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Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal has questioned President Donald Trump‘s role in recent peace talks between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Speaking to CNBC on Tuesday, Prince Turki said Trump had not been honest on the issue of Palestinian statehood. The prince added that his father, the late King Faisal, who ruled
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September 22nd, 2020 by Press Release  McDonald’s just introduced a flagship restaurant located west of Disney on Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida. The opening of this restaurant demonstrates the company’s steadfast commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency as it will become a Zero Energy Building, its first Zero Emissions restaurant in the US. McDonald’s wanted to
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September 22nd, 2020 by Brad Rouse  For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year.  The 2035 Report, a product of a team led by UCAL Berkeley and GridLab, explores a 2035 US energy system that is 90% carbon
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CEO and founder of U.S. Nikola Trevor Milton Massimo Pinca | Reuters Shares of Nikola opened Monday at their lowest price since the company went public June 4 after company founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton announced his resignation overnight. The stock was down as much as 30% in premarket trading before opening at $24.97. The shares rebounded a
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Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first emissions-free commercial aircraft that could enter service by 2035 — and all would run on hydrogen. Each concept explores different technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations to achieve net zero. The Toulouse, France-headquartered company’s three aircraft concepts are all codenamed “ZEROe.” The three concepts are: Upper left
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September 20th, 2020 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Reducing Exposure and Improving Performance in the Real Economy By Ned Harvey, Taku Ide, & Ebun Ayandele Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services — a $30 billion-plus combination of software and service industries — has enabled dramatic advances in corporate performance. It empowers insight and intelligence-driven strategies and
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Tesla has reintroduced the ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ option – offering a cheaper alternative to the ‘Full Self-Driving’ package for existing owners. Over the last few years, Tesla has changed its Autopilot options and pricing so many times, it has been hard to follow. Finally, the automaker ended up making the Autopilot’s Autosteer and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control standard on
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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September 17th, 2020 by Johnna Crider  I recently wrote this article that highlighted one written by Micheal E. Mann, who pointed out how President Trump is a threat to the planet. That article, in a nutshell, cited several others that pointed out the damage Trump has caused to the environment through his executive orders and
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September 17th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on Transport & Environment.By Eoin Bannon The -55% climate target, announced this week, makes the EU Green Deal the most ambitious climate initiative in the world, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. But European Commission president Ursual von der Leyen risks undermining her own efforts
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September 17th, 2020 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease. Natural gas generator costs also decreased slightly in 2018. From 2013
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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September 17th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  As I’ve been writing recently, solar power prices just keep on dropping. How much? Well, enough that it makes financial sense for Google to buy subsidy-free solar power in extremely northerly (i.e., grey) Denmark. Denmark is not a sunny country. If you are familiar with the region, no commentary
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Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are more than two-and-a-half-times greater than official test levels, new research claims. Published this week, the analysis — conducted by the Transport & Environment campaign group and supported by environmental organization Greenpeace U.K. — stated that, on average, “typical” plug-in hybrid
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The Teleport Mobility swappable battery system, a newly designed open source standard, hopes to make some order in the wild west of e-bike and e-scooter battery packs. Electric bikes and e-scooters are great, hands down. But what about their batteries? With each company operating their own proprietary batteries, these packs are often the weak links.
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September 16th, 2020 by Saurabh  Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments Actis Acquires 400 Megawatt Solar Capacity From Acme
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SINGAPORE — Oil prices have plunged during the pandemic and the sector’s crisis could get worse as new investments are unlikely to flow in, experts said at an energy conference this week. Pandemic-related movement restrictions stopped people from commuting and traveling, drastically reducing oil usage. Earlier this year, the May contract for U.S. benchmark West Texas
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September 16th, 2020 by Press Release  The wind market in the USA is entering a new phase, where demand will be driven by wind energy’s cost-competitiveness, the phase out of the production tax credit (PTC), and states looking to address the climate crisis. In this changing and growing market, Vestas must execute at unprecedented levels
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Electrify America has announced a significant update to its pricing structure resulting in lower prices — mainly through the introduction of kWh-based pricing. With the charging industry still being somewhat recent, charging networks are trying to navigate a complex market that involves working closely with electric utilities and automakers. Now after operating and growing its