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Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

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emissions renewable energy solar clean energy energy storage Solar CityWith no local sources of fossil.

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Bill Gates, Other Billionaires Invest To Advance Clean Energy

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emissions energy policy climate change plug-in cars Bill Gates clean energyThis week, representatives from world governments are meeting in Paris for the much-anticipated United Nations summit on climate change. More than 20.

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Know what a 'baller' is? Wanna be one for clean energy?

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Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a campaign to promote clean energy in general, and electric cars specifically. It's entitled, "How to be a clean energy baller." Marketing Department of Energy plug-in cars clean energy AdsSometimes, even good intentions can't cover up poor execution. The U.S. Sierra Club.

Clean Energy investment reaches record levels

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There was a 30 per cent increase in global clean energy investment during 2010 – as the total reached a whopping $243billion. According to Pew Charitable Trusts, China, Germany, Italy and India were among the leading nations that attracted private investments with China solidifying its position as the world’s clean energy powerhouse.

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How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

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Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support. When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Of course, there''s one group that''s not very happy about these developments: the oil industry.

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Volkswagen joins Clean Shipping Network

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By signing up for the association, Volkswagen will use the Clean Shipping Index to analyse and reduce the impact of its marine shipments in an[.].

Volkswagen reaches clean diesel benchmark

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While we wait for sales of hydrogen and electric cars to really take off, there''s no doubt there has been some early success for one clean technology.

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Clean synthetic fuel plant to open in UK

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British firm, Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) is to demonstrate how it is possible to produce liquid fuel using air, water and renewable energy to create a clean fuel suitable for use in combustion cars. Green credentials air Air Fuel Synthesis clean demonstrate fuel renewable synthetic fuel

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S.

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Nissan develops self-cleaning car

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Not only is cleaning your car a major drag, but it can also be harmful to the environment. Nissan Editor Pick

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Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will pursue radically different energy policies from its predecessor's. Pruitt is a climate-science denier, and has sued the agency he is being asked to lead multiple times. He has.

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Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

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Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as financially hazardous, demanding considerable investment in new technologies in an economy that always seems to be in some state of distress.

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

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Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few thoughts on one of the biggest news stories of the past month. That would be, of course, the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. DON'T MISS: Former GM Product Czar.

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Solar power hits new U.S. heights: utility use exceeds home panels

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electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energyNo matter how you measure it, 2016 was a major year for solar energy. More solar-generating capacity was added last year than either natural gas or wind, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Cleaning up diesel too costly for mass market, Renault says, as real-world testing looms

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Since the news of Volkswagen's illegal "defeat device" software in TDI diesel cars broke almost a year ago, the future of diesel cars has been the topic of much discussion. But the makings of diesel's demise may have been building even before the VW diesel emissions scandal began. Carmakers have known about tightening emissions standards for some.

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More than half of millennials say they want solar panels: study

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Millennials solar clean energyAny automotive journalist has, by now, sat through many lengthy presentations from carmakers on Millennials and what they want. Some are insightful, a few are cringeworthy, but the basic message seems to be that they're very, very different and hard to understand.

California proposes Advanced Clean Car package

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The California Air Resources Board has released details of its Advanced Clean Car package of regulations ahead of a meeting to consider adopting the new rules in January, 2012. green cars

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FTC sues Volkswagen for false 'clean diesel' advertising

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For years, Volkswagen promoted its TDI models under the "clean diesel" banner, portraying them as environmentally superior, due to their high fuel economy while (supposedly) meeting strict new emissions standards. We now know the company was actually using "defeat device" software to mask its diesels' inability to meet those standards in.

Coal industry hopes to don disguise as clean-power player via carbon capture

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to "bring back coal" as part of a larger program to encourage greater production of fossil fuels. But the coal industry believes it needs more than an ostensibly friendly administration in Washington to survive. With coal production down and electric utilities continuing to switch to lower-cost.

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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energyHere's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant.

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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Clean Energy Fuels has won a $10-million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year. On 10 Feb., In 2015, Dillon’s fleet consumed 1.1

Renewable energy to hit 9 percent of U.S. total in 2017

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emissions renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyrenewable-energy generating capacity is not only growing, but it is beginning to erode coal's share of the electricity-generating mix, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). At the same time, a combination of renewable.

