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Solar Power Doubled In Most American Cities In Last 6 Years

April 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

According to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center, solar power capacity doubled in most American cities in the last six years. Bret Fanshaw, the Director of the Go Solar campaign at Environment America, answered some questions about the growth for CleanTechnica


10 Big EV Charging Stories — #NewsBonanza

January 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The EV charging stories have been building up, so here we go with another #NewsBonanza. Below are 10 notable EV charging stations we couldn't make time for, followed by 16 big EV charging stories we did cover before now


US West = EV Adoption Champion In USA

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up. But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west


First Waymo Jaguar I-PACE Hits The Streets Of San Francisco

July 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The first three Jaguar I-PACE electric SUVs intended for Waymo's self driving service has arrived in San Francisco, where they are being used to calibrate the autonomous driving systems and develop a knowledge base of maintenance information. Waymo expects to have 20,000 of them in revenue service by 2020.


Uber Announces Premium Pay For Drivers Of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Uber announced a new push to clean up its driver-owned fleets on Tuesday which offers some drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles extra pay per trip. The move comes as the popular ride-sharing company looks for ways to cut fleet emissions on a fleet it doesn't own


San Francisco Moving To All-Electric Bus Fleet By 2035

May 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

San Francisco will begin testing electric buses beginning in 2019 to see if they can withstand the rigorous conditions and heavy usage that are typical in the city. It plans to buy only electric buses by 2025 and to replace all its diesel and hybrid buses by 2035.


Solar Power Works In Many Places You Might Not Expect

March 23rd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar power is often seen as a form of electricity that only works in sunny, hot areas, but this view is not accurate at all. While it’s easy to understand why some of us hold such a belief, some solar critics rely on this bit of misinformation to try to dismiss solar power as something marginal


Electrify Everything & Save The Planet!

February 18th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Have you ever wondered why so many of the items we use on a daily basis are switching away from fossil fuel power to electricity? What can you do to make a difference in our planet’s health through the electrification of nearly everything in your life? Here are just a few options available to you


Solar Panels Do Work On Cloudy Days

February 8th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy weather. They don't produce as much electricity as they do on sunny days, but they have been shown to produce 25% of what they produce on a sunny day, or 10% when it's very cloudy. 


Global Warming Is Going To Demolish Economies & Societies

January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and stronger storms slamming the coast. Some comments under the article highlighted that such threats persist along vast US coastlines as well as coastlines across the world — it's not just Florida. The fact of the matter is, humans have long settled close to seas, rivers, oceans, gulfs, and bays — and many of the world's most populated and economically vital cities and regions will be physically harmed to one degree or another by the effects of climate change. One commenter highlighted this threat for a rather rich country he's a resident of, but noted, "I think we will cope but it will sure as hell be costly."


GM (Cruise) Self-Driving Vehicle Test Drive In San Francisco Illustrates Differences Between Tech & Human Drivers Well

December 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Last week, we published an article recounting a journalist's demo drive of GM's (Cruise Automation's) self-driving vehicle tech. The drive was conducted in San Francisco and the most humorous bit seemed to be that a double-parked taco truck managed to stump the unit — for a minute or so, after which the backup driver took over instead of waiting around for a move from the self-driving tech



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