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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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New world record set with 507 EVs in parade [w/video] *UPDATE

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“The World in 2030″ by Dr. Michio Kaku

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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2015 Nissan Leaf SL Review

2015 Nissan Leaf SL: A Global EV For The Masses
By Anh T. HuynhMARCH 29, 2015 12:00 PM

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1. The First Global EV
Nissan made a massive gamble in 2010 when it rolled out its first pure electric, the Leaf, for the 2011 model year. All-electric vehicles weren’t necessarily new at the time; we saw a couple of failed experiments a decade prior with the GM/Saturn EV1, Toyot More

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Musk Reboots Tesla’s China Strategy – Bloomberg Business

(Bloomberg) — After rushing to get a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S, Shanghai resident Sunny Zhang is suffering from buyer’s remorse.
Zhang ordered the car last April and received it in September. Echoing complaints from other Chinese Tesla owners, he says he waited too long for the vehicle to arrive and that aftersales service has been spotty. He’s also so afraid of running out of elec More

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Times: 200-year wait faced at Fukushima — Plant Chief: “No idea” how to decommission reactors…

Times: 200-year wait faced at Fukushima — Plant Chief: “No idea” how to decommission reactors… “the technology does not exist”; “No viable method” to deal with melted fuel; “So many uncertainties… we don’t have accurate information” — Engineers declared problems ‘insurmountable’
The Times of London, Mar. 27, 2015 (emphasis added): Japan faces 200-year wait for F More

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Electric Car Demand Growing, Global Market Hits 740,000 Units | CleanTechnica

Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing around the world fairly rapidly, according to new analysis from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research — with more than 320,000 new EV registrations in 2014, bringing the total global market up to 740,000 vehicles.

Alongside that, battery suppliers saw strong growth — with total revenue hitting €2 billion ($2.17 billion), accord More

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B.C. brings back car scrap program

Men aged 25 to 34 are the most likely victims in the fatal road mishaps the OPP investigates, the force found in a study of driving fatalities in the past decade.
Published on Mar 27 2015
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The Clean Energy Vehicle for B.C. initiative is an incentive program that stacks alongside another new program called SCRAP-IT, which provides financial ince More

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Analysts Remain Bullish As Apple Inc. Car Rumors Stir

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) never ceases to impress the public with new innovations and acquisitions. This week, Apple has been causing a stir with its rumored entrance into the electric car market, and a new music streaming service.

Apple has neither confirmed nor denied suspicions of developing an electric car, but reports claim that Apple is already receiving materials to build them. Apple More

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Will Obama Executive Action Build Momentum for Electric Cars?

When historians look back at Barack Obama’s record, they won’t be able to say the 44th president was against alternative fuel vehicles. After setting the ambitious goal of getting 1 million EVson U.S. roads and trying to increase the buyer’s incentive to $10,000 for an electric car, Obama has signed an executive order mandating 50% of government fleet vehicle purchases be zero emissions or p More

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One Thing I Think Elon Musk Is Wrong On | CleanTechnica

One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get to read and write about awesome stuff all day — awesome technology, awesome companies, awesome people…. And there’s no denying that Tesla accounts for a big chunk of that awesomeness. We cover tesla rather obsessively, because it does and creates stuff worth covering. Elon Musk is something like the Thomas Edison of our time, imho. I lov More

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Driverless Tesla – Blazing a new Trail in Electric Cars

The Model S of Tesla to become the first driverless car?
With the continued success of the Tesla Model S as an electric car, the carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk is now again on the marketing trail, tweeting incessantly of the new feature that this groundbreaking vehicle would be having, according to Musk, within the next few months.

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Could Charlotte Have Another Electric Car Company?

Tesla has finally created a store in the Charlotte. The high-end sedan has many people excited about not paying for gas. However, not everyone is blown away by the car company. A few days ago, Sean Smith a car enthusiasts decided to pursue his dream of creating an electric sports car. So he decided to create a $500,000 Kickstarter to build a concept car. From the experience of creating the concept More

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Big changes for Georgia consumers buying electric cars | www.wsbtv.com

There are some potentially big changes coming for Georgia consumers looking to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle.

The $5,000 tax credit for consumers purchasing an electric vehicle is likely to end in July.

“I usually drive 400 miles a week so now with this, it’s perfect,” said Nissan Leaf owner Andy Wang.

Wang purchased his Leaf this year and is able to charge it at More

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Seven Unexpected Reasons Why Electric Cars Are The Future | car News @ Top Speed

Sorry, Luddite friends — there’s little doubt at this point that the future of automobiles belongs to the electric motor, but for a lot of reasons you might not have heard before. Internal combustion engines (ICEs) were always a compromise to the economy of cheap and available hydrocarbons, designed to consume them in abundance to produce loads of power in a light, compact and comparatively ch More

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[government news] GreentechLead | DOE extends Clean Cities initiative to five more National Parks

he US department of energy-run Clean Cities National Parks Initiative is expanding to five new parks. Also, the use of alternative fuels will be promoted at three additional parks under the initiative.

