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Apr 25, 2017

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Tesla Supercharger Network Blowing Up

Apr 24, 2017: As Tesla prepares to move into mass-market sales of its electric cars, some owners have expressed concerns that all of those new Model 3 owners will overwhelm the existing Tesla Supercharger network. Things are especially bad in California, where Ben Sullins of Teslanomics says there are already 105 Teslas for every Supercharger station. (The average worldwide is about a third of that number.) The problem is only going to get worse in the Golden State, since Tesla says it will build Model 3 sedans for its employees at the Fremont factory first Tesla Supercharger Network Blowing Up was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World's First Mushroom Tower at PS1

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In-flight, on-demand hydrogen production could mean 'greener' aircraft

Apr 24, 2017: Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet in-flight energy needs on commercial aircraft.

Hacienda San Jose Lavista is a fairytale retreat in San Miguel Allende

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Zaha Hadid Architects turn an old fire station into a sparkling port headquarters for Antwerp

Apr 24, 2017: The new Port House in Antwerp was created as a “sustainable and future-proof workplace” replacement for the former 1990s offices scattered around the city that had housed the port’s 500 staff. The need for expansion and consolidation came as no surprise—Antwerp is Europe’s second largest shipping port, transporting more than 200 million tonnes of goods via the ocean-going vessels and providing direct employment for over 60,000 people. The City and Port authorities selected a historic disused...

Peak Oil Review – 24 April 2017

Apr 24, 2017: “Global oil inventories are falling because of OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts, but the road to market balance will be long.” –Arthur Berman, Consulting Geologist The post Peak Oil Review – 24 April 2017 appeared first on Resilience.

Corvus Energy Wins 10-Year Contract For Hybrid Ferries In Scandinavia

Apr 24, 2017: In Scandinavia, ferries are an important part of the transportation system both internally and across international borders and most of those ferries are powered by diesel engines. But hybrid ferries are beginning to appear along ferry routes in the region Corvus Energy Wins 10-Year Contract For Hybrid Ferries In Scandinavia was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Hyperloop One Scales Back Its Testing Plans

Apr 24, 2017: Last year, Hyperloop One boldly promised what no one had promised before -- a full-scale, full speed test of its Hyperloop system in the Nevada desert. It told the world it would be a "Kitty Hawk moment," a reference to the time when Orville and Wilbur Wright ushered in the era of manned flight on December 17, 1903. The test was promised by the end of 2016, then it was moved back to early 2017, then March 31. Now it has been moved back again, but that's not the end of the bad news Hyperloop One Scales Back Its Testing Plans was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Indian Railways Proposes 800 Megawatt Solar Park

Apr 24, 2017: On the heels of the successful allocation of 750 megawatts of solar power capacity at record-low rates, the Indian Railways is now looking to replicate this model to ensure a cheap and sustainable power supply. Indian Railways Proposes 800 Megawatt Solar Park was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Tesla is doubling its Supercharger network by the end of the year to 10,000 chargers

Apr 24, 2017: With the Model 3 release mere months away, Tesla is vowing to double its charging network. Right now, there are over 5,000 Superchargers globally, and by the end of the year, Tesla will have more than 10,000 chargers - plenty of juice for the growing Tesla fleet.

This Is What It Takes To Work At Tesla

Apr 24, 2017: On March 28th, Andrew Stevenson of Tesla's Special Projects delivered a keynote speech titled, "Opportunities for Students in Building a Sustainable Energy Future," during the Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation 2017 Energy Week This Is What It Takes To Work At Tesla was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

JB Straubel, Tesla’s CTO, Discusses Teams, Persistence, & AI

Apr 24, 2017: Tesla co-founder and chief technical officer, JB Straubel, was a guest keynote speaker at last year's Discovery conference put on by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) JB Straubel, Tesla’s CTO, Discusses Teams, Persistence, & AI was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Snoop Dogg Is Now A Tesla Model X Owner

