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Solar power brings Chernobyl powerlines back to life with 1MW installed [Gallery]

Ukraine’s repurposing of 1GW of electricity transmission infrastructure, located in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone, has passed a milestone of installing its first solar power plant – a 1MW plant.<p>It is a special plant because it is located a mere 100 meters away from the world’s largest …

Renewable Energy

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

<b>Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.</b><p>Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022.<p>It comes as countries around the world put more …

Electric Vehicles

A New Era of Batteries Spells Trouble for Gas in America

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for …

Energy

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?

<b>Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, African penguins, sunshine and sea, is a world-renowned tourist destination. But it could also become famous for being the first major city in the world to run out of water.</b><p>Most recent projections suggest the its water could run out as early as March. The crisis …

PAVE

How Will We Feed Cities in 2050?

In How to Feed the World in 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN states that we’ll need to <b>increase food production by 70%</b> while …

Farming

Schools of robots are mapping the unknown features of the deep sea

Unknown Planet<p>If Planet Earth were the back of our hand, we’d disprove the truism about knowing it well pretty quickly. The problem: 71 percent of …

Oceans

Sustainable Neighborhoods + Electric Transport = Winning The Future

<b>Published on</b> December 30th, 2017 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>December 30th, 2017 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>We write a lot about electric vehicles here on <i>CleanTechnica</i>, …

Sustainability

Planning A Wedding In The New Year? Here's How To Make Sure It's Sustainable

Weddings

Driverless vehicle technology will go mainstream in 2018, experts claim

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts.<p>The sector has already seen a …

Transportation

Renault’s 2030 Vision: SYMBIOZ

<b>Published on</b> December 31st, 2017 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>0<p>Renault’s 2030 Vision: SYMBIOZ<p>December 31st, 2017 by <b>Cynthia Shahan</b><p>Renault is further electrifying …

Electric Vehicles

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

<b>The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.</b><p>The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017.<p>In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and …

Energy

Shenzhen shows the world how it’s done, electrifies all public transit with massive fleet of 16,000+ electric buses

Electric buses are becoming increasingly popular with transit fleets around the world, but no more than in Shenzhen, China.<p>The megacity has been building a large fleet of electric buses for years now, but this week it announced that it completely electrified its fleet with more than 16,000 electric …

Shenzhen

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2017

Repurposed with style<p>If there’s anything 2017 taught us, it’s that we have an insatiable desire for well-designed tiny homes and innovative campers. The other big trend of the year was another quirky style of dwelling: the shipping container house.<p>Made from the thousands of surplus containers that …

Shipping Containers

Tesla’s new mega-battery in Australia reacts to outages in ‘record’ time

Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to …

Energy

Here Are 8 of the Most Vegan Movies on Netflix

by Sarah Von Alt|<p><b>1. Okja</b><p>Starring Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal, the movie follows a young girl named Mija and her fight …

Tilda Swinton

Study Says Some Men Avoid Being Eco-Friendly Because It Looks 'Less Manly'

Time to change the branding.<p>It's no secret we all need to pull together to help ease pressures on the environment, but there could be a compelling …

Sustainability

Evoware, Environmentally Friendly Edible Product Packaging Made Out of Sustainable Seaweed

Concerned about effect of trash upon the environment, the Indonesian company Evoware has turned to the plentiful and sustainable resource of seaweed …

Sustainability

7 Green Tech Trends to Watch for in 2018

December 23, 2017<p>I thought it would be good to end the year by putting together a brief article showing the seven green technology trends that I …

Solar Power

Houses Made With Plastic Bottles Offer A Solution That Is Economical, Anti-seismic, And Ecological

203<p>Recycling is a noble activity, but in many cases, it is hard to make it something that everyone does. This is because perhaps, fortunately, it is …

Recycling

EO Smart Electric Car 2 Clumps Up, Shrinks, And Pivots

<b>Published on</b> December 22nd, 2017 | <i>by Nicolas Zart</i><p>0<p>December 22nd, 2017 by <b>Nicolas Zart</b><p>On <i>CleanTechnica</i>, we love smart e-mobility solutions. And as much …

Transportation

Hyundai Aiming To Bring As Many As 38 “Green Cars” To Market Over Next 8 Years

<b>Published on</b> December 23rd, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>Hyundai Aiming To Bring As Many As 38 “Green Cars” To Market Over Next 8 Years<p>December 23rd, 2017 by</b> …

Hyundai Ioniq

Tesla big battery outsmarts lumbering coal units after Loy Yang trips

The Tesla big battery is having a big impact on Australia’s electricity market, far beyond the South Australia grid where it was expected to time …

South Australia

The tilting electric trike with four wheels

Drivers are notoriously difficult to prise from behind the steering wheel. We blame the cup holders.Millions of us every day overlook the running …

Electric Vehicles

Top 5 solar energy inventions from Africa

In 2017, eco@africa featured a host of eco heroes bringing solar power to their communities through innovative business ideas and inventions. Here …

Clean Energy

Planted buildings: is this the future of our cities or just an eco-fantasy?

The trend for “green” eco-fantasy buildings is sweeping the world of architecture, with designers now integrating gardens, terraces and all manner of vertical planting in their specifications for office blocks, apartment buildings and even skyscrapers. “Starchitects” such as Daniel Libeskind and …

‘Tis the season to be … sustainable

Last December, shoppers in bustling Causeway Bay were treated to an unusual sight: a small group of Greenpeace activists scaled the giant screen …

Fracking linked to low-weight babies

The extraordinary growth in fracking—the hydraulic fracturing of deeply buried shale rock to extract natural gas—has transformed the United States …

Fracking

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

Conserve Your EV’s Battery this Winter with these Helpful Tips

Winter’s here and wind chills have teeth chattering all over the northern hemisphere, but contrary to popular belief that doesn’t mean you’ve got to …