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Beluga whales dive deeper, longer to find food in Arctic

A beluga whale pod in the Chukchi Sea.Laura Morse/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries ServiceReductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a …

Earth’s Relentless Warming Sets a Brutal New Record in 2017

By Tom RandallTom Randall and Blacki MigliozziBlacki Migliozzi<p>The burn continues. What follows are 138 years of scientific records tracing the human …

Global Warming

A well-known English city might become the world's first zero emission zone by 2035

Oxford, England, prides itself on its plentiful number of bicycle commuters, as noted by its signs at the city limits that read, "Welcome to the city of Oxford, a cycling city." In a recent survey, Oxford came in second among British towns with 22 percent of locals riding three or more times a …

Mega Cities

Norway powers ahead (electrically): over half new car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.<p>Pure electric cars and hybrids, which have both battery …

Electric Vehicles

50 Ways 100% Clean Energy Won In 2017

We'd never argue that 2017 was a great year, but some really great things did happen! Here are 50 ways (yes, 50!) that clean energy kept winning in …

Renewable Energy

California Poised To Hit 50% Renewable Target A Full Decade Ahead Of Schedule

<b>Published on</b> December 21st, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>December 21st, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its …

Climate change just broke a NOAA algorithm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists say they aren't surprised, but climate change in the Northern Arctic is happening so quickly it's forcing NOAA and others to rewrite a data-correcting algorithm.<p>Climatology sites are very uniform and follow strict guidelines to prevent the data from being contaminated, and …

Climate Change

Tesla Semi and other electric trucks to be popular in Ontario with new $75,000 govt incentive

After Tesla started taking reservations for its new electric truck, a surprising number of those pre-orders were coming from Canada.<p>Now we learn that fleet operators and truck drivers in Ontario, Canada’s biggest province, are going to have access to an important incentive.<p>The Ontario government is …

PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

SEATTLE (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) new electric Semi trucks, the largest known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday.<p>Tesla has been …

Tesla

EVs rise on Santa's wish list, survey says - Design Engineering

MONTREAL — Canadians are increasingly putting electric vehicles on their Christmas wish lists, especially in Quebec and B.C., says a new …

How Canadians are constructing North America's biggest green buildings

University of Toronto residence and Vancouver highrises will take passive house design to new scale<p>In January, tenants will move into a six-storey …

Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>Now, as the Trump administration is considering whether to put tariffs on solar panels made outside the U.S., the rapidly plummeting …

Tesla 100MW battery flexes muscles early this morning – delivers 70MWh of ‘stored wind power’, shows off fast switching

The 100MW/129MWh Tesla battery delivered in 100 days has begun testing. And – for the first time – on Thursday at 4:30 PM in Australia, early this morning in the US, the power plant delivered 70MW of ‘stored wind power’ during the peak electricity demand period.<p>Elon Musk, on March 9th of this year, …

California's Electric-Car Future

The rest of the country could learn from the state's push for plug-in cars, buses, tractors, big rigs and the like.<p>California’s energy future is visible in the underground garage of a luxury condominium that rises behind the façade of a former San Francisco muffler shop. The parking spaces come …

Electric Vehicles

Out of juice: Canada's electric car problem

Not long ago, electric cars were curiosities — auto show novelties, toys for the rich, outliers in oil-demand forecasts. But like the iPhone, Netflix …

Atlanta says all new construction must be "EV ready"

Several countries have already announced bans on combustion vehicles, but here in the United States, the government hasn’t made any significant …

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Tesla

Tesla completes installation of world's largest lithium ion battery, beats 100-day deadline

The world's largest lithium ion battery has been installed ahead of a 100-day deadline set by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>Authorities in South Australia said …

Clean Energy

Atlanta mandates all new construction be "electric vehicle ready"

<b>It's cheap to lay conduit and add breakers. But it could save thousands of dollars later.</b><p>Many of us TreeHuggers would dearly love for cities to ban …

Loblaw pre-orders 25 of Tesla’s new all-electric trucks for undisclosed price | Toronto Star

No price for the trucks was provided, but reservations for the Tesla Semi cost $5,000 (U.S.) per truck.<p>Wal-Mart says it has also pre-ordered 15 …

Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi truck and Roadster event in 9 minutes

Roadsters

Elon Musk Reveals Tesla Truck With a Model 3 Heart And a 500-Mile Range

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night the company’s latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new …

Tesla

Sorry No Crawler

In Ontario, hydro’s future gets murkier as costs of leaving the grid decline

Technological upheaval is threatening to upend Ontario's electricity sector faster than the government can revamp it.<p>As the price of rooftop solar panels plummets and large-scale batteries become affordable for the first time, a future where Ontarians produce their own power and cut the cord to the …

Solar Panels

The 20 cities leading the way for electric vehicles

How cities in China, California, and elsewhere have become the capitals for EV adoption.<p>The increasing adoption and sales of electric vehicles may be hard to catch, and not just because these cars, trucks, and buses run much quieter than their internal combustion counterparts.<p>According to a new …

Electric Vehicles

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Fossil Fuels

Tomorrow's gas station will charge car, feed you in 10 minutes

In Norway, Canada's Couche-Tard is testing a next-generation service centre that offers super-charging for electric vehicles and gourmet food – all in 10 minutes<p>A pit stop on a Norwegian highway in the middle of fields between Oslo and the Winter Olympics town of Lillehammer will soon offer a …

Electric Vehicles