Apr 24, 2017: Not only does Tesla make waves on Wall Street, it's also become a highly coveted car inside exclusive celebrity circles. And why not — it's cars are glamorous, stunning, and eco-friendly too Snoop Dogg Is Now A Tesla Model X Owner was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

An Interview With BMW’s EV Manager At The NY International Auto Show

Apr 24, 2017: Originally published on The Electric BMW i3. By Tom Moloughney I had the opportunity to sit down with BMW NA’s top man when it comes to electric vehicles, Jose Guerrero, at this year’s New York International Auto Show. Guerrero is BMW i’s North American Product & Operations Manager, and has been working in BMW’s electric [&hellip An Interview With BMW’s EV Manager At The NY International Auto Show was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Energy Observer Catamaran Will Circumnavigate The Globe To Promote Renewable Energy

Apr 24, 2017: Captain Victorien Erussard and French marine documentary maker Jerome Delafosse plan to take the Energy Observer on a round the world zero emissions tour. Along the way, they will visit 101 ports in 50 countries Energy Observer Catamaran Will Circumnavigate The Globe To Promote Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Gamesa Captures 38% Share Of India’s New Wind Capacity Additions

Apr 24, 2017: Gamesa has reported a massive jump in installation numbers in India as it continued to dominate the crowded wind energy market. Gamesa Captures 38% Share Of India’s New Wind Capacity Additions was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Several Indian States Look To Abandon Wind Feed-in Tariffs After Successful Auction

Apr 24, 2017: Following a sharp correction in tariff rates for wind energy projects in the first-ever competitive auction in India in February, several states have refused to sign fresh power purchase agreements at higher feed-in tariffs. Several Indian States Look To Abandon Wind Feed-in Tariffs After Successful Auction was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Only Advocacy Can Change Attitudes About Climate Change. Extreme Weather Won’t

Apr 24, 2017: Liberals and conservatives see extreme weather very differently. Only Advocacy Can Change Attitudes About Climate Change. Extreme Weather Won’t was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Lithium-ion batteries made from recycled glass bottles store almost 4x more energy

Apr 24, 2017: A team of researchers at UC Riverside developed a low-cost way of turning disgarded glass bottles into lithium-ion batteries that store almost four times more energy and can last much longer than conventional batteries. This could mean significantly fewer charges for laptops, cell phones and electric cars. The team, led by Cengiz Ozkan, professor of mechanical engineering, and Mihri Ozkan, professor of electrical engineering at UC Riverside, asked themselves whether silicon dioxide found in waste...

Britain sees first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution

Apr 24, 2017: For the first time since Thomas Edison opened the first power station in London in 1882, Great Britain functioned without any coal-fired power plants last Friday. The milestone marks the first continuous 24-hour period without coal since the Industrial Revolution. This isn’t the first time Britain has gone without coal for a significant chunk of the day, but before this, 19 hours was the longest continuous time that coal power was able to go offline. Instead of coal, National Grid...

This Is The Reality Of The Climate Crisis

Apr 24, 2017: Join Climate Reality at the People’s Climate March on April 29 to show the US president that people around the world feel the impacts of the climate crisis every day This Is The Reality Of The Climate Crisis was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

An Old Rock Could Lead to Next Generation Solar Cells

Apr 24, 2017: Perovskite technology could disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Solar Ink … Solar Panel Deep Dive … 10 Terawatts of Solar … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

Apr 24, 2017: The top CleanTechnica stories of the week brought a surprise this week — there were no Tesla stories in the top 3! I don't remember the last time that happened. :P Furthermore, solar power swept the top 4! With the quickly growing consumer EV market, it's been a long time since solar dominated the top of the rankings. I was hit with a bit of a flashback looking at the numbers this week. Solar Ink … Solar Panel Deep Dive … 10 Terawatts of Solar … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Bright future for self-charging batteries

Apr 24, 2017: Who hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology under development.

