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Minnesota To D.C. Carbon Free — We Made It!

June 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We did it. We drove 1,140 miles (1,835 kilometers) powered only by electricity! We started out last Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM, stopped for the night in Schaumburg, IL, and arrived at our hotel in Washington D.C. at 11:30 PM on Saturday night. We spent 19 hours and 20 minutes in the car and 4 hours at stops for lunch, dinners, and some quick errands


Illusions

June 15th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Illusions are realities for those who have them. When you try to convince those having them that they are illusions, they try to convince you that they are the realists


Chart: Electric Cars Cutting Gasoline Use By Hundreds Of Millions Of Gallons A Year

June 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As every Tesla driver knows, electric vehicles are more reliable, more convenient, cheaper to operate, safer and more fun to drive than legacy vehicles. However, the most important reason for the transition to electric driving is to reduce the use of polluting petroleum products. As EVs proliferate, consumption of gasoline is expected to fall. It’s still very early days, but that trend is already observable


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


ENGIE’s HomeBiogas Turns Household Waste Into Renewable Natural Gas With Ease

June 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

"Natural" gas, as it is called in the United States, is anything but natural. Engie's HomeBiogas has built up a solution that lets people generate methane wherever they are using just food scraps. CleanTechnica met up the the HomeBiogas team at the Consumer Electronics Show this year to get a better understanding of their invention and the implications it may have for developed and developing nations around the world


Adam Jonas’s Thoughts on Tesla: Facts or Fantasies?

May 29th, 2019 | by Peter Forman (aka Papafox)

The trading week of May 20–24 was not kind to Tesla. The stock dropped more than 20 points, which translates into a loss of some $3.5 billion in market capitalization. The primary reason for the plunge was investor reactions to a full-court press of negative comments from analysts and the media


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


The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

May 25th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa


4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins

May 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures have enacted policies that encourage new renewable energy development


Cleantech-Focused Innovation Organizations: More Money, More Resources, Faster Time To Market

May 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Energy innovation is both time- and capital-intensive and heavily regulated. Because investors tend to be risk-averse when it comes to technological development, cleantech startups face a broad array of challenges that can impede their technology from making it to the marketplace. According to one prominent venture capitalist in the energy space, “If I have to put in $30 million to find out if the technology will work, it’s a no-go.”


State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet



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