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New Study Calls For Monitoring Old Oil & Gas Wells For Air Emissions

June 27th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

A new study on the hazardous gas emissions from the calamitous 2015 blowout of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, near Porter Ranch, CA, has found that apart from methane, a group of other hazardous pollutants escaped into the air, affecting many residents in the area. The study calls for air monitoring at underground gas storage facilities nationwide, potentially affecting thousands of sites around the country


Did Douglas Adams Explain The Roots Of Climate Change Denial & Cleantech Backlash?

June 26th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. —Douglas Adams


Our New Tesla Myths Page

June 23rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

As part of my efforts to fight untrue Tesla myths, I recently engaged the Tesla community to create a Tesla Myth Busters FAQ page. I sent out a call to “assemble a full-fledged myth-busting campaign,” and people responded. We simply want to set the record straight regarding various Tesla myths. Thanks to the Tesla community who heeded my call, this first draft was produced in just four days, which is astonishing and wonderful when you think about it


Electric Vehicles, Renewables, & The Changing World Dynamic

June 22nd, 2019 | by Robert Dee

Every time someone buys or leases an EV, fossil fuel's stranglehold lessens. That's the cost differentiation between EVs and ICEs. The individual benefit, as I am enjoying, is autonomy and the opportunity to have free electricity for cars and homes. EVs are thinking people's cars, yes, and it takes planning and work, but we'll have a better life and planet for it


96% Of National Parks Negatively Impacted By Air Pollution (Report)

June 13th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The National Parks Conservation Association recently published a report that contains a number of insights about the negative impacts that air pollution is causing in US national parks. Stephanie Kodish, the National Parks Conservation Association’s Clean Air Program Director, answered some questions about the report for CleanTechnica


The Tesla Twittersphere — What Is Weird About Wanting To Have A Better Future?

June 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Critics of Tesla like to call anyone who likes what Tesla is doing, who buys its products, or who invests in the company "fanboys" and "fangirls," often accompanied by a negative adjective or five. I only know a few fans on Twitter who actually send unfunny or weird texts. The rest are normal people and actually pretty hilarious


Correcting Audi’s Fast Charging Presentation … Tesla Keeping Summer Safe … Perovskite Solar Cells — #CleanTechnica Top 20

May 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week started with a couple of space scientists correcting a very misleading Audi presentation comparing e-tron fast charging to Tesla Model 3 fast charging. (That article has since been referenced in the Wall Street Journal.) Other top stories included a fun Tesla software update, some news regarding perovskite solar cells, and our 2019 EV driver (and non–EV driver) surveys


State of Global Air 2019 — A Special Report On Global Exposure To Air Pollution & Its Disease Burden

May 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's a fine balance to stay above the depression point when one is educated about the state of our environment, the state of our union, the state of our planet, the state of politics, and the legacy we are leaving for our grandchildren. A new report on air pollution doesn't really help with that depression, but it is important for us to cover nonetheless


BYD Delivers The First Fleet Of Electric Buses To Argentina

May 25th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A fleet of fully electric buses in Argentina was brought across the Chilean border and to its final destination in the City of Mendoza by BYD on May 23rd after making the lengthy trek to get into the country by freighter. The 12 new BYD K9 buses will be the first fleet of electric buses in Argentina when local bus operator STM puts them into operation later this year.



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