First civilian jetpack gives humans the power of flight

Apr 24, 2017: Most of us have dreamed about flying. Now company JetPack Aviation is making those dreams reality. They've designed "the only true JetPack," the JB10, and it packs a powerful punch. Humans can soar up to 10,000 feet in the air at speeds of 68 miles per hour with the futuristic technology.

Trump is switching off the EPA's invaluable public data service

Apr 24, 2017: President Donald Trump's war on science and the environment continues as his administration is set to switch off the Environmental Protection Agency's Open Data Web site this week. The data service is the United States government's largest civilian-linked data tool, according to The Independent, and offers information open to researchers on the climate, health, and environment.

100 Days Of Trump = Good News For Solar, Wind, & Other Renewables

Apr 24, 2017: The Energy Department packs the first 100 days of the Trump Administration with good news about solar, wind and other renewables -- coal, not so much 100 Days Of Trump = Good News For Solar, Wind, & Other Renewables was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer, bendable

Apr 24, 2017: A new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable has now been developed, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-level energy storage.

New breakthrough in battery charging technology

Apr 24, 2017: A new study has introduced a new battery charging technology that uses light to charge batteries. This newly-developed power source is designed to work under sunlight and indoor lighting, allowing users to power their portable electronics anywhere with access to light. In addition, the new device could power electric devices even in the absence of light.

Musk Tweets Neuralink Will Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Becoming “Other”

Apr 24, 2017: Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that his new company, Neuralink, may be intended to prevent artificial intelligence from becoming "other?" What does he mean by that? Musk Tweets Neuralink Will Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Becoming “Other” was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Further Thoughts On The Economics Of Losing The Federal Solar Tax Credit

Apr 24, 2017: Amid the discussion over ending the federal solar tax credit in 2015, I published an analysis of the less-than-expected hit to residential solar costs. I made a big mistake Further Thoughts On The Economics Of Losing The Federal Solar Tax Credit was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Global Bioenergies (FR0011052257 - ALGBE) first success in scaling up the Isobutene process in the Leuna Demo plant

Apr 24, 2017: Evry (France) and Leuna (Germany) - April 24, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Global Bioenergies (FR0011052257 - ALGBE). today announces that it has succeeded in producing Isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000 litre fermenter)…

Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ GS: $KNDI) Announces the Receipt of Third 2015 Government Subsidy Payment for EV Sales

Apr 24, 2017: Jinhua, China - April 24, 2017 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) (the "Company" or "Kandi"), today announced that the electric vehicles ("EVs") manufactured by Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the "JV Company", a 50/50 joint venture between Kandi and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group) in 2015 have received total subsidy payments of RMB 603.5 million…

US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

Apr 24, 2017: The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018. US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Starbucks Commits To “Green Direct” Tariff In Home State Of Washington

Apr 24, 2017: The world's most iconic coffee shop has committed to a new long-term renewable electricity tariff, the 'Green Direct' tariff, in its home state of Washington in an effort to ensure all its local facilities are powered 100% by renewable energy. Starbucks Commits To “Green Direct” Tariff In Home State Of Washington was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

European Investment Bank & ABN Amro Commit €150 Million To Finance Green Shipping

Apr 24, 2017: The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro have committed to finance the greening of the European shipping fleet to the tune of €150 million. European Investment Bank & ABN Amro Commit €150 Million To Finance Green Shipping was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

CO2 levels just reached 410 ppm - the highest in millions of years

Apr 24, 2017: Remember when carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million (ppm)? That's number's old news now - concentrations just reached 410 ppm for the first time in millions of years. Scientists warn the increasing levels of carbon dioxide will only go down when we reduce our carbon emissions.

REMINDER: Today is your chance to score a free organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Apr 24, 2017: Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so...

The funniest signs we spotted at the March for Science

Apr 24, 2017: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for Saturday’s March for Science, a series of rallies and marches held on Earth Day. Held in over 500 places across the world, the “celebration of science” was organized and attended by individuals advocating the use of evidence-based policy making in all levels of government, with climate change a major issue of interest. President Donald Trump administration’s recent budget cuts to major environment-related programs and his perceived hostility...

