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China X Cleantech — End of Q2, 2018

July 7th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon

The second half of Q2 2018 has been notable and the flood of news from around the world continues. In China, the flood of developments is so massive that we can only show you a keyhole insight into what is happening


Siemens’ City Performance Tool Connects Long-Term Goals With Today’s Solutions

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Siemens has rolled out its new Siemens City Performance Tool that takes a snapshot of current city infrastructure and helps city leaders identify current as well as future actions cities can take to meet their climate, transportation, and energy goals. To learn a bit more about the new tool and the reports it generates, we sat down with Siemens' Chief City Executive for California and Arizona, Dennis Rodriguez


Texas Bullet Train Connects To Regular Amtrak Routes To Reach More

June 7th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The state of the railroad system in the US is a mixed bag. The cargo and freight segment is competitive for a number of routes and purposes, but has basically just chugged along with incremental improvements. The rail passenger industry in the U.S. is easily 70 years behind Europe and on par with developing countries. Amtrak knows it. Everyone knows it. Bullet train projects have abounded since the 1970s and are still tantalizing us, but are hard to get rolling. Nonetheless, there may be progress


Austrian Federal Railways Pilot Adds PV Solar Generation to Train Lines

May 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rail operator Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has opened what it believes is the world's first solar power plant designed specifically for pairing with the electric railway system. The new system adds a photovoltaic electricity generation farm directly into the rail system, directly powering the trains that run along the Ostbahn (Eastern Railway)


Transit Life Is Livelier & Safer

May 26th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Life in dense cities and larger urban areas is often space condensed. Every square foot counts. One realizes quickly that transit can be highly efficient in such places — you can much more quickly walk to a tram, subway, or electric bus; jump on; and get where you want to go than if you and everyone else had to drive through clogged traffic one car at a time


The Pros & Cons Of Biofuels

May 23rd, 2018 | by Andy Miles

The burning of any fuel will produce CO2, but also possibly pollution in the form of particulates, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, although the extent of these depends on the nature of the particular fuel and the efficiency with which the fuel is burnt


Autonomous Driving For More Than 700 Miles Back Home From rEVolution 2018 In Amsterdam

April 8th, 2018 | by Reinhard Bimashofer

Enthusiasm for the fully electric future of mobility was one of the core elements of the rEVolution conference in Amsterdam on March 13. More than this: It was sort of like a little Woodstock for e-mobility. Yeaaaah! Great music, thundering sound, and the two hosts, Monica Araya and CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan, entering the stage like pop stars for their picturesque welcome


Current SF-to-LA High-Speed Rail Cost Estimate = $77 Billion

April 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric skateboards, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains — no matter where we look, all aspects of mobility have been touched or will be touched soon enough by electric powertrains. Ironically, trains were early to electrify, but we're still behind the times in the


Around 5 Billion Trips Were Made By US Transit Rail During 2016

December 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Around 5 billion trips were made by transit rail services in the US during 2016 — which relates to travel by light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail — according to data published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and brought to my attention by the Department of Energy's Fact of the Week service



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