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Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

3 hours 26 min ago
Mike has been a global technology strategist and architect for major global technology companies, and is considered an expert on many topics within the clean technology field. He has worked in almost every sector, including health care, automation, freight transportation and finance. Mike attributes this breadth of expertise to being a bit of a nerd, or “just a generally interested guy.” In the one-hour podcast, Zach and Mike covered universal basic income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, Tesla, and more

New Features Should Be Enjoyed Responsibly

9 hours 37 min ago
Let's look at a hypothetical (but ridiculous) scenario. Somebody gives your kids backpacks with a bullet-resistant panel built inside. Whatever your feelings on that, your kids really like the backpacks for other reasons, so you decide to let them use them

Win A 2019 Tesla Model X From The Illinois Solar Energy Association!

10 hours 19 min ago
Never fear, autumn is here and your new Tesla Model X awaits! Show off your green new look along with your orange, red, and yellow. Get where you need to go without generating any carbon emissions in a breeze. Enter to win the Tesla Model X today and contribute to a more-sustainable future for all

Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 9:30pm
Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves

Meet The New Toyota Mirai: Same As The Old Mirai, Only Different

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:24pm
The second generation Toyota Mirai will be unveiled October 24 at the Tokyo auto show. It features a next generation fuel cell and larger hydrogen storage tanks for a 30% increase in range.

Tesla Model Y Prototype Spotted On Road Near Tesla HQ (VIDEOS)

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:47pm
Model Y, the affordable, all-electric crossover from Tesla’s stable, is not expected to hit the roads until late 2020. But Tesla is already laying the groundwork for the model that will forever alter Tesla’s position in the automotive world

From Rajasthan To Mexico: Why Gender Matters At The Heart Of The Energy Transition

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 12:30pm
Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men

Tesla Autopilot Saves Momma Bear & Cubs (Video)

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:01am
Andrew Whittle brings the brightest news of the weekend our way with a new video. Or I should say his Tesla's video escorts us to that happy place

What Is A Sleeper Or Stealth Tesla Model 3 Performance?

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 6:07am
As new buyers are researching Tesla and deciding which Model 3 version to buy, some of the options can be a bit confusing. And if you delve into the various social media groups and discussion forums, things can get even worse. One particular version of the Model 3 which is a bit of a unicorn is the so-called "Stealth" or "Sleeper" Performance model. And to describe what that is, first let's go through a brief history of the Tesla Model

Tesla Needs To Come To India

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:57am
April 2016, having seen the Tesla Model 3 being revealed by Elon Musk via the live stream, I was tempted to reserve one as soon as I saw that reservations were open to Indian buyers too. I pulled the trigger on 7th April 2016 and reserved a Model

Is Kitty Hawk Introducing Range Anxiety For eVTOL Aircraft With Its Heaviside?

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:50am
We finally heard about Kitty Hawk's "secret project," which sports the strange name of Heaviside. It introduces the notion of range for an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The demonstration of the aircraft flying is fantastic but I wonder if we're about to witness another "range anxiety" war between eVTOL manufacturers? Let's hope not

Polestar Pricing … Tesla Model 3 = #6 Car In USA … Capital One On “Tesla Effect” — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:45am
Polestar's entry into the electric vehicle world took the top spot this past week on CleanTechnica, being the number one article viewed on CleanTechnica thanks to the hundreds of thousands of views it pulled in. The focus of the article was its pricing, which is surprisingly high. Yet again, it seems that a new "Tesla killer" just doesn't compete with Tesla vehicles, even though it is a nice addition to the EV market and deserves solid sales

Why Smart Summon Matters

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 1:00am
I mentioned in a recent article that I added to my stock position in Tesla for a variety of reasons. Before I go on to discuss Smart Summon, I wanted to address a complaint in the comment section of that article

StreetScooter Plans To Enter US & Chinese Markets With New Electric Delivery Trucks

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 12:00am
StreetScooter has updated its model lineup and plans to expand its manufacturing operations into China and the US.

Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:30pm
Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles

How Tesla Tire Size Impacts Tesla Range

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 10:00pm
If you're a Tesla owner, you might be wondering — does the size of a wheel really affect the range of an electric vehicle? The short answer is yes, but the degree by which it does might be negligible to some

Elon Musk Lifted A Problem-Solving Skill From Aristotle

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 10:00pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered a modern-day Steve Jobs. But does Musk get some of his management playbook from a more ancient source? 

#Sludge Report: 20 Corporations Responsible For A Third Of All Carbon Emissions

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 9:30pm
A report by the Climate Accountability Institute finds just 20 corporations have been responsible for 30% of all climate emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 9:00pm
Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, the time of day, and events like wildfires. But one aspect of air quality is very clear: tailpipe emissions make air quality worse. When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution

Tesla Smart Summon Chases Kids (Video From Inside Car)

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 6:30pm
Okay, so I’m sitting in the car waiting for my whole family (husband and two little girls) to come back from a quick stop for shopping. The car is plugged in and charging at a Tesla Supercharger (thank you to buyers who used our referral code). My husband came up with a funny phrase to describe a "park & plug" state, which is "plark." So, you could say I'm sitting in a "plarked" car in a Tesla "plarking lot."