Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

2016 Was A Record-Breaking Year For Solar In Australia

By Guest Contributor At one point, 2016 looked like an abysmal year for Australian solar. But 2016 turned out to be record breaking year for solar, in many regards. Here are some of the highlights. 2016 Was A Record-Breaking Year For Solar In Australia was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join…

Hamburg Considers Innovative Underground Heat Storage Scheme

By Guest Contributor Institutions in Hamburg are proposing to build a large underground thermal heat storage system that could supply roughly a quarter of the city’s heating needs with waste heat from industrial and power plants. If successful, it would make Vattenfall’s plans to realise a CO2-neutral district heating network superfluous. It could also serve…

How To Organize In The Age Of Trump

By Guest Contributor Environmental justice groups operate at the intersection of progressive issues, where liberal constituencies find common cause. Organizers don’t talk about the environment or climate as discrete issues. Rather, they link climate to jobs, health and social justice. They advocate for a just economy, where everyone has the right to be safe and…

Elon: Save A Life With Your Tesla, We’ll Cover The Cost

By Zachary Shahan To kick things off, as reported on sister site Gas2: Tesla will reward a Good Samaritan in Germany by paying to repair his Model S after it was damaged in a daring highway rescue Elon: Save A Life With Your Tesla, We’ll Cover The Cost was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read…

Kia To Introduce All-Electric Niro In 2018

By James Ayre Kia will be bringing an all-electric version of the Niro to market in 2018, going by recent comments from the chief operating officer of Kia Motors Europe, Michael Cole Kia To Introduce All-Electric Niro In 2018 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+…

Senate confirms Oklahoma’s Scott Pruitt to head EPA

By Kelsey Misbrener Photo: Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to head the EPA today in a 52-46 vote. According to the Hill, “Pruitt’s confirmation came despite repeated pleas from Democrats to delay the vote due to ongoing litigation regarding emails that a liberal group had…

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Service Adds Bolt EVs in LA

By Tim Healey For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and…

Crazy things Scott Pruitt said

By Nick Rosen “CARNAGE”: Scott Pruitt will lay waste to AmericaThe new head of the EPA has vowed to dismantle US environmental protections. No suprises there, given his previous record. Once he has laid waste to the environment, here are some indicators about what he might try to ruin next ABORTION LAW “Parents should be…

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