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Nissan Leaf

<b>We Like:</b> Attractive design, superb semi-autonomous driving option, killer pricing<p><b>We Don't Like:</b> Borderline range improvement, CHAdeMO fast-charging plug<p>Although electric vehicle historians will inevitably point to GM's EV1 as the dawn of the modern electric car, its real origin—at least as far as …

Nissan Leaf

Analysis: Is the war on coal really over?

“The war against coal is over.”<p>That was the claim from EPA chief Scott Pruitt ahead of his announcement that he would rewrite a signature climate change program from the Obama era.<p>On Tuesday, Pruitt’s EPA proposed to withdraw the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a controversial step that seeks to roll back …

Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

<i>By Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser</i><p>From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane …

A real electric jet is just around the corner and it will change flying forever

On Thursday, electric aircraft start-up Zunum Aero announced its plans to introduce a 12-seat hybrid-to-electric jet by 2022.<p>"With this announcement, we are coming out and saying our initial product will be a nine to 12 seat airplane," Zunum CTO, Matt Knapp told Business Insider in an interview. …

Electric Vehicles

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous<p>In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances …

Renewable Energy

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

Mahindra's Pininfarina to make premium electric cars to challenge Tesla Motors: Report - IBTimes India

Electric vehicles in the form of sedan, SUV and hatchback or crossover are reportedly in the pipeline.<p>Indian utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & …

Solar power is becoming accessible, dropping more than a quarter in just one year

Solar, Priced to Sell<p>The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories have published a report stating that the cost of …

These 7 countries want to say goodbye to fossil fuel-based cars

Clean Energy on Wheels<p>In the past couple of years, the clean energy revolution has steadily been gaining ground. Aside from transitioning to cleaner, …

Tips for sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs seeking capital

Turning an idea into a reality is rarely easy. Entrepreneurs must build teams, processes and, of course, products that will scale to attract …

So You Want to Build a Cleantech Startup? Here’s What (and Who) You Need to Know

While venture capitalists swoon over startups devoted to making people click on ads and stare at their phones longer, they’re decidedly less …

Startups

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

This Game Of Thrones Actor Wrote A Powerful Statement About Climate Change

Being a character on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau knows a lot about fictional climate change. But the actor, who plays Jaime Lannister, also …

Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

CERRO PABELLÓN, Chile — It looks and functions much like an oil drilling rig. As it happens, several of the men in thick blue overalls and white helmets who operate the hulking machine once made a living pumping crude.<p>But now they are surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes, laboring to breathe up here …

South America

One of the biggest criticisms against wind and solar energy has been quashed

One of the biggest criticisms of the renewable-energy industry is that it has been propped up by government subsidies. There is no doubt that without government help, it would have been much harder for the nascent technology to mature. But what’s more important is whether there has been a decent …

Renewable Energy

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

As the world works to achieve the sustainable development goals, a recent UN report identifies six issues that challenge ambitious targets<p>We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and …

Sustainability

7 barriers to girls’ education you need to know about

The evidence that educating girls creates healthier, wealthier, fairer, and more stable communities is overwhelming—so why isn’t every girl getting a …

Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing | Michael Kleinman

The obsession with measuring impact is paralysing aid workers. There is no way to fully understand the impact of development<p>I would wager that, at any given moment, the majority of aid workers in the world are doing the exact same thing. We like to imagine aid workers out in the field, but that’s …

A Scottish Council Just Approved the Country’s Largest Solar Farm

Scottish Solar<p>The Moray Council has given Elgin Energy the green light to build a 20MW solar farm near Urquhart in the Scottish Highlands. The …

New glass blocks may be a clear choice for solar power

Buildings have a lot of surface area that's exposed to sunlight, so why just stop at rooftop solar panels? We've already seen solar energy-harvesting …

Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An experimental C60 device is the first to show the photovoltaic effect and act as a spin-valve at the same time Illustration: Science MagazineAn …

How accurate is Project Sunroof?

<b>Can remote assessments of solar capacity really compare to getting an expert on your roof?</b><p>When Google's Project Sunroof—an online tool for assessing …

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

This Containerized Solution Brings Clean Water & Solar Power To Remote Areas

<b>Published on</b> August 17th, 2017 | <i>by Derek Markham</i><p>0<p>August 17th, 2017 by <b>Derek Markham</b><p>Getting electricity and clean water to remote villages and off-grid …

This Entrepreneur Is Playfully Revolutionizing Renewable Energy

Jessica Matthews's renewable energy startup turns soccer balls and sidewalks into power sources.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jessica Matthews’ entrepreneurial light bulb lit up, oddly enough, when the lights went out.<p>Several years ago, in the middle of her aunt’s …

Uncharted

Meet July, the hottest month yet

Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday.<p>Yes, you’ve heard some version of that story …

China's Plans For A Modern Forest City Could Shelter 30,000 Beneath A Blanket Of Trees

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Imagine a …

Record-breaking summer for renewable power generation

The falling cost of wind and solar technology has encouraged energy firms to install tens of thousands of solar panels.<p>Supplies of renewable energy, …

Which Solar Companies Manufacture the Best Solar Panels?

Opinions on panel quality differ, but one solar stock is the clear winner on value.<p>Which solar companies make the best solar panels for homes? Search …

Solar Power

Smart meters and solar panels: what’s the sticking point?

<b>Solar-panel owners have been refused smart meters, or faced problems when they’ve had them installed, Which? research reveals. But some firms can now</b> …

Solar Power