Fossil Fuels

Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About North America’s Energy Future

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Alberta's oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline "a great day for jobs and energy independence" in the United States. Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its current pipeline capacity and adding more pipelines is "not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius."... Read More


Tesla Model 3 Release Candidate In Action (#ElonTweets Video)

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted a short video of what may well be the production version of the Model 3 ... in action. The video is only of a quick run down a street, and doesn't show the front of the car much, so it doesn't give us much to go on, but the design does appear to be altered some from earlier Model 3 iterations. Have a watch... Read More

Clean Power

Energy Startup Vandebron Bids €1 Million On Dutch Coal Power Plant To Turn It Into Theme Park

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Rogier van Rooij

The small Dutch energy company Vandebron, which allows consumers to buy their renewable energy directly from local producers on an online marketplace, has offered utility Nuon €1 million for its coal-fired power plant in Amsterdam. After the purchase, the energy startup wants to shut the plant down and turn it into a theme park... Read More

Clean Transport

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Building Full-Scale Passenger Hyperloop Capsule

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Whatever you may think about the Hyperloop idea (I remain a skeptic, personally), things do appear to be moving forward. With regard to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies trying to commercialize the idea, it has apparently started constructing a full-scale passenger hyperloop capsule -- following 3 years of research and development efforts... Read More

Policy & Politics

France’s DGCCRF Clears Opel Of Diesel Emissions Cheating

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following earlier news that France's DGCCRF has apparently found that Renault has been involved in diesel vehicle emissions testing manipulation for around 25 years now, the French consumer watchdog organization has revealed that a similar investigation into Opel has come up empty. In other words, no evidence was found that Opel has been involved in the manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions testing... Read More


Fleet Experts Name Hyundai IONIQ Electric “Best Plug-in Car” For Fleets

Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric has gotten a lot of accolades from early reviewers, including from us. A new press release from the UK reports that an expert panel has now served up a prestigious award to the car as well. Fleet News chose the IONIQ Electric as the "Best Plug-in Car (0g/km)" for fleets. Hyundai seems to have really earned this award (even if it didn't win) and is developing a name for itself in the world of future mobility. The company actually won a second award as well — "Green Manufacturer of the Year."... Read More


1st UK Owner Of New Volkswagen e-Up! Gets His Car

Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

A positive Volkswagen story from the Isle of Wight shares that the first buyer in the UK of the new Volkswagen e-Up! has now received the car. Sporting a range up to 99 miles* per charge, the zero-emissions car sits somewhere between the modern era's "first-generation" EVs and "second-generation" EVs. It is perfect for daily trips. The joy of driving all-electric comes with a price at £20,780 (RRP OTR incl. Plug-in Car Grant)... Read More

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