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  • German agency doubts benefits of incentives to trade in old diesels: report

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The German Environment Agency (UBA) is doubtful about the environmental benefits of introducing incentives for drivers of older diesel vehicles to trade them in for newer models, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Traffic signs which ban diesel cars are installed by workers at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg,

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  • 10 Years After 1st Car, Tesla Production Rate = 300,000–400,000* Cars A Year

    Cars Published on September 22nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan September 22nd, 2018 by Zachary Shahan  One of the most bewildering criticisms of Tesla that I routinely see is that it can’t mass produce cars. A common variation of that is that Tesla can’t quickly ramp up production. I

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  • Solar Diverters Can Supply Solar Hot Water From A Rooftop Array, Without Adding Any Extra Plumbing

    Clean Power Published on September 22nd, 2018 | by Derek Markham September 22nd, 2018 by Derek Markham  Installing a solar diverter can essentially help convert a home’s hot water heater into an energy storage system, allowing solar homeowners increase their self-consumption during peak production hours. The conventional method of

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  • DOE Awards More Than $3 Million For High Performance Computing Manufacturing

    Manufacturing Published on September 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson September 22nd, 2018 by Jake Richardson  The U.S. Department of Energy has granted almost $3.8 million for 13 industry projects in the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program, which operates in various national labs like LLNL, LBNL, Oak Ridge, and Sandia.

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  • Space Station Earth

    Agriculture Published on September 22nd, 2018 | by Andy Miles September 22nd, 2018 by Andy Miles  The idea of “Spaceship Earth” has been around for a while, but I prefer the idea of “Space Station Earth.” After all, the Earth has no propulsion system, but like a space station

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  • South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina communities along waterways near the Atlantic coast were racing on Saturday to prepare for the possible onslaught of dangerous flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. Flooding is seen in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2018 in this picture

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  • 70-Year-Old Goes On Australia Road Trip In Her Tesla Model S

    Cars Published on September 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor September 22nd, 2018 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on EVANNEX.By Charles Morris Electric vehicles aren’t just for young Silicon Valley hipsters. The latest to join the ranks of EV pioneers is septuagenarian retired farmer Sylvia Wilson, who recently drove a Tesla

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  • In Germany, E-Mobility Startups Are Filling The Gaps

    September 22nd, 2018 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EVANNEX. Last month, another remarkable milestone came to fruition for the Silicon Valley Automaker. Eric Loveday reports (via InsideEVs), “It’s hard to believe it, but indeed it’s true. In the month of August, the Tesla Model 3 alone outsold all passenger cars from BMW.” Meanwhile,

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  • U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining

    (Reuters) – New mining claims should be banned for 20 years on more than 30,000 acres north of Yellowstone National Park to preserve scenery, wildlife habitat, waterways and outdoor recreation that fuels tourism in nearby Montana towns, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.   The recommendation to withdraw 30,370 acres of the Custer Gallatin National

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  • ‘You better pray:’ More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

    RALEIGH (Reuters) – Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. The county of 60,000 people, on the Atlantic coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, is one of

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