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Platio integrates solar panels in pedestrian walkways and street furniture:


Our roads, pedestrian pathways and street furniture can spend much of their days just sitting there doing nothing. Budapest startup Platio has spent the last couple of years developing a modular, self-contained ...


Why wasn't Mark Zuckerberg allowed to meet with Glacier's climate expert?:


With the park a ground zero of sorts for the unmistakable signs that warming and melting of glaciers is speeding up, the decision to keep a visitor -- and a celebrity at that -- from meeting with a scientist-in-residence, ...


Mark Zuckerberg Visits Glacier National Park - Goodby Glaciers:


I'm spending the afternoon at Glacier National Park in Montana with some National Park Service Rangers. The impact of climate change is very clear at Glacier. In the last hundred years, the average ...


Al Gore's crusade to save the world:


A huge iceberg -- said to be the size of Delaware -- broke off from the Antarctic Peninsula. It's one of the largest ever recorded. But scientists differ on whether it can be blamed directly on climate ...


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The crack that changed the Earth forever:


One of the largest icebergs ever recorded -- 1 trillion tons, twice the volume of Lake Erie and roughly the size of Delaware -- broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica. Editors, USA TODAY Full ...


Aerial photos show how friggin' huge Tesla's Gigafactory is:




Nano light detector may mean smaller solar panels:




Coal no longer fuels America. But the legacy -- and the myth -- remain.:


Coal mining, celebrated with rhinestones and pageantry, is an enduring legacy rather than a thriving enterprise. Which is coal country's problem, and the challenge for its boosters. We're stuck on the ...


Tesla is building the world's biggest battery in Australia - up and running within 100 days or it's free:


Tesla's Powerwalls are starting to find their way into homes, and one of their main selling points is the way they can keep a home up and running during a blackout. Now the company has ambitious plans ...


Scotland is powering cars using whisky:


The country that has been synonymous with producing world-class whisky for centuries is now powering cars with its most famous export. Scotland is the first place anywhere on the planet to test a car ...
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Google-Alphabet turns 'moonshot' into business with promise of cheaper geothermal heating and cooling for homes:


The new firm spun off from Google parent Alphabet was born in the company's "X" division for experimental "moonshots," but it actually represents the opposite of a moonshot. Dandelion looks not toward ...


Hawaiian Electric Seeks Approval for Leaner, Meaner $205M Grid Modernization Plan:




Stephen Hawking says Trump's Paris decision could induce irreversible climate change:


Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking could very well be the world's most famous scientist. He's also one of the more outspoken ones, and recently talked with the BBC on his views about President ...


Shoppers in London can turn footsteps into electricity:




Mountains Are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World:


“If we continue going on with business as usual, at the end of this century, our planet will be dominated by cockroaches, not humans.” – Steve Running *** The ecology of mountains around the ...


EPA chief Scott Pruitt pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science:


The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a governmentwide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus ...


Utility proceeds with big $3.5 billion wind investment in top coal state:


President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back coal and climate-change regulations aren't discouraging a utility from making a $3.5 billion investment in wind energy, the bulk of which will build dozens ...


Climate change will hit these U.S. economies hardest:




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Want to be Green? Forget Mass Transit. Work at Home.:


Expanding mass-transit systems is a pillar of green and "new urbanist" thinking, but with few exceptions, the idea of ever-larger numbers of people commuting into an urban core ignores a major shift in ...


New, bigger incentives for electric cars could be ahead in California:


California could be poised to set up more generous rebates and incentives for electric vehicle buyers -- and not just affluent drivers cruising in Teslas. Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is ...


Tesla Has Reduced Electricity Costs for Homeowners by 92%:


Imagine living in a four-bedroom house with a large array of appliances that are driven by a whole lot of electricity. After adding up the costs to power your home in previous years, you find that you'd ...


Hot mic records troubling conversation about solar regulations in Montana:


Montana's new terms for small solar projects might have been knowingly set to discourage development, based on a conversation caught last week on a hot mic. Speaking with staff during a mid-session ...


Montana has the smallest renewable energy incentives in the region after regulator's vote:


Solar energy's prospects dimmed in Montana on Thursday as state regulators retooled incentives for renewable energy development. Montana's Public Service Commission voted to dramatically cut the guaranteed ...


A French smart city network is going global to fight climate change:


DataCity wants to helps cities around the world become smarter, greener, and more efficient A new initiative between French startups and C40 Cities, a global coalition of cities battling climate ...


Decoupling - Xcel Energy gets go-ahead to modernize power grid and recoup costs:




Bitter scientific debate erupts over the future of America's power grid:


Scientists are engaged in an increasingly bitter and personal feud over how much of the United States' power it can get from renewable sources, with a large group of scientists taking aim at a popular ...


BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource:




Tesla kills the duck with big batteries:


One of the problems that comes from reliance on solar power is the "duck curve" where the solar panels produce more power than is needed during the day, and standby power is needed in the evening when ...

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