Monday, April 1, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world's #1 cleantech or clean energy website:


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$50,000 For A Good Fuel Economy App, Courtesy Ford

Reposted from EV Obsession: The Ford Motor Company has recently announced a $50,000 challenge for today’s best app developers. Looking to regain the claimed fuel economy of some of its hybrids, Ford is offering a $50,000 award to developers who can create the best mobile or web-based apps that will help customers easily access their personal fuel-economy performance data and increase their fuel economy. Based upon the OpenXC platform, the apps will allow customers the ability to learn … Read More

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Oil Spill In Arkansas — Wabasca Heavy Crude

It’s really hard to see why we aren’t moving off of this stuff faster — switching to electric cars at the pace of a neutrino. From Planetsave: Oil Running Down The Road, Oil Pipeline Spill In Mayflower, Arkansas (via Planetsave) "We can see oil running down the road like a river," explains a Mayflower resident. Crude oil has leaked and this is extremely unfortunate to Mayflower, Arkansas; damaging neighborhoods, and possibly endangering Lake Conrad. The … Read More

Oil Spill In Arkansas — Wabasca Heavy Crude was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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LA Zipcar Fleet Now Includes 2013 Honda Fit EVs

Zipcar, the top carsharing network in the world, just announced that it is introducing the 2013 Honda Fit EV into its Los Angeles fleet of vehicles. The addition comes as a result of Zipcar’s recently created partnership with Honda, which will see the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line electric and hybrid vehicle make their way into the car-sharing network’s fleet. “We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Fit EVs to our members in the Los Angeles … Read More

LA Zipcar Fleet Now Includes 2013 Honda Fit EVs was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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SolarCity Expanding Operations Into Nevada

SolarCity, one of the top solar energy providers in the United States, recently announced its planned expansion to Nevada. With the support of Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Office of Economic Development, the Solarcity expansion is predicted to create hundreds of new jobs in the area over the next several years. In the 2012 fiscal year, Solarcity installed a total of 156 megawatts (MW) of solar,  and 47 MW in the fourth quarter. Solarcity also finished out the … Read More

SolarCity Expanding Operations Into Nevada was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Algal Biofuels, EVs, Hydrogen-Powered Cars (Exclusive Interview With NREL Director Dan Arvizu)

During my January trip to Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week*, I got to sit down with the director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Dan Arvizu, and talk to him about a variety of cleantech topics. Actually, I got to interview him twice. I’m publishing a few videos from the interviews, with the one below being the second (the first was on the topic of distributed energy / distributed solar). This video … Read More

Algal Biofuels, EVs, Hydrogen-Powered Cars (Exclusive Interview With NREL Director Dan Arvizu) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar Leasing Companies More Diverse Than You Think

Reposted from Greentech Media with permission: By Shayle Kann Last month GTM Research published a report on the U.S. residential solar financing landscape. We undertook that research partly because we perceived a general lack of understanding of both who the residential third-party ownership (TPO) companies are and how they are differentiated. This article describes the key areas in which we classify those vendors and updates our ever-growing vendor taxonomy. Prior to 2010, there were few residential TPO vendors. SolarCity … Read More

Solar Leasing Companies More Diverse Than You Think was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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China Restarting EV Subsidies, Says BYD Chairman

China’s latest electric vehicle subsidy program recently ended, back in December, but now it looks like a new program to replace is already on the fast track to approval. BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu was quoted as saying that a new program could be implemented as soon as April. Details of the new subsidy are as of now unknown, but the previous one amounted to around $9,700 per vehicle, so there’s hope the new one will … Read More

China Restarting EV Subsidies, Says BYD Chairman was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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