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Extraordinary Storyteller Of The 21st Century — James Balog (CleanTechnica Interview)

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

In my last article, I summarized the extraordinary documentary The Human Element and added some of my own commentary about the touching subjects. In this article, I'm relaying the highlights of my interview with James Balog, the writer of the film. The documentary will be available on all major VOD platforms — iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, etc. — on January 29,


Why Excluding Nuclear, Fossils With Carbon Capture, & Biofuels From The Green New Deal Makes Financial & Climate Sense — #RealityCheck

January 24th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

The Green New Deal and multiple proposed laws and resolutions in the U.S. House (HRes.540, HR.3314, HR.3671) and Senate (SRes.632, S.987) call for the United States to move entirely from fossil fuels to clean, renewable electricity and/or all energy. A new bill was just introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), calling for the U.S. to produce 100 percent of its electric power from renewables by


Elon Musk Is Giving My Generation Its Future Back. Let’s Not Lose It Again.

January 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Like many, I’ve been watching the developments in Boca Chica, Texas, with great interest. SpaceX, one of Elon Musk’s companies, is building the “Starship Hopper,” a shorter and simpler version of a spacecraft that could revolutionize space travel. Seeing images of the mostly complete test vehicle, clad in shiny stainless steel, makes me feel like a kid again


Trump’s Trade War – Headed for Catastrophe

September 26th, 2018 | by George Harvey

When I wrote “Trump Is Already Losing The Trade War,” last March, I did not envision things going quite this badly for him quite this fast. Here it is just six months later, and I think it is possible to predict that Trump’s America can only suffer increasing losses as the catastrophe goes on


10 Reasons The Republican Attacks On Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles Are So Smart

December 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Republicans are interesting creatures. There are the voters, and then there are the politicians. The voters like things like clean air, jobs, Social Security, and ice cream. The politicians, on the other hand, like to let corporations pollute as much as they want, have been known to crash a global economy from time to time1, seem to always be looking for a way to "legitimately" cut holes in the social safety net (note: they're working on a super clever attempt to do this right now), and like to melt ice cream via flamethrowers when the ice cream eater isn't looking. But hey, in the spirit of Monday, below are 10 reasons the latest Republican attacks on clean energy and electric vehicles might actually be a good thing


Hydrogen Might Fulfill 3–4% of Total Transportation Fuel Needs

December 9th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

The USA alone uses roughly 220 billion gallons of hydrocarbon fuel a year for transportation. Diverting 3.4% of that to hydrogen as a fuel still displaces 7.5 billion gallons, and the gallons which will be diverted are the most polluting and have the highest greenhouse gas emissions. 


Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Mobility Applique System Logged Over 55,000 Testing Miles During Recent US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment

November 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Autonomous Mobility Applique System system developed by Lockheed Martin — an applique kit composed of sensors, controls, and actuators that can be installed on essentially any military tactical wheeled vehicle, thus providing a variety of semi autonomous driving features to users — logged over 55,000 real-world testing miles during the recent US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment that took place in Texas and Missouri


On The Ground In Puerto Rico — Part 2

November 13th, 2017 | by George Harvey

Joseph has installed all five PV systems, though not always as he had planned. He has also distributed food, water purification systems, and seeds. He started in the San Juan area, in a place called San José. The first of the 1-kilowatt (kW) systems was installed in a bicycle shop. Local people can gather there and get hit by a breeze from a fan as they charge their cell phones.


Fake News B.S. — A Lesson In Communications

October 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I drafted the title for this article weeks ago and have had it open since. Don't tell Aaron Fishbone that I'm writing it now, as I should be focused on an EV charging white paper. But I felt it was finally time to roll through it as a wait for and then drink some late-night coffee


Musk & 116 Others Tell UN To Ban Weapons Controlled By Artificial Intelligence

August 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

I you are the National Rifle Association, you are all in favor of weapons like drones, tanks, machine guns, and submarines controlled by artificial intelligence. After all, the Founding Fathers clearly anticipated such things when they were making provisions for a "well regulated militia." Death-dealing devices that tear flesh from bone in the most gruesome manner possible without showing any emotion are just the thing to give NRA members wet dreams at night


US Coral Reefs Not Likely To Last More Than A Few Decades, Researchers Say

June 9th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Coral reefs within US waters are unlikely to last more than a few decades more, at the most, going by many recent comments from researchers in the field. On that subject, new research has made it clear that the strict conservation measures currently being employed in some parts of Hawaii have not protected coral reefs there from rising sea temperatures


Tesla Model 3 vs Lexus ES (& ES Hybrid), Lexus IS, Lexus GS (& GS Hybrid), & Lexus CT Hybrid

June 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on the Tesla Model 3 vs Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi S3 fun, let's dive into another lineup of premium-class sedans and hybrids that the Tesla Model 3 will compete against. Doing things a bit differently this time, let's jump into Lexus sales first. Sales of these 4 Lexus models added up to 119,369 in the US in 2016, about 55,000 more than the Audi A3, A4, and A5 combined (74,579). Combining all of these models, we're up to nearly 200,000 premium sedan sales the Tesla Model 3 could steal some serious revenue from


Trump Isolationism Leads Germany To Say Europe Can’t Rely On USA Any Longer — Implications For Global Warming

May 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Donald Trump brought his act to Europe last week. The reviews from leaders on the Old Continent were decidedly downbeat. Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, remarked after the close of last weekend's G7 meeting, Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” (See video below.) It was a clear sign that the special relationship that has existed between the United States and the rest of the world since the end of World War II is beginning to break apart. What will that mean for the world's efforts to find effective measures to combat the ravages of climate change? Or the notion of world peace in general


Deploying Microgrid On US Domestic Military Bases (Report)

May 22nd, 2017 | by Adam Johnston

Today’s grid is becoming more digitized with information technology, helping to make the transition to renewable energy a relatively smooth process. Despite this, significant challenges — including blackouts, natural disasters, and cyber attacks — doe pose high risks to the grid



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