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Tesla Adds Capability To “Keep Summer Safe,” Skips All The Messy Lasers

14 hours 15 min ago
The latest software update (2019.16.1) for Tesla's vehicles comes with the ability to enable Sentry Mode using voice commands and, as a special bonus, it includes a fun plug for a classic scene from Rick and Morty

Offshore Drilling Has Become A Liability For Republicans

14 hours 19 min ago
Republicans are caught between oil industry donors, who want offshore drilling, and coastal voters, who fiercely oppose it

This Month in Climate Science: Warming-Driven Economic Inequality, Disappearing Alps, & Plummeting Penguin Populations

14 hours 25 min ago
Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a quicker pace

Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase 7 MW of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy

15 hours 46 min ago
Five electric distribution cooperatives in Texas have signed agreements to purchase 7 megawatts (MW-dc) of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supply of cost-effective and clean energy to their members while increasing local system resilience

eMotorWerks’ New JuicePlan Rolls All EV Charging Costs Into One Simple Monthly Bill

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:45pm
Enel X's eMotorWerks is working to make its residential EVSEs more affordable with the introduction of a new subscription-based home charging plan called the JuicePlan. The JuicePlan lets homeowners sign up for a monthly subscription for their EV charging that rolls all of the up-front purchase and installation costs, maintenance, and operational expenses into a single payment

PGA Of America Launches Driving Sustainability initiative

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:45pm
Golfers and their fans have new inspiration to go solar, go EV, and to go for energy efficiency at home and in the club house

NASA To Provide $6 Million For Electric Aircraft Research At Univ. Of Illinois

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 9:45pm
NASA will pay $6 million dollars over the next three years to support electric aircraft research at the University of Illinois. The NASA-backed program is called CHEETA -- the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft. Phillip Ansell, a principal investigator for the project, and an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica

AOC! AOC! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lays It On The Line For Green New Deal

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 8:05pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a fiery speech at Howard University last week. It may be the best speech of the 21st century so far. If you have 11 minutes to spare, consider watching the whole thing. It's dynamite.

Environmental Issues Top Upcoming European Election Agenda

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:05pm
In Germany, climate change issues are finally taking center stage in the political arena, and the results of the upcoming European elections could set the tone for the future. A poll by broadcaster ARD has shown that 48% of Germans listed climate change as the issue that was most important to them in regards to the upcoming election. If voters want to see political parties tackle the climate crisis effectively, and they use their votes to push this agenda, then the ramifications can be far-reaching both for Germany and the rest of the world

African Solar PV Market Could See 29 Gigawatts Installed Annually In 2030

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:05pm
A new study from German Solar Association and the Becquerel Institute has concluded that with the right policies and support, Africa could be adding as much as 29 gigawatts (GW) of new annual solar capacity in 2030. 

Ford Laying Off 7,000, Jaguar Land Rover Posts $3.6 Billion Loss

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 5:05pm
Tesla is not the only car company with financial struggles. Ford and Jaguar Land Rover are also slashing employment in an effort to trim costs.

Tesla’s Trouble With Semi Trucks & Another Shakeup Of The Autopilot Team — Is There A Connection?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:35pm
The NTSB has open an investigation into the death of Jeremy Banner, whose Tesla Model 3 struck a tractor trailer crossing a Florida highway in March. Its findings may affect Elon Musk's plan for Tesla robotaxis.

GE Renewable Energy Already Secures 2 Gigawatts Of North American Onshore Wind In 2019

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:05pm
GE Renewable Energy announced from the AWEA Windpower Conference Monday that it had already secured over 2 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind orders in North America this year, with orders for more than 700 turbines

The EU Parliament Elections & Why They Matter — EU Renewable Energy Politics, Part 1

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:15pm
Next week we have elections for the Parliament of the European Union

Lilium Reveals Long-Awaited New Air Taxi & Celebrates Maiden Flight In The Same Swoop

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:36pm
Lilium Jet is still aiming to be the world’s first all-electric jet-powered 5-seat air taxi or electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) vehicle

Energy Resilience In The Roaring Fork Valley

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:36pm
On the evening of July 3, 2018, a wildfire broke out a half mile from the Rocky Mountain Institute office in Basalt, Colorado, in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. This fire—dubbed the Lake Christine Fire—spread to engulf more than 12,500 acres and came within minutes of shutting down power to the upper Roaring Fork Valley

The Fastest, Most Effective Way To Slow Climate Change

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:05am
Energy efficiency. It's the bomb. It IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY reduces carbon, often requires zero utility input or approval, and saves people money.

Step Inside The 2020 Tesla Roadster (Video)

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:21am
Next-gen Tesla Roadster prototypes don't have door handles and it looks like Tesla is determined to keep it that way, as a recent video surfaced showing how to open the doors and enter the car

In The Danish Elections, Everybody Is Fighting About Who Is Greener, But Does It Matter?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:56am
Last year, I was pleasantly surprised when all the different political parties started shouting about climate policy. I wrote at the time that I really hoped climate would be a major issue in the 2019 general elections. And it now is!

China Is Eating Our Lunch While We Watch

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:17am
One way or another, the future is coming for us. While we have not yet "decided" whether it will be climate disaster or climate saved, time will tell.The developed world's recalcitrance is not only costing us time in preventing the runaway effects that are coming, it's allowing China to gain a foothold and increase its influence, wealth, and power on the world stage