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Export-Import Bank Holds 2014 Annual Conference

With a blog post by CEO Elon Musk entitled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” – that’s a reference to an old Internet meme, not poor grammar – Telsa Motors has gone open source. Henceforth, Musk wrote on Thursday, “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use… Keep reading →

An employee controls a valve at a natura

The giant Groningen natural gas field in the Netherlands’ northeastern countryside supplies much of Europe’s natural gas, but earthquakes in the region have been occurring more frequently as the field ages. The Dutch government ordered Shell and ExxonMobil to cut back production to 80% of the volume produced in 2013 – which amounts to an… Keep reading →

2013 World Solar Challenge Static Scrutineering

That may be an understatement There has been a flurry of reports coming from all directions leading to similar conclusions, namely the demise of the traditional utility business model. The latest is a March 2014 report from an unlikely source, Morgan Stanley, concluding that “improvements in batteries and distributed generation could partly or completely eliminate… Keep reading →

General Images Of Electric Vehicle Recharging And Battery Changing Station In Beijing

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the major cause of harsh climate change around the world, and transportation accounts for 15% of global GHG emissions. In the US, the transportation sector’s portion of GHG emissions accounts for 28%‎[1]‎[2]. With the increasing number of automobile vehicles on the roads each day, there is a serious need to transform… Keep reading →

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Call it the Tesla Truck, the Tesla Pickup Truck, or the Tesla-150, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it clear that the electric carmaker plans to make a pickup truck. In fact, he couldn’t be clearer: he plans to make something to compete with the best-selling light-duty vehicle on American roads: the Ford F-150.… Keep reading →

Ben Tesla

It was finally time to prove the concept.  If you can drive your electric vehicle (EV) not just around the corner, but also a thousand miles down the highway to south Florida in one day, then I think you’ve proven you really don’t need petroleum any more.  Here’s how it went.  (Well, you may not… Keep reading →

chrysalix

For many of us who have been in the cleantech industry for the past decade, together we are trying to build the new energy economy. We are coming from an era where an adolescent industry tried to push technologies that weren’t mature into the hands of early adopter customers who were willing to pay a… Keep reading →

battery-glow

Originally Posted on TheEnergyCollective.com Before the massive electrical grids and power lines that our current infrastructure relies so heavily upon, batteries were the way we created electricity. As batteries advanced, so did our technological capabilities. From lead-acid to lithium ion, battery technologies dominate the majority our our everyday gadgets, appliances, and amenities. If you don’t believe… Keep reading →

Electronic Car Maker Telsa Reports Quarterly Earnings

States are battling to entice Tesla Motors to construct a $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant within their borders that could bring as many as 6,500 jobs. This Greentech Media article highlights recent news coming from each potential location – Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona – and suggests reasons why the factory should be built… Keep reading →

solarinfo

You may have heard about the recent 60 Minutes segment that inexplicably reported the cleantech sector was in steep decline. There are quite a few reports out there breaking down the many fallacies of that segment, with most correctly concluding the sector is not dead, it is in fact booming and evidence of that surging momentum is everywhere you look. Consider these… Keep reading →

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