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Making Dishwashers (And Faucets) Great Again

Published on March 20th, 2020 | by Scott Cooney

Over the last few years, conservative governments around the world, including our federal government, have done a lot to help dirty energy industries. Subsidizing goliath multinational companies with ongoing propaganda campaigns to deny climate science is nothing new to the conservative wing of virtually any country's politics these days. After all, there's good money in it. Running out of regulations like vehicle fuel efficiency standards to rail against, there is a new target — smearing Energy Star and WaterSense products with fear campaigns (FUD)... Read More

Climate Change


NOAA: Earth Just Passed 2nd Hottest February On Record

Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Confirming what you might have sensed, it is not simply you sweating more than expected (or enjoying spring in the North when it is generally winter) — indeed, the whole planet is sweating, as February 2020 ranked as the second-hottest February in the 141-year global climate record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information... Read More

Clean Transport

“We Will Make Ventilators,” Elon Musk Promises — NYC Will Be One Buyer

Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

“We will make ventilators if there’s a shortage,” Elon Musk said on Twitter last night. From my perspective, this is why we love Elon Musk. He cares about humanity and wants to help. The swift response on Twitter was that there was a shortage. In fact, "THERE IS A SHORTAGE" (in all caps like that) quickly rose to the top of Twitter's trending topics... Read More


Arcimoto Deliverator

The Arcimoto Deliverator Could Be The Ultimate Last Mile Delivery Vehicle

Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Arcimoto unveiled the prototype of a last mile delivery version of its Fun Utility Vehicle last year and is back with a sleeker, more refined version of the Deliverator. CleanTechnica spoke with Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer to get the inside scoop on the new build and on Arcimoto as a whole... Read More


The COVID-19 Corporate Money Grab Has Already Begun

Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

The COVID-19 virus is upending commerce as we know it. From small restaurants in South Succotash to giant multi-national corporations, business as usual is now a thing of the past. People are struggling to adjust to the new normal, whatever that may be. In the US capital, politicians and policy makers are working feverishly to find ways to help those facing health related and financial risks -- which is most people. At the same time, some of America's largest business corporations have already begun submitting their requests -- some would say demands -- for public money to preserve their private interests... Read More


Volkswagen ID.3

The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”... Read More


[UPDATED] Progress On COVID-19 Treatment?

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There are plenty of things to consider with regards to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 crisis — dozens or hundreds of important matters. I am not a medical expert in any way, but like others, I've been compelled to obsessively read about this stuff and also see what rises to the top of social media and conventional media... Read More


Chevy Bolt = #2 Subcompact Car In California, BMW i3 = #3 “Entry Luxury Car”

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently reported on the Tesla Model 3 being the 3rd best selling vehicle in California in 2019 as well as the Tesla Model X ranking either #1 or #4 in its class, depending on which class you put it in. Some other electric cars did quite well in California as well, though. The Chevy Bolt was the 2nd best selling subcompact car in California and the BMW i3 was the 3rd best selling "entry luxury car" there... Read More


India x CleanTech

India x Cleantech — March 2020

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Saurabh

Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country... Read More


Updated x2: Confusion Whether Tesla’s Fremont Factory Can Stay Open During COVID-19 Crisis — Here’s The Story

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Update: Tesla's Fremont factory in Northern California was seemingly deemed an essential business, allowing it to stay open during the wave of business closures aimed at combatting the spread of coronavirus. But then the county sheriff said it was not. Now the situation is unclear and we're waiting on a final conclusion... Read More


Tesla Model Y Dimensions — Full List & Table

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

The clouds of uncertainty over the Tesla Model Y's specs and dimensions have finally cleared up now that the automaker has started deliveries of the Model Y midsize electric SUV (last Friday). A serious push in Model Y deliveries should be expected this week, gaining momentum till the end of the current month (end of TSLA Q1 2020)... Read More



6 Lessons From Previous Pandemics

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Like many people, I have been reading a lot about the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world and doing my best to take precautions with the best information provided to me. And even more so since I and all my colleagues at UCS are working from home... Read More

Clean Power

DOE Seeking Input & Collaboration On Science & Technology Response To COVID-19

Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The Department of Energy (DOE) encourages you to consider scientific questions that underpin COVID-19 response and that the research community may answer using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure. Please send research questions that the scientific community may address with DOE resources by email to SC.DCL@science.doe.gov... Read More

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