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November 27th, 2020 by Johnna Crider  Tesla, a company focused on sustainability and renewables, is now the 6th most valuable company in the United States. It just overtook Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc’s market cap. Tesla’s market cap reached $555.24 billion today and only trails Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook. Apple is the most
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I’ve been riding electric bicycles for over a decade, and electric scooters for the better part of that decade. Nothing has proven to be a better form of quick, reliable, and inexpensive personal transportation. And thanks to this year’s Black Friday sales, now these awesome little commuter vehicles are getting even cheaper! Down below are
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November 24th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve
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November 24th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve
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Nissan is reportedly in talks with a little-known US electric pickup startup called Hercules to build an electric version of its Titan pickup truck. It would be joining Tesla, Ford, Rivian, and others into electrifying the important segment in the US. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is in talks with Hercules Electric Vehicles: “The Japanese automaker
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November 24th, 2020 by Press Release  Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that Boralex US Solar CIA LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, has entered into binding agreements with Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC (“CRE”) and certain other investors to acquire their controlling interests in seven solar plants,
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Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, cofounder of the Street, and former stockbroker and hedge fund manager, spoke with Katherine Ross, correspondent at the Street, earlier today. Here’s what Cramer had to say to Ross about Joe Biden, Janet Yellen being chosen for secretary of the treasury, green energy, General Electric, and Big Oil. Jim Cramer’s Take
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November 23rd, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  CleanTechnica has been diligently and obsessively covering cleantech industries for more than a decade. We’ve seen many good news sites come and go, because it’s simply hard to be a profitable and large niche media company in this day and age. We’re still enthusiastically rolling along and publishing a
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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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How can Americans break through the partisan divide when it comes to talking about the climate crisis? Scientists rank five types of soft drink containers from best to worst for the environment. Small farmers globally are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Here’s the help they’re getting. And more… The majority of Americans agree that addressing
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Invenergy, a Chicago-based global developer and operator of green energy generation and storage, announced a 1,310-megawatt solar farm in northeastern Texas on Wednesday. It will be the largest in the US upon completion. The solar farm is currently under construction. The Samson Solar Energy Center, as it’s called, will support five major consumer brands and supply power
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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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November 18th, 2020 by Brad Rouse  Dividends are fabulous. In investing, dividends pay you to wait while your investments grow.  If we aggressively pursue the energy transition, every one of us will receive dividends as we invest in a brighter future. As is the case with many investments, the energy transition may be justified (and
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Elon Musk is teasing Tesla’s upcoming ‘v11’ software update to be released during the holidays and the CEO promises that Tesla will release features that have been request and some new surprise features that we don’t know about. Tesla is consistently pushing new over-the-air software updates to its fleet with improvements to existing features and