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We Will Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change!!

May 10th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Did the title anger you or make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Does it seem foolish or careless to make that statement since people could become complacent about climate change?  


Cleantech Is Exciting!

April 29th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

If you ask people today if cleantech is exciting, they will most likely not care or, if part of our cleantech bubble community, they will say "yes" and start shouting out "Musk, Tesla, SpaceX, Mars, Musk, Tesla ... (yeah, I know SpaceX is for space travel not cleantech, but you know, Elon, Tesla, Musk, SpaceX...). The trouble is, Elon Musk has no rivals. I mean, business-wise, there is a long list of competitors, but in terms of popularity, he seems somehow unchallenged. Rivalries have always inspired rivals themselves, but also the watchers, the ones who supported one or the other, and I am talking about it in the positive sense of urging people to do more, do better, or just do


CleanTechnica Meetup In Amsterdam!

March 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I'll be in Amsterdam again next week for the rEVolution conference. We had a fun CleanTechnica meetup last year on the night before the conference (which is actually how we ended up with Maarten as a superb CleanTechnica contributor). This year, the plan is to have a CleanTechnica meetup on March 13 again


The EV Transition Could Mirror The Horse To Model T Transition

October 7th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

How long will it take for electric vehicles to replace fossil-burners? Observing the current auto market, one might conclude that it will take quite a long time. Of over a billion vehicles on our planet’s roads today, only two million are electric, and half of those are in China. Many consumers are not even aware that an EV is a viable option


Tony Seba: By 2030, 95% of People Won’t Own a Private Car — Automaker Death Spiral Coming

May 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Futurists make predictions. That’s what they do. Sometimes they are right; sometimes they are wrong. As futurists go, Stanford economist and RetinkX founder Tony Seba has a pretty good track record. He predicted the solar energy boom at a time when prices for solar power were 10 times what they are today. His latest report predicts two things. One, he says that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own a private car, killing off the auto industry. Two, he predicts electric vehicles will devastate the global oil industry by the same date



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