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Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy Paradise

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When people ask Luke Evslin why he decided to live off the …

The world thinks China has too many power plants, but it’s likely to be an accidental blessing

The scene from the restaurant window looked like I was in a holiday resort on a beautiful beach. Except it was the restaurant of a coal power plant built by China Resources Power near Shanwei in Guangdong Province.<p>Quartz/Akshat Rathi<p>The $1-billion plant, which uses “ultra-clean emissions” …

Electrical Grid

Why has everyone stopped going green?

Back in the day, going green was a big deal. TreeHugger’s founder Graham Hill was on magazine covers. There was a Planet Green TV network. A …

Buffett’s PacifiCorp Plans $3.5 Billion Clean Energy Expansion

PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., plans to spend $3.5 billion on clean-energy projects that include 3 gigawatts of new …

Rural landowners could be in for windfall as Alberta shifts to green energy

Alberta farmers who historically have profited from having oil and gas wells on their land have a new opportunity blowing in the wind, though experts …

Renewable Energy

We are heading for the warmest climate in half a billion years, says new study

Carbon dioxide concentrations are heading towards values not seen in the past 200m years. The sun has also been gradually getting stronger over time. …

How do you dispose of throwaway plastic bottles?

We’d like to find out about how single-use plastic bottles are recycled where you live. Share your you views and experiences from around the world<p>The disposal of plastic bottles is a global issue. Every year millions of single-use bottles end up in landfill sites or in our oceans and a very small …

Tesla deliveries surge by 150% in Germany as local presence increases

Tesla delivered a record number of vehicles during the first quarter of 2017 and while the company doesn’t break down the deliveries per region, we are starting to get an idea of which markets helped achieve the result with registration numbers.<p>Germany was a great contributor with a 157% increase …

Here's What "Healthy Eating" Looks Like in Different Countries

When I've gone out to dinner with friends from other countries, they're always astounded by our portion sizes. "Is that entire <i>pan</i> of lasagna just for …

2016 was a great year for wind and solar, even if nobody noticed.

Renewable energy’s gains this year were incremental and unglamorous, so they had a hard time competing with this:<p>But even if the media didn’t give …

The 15 best attractions in the USA

From the best art museums in America to the best national parks in the U.S., Americans clearly know a thing or two about monuments and historical …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

That's where Tesla's Gigafactory comes into play.<p>For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million-square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility …

Tesla

Electric Cars Could Send Oil Companies Into ‘Death Spiral’: People Who Know About Money

Economists and reporters have been saying that electric cars could actually kill the oil industry for a little while now, but it hasn’t made a lot of …

A new Airbnb initiative lets hosts earn up to $1,000 by installing solar panels on their homes

The home-sharing startup is partnering with SolarCity to offer cash back for Airbnb hosts that install solar systems in their homes.<p>Airbnb hosts can earn up to $1,000 in every market where SolarCity operates.<p>Airbnb is also offering an incentive of its own: SolarCity customers that become hosts will …

Solar Power

Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant, Silevo is still in play

We were quite surprised when Tesla and Panasonic announced a new deal to collaborate on the manufacturing of solar cells and modules at the SolarCity Buffalo factory. And that’s not only because it was announced at 11pm on a Sunday night, but because of the implications it has on the solar cells …

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes

SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when …

Elon Musk May Have A Robot Up His Sleeve

A high-profile artificial intelligence research group backed by Elon Musk said it is developing a robot.<p>OpenAI, which formed in December, said on …

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Wind Could Provide 26% of China's Electricity by 2030

Despite increasingly severe curtailment of Chinese wind farms in favor of coal-fired generation, a first-of-a-kind energy dispatch model finds that …

5 easy ways to eat more fruits and veggies

There is a plethora of produce available in the United States, and yet most adults don't eat enough fruits and vegetables. In fact, dietary intake of …

Elon Musk's $1 billion nonprofit wants to build a robot to do housework

OpenAI — the artificial-intelligence research nonprofit cochaired by Tesla Motors CEO Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman— wants to build a robot for your home.<p>Building a robot, OpenAI's leadership explains in a blog entry on Monday, is a good way to test and refine a machine's ability to …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Proven Ways to Lose Weight Without Diet or Exercise

However, there are several proven tips that can help you “mindlessly” eat fewer calories.<p>These are effective ways to reduce your weight, as well as …

Nutrition

8 "Healthy" Foods That Are Actually Really Bad for You

*Puts down the granola.*<p>1. Energy Bars<p>When they tout how much fiber and protein they're packed with—or how minimal their "net carb" count is—energy bars may seem like super-healthy snacks. They're sold at health food stores and most gyms, and athletes eat them. But before you plop one of these …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

1/<p>Here's Tesla's first Gigafactory, just outside Sparks, Nevada.<p>YouTube/Above Reno<p>2/<p>Tesla spent an estimated $4.5 million to build the first phase of …

Tesla

5 beautiful islands you should visit to escape tourists

There’s nothing travellers hate more than tourists. Hell is other people, after all. So if you’re the kind of traveller that likes a bit of …

Emerald Isle