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Elon Musk: Full Self-Driving Teslas This Year, “Unequivocal” Tesla Autopilot Improves Safety

3 hours 18 min ago
Elon Musk sat down with Tasha Keeney and Cathi Wood of ARK Invest for a conversation about Autopilot and autonomous cars. He said Teslas will be capable of Level 4 self driving by the end of this year.

Got Solutions? National Geographic & Sky Ocean Ventures Launch Competition For Alternatives To Single-Use Plastics

4 hours 16 min ago
Teams and individuals will compete for one year to propose their innovative solutions to the world’s plastic crisis

US Could Achieve 3X As Much CO2 Savings With Renewables Instead Of Nuclear For Less Money

5 hours 16 min ago
We would get triple the benefit with a saving of around 33 billion tons for wind and solar vs 11 billion tons for nuclear

Record 29% Concentrating Solar Cell Aims At Low-Cost Manufacturing

6 hours 17 min ago
A novel combination of high-grade spacecraft solar cell material and advanced light-concentrating lenses has yielded solar panels with a record 29% efficiency that may become available for general rooftop use by 2022. The crux in the commercialization of the planar optical micro-tracking technology will be cost-controlling manufacturing process, which is the current stage of study for Insolight, the cell developer

After Florida, Arizona’s Real Estate Market Will Be Hit Next By Global Warming

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:00pm
No yards, no golf courses, rutted roads, very expensive water and not being able to play outside at anything for most of the summer doesn’t sound like a lot of fun

34 Emerging Market Countries Where Electrification Is A Great Idea

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:55pm
Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions

The Polar Vortex And The Green New Deal: Theory Vs. Reality

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:00pm
Researchers at Wood Mackenzie studied electricity usage in the US during the recent polar vortex weather event and determined that there is insufficient renewable energy resources and battery storage available at present to keep the electrical grid operating during such times of high stress.

Asia Pacific Installed 25 Gigawatts Of Onshore Wind In 2018

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 9:00pm
The Asia Pacific region installed a total of 24.9 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind in 2018, according to figures released Tuesday by the Global Wind Energy Council, bringing the region's cumulative capacity up to an impressive 256 GW. 

SunPower Reports Mixed Q4 & Full-Year 2018 Results

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:00pm
Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower published its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 financial results last week revealing relatively mixed results across the board, showing quarterly growth but well down on yearly metrics and falling well below market consensus. 

Renewable Energy Projects Power New England Away From Fossil Fuel Dependence

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:00pm
New England is joining the frontrunners in the renewable energy movement, with a little help from the results of November's elections. With shared power sources and relationships that depend on interconnected infrastructures, the 6 New England states are poised to surge ahead to reduce carbon emissions.

Germany Awards 476 Megawatts In Latest Undersubscribed Onshore Wind Auction

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 6:00pm
Germany's latest onshore wind tender was again under-subscribed with only 476 megawatts (MW) of capacity being awarded of an available 700 MW. 

BP Energy Outlook Predicts Renewable Energy Will Be Dominant By 2040

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:00pm
Global oil major BP published its annual Energy Outlook last week and predicted that renewable energy will become the dominant global source of power generation by 2040 at the same time as energy demand increases by around a third, driven primarily by rapid growth in Asia. 

Here Comes All Your California Offshore Wind Jobs — #CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 3:58pm
Green New Deal or not, the big bucks are heading over to California where the offshore wind industry could create thousands of new green jobs

How The Internet Of Things & Data Analytics Contribute To Sustainable Development

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:00am
“Engaging people on the ground is a fundamental aspect of our work. Only through collaboration and careful listening are we able to get to exponential impacts,” explains Nithya Ramanathan, CEO of Nexleaf Analytics.

Which 5 Electric Vehicles Will Next Cross 100,000 Sales In A Year?

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:24am
I reported 11 days ago that the Tesla Model 3 was the best selling electric car in the world in 2018 (special thanks to Jose Pontes and EV Volumes for the data). What the data also showed, which I didn't specifically highlight, is that the Tesla Model 3 became the first passenger electric vehicle to cross 100,000 sales in a single year. At 145,846 sales, the car actually crushed that milestone

Over 140,000 Electrified Vehicles Delivered By BMW In 2018

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:00am
BMW sold 142,617 electrified vehicles to customers around the world last year. This figure includes MINI vehicles as well as BMWs, and of course plug-in hybrids as well as fully electric vehicles. Over 50% of the sales occurred in Europe. Wieland Brúch, an expert on BMW Group Electromobility, answered some questions about the sales for CleanTechnica

China’s Passenger Electric Vehicle Sales Jumped To 91,000 In January, Suggesting 2 Million Total Sales In 2019 — CleanTechnica Report

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 3:00am
The China EV sales count for January 2019 is in. China recorded 91,175 passenger electric vehicle sales in the month, and around 96,000 when adding on commercial vehicles sales. Meanwhile, with total vehicle sales dropping in China almost 16% year over year this January, gasmobiles continue their inevitable fall whilst EVs inexorably rise

EVRT Middle East Put Three EVs Head To Head In The Regeneration Challenge

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 1:57am
The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) Middle East tested the limits of today's electric vehicles in a region of the world that would not be at the top of the list for EV adoption. This year, EVRT Middle East took participants up to the top of the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to put the participating vehicles to the test in the Regeneration Challenge

New Mexico To Establish Renewable Energy Training Center

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:15am
New Mexico proposes to create a renewable energy training program at its School of Energy to meet the needs qualified wind and solar technicians in the area.

Honda To Close Swindon Factory In 2021. Is Brexit Or The Switch To Electric Cars To Blame?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:58pm
Honda has announced it is closing its factory at Swindon, UK because it needs to adjust its manufacturing priorities for the coming of electric cars. Some observers are skeptical, saying it's all about Brexit. Either way, the world of auto manufacturing is changing and may never be the same.