017 | by James Ayre

After all of the hype, it appears that Saudi Aramco is now contemplating cancelling its plans for an international IPO. The IPO would be replaced with a private share sale to world sovereign funds and institutional investors — which would allow the state-owned company to get around requirements to fully disclose (publicly) data on oil reserves that it may not wish to disclose... Read More


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