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U.S. Solar Trade Association Expands Board of Directors at Pivotal Moment for Solar Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Four companies, CEP Renewables, Kiewit Energy Group, Monarch Private Capital, and Moss & Associates, are joining the board of directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Additionally, the association named Laura Stern, co-CEO of Nautilus Solar … Read More

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Rhode Island Passes Soonest 100% Renewable Electricity Commitment in USA

Rhode Island is the latest state that has committed to 100% renewable electricity. Earlier this week, Governor Daniel McKee made it official by signing the bill into law that commits Rhode Island to get 100% of its electricity from renewable … Read More

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Norway Grows EV Share – Tesla Model Y Bestseller

Norway’s electric vehicle transition continued to progress in June, with plugin electric vehicle share of 89.9%, up from 84.9% year-on-year. Overall auto volumes were down 27% YoY, to 14,901 units. The Tesla Model Y was the overall bestselling auto, at … Read More

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $4,000 Electric Cargo Truck from China

Light electric vehicles are great for utility work, where companies big and small are exploring replacing their conventional box trucks with smaller electric cargo vehicles. But what if you’re not some big or small company? What if you’re merely a … Read More

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New Scorecards Show Climate Progress of 6 Front-Runner States

RMI releases climate scorecards that track progress of six key US states based on climate commitments and greenhouse gas emissions

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BMW i3 Production Ending

The BMW i3 is a truly unique electric car — or unique car of any kind, for that matter. The i3 is likely to be on the streets of Europe and the US for many years to come. But production … Read More

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XPeng & NIO Score Nearly 30,000 Sales Combined In June

Chinese smart electric vehicle startups XPeng and NIO certainly have their differences — plenty of them — but they’ve also followed almost parallel paths with regards to their production and sales ramp-ups. Also, they both joined the US stock market, … Read More

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Toyota just started its BEV program, but it wasted all its tax credits on hybrids

Toyota has sold its 200,000th plug-in car in the US, meaning its access to the $7,500 federal tax credit will sunset over the course of the next 15 months. The company joins Tesla and GM in no longer qualifying for … Read More

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Bringing EV Fast Charging to Underserved Communities in California

One of the biggest challenges with the transition to electric vehicles is making the transition as equitable as possible. As with most new tech, EVs come at a premium (at the cash register — not over the life of the … Read More

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I Bought a Thing: Hover 1 Rebel Hoverboard Review

You spin me right round, baby, right round …

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Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any US state to reach 100% renewable electricity [update]

Rhode Island has passed a law requiring all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline of any state in the US. more… The post Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any … Read More

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Opinion: EVs will be supply constrained until ICE cars die out

Question: When does an internal-combustion-engined car become valueless? Answer: When the cost of buying or leasing an electric vehicle along with paying for maintenance and miles becomes less expensive than using a free gas car. That’s already been the case … Read More

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