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EPA Issues Final Clean Power Plan Rules; Now The Fight Begins

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Under the newly-finalized Clean Power Plan, the EPA will attempt to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. After much discussion, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever standards for carbon emissions from power plants.

60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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Since 2006, tax expenditures for these “clean energy” tax credits have exceeded $18 billion. Electric Vehicle Credit. Click to enlarge. billion.

When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

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Moreover, the amounts of clean generating capacity installed continue to rise, both in. electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energy energy wind energyThe news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily.

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Clean-Energy Growth, Oil Industry Stagnation, Toyota Electric Cars In China: Today's Car News

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Today, we have reports on growth in clean energy for electricity generation, and encouraging signs of electric-car adoption. Also, see why Toyota may have to build the electric cars it hates for China. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out the BYD Yuan, a small plug-in hybrid crossover from China with somewhat familiar styling.

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Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases. But the money for this program doesn't come from taxes, or any of the other sources government.

It's Not Just Cars: Diesel Tractors, Construction Equipment Clean Up Emissions Too

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Heavy-duty trucks are already getting cleaned up, and now diesel tractors and construction Cars and utility vehicles are getting greener, but they''re far from the only vehicles out there. To reduce the environmental impact of internal-combustion engines in a meaningful way, the emissions of commercial vehicles have to be curtailed as well.

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Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks

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Department of Energy''s (DOE) Clean Cities program and the National Park Service (NPS) recently announced nine new projects to deploy green vehicles within nine of the 13 national parks. If you''re planning a summer vacation to a U.S. national park this summer, you may start to see a few changes when you get there. The U.S. The nine

Ford’s clean, green, technological, small SUV

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With the EcoSport, Ford claims to have quite literally redefined the acronym SUV. It has the high ground cl[.].

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Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

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Texas renewable energy solar clean energy energyTexas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it completes the move of its North American headquarters from Torrance, California, to the Lone Star State next year.

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy ExxonExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology.

EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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EPA’s newly released voluminous final Clean Power Plan rule ( earlier post ) has established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. The actual text of the CPP rule is, however, more reserved.

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Four Ford Dealers To Test Solar & Wind Clean-Energy Systems

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The company announced today a pilot program that will put solar-and-wind clean-energy systems into four of its dealerships. As fuel economy slowly rises across its entire range, Ford is looking to lower the environmental impact of the dealerships that sell its greenest cars as well.

Adding Urea To Clean Diesel Cars: Can I Just Pee In The Tank?

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Which is how the following question came up: If the urea runs low in my new clean-diesel car, can I just pee in the tank to top it up? We get punchy around High Gear Media occasionally, and sometimes we BS back and forth about topics less salubrious than, say, fuel efficiency and lowering our oil dependency. Urea to cut NOx First, a bit of

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Nissan Leaf Group Deal, 'Quiet Car' Rules, Clean-Energy Investments: Today's Car News

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Today, a group deal slashes prices on the Nissan Leaf electric car for a handful of customers, "quiet car" rules for hybrids and electric cars are delayed again, and Bill Gates and several other billionaires pledge to invest in clean energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Budget Bill Cuts EPA Funding, But Keeps Clean Power Plan Intact

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Late last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September. The negotiations lasted until just days before members of Congress were set to leave Washington for the holiday season, creating concern over the potential for another government shutdown in the weeks.

Computers To Heat Your Home? Startup Nerdalize Distributes Server Farms To Dutch Residences

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energy infrastructure The Netherlands alternative energy clean energy energyMost discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar. Perhaps it's fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the decidedly man-made problem of pollution.

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CA Clean-Air Initiative: Cash In A Clunker, Buy An Electric Car

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California has been a world pioneer for decades in reducing vehicle emissions, including its 20-year effort to get significant numbers of zero-emission vehicles on the roads. It''s also had intermittent programs to encourage the trade-in of older cars that qualify as "gross emitters" for newer and cleaner vehicles. Now, a bill that seems set to

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

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research research and development renewable energy solar clean energy energyIt's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. This combines the functions of.

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