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Denver Pledges 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Denver's Mayor, who is seeking a third term, has pledged the city will source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. In doing so, Denver has become the 73rd city in the United States to commit to a 100% renewable electricity target; however, few have aimed to complete the transition so quickly. ... Read More


Volkswagen Will Build Electric Cars In America

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The head of Volkswagen North America says his company will build the ID Crozz and ID Buzz electric cars in Tennessee. Will they be identical to the cars designed for other markets or larger to better suit American tastes? ... Read More


The UK Surpasses 1,000 Coal-Free Hours In 2018

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK's dwindling interest in coal-fired power has long been known, but it looks like the effects of the country's coal phase-out are going to hit a monumental peak in 2018 as the country has surpassed 1,000 hours without using coal already in 2018. ... Read More

Air Quality

Optibus Leverages Cloud Computing & Proprietary Algorithms To Digitize Fleet Resource Planning

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The team at Optibus has developed a fleet resource planning and scheduling solution that it believes will define the future of transit operations around the world. We spent some time with Optibus co-founder and CEO Amos Haggiag to dig into the origins of the solution, what makes it tick and to get a better idea about how it is helping transit operators manage their fleets today... Read More

Clean Transport

24 Miles Per Hour On The New Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard (CleanTechnica Review)

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Boosted's new Stealth board looks very much like the previous versions of the board, but much like the name implies, that is all just a cover to keep it flying under the radar. In reality, the Stealth is a wild dog, ready to chase after a bunny at a moments notice...but there's no bunny. Or maybe I'm the bunny and the controller is just begging me to crank it up one more time. It's all getting a bit blurry as the board takes off and my body crouches down, knees bent in search of the tenuous balance as the adrenaline hits my bloodstream again. Sweaty palms. My body begs for more as my brain tells my hand to lay off the acceleration... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Formula 1 Champ Nico Rosberg Test Drives A Tesla Model X (Video)

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

A Formula 1 racing champion, with gasoline flowing through his veins, happens to be excited about a tech revolution unfolding in the automotive space. Last year, InsideEVs reported that Nico Rosberg, Formula 1's 2016 champion, made a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley. During his visit, "Tesla was his first stop ... [and] continuing on the electric vehicle theme, he popped into ChargePoint’s headquarters."... Read More


Electric Scooter Charging: Is It Your Next Side Job?

Published on July 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Collections of electric scooters distributed in urban centers require recharging and maintenance, so there are a number of independent contractor roles available to service them. These new jobs are supposedly part of the ‘gig economy’... Read More

Energy Storage

More Energy Storage Looming For Wind Power

Published on July 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

It wasn’t that long ago that solar power and wind power were labeled as marginal, ‘green’ electricity, but in the last five years or so they have become much more affordable and economically more feasible than conventional sources like coal and nuclear... Read More

Clean Power

Home Energy Storage System Installations Hit Record High In US

Published on July 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

US home energy storage systems installations hit a record high in the first quarter of 2018. 36 megawatt-hours of grid-connected home energy storage systems were installed during this period, which was the same amount for the first three quarters of the year. Nearly three quarters of the Q1 installations were in California and Hawaii... Read More

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