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The SkyWay Project Offers A Multifaceted Solution To Urban Transportation

1 hour 3 min ago
SkyWay Technologies offers an affordable and innovative solution to urban transportation issues with an above-ground raised cable solution that rivals the Hyperloop in both efficiency, speed, and cost.

2018 Nissan LEAF Still On Sale (More Email Pitches, New Videos)

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:54pm
Once again, via email, CleanTechnica found this week there is still a sale on the refreshed Nissan LEAF, which surpasses an old favorite (the first-generation LEAF) by leaps and bounds. Why wait

What Honda’s Success Can Teach Us About Tesla

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:10pm
"To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential bankruptcy. Surely, this is hubris run amok.”

Researchers Develop Online Game To Inoculate Against Fake News

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:35pm
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an online game to help people detect and deflect fake news. With so much misinformation being tossed around about climate change, this could be a very useful tool for those who actually care to think for themselves.

Airbus Readies Its Project Vahana Autonomous Air Taxi With A Flight Video

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:32pm
About three months ago, we reported that Airbus was moving ahead with its electric aircraft project called Vahana. The company announced more good news after the procedural test flight a few weeks ago.

Austria To Sue Over EU Approval Of Expansion To Hungary Nuclear Plant

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:26pm
Austria filed a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the European Union's approval for the expansion of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary, which already currently meets 40% of the country's electricity needs. 

Germany Awards 900 Megawatts In Wind & Solar Tenders In Year’s First Auctions

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:06pm
Germany's Federal Network Agency announced the winners this week from its first onshore wind and solar auctions for 2018, awarding more than 900 megawatts to over 100 separate projects. 

Global Solar Tracker Shipments Increased 32% In 2017, Reveals GTM Research

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:45pm
A new report published this week from GTM Research shows that the amount of solar PV trackers shipped in 2017 increased 32% year-over-year, as California-based NEXTracker retains its top spot and accounts for a third of all trackers sold last year

Tesla Providing Free Wall Chargers, Invites More Model 3 Reservation Holders To Order Their Cars

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:39pm
Tesla has begun shipping free wall chargers to selected employers and residential building managers. It has also invited some Model 3 owners who are not employees or current Tesla owners to configure their cars for production.

Workhorse Fleet Of Electric Delivery Trucks For UPS Cost Competitive With Conventional Trucks Without Subsidies

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:29pm
UPS has added 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid delivery vans to its US fleet. The trucks are 4 times more efficient that conventional diesel powered vans and cost no more, even without incentives.

Exxon Sues Collection Of Figures Associated With Climate Change Lawsuits, Alleging Conspiracy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:01pm
As a result of numerous organizations filing lawsuits against Exxon in recent times in relation to anthropogenic climate change, the oil giant has now filed lawsuits against a large collection of people associated with these suits, alleging conspiracy.

Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:54pm
A new report from EDF shows methane emissions from fracking in Pennsylvania are 5 times greater than the industry claims, making natural gas from fracking just as damaging to the environment as coal-fired generating plants.

Britain Currently Produces Enough Renewable Electricity To Power The Country — If It Were 1958

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:15pm
New analysis from British electrical power generation company Drax has revealed that the country generated 96 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity in 2017, enough power to supply the entire country -- if the country in question were Britain in 1958. 

First Solar To Build 200 Megawatt Solar Project In Georgia, The Largest In Southeast US

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:05pm
Leading American solar manufacturer First Solar has announced this week it will proceed with the development and construction of a 200 megawatt solar farm in Twiggs County, Georgia, which was first awarded to the company as part of a 525 megawatt Request for Proposals by Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative, or REDI. 

Denmark To Test Hydrogen Buses — But Why?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:55pm
The northern region of Denmark has ordered 3 hydrogen fuel cell powered buses, at an expected price tag of almost $1 million each. In itself that is a very high cost compared to a standard Chinese BYD K9 electric bus at about $500,000, but what strikes me more is the chosen headline in the country's respected national news media: "The future is here: the country's first hydrogen buses are coming."

Head Of Daimler Trucks Claims Laws Of Physics Same In California As They Are In Germany

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:45pm
The head of the truck division at Daimler says the laws of physics are the same in California as they are in Germany. He strongly doubts that Tesla will release an electric truck with up to 500 miles of range any time in the foreseeable future.

Big Wind Turbine Research Vital To Europe’s Energy & Climate Challenges, Says WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:32pm
Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European wind energy trade body, WindEurope, told representatives from the European Commission this week that continued research into developing ever-larger wind turbines is vital to future cost reductions which can lead to meeting European Climate and Energy objectives. 

Will We Ever See The Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:14pm
It's been a few years since Harley-Davidson (HD) dangled an electric motorcycle (e-motorcycle) project called LiveWire in front of our faces. Sadly, years later, there is still nothing to show for. It's hard to figure out how serious HD is with its electric project

Ørsted & University Of Oxford Team Up To Optimize Wind Turbine Foundations

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:54pm
Danish wind power company Ørsted has teamed up with the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford to investigate ways in which to optimize wind turbine foundations which could result in significant cost reductions for wind projects overall. 

Weird Contraption Marries Concentrating Solar Power To Produce Hydrogen, Eventually

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:47pm
Researchers are focusing attention on a new way to produce hydrogen and other "solar fuels" that leverages concentrating solar power