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October 14th, 2020 by Press Release  On September 26, Chinese state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development successfully connected the 2.2 gigawatt (GW) PV plant to the power grid in Hainan Prefecture, northwestern China’s Qinghai Province. This is the world’s first ultra-high voltage power line that delivers 100% renewable energy over long distances and also the world’s
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October 13th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  It’s time for another biweekly top 20 here on CleanTechnica. The following are the 20 stories published on CleanTechnica in the past two weeks that got the most eyeballs. Before that list of top stories, however, let’s run through exclusive content we published in the past two weeks. We
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October 13th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  University researchers examine eagle physiology to inform and improve eagle deterrents Purdue University (Purdue) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) are studying the visual and auditory capabilities of bald and golden eagles to help improve the effectiveness of deterrents used around wind energy facilities. Findings from this
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Monika Skolimowska | picture alliance | Getty Images As the world looks to move towards a low-carbon future, the potential of “green hydrogen” — which is produced using renewable energy — has garnered increasing interest from businesses, governments and investors alike. In the last few years, major firms including Repsol, Siemens Energy, Orsted and BP
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October 12th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on American Center for Mobility. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $7 million in funding for Michigan-based cybersecurity company, The Dream Team LLC (DTLLC) to develop a first-of-its-kind infrastructure that protects the electric grid from cyberattacks on electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle
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October 11th, 2020 by Press Release  The competition is on for Africa’s largest solar awards ceremony. Solar companies and solar individuals have responded with great interest to the inaugural AFSIA Solar Awards competition, the African solar industry’s premier awards ceremony. More than 130 entries have been received for this competition, coming from all corners of
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Oil pipelines, pumping rigs, and electrical transmission lines dot the landscape along California’s “Petroleum Highway” (Highway 33) running along the northwestern side of the San Joaquin Valley on April 24, 2020, near McKittrick, California. George Rose | Getty Images News | Getty Images Despite a grim demand outlook for energy as the coronavirus pandemic continues
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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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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said it’s time to start taking hydrogen energy seriously as the technology emerges as a reliable alternative energy source. “If you want to speculate on a sexy long-term story, I’m bullish on hydrogen,” the “Mad Money” host said. Cramer has been skeptical of bullish trading activity in red-hot speculative stocks,
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October 8th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  Brush up on your knowledge of wind! This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy” series. By Liz Hartman Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2018 grew to 379
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October 8th, 2020 by George Harvey  Image from the National Park Service Digital Image Archives, public domain, Wikimedia Commons President Trump has claimed to be economically successful based on a rather small set of metrics. One is joblessness data. Another is the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJI). There are people who believe in his success,
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Global climate- and green-tech accelerator Elemental Excelerator just announced its newest cohort of 19 tech companies it said would be “ground-breakers and market-makers.” Here are five up-and-comers in Cohort 9 in the green-tech energy, mobility, and climate change sectors. This year, the growth-stage companies selected by Elemental, which has offices in California and Hawaii, not
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Silvia Lucci, her husband (left), and son (right) are part of the family team behind LUHV Foods, and its successful outposts, such as their vegan deli at Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market. Julietta Lucci When Jennifer Rodriguez relocated to Philadelphia in the late ’90s, the once-bustling South Philly neighborhood of Italian Market was in decay.
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Nikola founder Trevor Milton has sued a Utah businessman for defamation, accusing him of a “malicious campaign to harass” and discredit the billionaire by publicly accusing him over Twitter of sexually abusing women, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. David Bateman, the founder and CEO of software company Entrata, started tweeting about Milton in late September, posting
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October 6th, 2020 by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai  The majority of vehicles (ICE or EV) that are imported into most of sub-Saharan Africa are used vehicles from Europe, Asia, and America. Record EV sales are being registered across several key source markets such as Germany for left-hand drive vehicles and the United Kingdom for right-hand drive
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Siemens Energy The newly-listed Siemens Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens Mobility to “jointly develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.” Announced on Monday, the partnership is the latest example of companies attempting to ramp up and expand the use of hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The collaboration will look to produce “a standardized
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