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No, Machine Learning Does Not Have A Huge Carbon Debt

November 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it's worth paying attention to. It's only going to increase. 


California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

November 29th, 2019 | by Loren McDonald

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates. These changes in the California rebate program also can serve as a model for improving the federal EV tax credit


Bait & Switch In EV Leasing Offers — Why We Appreciate CleanTechnica Commenters

November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

I was hesitant while writing a recent CleanTechnica post, "Say What? $79–$178 Monthly Lease For An Electric Car?" Sure enough, another take on that article emerged in the comments underneath. The offer was too good to be true for many. We extend a genuine thank you to all who helped bring more information and context to the story


Say What? $79–$178 Monthly Lease For An Electric Car?

November 23rd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Let's try to decipher this one. It's not been that long since I leased an EV. This kind of deal was not around; or not anywhere that I heard of a few years back. Perhaps location makes a significant difference, or are EVs really coming down to a level accessible to those on a small budget


Why Automakers Should Actually Care About The Environment

November 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Dear Automakers, You should support the environment. In fact, without it, we would not be able to buy your cars. I mean, we would be dead if we didn't have clean air to breathe. Same problem if a climate disaster kills us, or ruins our livelihood


More Glimpses Of Tesla Model Y Near Tesla Fremont Factory

November 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Tesla Fremont factory is priming the nearby roads for another highly sought-after Tesla vehicle, the coming Model Y. Word is that the Tesla Fremont factory is busy putting together an assembly line for the Model Y. It has also been testing them on streets in the surrounding area — and sometimes further away


The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

November 4th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one's health, one's transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence


How Can We Help Those Affected By The California Wildfires?

October 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Every year it seems that California has these insane wildfires that are making people and animals homeless. This year is no different, except it seems worse. Every day, there seems to have been a new fire reported. CNN just reported that 26,000 people have been evacuated due to the Easy Fire. This wildfire has burned at least 1,300 acres and could jump Highway 23. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayoub told CNN at a news conference that there were intense firefighting conditions. They actually had to ground fixed-wing aircraft because of the high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. For those who are unaware, that's almost the wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane


The Electric Bike Company Electrifies The Classic Southern California Beach Cruiser

October 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

It should not come as any surprise that the Electric Bike Company builds e-bikes, but it may come as a surprise to learn that they build them in Southern California. We stopped by the Electric Bike Company headquarters and manufacturing facility in Newport Beach, California to get the inside scoop straight from the mouth of founder Sean Lupton-Smith



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