March 25th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
MIT researchers have created a digital driver training lab for self-driving computer programs. Instead of training a computer to think like a human, they train it to think like a computer, which could be an important difference.
March 6th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Next time you see an article with a blaring headline about solar panel chemical breakthroughs or hydrogen, consider giving them a pass and reading about actually useful advances that are making a difference to the world
February 22nd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at MIT have used AI to discover a new antibiotic that is effective against drug resistant bacteria.
December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in
November 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Harvard and Yale students disrupted the football game between the schools on Saturday to protest the lack of leadership on global warming by both administrations. How dare they think for themselves?
July 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
I'm not sure how we missed it, but in May, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery received the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal
July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake
July 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have created a new aerogel that can create temperatures of 200 degrees C or more from sunlight even on the coldest days. This could be the biggest news since solar panels were invented.
July 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have create new solar cell technology that could raise efficiency to as much as 35% -- far above the theoretical limit for a silicon-based solar cell.
June 17th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
You can bet your bottom dollar that nuclear power stakeholders will be happy to solve the bitcoin carbon emissions problem
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.”
April 21st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Imagine a USA in which nuclear, wind and solar were cooperating as the natural allies that low-carbon generation sources should be given climate change
April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below
April 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her position at ARK Invest. She and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood recently hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the studio for their new podcast series, so we built off of that chat and I also brought in several key autonomy topics I'm always eager to learn more about
April 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
It this article, I'll highlight the points Elon Musk and Lex Fridman made in a recent YouTube video on Artificial Intelligence and give you the timestamps for the different topics in the video. For more context, we also published an overview of the video on Friday
April 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT say plug-in hybrid heavy trucks with flex fuel range extender engines could significantly lower diesel engine emissions right away, not years from now.
April 12th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
In a must-watch interview with MIT artificial intelligence researcher, Lex Fridman, Elon Musk has revealed that he believes the move towards Full Self Driving functionality will cause the asset value of current Tesla vehicles to appreciate, rather than depreciate. This is a game-changing contrast with traditional vehicles, which typically lose around half of their value over the initial 3 years of ownership
March 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at Harvard and MIT think geo-engineering by injecting sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere could help cool the Earth without severe impacts on most of the regions of the world. But the research is still very preliminary, Meanwhile the world continues to move toward disaster with few concerned enough to take meaningful action.
February 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Autonomous driving technology promises to unleash sweeping changes on our society. However (perhaps fortunately), it’s likely to be some time before self-driving cars become frequent sights on the roads
February 7th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
President Trump seems to have fallen out of love with coal miners and coal communities, all of whom got the brushoff during the 2019
January 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
MIT researchers studied the steady decrease in solar PV module costs over the last several decades and had their results published in the December 2018 issue of the journal Energy Policy. Dr. Göksin Kavlak answered some questions about the research for CleanTechnica
January 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla Autopilot miles have been soaring as the company has scored insane sales growth in recent quarters. None of those Autopilot miles have been fully autonomous, of course. However, what many Tesla enthusiasts have learned — yet much of the market seems to discount or not know at all — is that Tesla vehicles with Autopilot hardware (which is all new Teslas in recent years) are learning with every tire rotation. The ones with the software enabled must be a learning a bit more, since they are processing how Autopilot thinks it should drive and where and how drivers occasionally correct it, but I'm sure the vehicles with Autopilot latent are still gathering important data
December 10th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
While there is exciting progress and promise as air sensors become cheaper and more available, a diverse coalition of industry, activists, policymakers and researchers is critical to ensuring that the data is reliable, accessible and most of all, actionable.