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The Future Is Now: The Audi e-tron In Perspective

May 16th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Ernest Hemingway once wrote that “today is only one day in all the days that will ever be, but what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.”


Dominion Energy & Facebook Announce 350 Megawatts Of New Solar

April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

American power and energy company Dominion Energy announced in conjunction with Facebook on Monday that it would add six new solar facilities in Virginia and North Carolina totaling 350 megawatts (MW) for the sole purpose of supplying electricity to Facebook's local operations. 


Greenpeace & Amazon Trade Blows Over 100% Renewable Energy Claims

February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."


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,


The Human Element & Our Changing World

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Put any other distraction on hold for an evening and watch the extraordinary documentary The Human Element, a deep look into the heart of our last century and how we are transforming in the early part of this century. You will not regret spending the time to watch this one


DC & 9 States Collaborating On Carbon Emissions Reduction Policy

January 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are working together to formulate a policy proposal to reduce transportation carbon emissions. The point of the collective effort is to reduce air pollution, improve transportation to underserved people and develop economic opportunities. The collaborators have a goal to generate the low-carbon regional policy in one year, after which they can decide if they are going to adopt it


Trump’s Coal Job Drive Stumbles In First Year

January 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Reuters has obtained preliminary US government data which shows that, overall, coal jobs only increased by 771 through Donald Trump's first year in the Oval Office, a figure which hides numerous job losses and only minor job gains in US coal states. 


Governor of Puerto Rico Promises Revenge for Republican Betrayal

December 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Governor Rossello of Puerto Rice is infuriated that the Republican tax bill has stripped the island of important tax advantages critical to rebuilding its economy. He promises to mobilize Puerto Ricans living in the United States to vote against those responsible for the treachery.


US Electric Car Sales By State — Who’s #1, Ohio Or California?

May 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Our friends over at EV Volumes — a Silver Sponsor of our upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference in Berlin+Wroclaw — recently shared some interesting state-specific electric car sales data with us. The most notable finding is clear enough in the following chart


US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

April 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018.


Tesla Opening Richmond (Virginia) Store Following Legal Win

December 1st, 2016 | by James Ayre

Following the recent decision by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner to reverse a ruling made in September denying Tesla a local dealership license, the company has revealed that it will immediately begin work on a new store and service center to be located at 9850 West Broad Street


Amazon Announces Five New Solar Farms In Virginia

November 22nd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

Amazon Web Services has announced five new solar farms across Virginia which will provide renewable energy capacity to the company's data centers, and make Amazon the largest corporate backer of solar projects east of the Mississippi River.



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