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When I pass through the residential and commercial areas of a city, it’s interesting to note which homes and businesses have solar panels on their …
Navigant Research has published its 20th edition of the annual World Wind Energy Market Update report, and it shows that worldwide wind power …Wind Power
New Carbon Tracker analysis highlights a spate of bankrupticies in coal sector as sign of things to come for fossil fuels.Energy
Tesla Motors’ plan to roll out a self-driving feature on some cars this summer has regulators, especially in its home state of California, scrambling to write new rules.
Current California law allows automakers to operate autonomous vehicles -- but not regular drivers.
“We have been trying to get a …Driving
Our analysis shows that both municipally-owned utilities like Fort Collins Utilities and other member- or independently-owned utilities alike can …Renewable Energy
Costa Rica is running without having to burn a single fossil fuel, and it’s been doing so for 75 straight days.
Thanks to some heavy rainfall this year, Costa Rica’s hydropower plants alone are generating nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. With a boost from geothermal, solar, and …Energy
New technologies and financial innovation have launched an era of consumer choice and control in the power sector the likes of which the industry has …Energy
The notion of confronting environmental risks embedded in complex global supply chains got a big endorsement last week; President Barack Obama made a …IBM
Citigroup had recently announced plans to lend, invest, and facilitate deals worth $100 billion by 2025, to support projects that will fight climate …Environment
Published on March 22nd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
March 22nd, 2015 by Zachary Shahan
Below is another repost from EV Obsession. First, however, here’s a …Electric Vehicles
A new law was approved in France recently that requires the rooftops of every new building in a commercial zone to be partially covered with either …France
According to GTM Research’s latest report, Energy in the Connected Home 2015: Technology, Evolution, Landscape, and Distribution Strategies, the …Energy Market
Retrofits at the Marina Bay Sands resort result in 11 percent energy savings and a two-year return on investment.Energy
Somehow it doesn't surprise us that the 75,000th Nissan Leaf electric vehicle sold in the US would go to a guy from Portland, Oregon. Rishabh Mehandru, who first experienced the Leaf through a lease a couple of years ago, took the full plunge with a 2015 model and ended up being No. 75,000 (ding, …Pacific Northwest
The (not yet fully) autonomous Mercedes-Benz F015 takes a different approach to exploring driverless automobiles by focusing on the human experience, …Mercedes-Benz
In 2015, American climate activists want to focus on fighting fossil fuels, to enforce existing legislation, and most importantly to …Germany
The global trucking industry produces 1.6 billion metric tons of CO2 per year, making it responsible for 5.75 percent of total greenhouse gas …Trucking
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and that percentage continues to rise, making cities critical areas for adopting practices …Sustainable Design
In 2007, when the cost of a rooftop solar system hovered around $8 per watt, engineer and solar advocate Bill Powers proposed an ambitious plan: …Environment
The UAE state of Dubai can claim to have the 6th highest number of millionaires per capita in the world, and many of them drive high-powered …BMW
Vehicles from Chinese auto brands are still a relative rarity on US roads, but if you hail a ride with Uber in Chicago, there's a chance you might sit in one. The ridesharing service is conducting a pilot program in the Windy City with BYD that could eventually include a test fleet of 200 of the …Hatchback
Not many people associate fast food with clean energy. But that’s exactly what one of the largest quick-service restaurants in the world is …Energy
Ireland's rolling hills may already be green, but the European nation is also making moves to green its economy.Ireland
BMW entered the fight in the green car ring with gusto thanks to the one-two punch of the i3 and the i8. However, it seems that there could be a wait ahead before the German's i sub-brand is ready to land another strike at the market.
"We are still in the strategic research phase where we …BMW
Exact forecasts for electricity markets might be difficult, but the trend is clear: energy costs are the fastest-rising expense for today’s data …Energy
Utility companies are getting disrupted as people sell each other their energy, without the middleman.
While communication networks have evolved a lot over the last century, the electricity grid has hardly changed at all. The system still uses the same basic technology and has the same general form: …Energy
SolarCity, the largest solar installer and financier in the U.S., is now offering "microgrids as a service" by integrating its existing expertise in …SolarCity
Mark Z. Jacobson is director of Stanford University's Atmosphere and Energy Program, as well as a professor of civil and environmental engineering. …Environment
Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
March 16th, 2015 by Joshua S Hill
On March 20, the moon will pass in front of the Sun, blocking 82% of …Solar Eclipse