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The Volt Is Electric Luxury At Chevy Prices

General Motors loaned 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth a Chevy Volt to test-drive for a week. He shares his reaction after hopping behind…
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The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.
Ford is working to link home-automation devices like Amazon Echo with its vehicles, allowing consumers to control lights, thermostats and other home systems from their car.

Alexa, Order Me a Ford Uber: Mobility and the Internet of Things

Ford is working to link home-automation devices like Amazon Echo with its vehicles, allowing customers to control lights, thermostats and other home systems…
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Scalia’s Death and Senate Politics: What’s Next for Clean Power?

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, things just got complicated for the Supreme Court -- and for Senate majority…
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Wind Energy is Top-Dog in the EU … But Will It Last?

The EU added more new wind-energy capacity than any other form of power last year. But, as Oliver Joy of the European Wind…
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COP21 — Two Months On: Time to Separate News from Trends

Is the energy transition stalling? Two months after COP21, it is time to separate news from trends. The oil price is down; the…
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Forest Protection Groups Ask EU to Exclude Biofuels

Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its…
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3p Weekend: 4 Innovative Solutions to the Ocean Plastic Crisis

From floating trash-barriers to a waste-collecting water wheel, these innovative concepts can help us realize a world without ocean litter.
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Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.
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Check Out This Home Battery You Can Install Yourself

Still on the waiting list for the Tesla Powerwall home battery? Well, there's another option on the horizon. And here's the kicker --…
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H&M Conscious Foundation Offers $1.1M Bounty in Quest to Close the Fashion Loop

The foundation made five strings-free grants to innovators in the apparel industry.
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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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EasyJet is Developing Fuel Cell Hybrid Aircraft

EasyJet is preparing to test out a new hybrid airplane later this year. Not only will this airplane utilize regenerative braking to reclaim…
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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