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New wind and solar power costs less than keeping old coal running

New wind and solar power costs less than keeping old coal running

From an environmental standpoint, it's rare that buying something new can have a lower impact that keeping whatever's old. But that's what's happening with renewable energy now, according to a new report published by Energy Innovation. For most of their history, the knock on renewable wind and... read more

March 29, 2019 by -
 
Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019

Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News

A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

UN global climate report restores hope, lays out roadmap

A new UN report on global climate change isn't quite as dire as one it issued last October. That special report on warming of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius)... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

As Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be... read more February 20, 2019 by


 
Honda wind farm in Brazil

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

There's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 26, 2019 by


 
Path projection system for self-driving cars

Dyson gets serious, charging with AI, Ghosn resigns: Today's Car News

Americans are taking climate change more seriously, and a majority think the government should do something about it, two new studies show. A startup company thinks it has a... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Most Americans plan action to alleviate climate change

There's nothing like hitting people where they live to goad them into action. After a year of record fires in California and floods in Texas and on the East Coast, more... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Lifting the hammer: Germany considers limits on Autobahn speeds

Efforts to curb global warming have led Germany to propose limiting speeds on its famous Autobahns. Facing heavy fines from the European Union if it fails to meet... read more January 22, 2019 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Faster fast chargers, Hyundai fuel cells, Prius and e-tron drives: The Week in Reverse

Which company's promised new diesel SUV won't be coming to America after all? What technology did Green Car Reports find we were happy won't make it to America in an electric... read more December 15, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric... read more December 13, 2018 by


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In... read more December 8, 2018 by


 
Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

Audi e-tron first drive, how to buy a Rivian, Toyota Prius AWD-e tech: Today's Car News

We had the first chance to drive the new electric Audi e-tron quattro SUV. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian says it plans to follow Tesla's lead in selling cars directly... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

Report: Global CO2 emissions at record levels in 2018

Blame China—and India. Global carbon emissions are on the rise, and hit record levels in 2018, after remaining flat in 2016 and experiencing a small gain last year, a... read more December 7, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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