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60 kWh Nissan LEAF Projected To Cost $5,500 More Than 40 kWh Version

34 min 45 sec ago
Nissan will start production of the LEAF with a 60 kWh battery early in 2019. It will have a range of 225 miles but cost about $5,500 more than the present car equipped with a 40 kWh battery.

Wallbox Rolls Out The First Ever Residential DC Fast Charger, Adds AI & Voice Control

1 hour 34 min ago
The UK-based electric vehicle charging technology company Wallbox took the wraps off of the first ever residential DC fast charger this week at the eMove360 conference in Munich

Microsoft To Add 90 Megawatts Of New Wind In Pennsylvania

2 hours 23 min ago
Technology giant Microsoft signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement this week for the electricity generated at the 90 megawatt (MW) Big Level wind facility currently under construction in Pennsylvania, being developed by renewable energy producer TransAlta Renewables

Groupe PSA Braves Emissions Hell With Pure Electric Citroen

5 hours 22 min ago
The Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and Vauxhall, has had its hands full after acquiring Opel and Vauxhall. The transition hasn't been as smooth as expected and now the company is facing legacy emission problems after a fiery French newspaper revelation

Please Help Pass Washington State Initiative 1631

7 hours 34 min ago
In November, the residents of the State of Washington will vote directly on proposition I-1631 which would establish a pollution fee. Proponents of the initiative have stated the difference between a "pollution fee" and a "carbon tax" is that the fee must go directly towards funding solutions.

Museums & Climate Change Activism

8 hours 35 min ago
The inescapable truth that our lives are inextricably linked with the natural world  inspires my belief that the global museum community must take a stand on climate change. This is a moral imperative for museums, as climate change is no longer just about science or politics -- it is also about social justice.

Exclusive: Angela Merkel Put Heat On Automakers To Electrify Faster

13 hours 4 min ago
There has been a little bit of a positive surprise in the past two weeks in Europe. The European Parliament voted a couple of weeks ago to support a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions from transport by 2030, a notably more aggressive transportation emissions cut than the 35% reduction target the European Commission had proposed. That led to a compromise decision to make the target 35%. Exclusive intel I've collected from the inner circles of this world is that this was the first time when such a vote came up that German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't

Tesla Co-Founder Talks The “Startup Grind” In Silicon Valley (Video)

13 hours 34 min ago
Marc Tarpenning was already a veteran of the Silicon Valley startup scene when he and Martin Eberhard founded Tesla. Their skills in starting companies and securing financing were a big part of the reason that the company was able to get up and running so quickly. Tarpenning is also an articulate and engaging speaker, as I learned when I interviewed him for my history of Tesla. So who better to talk about startups than Tarpenning

Tough All-Terrain Electric Bollinger B2 Makes Hummers Look Even More Antiquated

16 hours 5 min ago
I still remember seeing for the first time massive electric B1 SUV from the US company Bollinger Motors at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It was bold. It was also curious. Why an enormous electric SUV when everyone is turning their attention toward smaller and more efficient cars

Hundreds Speak Against Rollback Of Clean Car Standards At Public Hearings

17 hours 29 min ago
The US DOT and EPA recently held three days of hearings in Fresno, Dearborn, and Pittsburgh on the Trump administration’s proposal to reverse existing federal fuel efficiency and emissions standards, and members of the public had a chance to comment

The 5th Annual Women In Cleantech & Sustainability Adds Pitch Competition

18 hours 49 min ago
Women in Cleantech & Sustainability is bringing the first pitch competition focused on female-led cleantech and sustainability startups in the United States to Google's Sunnyvale campus next month to pitch venture capitalists and investors

Home, Home On The Range: Homing In On Electric Vehicle Ranges

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:45pm
A while back, I got into a conversation in the CleanTechnica comments. The other person was lamenting the fact that the range of any electric vehicle is always given as an average. They were saying that they would mainly be driving about town, and so would want to know not the average range, but the sort of range they could expect to get when driving about town. They were saying that prospective electric vehicle buyers should have the full information to help them with choosing which model and make to buy.

New Report Says Natural Capital Should Be Informing Financial Decision Making

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:51pm
Natural capital (clean air, oceans, ecosystems, and minerals on which our goods and services so often depend) is usually quite invisible in the financial decision making of leading companies in the corporate sector. It’s time for more financial institutions to change their perspectives about the importance of natural capital within their financial considerations

ScottishPower Ditches Remaining Gas Plants In Move To 100% Wind

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:45pm
Scottish power company ScottishPower announced on Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its traditional generation business to British electrical power generation company Drax Group for £702 million in cash, resulting in ScottishPower becoming the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas to wind power

Climate Change Impacts Can Worsen Mental Health Conditions

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:45pm
Research conducted at MIT investigated the connection between climate change impacts like severe weather incidents and mental health conditions. Researchers found that weather conditions like hotter temperatures and severe tropical cyclones can have an impact on mental health. One of the researchers, Nick Obradovich, answered some questions about the study for CleanTechnica

White House Shuns Energy Secretary’s Coal & Nuclear Bailout

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:45pm
Reports swirling around Washington, D.C. suggest that the White House has shelved plans drawn up by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to effectively bail out the US coal and nuclear industries amidst opposition from President Trump's advisers on the National Security Council and National Economic Council

Volkswagen’s MEB Chassis Will Be The Foundation For 10 Million Electric Cars. But Where’s The Frunk?

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 7:45pm
Volkswagen is pretty pleased with its new MEB toolkit, the basic chassis it will use to build up to 10 million electric cars in coming years. But one is left to wonder, "Where's the frunk?"

World’s Largest Microgrid Moves One Step Closer In Palau

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:45pm
Tucked away in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean is the small Republic of Palau, boasting a population of just over 20,000. The country will nevertheless soon be home to what is believed to be the world's largest microgrid consisting of solar, diesel, and energy storage, representing at least 45% of the island nation's total demand

Car2go Launching In Paris

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:50pm
Car2go will launch in Paris with 400 smart EQ fortwos in January of 2019. Within Europe, the carsharing service is already operating in cities like Madrid, Stuttgart, and Amsterdam.

Indian Coal Mining Companies Plan $1.6 Billion Solar Investment

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:00pm
The world’s largest coal mining company, Coal India Limited (CIL), and India’s largest lignite mining company, NLC India Limited (NIL), have announced a joint venture to set up 3 gigawatts of solar power capacity. Apart from the solar power capacity, the two companies will also cooperate on setting up 2 gigawatts of coal-based power capacity.

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