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British insurer Direct Line offers Tesla Autopilot discount  -  2 hours ago
Customers with Autopilot can save five percent on insurance premiums.

These six states have the highest electric-car adoption rates in the country  -  3 hours ago
By now, many people would likely produce the correct answer when asked, Where in the U.S. are electric cars most popular? That would be California, which last year had almost seven battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered per 1,000 people. But five other states have more than two plug-in…

Ten Years of Select Economic Data in Graphs  -  4 hours ago
A pet peeve of mine as an economist is giving too much credit to the current quarterback , er...President for [economic] wins and too much blame for [economic] losses. To give a better picture of what's going on with the economy, here are some graphs of the past decade of...

Will Changing Cloud Cover Accelerate Global Warming?  -  4 hours ago
Scientists are beginning to understand whether changing cloud cover will accelerate global warming or slow it down

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis  -  4 hours ago
Battery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based on a survey of "more than 50 companies," states the average cost of a electric-car battery pack is now $209 per…

10 Reasons The Republican Attacks On Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles Are So Smart  -  5 hours ago
Republicans are interesting creatures. There are the voters, and then there are the politicians. The voters like things like clean air, jobs, Social Security, and ice cream. The politicians, on the other hand, like to let corporations pollute as much as they want, have been known to crash a global…

Tesla Semi Truck Answers, Chevy Bolt’s Time At #1, US Electricity Sector’s Fall From #1 Emitter … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)  -  5 hours ago
The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the past week, surprisingly, didn't include a single Tesla story! Just kidding — it was the subject of 5 of the 20 articles and was heavily embedded in some of the others as well. But we did also have some fascinating pieces about other EVs, clean power trends,…

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi: 1,200-plus reservations?  -  5 hours ago
An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm a total of 1,230 reservations for Tesla's new all-electric truck. Elemental Landscapes of Illinois posted a screenshot of its reservation for three Tesla Semi trucks, showing a…

Oil & gas veteran Sparrows buys wind specialist Alpha Offshore  -  5 hours ago
Crane supplier Sparrows Group has acquired Danish wind O&M specialist Alpha Offshore, in a deal that underlines the growing attractiveness of the sector to

No Comment Needed  —  Quotes From The Most Inspiring People We Met At COP23  -  6 hours ago
We have talked to the most inspiring people during the COP23 in Bonn, and those who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Here are some bites of the interviews.

How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe  -  6 hours ago
The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current, is acting strangely. Scientists say it may be on the verge of discharging a huge amount of ice and cold freshwater that could kick off a period of lower temperatures in northern Europe.

Weathered steel and reclaimed materials blend a modern home into the woods  -  7 hours ago
Tonic Design completed a creative new home that uses reclaimed and contemporary materials in Durham.

5 terrible, horrible, anti-sustainability Trump-era policy proposals  -  7 hours ago
Here’s how Washington wants to roll back clean energy and sustainability progress.

10 Minutes with Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund  -  7 hours ago
The nonprofit leader reveals the secret to remaining innovative, 33 years in.

Worlds tallest hybrid timber building to boast Vancouvers most expensive new apartments  -  8 hours ago
New details and renderings have been released of Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House, a collection of luxury homes in what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building.

Local OEMs taking grip of Chinese offshore market: Goldwind  -  8 hours ago
Foreign developers will have an easier ride in China’s offshore wind market than Western turbine suppliers in the years ahead, in a reversal of the current situ

It's the best of times, it's the worst of times for urban mobility  -  8 hours ago
New services can complement public transit, but they also could lead to worsening traffic congestion and other unwelcome effects if not managed.

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