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Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War

Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War

Originally published on EV Annex . By Charles Morris Everybody seems to be piling on the poor oil barons these days. Just as Tony Seba’s latest paper predicting the doom of the industry is making the rounds, a new book explains their predicament from an even more Tesla-centric perspective. Above: A new book explores Tesla and its potential impact on …

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Clean Energy Conference begins

Clean Energy Conference begins

TRAVERSE CITY — The State Theatre hummed with thoughts of electricity Friday afternoon as the weekend’s Michigan Clean Energy Conference jolted to a start. Crystal Mountain CEO Jim MacInnes moderated a panel discussion about electric mobility after a screening of the the documentary film "Revenge of the Electric Car." Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was among the panelists. Granholm, who …

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Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Once you leave your zero-carbon footprint home for a clean holiday using your long-range electric vehicle (EV), what’s better than arriving at your destination and finding yourself ready to continue your zero-emission journey on an electric boat? The idea of lounging and cruising quietly on lakes and seas on an electric pontoon is pretty tempting, and will soon be possible …

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Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

LOS ANGELES • Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and General Motors Co. have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. Last year nearly 40 percent of U.S. wind contracts were signed by corporate power users, along with university and …

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Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

The City of Stuttgart in Germany is a case study in the clash between the old world & industries that humans have developed over the centuries and the new realities resulting from the very same industries that have elevated humanity: air pollution, hazardous waste, and soot-covered buildings. Traffic clogging its streets that resonate with the static emanating from thousands of …

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‘Magic’ Alloy Could Dramatically Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

‘Magic’ Alloy Could Dramatically Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made what they claim is a major breakthrough in solar energy technology: a new alloy that captures near-infrared light. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physics Letters , piggyback on another University of Michigan advancement announced in the same journal late last year that could improve the chemistry of photovoltaic panels, including …

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Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump's promises

Here’s what Trump has said about bringing back coal jobs The rapidly falling cost of solar energy is going to make it difficult for President Trump to deliver on his promise to put coal miners back to work. Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United …

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Toppenish High program will teach solar energy technology

Toppenish High program will teach solar energy technology

Toppenish High School. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic file) TOPPENISH, Wash. — In the first program of its kind in the Yakima Valley, an array of solar panels will be installed at Toppenish High School as part of a program to teach students solar technology. Toppenish High will have the first technical education program in the Valley that focuses exclusively on solar …

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Area towns fear ‘energy sprawl’ from a host of solar projects

Area towns fear ‘energy sprawl’ from a host of solar projects

Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp, addressed attendees during the dedication ceremony of the Nexamp solar project in Richmond in 2015. South County has seen a sharp uptick in proposals for solar installations recently. Sun file photo HOPKINTON — Planning boards in Hopkinton, Richmond and Charlestown are seeing a sharp increase in the number of applications for solar energy projects. There …

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Stretchable Solar Batteries May Power the Next Generation of Wearable Devices

Stretchable Solar Batteries May Power the Next Generation of Wearable Devices

The photovoltaic module and wire battery integrated into a wearable bracelet. | In recent years, electronic devices have migrated into all sorts of strange areas — smart underwear, for instance, that can measure your heart rate, calorie consumption, and posture. As such, batteries are changing too. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new kind of stretchy …

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