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Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

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 opportunity of this event as a chance to measure demand on the power grid. In a detailed study of power demand during the severest... read more

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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


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the tipping point for electric cars, which executives from VW and ChargePoint say is already here, and whether it has come soon enough to save the planet's... read more December 3, 2018 by


 
Rich Rebuilds flooded Tesla Model S, via YouTube

New report shows oceans warming much faster than anticipated (Updated)

Update: The scientists behind this study have updated their report in the journal Nature acknowledging key errors in the study. The note that the data regarding scientific... read more November 14, 2018 by


 
Forest

Study draws link between climate and weather—via jet stream

For some, the evidence of global warming is hard to accept, especially when it has been difficult to draw the link between individual storms and an increase in atmospheric... read more November 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a... read more November 1, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA: Cleaner power generation offset increase of vehicle emissions in 2017

U.S. emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Catastrophic climate effects could hit by 2040, UN report says

Two decades. That's all the time world leaders have to reverse emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid inundating coastal cities, killing off coral reefs and their attendant... read more October 9, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the... read more August 29, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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