The Clean Cities initiative helps the National Parks Service (NPS) safeguard national parks while providing access to them by adopting alternative fuel vehicles, minimizing the use of petrole More

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Utility Investment In EV Charging Infrastructure Can Reduce Rates | Eric Cutter | LinkedInj

Earlier this month, the Indiana Public Utilities Commission rejected Indiana Power & Light’s $12 million EV charging infrastructure proposal saying that

“using ratepayer funds to pay for the infrastructure is unfair since the EV infrastructure would only be utilized by a small set of customers.”
Ratepayer advocates in California oppose utility EV charging applic More

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Tesla’s Musk says to ‘localise’ China output: Xinhua – Yahoo News

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk said on Friday his company plans to “localise production” of electric cars in China over the next three years, state media reported.

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“We have a strong long-term commitment to China and we tend to establish both local production and local engineering in China,” he said in an More

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Japan Plug-In Electric Car Sales Down Again In February, But Nissan Crosses 50,000 LEAFs Sold

Not good news coming from Japan in 2015 as the overall automotive market is shrinking. Sales of cars fell by almost 17% year-over-year to 249,565 in February, while kei cars (engines up to 660 cm3) fell over 15% to 193,755.

Plug-in electric car sales are down year-over-year together with the rest of the market.

Nissan sold some 1,612 LEAFs, which is a decent result, but still 15% les More

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Japan Plug-In Electric Car Sales Down Again In February, But Nissan Crosses 50,000 LEAFs Sold

Not good news coming from Japan in 2015 as the overall automotive market is shrinking. Sales of cars fell by almost 17% year-over-year to 249,565 in February, while kei cars (engines up to 660 cm3) fell over 15% to 193,755.

Plug-in electric car sales are down year-over-year together with the rest of the market.

Nissan sold some 1,612 LEAFs, which is a decent result, but still 15% les More

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Tesla Updating Model S to Improve Safety :: EDGE Boston, MA

Tesla Updating Model S to Improve Safety

Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers’ worries about running out of battery charge – and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.

Tesla’s latest update – which will be beamed to owners automatically in about 10 days – will map out the bes More

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Renault boosts Zoe EV’s range

RENNES, France — Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales.

The longer-range Zoe will go on sale in Europe in the spring, Renault said. It will be less expensive than the current Zoe, which starts at 22,400 euros in France, excluding a government rebate that reduces the price to 16,100 euros.

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Europcar is today launching a new fleet of Nissan LEAF

Leading vehicle rental provider Europcar UK, is committed to moving its fleet to five per cent electric vehicles by 2020 in line with the mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan.
Demonstrating this commitment, Europcar is today launching a new fleet of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles which will be used for delivery and collection of hire cars in the capital.
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San Francisco Bay View » Making money with solar

What is the fastest way to shift our economy from oil to solar?

If a city passes a local law that requires each house sold to be required to install 10 or more solar panels after the sale, this will shift 1 million homes to solar in 2015. Think about that.

This man decided to make installing solar panels on his roof a do-it-yourself project.

The house is for sale, so it is emp More

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Expert: Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70,000 times more than atomic bomb fallout in Japan

Taeko Shinonaga, head of Radioanalytical Laboratory at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (research institution founded jointly by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education & Research and Bavaria’s Finance Ministry), scientists from Technische Universitat Munchen (Germany), Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 2013 meeting (emphasis added): Detection of long-lived plutonium isotop More

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PM Prayut backs the production of electric cars

BANGKOK, 27 Mar 2015 (NNT) – Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee revealed that he has assigned related agencies to study possible approaches to promote the production of electric cars in Thailand within the next 3-5 years.

Mr. Narongchai said his ministry would look into the establishment of charging stations and battery replacement service, or specifically speaking, the strategic locati More

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The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology : Renew Economy

“It’s time to join the revolution.” That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles – plus rooftop solar, plus battery storage – would be as low as 6-8 years by 2020, triggering a massive revolution in the energy industry.

This week, the message has been repeated, but this time by the CEO More

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Writing the Nuclear Meltdown Playbook

Three Mile Island: Writing the Nuclear Accident Playbook

By Arnie Gundersen

People today who are familiar with social media think that TMI means “Too Much Information”. But to me, and anyone listening to the news in 1979, TMI will always represent the disaster at Three Mile Island, when the public received too little information, not too much.

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Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

It’s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models.

While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize.

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Electric Battery Business To Gain Traction Following Strong EV Outlook

U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-California) talking up electric vehicles (EVs) in 2012 (photo credit: Zan Dubin Scott)
People already driving electric cars have fallen in love, as shown by off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings. But for the vast majority of Americans who aren’t yet driving electric, how do we get them charged up?

In our last two blog posts in this series, we talk More

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5 Ways to Get the Masses Charged Up About Electric Cars

U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-California) talking up electric vehicles (EVs) in 2012 (photo credit: Zan Dubin Scott)
People already driving electric cars have fallen in love, as shown by off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings. But for the vast majority of Americans who aren’t yet driving electric, how do we get them charged up?

In our last two blog posts in this series, we talk More

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5 Ways to Get the Masses Charged Up About Electric Cars

U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-California) talking up electric vehicles (EVs) in 2012 (photo credit: Zan Dubin Scott)
People already driving electric cars have fallen in love, as shown by off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings. But for the vast majority of Americans who aren’t yet driving electric, how do we get them charged up?

In our last two blog posts in this series, we talk More

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Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Proposed Settlement of the ECOtality,… — SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2015/PRNewswire/ — The following statement is being issued by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP regarding the ECOtality, Inc. Securities Litigation:

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