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Used electric cars offer more affordable clean transportation

Used electric cars offer more affordable clean transportation

Looking for a high quality, low-cost way to get around town? Buying a used electric car is likely to be your least expensive ride. While the first electric cars came at a premium price, new models are much more affordable. Many high quality electric cars were built three or more years ago, and as owners wrap up their leases and …

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BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV ( BMW i3 ) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group’s corporate strategy. As part of that, …

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It’s Never Been Done Before

It’s Never Been Done Before

It’s a common argument — whether worded so directly or not. It’s a reason used to not start a business, to not advocate for better government policies, to not launch a new product. This simple argument stifles many an effort to make the world better. Of course, there are also people who are tempted, incentivized, and motivated by that phrase. …

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Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia serves as a great spot for those looking for an afternoon walk, a trail to run on, or great vantage points for pictures. Shot in Athens, Georgia on July 29, 2016. (Photo/Henry Taylor: Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and State Representative Spencer Frye will be hosting Athens Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow at …

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Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020, according to the Wall …

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Nearly 126,000 People Employed In UK Renewable Energy Industry

Nearly 126,000 People Employed In UK Renewable Energy Industry

Nearly 126,000 people are currently employed across the United Kingdom’s renewable energy industry, according to new figures from the country’s Renewable Energy Association, but employment growth is slowing. The UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) published its REView 2017 report this week, the self-proclaimed “authoritative annual report of the UK renewable energy sector,” which lives up to its name. The report …

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EU Commissioner Warns Against Diesel Car Bans, Says Auto Manufacturers Would Lose Means Of Investing In Electric Vehicles

EU Commissioner Warns Against Diesel Car Bans, Says Auto Manufacturers Would Lose Means Of Investing In Electric Vehicles

The European Union’s commissioner for industry, Elzbieta Bienkowska, has warned against proposed city-level diesel car bans, stating that if such bans were to go into effect, they would compromise the ability of auto manufacturers to invest in the development of electric vehicles (zero-emissions vehicles). So, I guess that that puts the European Union firmly on the side of the German …

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The Attacks On Cleantech Leaders Have Begun — Expect More

The Attacks On Cleantech Leaders Have Begun — Expect More

If you’ve followed CleanTechnica for long, you’ve surely run across the “ 100% renewable energy ” work of Mark Jacobson . Basically, he has been uncovering how the world could go 100% renewable (on a country-by-country basis , and on a state-by-state basis in the US ). You’ve probably also heard of a man who goes by the name Elon …

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EGEB: Microsoft ditching Puget Sound Energy, $1,000,000,000,000 solar market, more

EGEB: Microsoft ditching Puget Sound Energy, $1,000,000,000,000 solar market, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief : A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Microsoft gets OK to buy renewable power directly, bypassing the fossil utility – “WA utility commission approved Microsoft’s long awaited exit from PSE and now lets it directly procure renewable energy from wholesale market. As previously negotiated , Microsoft would pay a $23.6m …

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