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  • Elon Musk Says A 500-Mile EV Could Happen Soon favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Originally published on Gas 2 With an EPA-rated range of 265 miles per charge, the Tesla Model S is the longest-range electric car you can buy today. In an interview with AutoExpress, though, Elon Musk revealed that a 500-mile battery will be possible “soon” 
...
  • Elon Musk on The Colbert Report (VIDEO) favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Elon Musk was recently interviewed by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. It’s a nearly 10-minute interview, and as you can imagine, both hilarious and informative. Some of the highlights from the interview are featured as bullet points below the video. Tesla Model S owners will soon...
  • Lord Howe Island Aims For 70% Renewables & Storage favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Originally published on RenewEconomy By Sophie Vorrath Plans to replace up to 70 per cent of the diesel-powered electricity generation on Australia’s Lord Howe Island with hybrid renewables generating capacity and storage have received financial backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The $11.6 million...
  • What Do Solar Decathlon Team Members Do After Competing? favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - 1Sun4All David Schieren is the chief executive officer of a leading Long Island, New York, solar engineering and installation company. He’s also a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon alumnus and outspoken advocate for the competition, writes Carol Laurie for Solar Decathlon. Schieren emphasizes the Solar...
  • Energy Efficiency News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a...
  • Con Ed Looks to Batteries, Microgrids, and Efficiency to Delay $1B Substation Build favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Consolidated Edison is taking a new approach to delivering reliable power that is as radical as the gentrification sweeping New York’s outer boroughs. Con Ed filed a proposal for a Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management Program, or BQDM, that it hopes can defer the cost of building...
  • PHEV & EREV News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off...
  • New approach to form non-equilibrium structures favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - Researchers get closer to understanding the fundamentals of non-equilibrium, self-assembled structures, unlocking potential in a variety of fields. By injecting energy through oscillations, researchers can force particles to self assemble under non-equilibrium conditions, they report....
  • Prepare for High Energy Growth, Climate Experts Warn favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Many world leaders continue to be in deep denial about how rapidly energy consumption is rising, and what the implications are for global warming. We can expect a tripling of global energy consumption if the whole world achieves Germany's highly efficient levels.read more...
  • SDG&E Becomes First Utility to Test Drones favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - San Diego Gas & Electric became the first utility in the country to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test-drive drones. The utility has been granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate that allows it to operate drones for research, testing, and training flights in...
  • More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised To Rise Rapidly favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - A new study finds that when climate models factor in the temporary warming and cooling impact of El Niño and La Niña, they accurately predict recent global warming. And that is consistent with recent studies that led one climatologist to say, “Global temperatures look set...
  • General EV News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a...
  • Solar Energy News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a...
  • Renewable Energy News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a...
  • US Department of Commerce Ignores WTO, Imposes Preliminary Anti-Dumping Tariffs of 26-165% favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - The global solar trade wars are myopic at best, and downright criminal at worst. Various countries around the world have been working to bring down the cost of solar power, and that has happened at a very good clip. Chinese solar cell and solar panel manufacturers...
  • Energy Quote of the Day: On Major Oil Field Development Woes favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - The hits keep on coming for companies invested in the North Caspian Operating Company, the consortium developing Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oil field. One of the world’s largest and most complex oil field development projects, Kashagan has been plagued by delays and cost overruns for years.read...
  • Moth Eyes Inspire Different Solar Cell favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Moth eyes absorb almost all incident light, thus reducing reflection that predators would notice. Researchers have now used the moth eye structure as the basis of a highly efficient solar absorbing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • A Toxic Tour: Violations, Lies, and Dangers of the Shale Gas Industry favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - “They say I’m not to be trusted,” said Vera Scroggins, a local fracking activist from Montrose, PA. Vera has recently been targeted by the industry for speaking out against shale gas extraction. She often leads groups through Dimock and Montrose on a ‘Toxic Tour,”...
  • Ground-mounted Solar Demand Surpassing Bulding-mounted in US Market favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Take it as a good sign there is enough segmentation in the solar energy market that we can distinguish easily between ground- and building-mounted types and analyze data. Demand for the ground-mounted variety has been greater for most fiscal quarters since Q1 2012, according to...
  • Tesla News Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - As noted in an article earlier today, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months
) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as...
  • Magnets for fusion energy: High-temperature superconductor achieves new world record for electrical current favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Scientists have achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting tapes to fabricate a large-scale magnet conductor....
  • Australian Solar Leasing Market Could Reach $100 Billion favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on RenewEconomy A new Australian start-up solar company believes that the Australian market for rooftop solar leasing for the residential and commercial sectors could reach $100 billion in the next decade. Kudos Energy was one of three solar companies that were allocated a total...
  • Solar 2.0: A Talk With Sungevity CEO Andrew Birch (Exclusive) favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Just before finishing up our new home, moving in, and having a little girl make our family of two a family of three, I had the opportunity to get on a call with Sungevity co-founder and CEO Andrew Birch about Sungevity (of course), solar power in...
  • Pretty Picture
 favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Here’s a nice short piece from one of our readers: By Bob Wallace Recently someone was saying that renewables weren’t replacing fossil fuels. I decided how to see how one might clearly demonstrate that they are. I took the market share for fossil fuels, nuclear,...
  • Private Investors Boost California’s High-Speed Rail Ambitions favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - California’s ambitions for a statewide high-speed rail network seemed to have been derailed after a lawsuit kept some $10 billion of taxpayer bonds out of reach. But a recent budget agreement passed by Governor Jerry Brown seems to be attracting private investors that could...
  • LG Chem Developing 200-Mile Battery For Sonic EV? favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally posted on GAS2 While EV enthusiasts excitedly await the reveal of the Tesla Model III in 2016, by then there will be another contender for consumers’ attention. The Truth About Cars reports that a Chevy Sonic EV with a 200-mile range could debut alongside...
  • IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems. ...
  • The Dark Side Of Solar Energy: Weaponry favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on Green Building Elements By John Perlin John Perlin’s book, “Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy,” tells of a scheming thirteenth century priest/scientist who tries to convince the Pope to start a solar weapons’ race by showing him a treatise written by an...
  • Micro Wind Turbines Get $1.3 Million From Energy Department favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The Energy Department has just issued a total of $1.3 million in grants aimed at tweaking micro wind turbines and mid-sized wind turbines for greater efficiencies and lower costs. While this round of funding is chump change compared to the big bucks being hurled at...
  • Energy Crunch: Global debate heats up favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided another reminder that urgent global action is needed to combat climate change....

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