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The EV Marketplace Heats Up As “Tesla Killers” Are Rolled Out

The EV Marketplace Heats Up As “Tesla Killers” Are Rolled Out

Chinese automakers, Volkswagen, and BMW…

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Qatar’s plan to produce 20…

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5 Biofuel Trends to Watch Out for in 2013

Jan 07, 2013 at 17:00 | Biofuels Digest

Despite a relatively down year with respect to investment and production capacity expansion, the biofuels industry grew modestly in 2012, continuing a shift from first generation facilities to next generation,…

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New Charging Algorithm can Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

Jan 07, 2013 at 16:51 | Futurity

A new charging algorithm could extend battery life for the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the US.Batteries for Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999, just like automotive batteries, are…

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U.S. Congress Breaths Life into Wind Energy

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. government announced this week it was issuing a request to see whether or not there was any competitive interest in leasing more than 100 square miles of an…

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Germany's Nuke Plants Closed, but - Where to Store their Waste?

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:48 | John Daly

The global nuclear power industry, having survived the near death experience of the 11 March 2011 disaster at Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex still has an ongoing problem worldwide…

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Clean Tech Investments Plunged in 2012

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:45 | Environmental Finance

Global investments in clean technologies tanked in 2012, as investors shied away from capital-intensive deals and technology risks, according to Cleantech Group.The San Francisco-based analysis firm’s preliminary 2012…

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Improved Charging Technology Vital for Progress of EV Market

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:34 | Matthew Stepp

Improving energy storage technology is widely recognized as essential to the viability of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), therefore a core technology for dramatically reducing transportation greenhouse gas emissions. But the…

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Are Wind Subsidies the Best Use of Taxpayers Cash?

Jan 03, 2013 at 16:09 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. taxpayers are in better than $16 billion dollars now and just got hooked for another $12.1 billion more.  That’s $161,333 per for 75,000 jobs.  Admittedly, compared to…

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Warren Buffett Expands Renewables Holdings

Jan 02, 2013 at 17:02 | Jen Alic

With tax credits expiring on 31 December, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holding’s Co. has managed to complete construction of two wind farms in California—adding another major project to its hungry…

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Will Japan Embrace Geothermal Power to Move Away from Nuclear?

Dec 31, 2012 at 12:52 | John Daly

Despite the recent victory of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, which is pro-nuclear and won a nationwide parliamentary vote on 16 December, issues surrounding the country’s nuclear energy policies will not…

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Are EV's Ready to Meet Society's Demands?

Dec 28, 2012 at 18:13 | Barry Stevens

What has not been said of Electric Vehicles? A Google search of “EV” results in 71,900,000 hits. Talk of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and all-electric…

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