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2040 & 2050 Pollution Car Bans Not So Bold

5 hours 51 min ago

Several countries have now announced or considered plans to ban gas- and diesel-powered cars by a certain year. These eventual bans are certainly welcome and helpful from a messaging and persuasion standpoint, but if you look at the expected exponential growth curve of electric car adoption, banning polluting cars in 2040 or 2050 doesn't actually look like a very bold move. More or less, it looks like that will happen anyway from simple market forces

2040 & 2050 Pollution Car Bans Not So Bold was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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South Miami = 1st City Outside California To Enact Rooftop Solar Mandate

16 hours 30 min ago

Yes, South Miami, Florida, supports the Paris Climate Agreement. Miami has reason to do so, as concerns are large that Miami and surrounding areas will sink into the wild blue ocean before the end of the century if action isn't taken. Trying to do its part more, in July, South Miami became the first city outside of California to require that solar panels be installed on roofs of all new homes

South Miami = 1st City Outside California To Enact Rooftop Solar Mandate was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model 3 vs Electric Competitors (The Straight Specs)

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 1:12pm

I recently compared the specs of the Tesla Model 3 to the specs of 22 gas-powered competitors that are more or less "in the Model 3's class." Naturally, readers also requested that we compare the Model 3 with other electric cars in such a detailed way. So here we are!

Tesla Model 3 vs Electric Competitors (The Straight Specs) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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$0 In Tesla Advertising = 455,000 Model 3 Reservation List

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 1:00pm

Have you ever wondered why you haven't seen a glitzy TV commercial for Tesla's new Model 3? According to Advertising Age, "Tesla still doesn't need [any] paid advertising to make sales." E.J. Schultz reports that, "even as the Model 3 goes on sale for anticipated delivery starting in the fourth quarter, word-of-mouth and free media coverage seems to be enough to fuel demand for the foreseeable future."

$0 In Tesla Advertising = 455,000 Model 3 Reservation List was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Top Electric Car Countries (Charts)

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00pm

Countries worldwide are taking an aggressive stance in order to expedite the transition to electric vehicles. Yet automakers are moving slowly — the Big Three in Detroit are taking a wait-and-see approach with vehicle electrification. And Germany's finest are also dragging their feet. One automaker is leading the way. According to The Telegraph, "Tesla, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, announced that its ‘budget’ Model 3 electric car went on sale earlier this month. This is the first Tesla car targeted for the mass market as it comes with a much more affordable [$35,000 USD] price tag."

Top Electric Car Countries (Charts) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Electric Cars vs Gasmobiles, Technically Speaking (VIDEO)

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Considering the far-reaching cascade of change that is about to be unleashed on human society by the transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor, there’s a good case to be made that everyone should have at least a rudimentary understanding of how these two competing forms of propulsion work (many journalists, to say nothing of political and business leaders, are in dire need of a basic primer)

Electric Cars vs Gasmobiles, Technically Speaking (VIDEO) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:00pm

If the United States wants to kick its coal habit, it will need to install a lot more solar power. That raises an important question: Where should all those panels reside?

They could always go live on a farm upstate.

Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:00pm

The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, "The death of the internal combustion engine... it had a good run. But the end is in sight." In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine's "days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour electric motors instead. ... Today’s electric cars, powered by lithium-ion batteries, can do much better."

The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model S 75 & Model X 75 Get Upgrades, & “1 Second Quicker” To 60 MPH

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 3:05pm

A recent over the air upgrade has made the Tesla Model S 75 and Model X 75 a full second faster to 60 miles per hour.

Tesla Model S 75 & Model X 75 Get Upgrades, & “1 Second Quicker” To 60 MPH was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, Not Environmentalism

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 3:00pm

Walmart founder Sam Walton once said businesses should focus on what customers want and then deliver it. It may sound obvious, but when it comes to eco-friendly consumer goods, it’s taken marketers a while to figure it out.

Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, Not Environmentalism was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World’s Largest Volcanic Range

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:47pm

The ice sheets of Antarctica may be hiding the world's largest volcanic range, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The new work discovered around 100 "new" volcanos in the Antarctic region, some of which are as tall as 3,850 meters

West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World’s Largest Volcanic Range was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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The Climate Crisis Is Already Affecting The Mid-Atlantic

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:00pm

The climate crisis is already affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Read about how you can make a difference here.

The Climate Crisis Is Already Affecting The Mid-Atlantic was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Australian Wind Energy Continues To Deliver Record Low Prices

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 1:00pm

Just three months after Origin Energy stunned the renewables industry with a record low power off-take deal for the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, AGL Energy has delivered more of the same, securing an off-take price of below $60/MWh through the sale of its 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland’s south-east

Australian Wind Energy Continues To Deliver Record Low Prices was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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President Trump Has An Oil Problem

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:00pm

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one

President Trump Has An Oil Problem was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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How To Write Fake EV Press Releases (Template)

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:00am

Need to write a press release about some electric vehicle (EV) vaporware? Need to counter another announcement from Tesla? Need to act like you're on the cutting edge of auto tech and the burgeoning car-as-a-service (CaaS) market? Need to fend off the shareholder push to be an electrification leader? Have no fear — an EV press release template is here!

How To Write Fake EV Press Releases (Template) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Darwin Could Be Site Of Australia’s First Battery “Gigafactory”

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 3:30am

Darwin is set to play host to Australia’s very own – and mostly likely it’s first – solar powered battery “giga-factory,” after local renewables outfit Energy Renaissance said it had received support from the Northern Territory government for its proposed 1GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant

Darwin Could Be Site Of Australia’s First Battery “Gigafactory” was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Giant Solar Tower + Storage Facility Will Provide All Government Electricity Needs In South Australia

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:30am

The South Australia government has contracted the US company SolarReserve to deliver all its power needs, which will be supplied by a 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage facility to be built in the former coal town of Port Augusta.

Giant Solar Tower + Storage Facility Will Provide All Government Electricity Needs In South Australia was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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How Solar Thermal + Storage Won On Cost In South Australia

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 1:30am

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath As the South Australian government basks in the glow of procuring a second world-leading and game-changing renewable energy technology project for the state, attention is turning to the finer details of the deal; in particular, how a solar tower power plant with molten salt storage won the government [&hellip

How Solar Thermal + Storage Won On Cost In South Australia was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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The Legal Challenge To Spain’s Capacity Market Payments Is Well-Founded, Finds IEEFA

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:30am

A recent call by two environmental organizations for a formal state aid probe into Spain’s payments subsidizing gas- and coal-fired power plants appears to be well warranted, given multiple breaches of European state aid guidelines

The Legal Challenge To Spain’s Capacity Market Payments Is Well-Founded, Finds IEEFA was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Will Renewable Energies Displace Natural Gas?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:28pm

Bloomberg’s renewable energy affiliate forecasts that wind and solar power will make major inroads into the global market share of natural gas within a decade. This is a crucially important question for major oil companies who are betting their future on gas

Will Renewable Energies Displace Natural Gas? was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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