Some reminders why we do what we do. Some good climate resources. Some climate science news. And some climate policy & politics news. What Will Be The Biggest Political Story Of 2032? (Climate Progress) Temperature History Proves Earth Is Hottest It’s Been In 11,300 Years (Planetsave) Bombshell: Recent Warming Is 'Amazing And Atypical' And Poised To Destroy Stable Climate That Enabled Civilization (Climate Progress) Climate Change Compendium From NASA (Green Building Elements) Interview: Probing Impact Of Warming On World’s Food … Read More
Didn’t get enough solar, wind, EV, or bike news from us this week? Check out these 11 stories: Solar & Wind Combining Social & Energy Policy Analysis: Renewables Turn Utilities Into Dinosaurs of the Energy World Other People's Money: How Crowdfunding Lowers Cost of Solar 40×35: A Zero-Carbon Energy Target for the World's Largest Economies Bikes Chaining Bicycles to Economic Development Bicycling Means Business: How Cycling Enriches People and Cities Congress Comes to the Bike Summit … Read More
Toyota, like many other manufacturers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), have been trying to get these new, efficient, and expensive vehicles off the ground. The Japanese manufacturer wants to sell as many as 13,000 Prius plug-in hybrids this year and is offering significant discounts to attain that target (especially in Manhattan). Toyota will mark down the price of the 2012 Prius plug-in hybrid by $6,500 in parts of Manhattan. And it will mark down … Read More
Beijing is about to introduce a variety of new policies that should help to speed up the rate of electric vehicle adoption in the city, and help to reduce its dangerous levels of air pollution, according to state media reports. Among the most significant of these new policies is a £13,000 subsidy for electric vehicles. Another is a complete bypass of the infamous license plate lottery. “Officials are working on plans to introduce a new … Read More
Tesla Motors has been facing some opposition from The Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) with regards to its plan to begin opening retail stores in Minnesota. MADA recently introduced a law which would make it illegal for carmakers to operate dealerships within the state, shortly after they became aware of the California-based electric-vehicle company’s plans. Current law prohibits carmakers from directly competing against dealers who sell the same make of car. The proposed law … Read More
Looking to put an abandoned, open pit iron mine to good use, Toronto's Northland Power intends to transform the former Bethlehem Steel site between Ottawa and Toronto into a 400 megawatt (MW) pumped hydro power storage facility.
If you really want an indicator of just how close we are to a more sustainable energy future, take a look at what’s going on over at United Arab Emirates (UAE), deep in the heart of the world’s most notoriously prolific petroleum-exporting region. UAE’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has been talking up the potential for oil exporting states to transition out of dependency on petroleum and into a more diverse economic model based … Read More
… but I’m about to justify (or at least rationalize) the failure. Two years in a row, our CleanTechnica reader surveys indicated that most of our readers (or at least most survey respondents) didn’t want us to publish 10+ stories a day. Unfortunately (but fortunately), there’s a ton of big cleantech news to cover every day. As such, we just haven’t been able to keep below 10 articles very often. Since I’m feeling a bit … Read More