A Firm Proposal for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Apr 24, 2017: Next month negotiators will convene under the auspices of the UNFCCC to start in earnest the process of putting flesh on the bones of the Paris Agreement. Although this work has been underway for a year now, most of this time has been spent on further conceptual thinking about the necessary framework, rather than the […] The post A Firm Proposal for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement appeared first on The Energy Collective.

Opportunities for Carbon Capture in California

Apr 24, 2017: California has demonstrated leadership in setting ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The state’s target: Reduce emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. While California is reducing emissions and expanding clean energy through many means, including a cap-and-trade program, the state appears to be underestimating the effectiveness and readiness of carbon capture […] The post Opportunities for Carbon Capture in California appeared first on The Energy Collective.

750 Megawatt Solar Tender In India Subscribed 12 Times Over

Apr 24, 2017: The appetite of solar power developers has not at all dwindled in the Indian market as a recent tender witnessed massive over subscription. Two tenders for the development of 750 megawatts capacity in the western state of Rajasthan received overwhelming response from Indian and foreign companies. The tenders are for the development of 500 megawatts [...]…

Nuclear Power Economics

Apr 24, 2017: At the World Nuclear Fuel Conference (WNFC) conference in Toronto this month, I will be presenting a paper “Nuclear Power Economics and Project Structuring – 2017 Edition” to introduce the most recent version of this World Nuclear Association (WNA) report. For full disclosure, I am the chair of the WNA Economics Working Group and this […] The post Nuclear Power Economics appeared first on The Energy Collective.

Why Large Competitive Electricity Markets Benefit Wind Energy

Apr 24, 2017: On April 1, 2005, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) launched a wholesale energy market and began centrally dispatching power generation throughout the central United States. One result from this market reform was the reduction of wind energy curtailments. In fact, our recent analysis indicates wind capacity factors on the MISO system increased about 5-7% after […] The post Why Large Competitive Electricity Markets Benefit Wind Energy appeared first on The Energy Collective.

Indian Aluminium Major NALCO Plans 150 Megawatt Renewable Energy Park

Apr 24, 2017: Government-owned National Aluminium Corporation (NALCO) is planning to set up 150 megawatts renewable energy project. The Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in India recently announced that NALCO is looking to set up the project in the state of Odisha. The company is currently looking for a suitable project site and wants [...]…

India Plans 4,000 Megawatts Wind Energy Tender This Year

Apr 24, 2017: Following the massive success of the first-ever wind energy tender, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India is planning to launch another tender this year four times the size. The Solar Energy Corporation of India has announced that it will auction 4,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity this financial year, i.e. by March [...]…

Transparency Is a Key Ingredient for City Climate Action

Apr 24, 2017: When it comes to addressing climate issues, cities receive a lot of attention. It’s not hard to understand why, as mayors in the U.S. and across the globe are doubling down on local environmental initiatives, unifying to push for the goals set by the historic Paris Climate Agreement. This commitment from cities is important, since […] The post Transparency Is a Key Ingredient for City Climate Action appeared first on The Energy Collective.

Clean Power Planning

Apr 24, 2017: With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Chief among those policies is the Clean Power Plan, which targets coal and natural gas-fired electric power plants that account for about 40 […] The post Clean Power Planning appeared first on The Energy Collective.

Western States Poised to Spring Forward on Energy Efficiency

Apr 24, 2017: This spring, two western states are likely to decide on efforts that would yield dramatic energy savings, more jobs, and cleaner air. Legislators in Colorado and Nevada are weighing whether to improve and extend long-term energy efficiency targets. Colorado’s energy efficiency targets have been in place since 2006 but are slated to expire in 2018. […] The post Western States Poised to Spring Forward on Energy Efficiency appeared first on The Energy Collective.