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World’s Space Agencies (Sans US & Russia) Propose New Space Climate Observatory On Eve Of One Planet Summit

On the eve of the One Planet Summit in France on Tuesday, representatives from space agencies around the world met at the French National Centre for Space Studies and adopted the Paris Declaration, which proposes setting up a Space Climate Observatory to pool climate data from space satellites and make them available to scientists around the world. 

UK Vows At One Planet Summit To Lead Coal Phase-Out & Support World’s Poorest In Addressing Climate Change

Attending French Presidents Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet Summit this week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that her country will lead the way in phasing-out coal while also committing £140 million of new funding to support the world's poorest communities in addresssing the effects of climate change. 

World Bank, ING, & AXA Announce Fossil Fuel Divestment Worth Billions

Three of the world's biggest financial institutions -- the World Bank, ING, and AXA -- have all announced this week on the sidelines of the One Planet Summit in France plans to divest from fossil fuels including coal, oil, and gas. 

ExxonMobil Agrees To Increase Climate Disclosure

Multinational oil and gas megalith ExxonMobil has this week agreed to increase its level of climate disclosure in the wake of shareholders voting in favor to instruct the company to produce an annual report on the risks of climate change and government policies. 

Another Embarrassment For Trump, Offshore Wind Energy Edition

Yet more evidence that President Trump can't control his own cabinet: Energy Secretary Touts New Offshore Wind Energy Consortium

Ouch, Ford Doesn’t Believe Electric Cars Are Good Enough For Autonomous Driving

Ford is a different kind of carmaker. Part of the Big Three, it sometimes looks content to be away from the GM and Chrysler fight and sometimes surprises us with innovations. Although it gave us a great little electric vehicle (EV) and...Show More Summary

Tesla Semi Price × Orders = $47 Million to $55 Million in Tesla Revenue (with Assumptions)

How much money will Tesla make on its semi truck business? What will the average selling price be? What will the profit margin be? What are the end results in revenue and profits for Tesla

Cleantech: Reaching A Zero Carbon Economy

Major cities all around the world will play an increasingly important role in addressing the challenges of climate change in the near future, and Berlin is at the forefront of this race to reach a zero carbon economy. The German capital wants to be seen as a pioneer, and is the ideal example to illustrate that even large urban areas can achieve climate neutrality.

Single Use Plastic Problems Tackled with Water Purification Solutions

The Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town became a model for reducing single use plastics and water solutions

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semi Trucks — Largest Tesla Semi Order To Date

In what amounts to the largest order yet for the product, PepsiCo has placed a pre-order for 100 units of the Tesla Semi Truck — an order effectively twice that of the previous largest order (an order for 50 units from Sysco)

California Limits Crash Liability For Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are making their way on our public roads. In order to help the industry, California took the unlikely decision to reduce their crash liability. Should you be concerned? To be fair, you should be concerned driving anywhere these days. Just riding over to our favorite coffee shop spot to write this story [&hellip

Would You Trust An Electric Wheelchair To Climb Stairs?

We're always happy to cover electric vehicles (EV) in CleanTechnica but electric wheelchairs are something we haven't done so far. In order to introduce this new topic, we thought we'd show you how some wheelchairs can climb stairs

2 UK Supermarkets Back Plastic Bottle Deposit Return Scheme Rollout

A number of countries in Europe (and elsewhere) currently employ plastic bottle deposit return programs -- programs which essentially pay consumers to return their used plastic bottles to grocery stores where they are collected in exchange for cash back or store credit

Lindbergh VerdeGo Aero Flying Taxi Flights Departing Soon

How many stories have we written this year on flying taxis and vertical take-off landing (VTOL) aircrafts? Needless to count, 2017 has been the year of VTOLs and other flying vehicles. The Lindbergh’s VerdeGo Aero flying taxi is the latest to join the airbound fray. Th Lindbergh VerdeGo Aero VTOL is a hybrid-electric aircraft the company calls [&hellip

EV Battery Raw Material Shortages To Limit EV Market Growth? (Germany’s Largest Auto Association Warns Of It, + BNEF’s Response)

A possible electric vehicle battery raw material shortage could limit the planned growth of the sector over the coming years, an exec at Germany's largest auto industry association, BDI, has been quoted as saying. The warning from BDI's...Show More Summary

Green Investment Bank’s Future May Not Be As Green As Hoped

A new report published this week by the UK's National Audit Office regarding the sale of the Green Investment Bank to Australian banking giant Macquarie has raised concerns that existing commitments only require the newly-named Green Investment Group to continue contributing to green financing for the first three years. 

African Development Bank Approves $324 Million For Renewable Energy Projects In Morocco & Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank announced this week that it has approved $324 million in loan support for two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to dramatically increase power supply in the African countries and keep their economic growth on track. 

Australia Has Already Hit 1 Gigawatt Of Solar Installed In 2017, Breaking Multiple Records

Australia has already reached 1 gigawatt (GW) worth of solar installed in 2017 according to new figures from SunWiz, the quickest it has taken and only the second time that Australia has installed at least 1 GW. 

Climate Change May Shift Wind Sources From North To South By End Of Century

By the end of this century, global climate change may impact the wind resources in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere, decreasing hotspots in the North but increasing hotspots in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

French Multinationals Schneider Electric & EDF Reveal Green Targets Ahead Of One Planet Summit

A day before French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit launches, two French multinationals -- Schneider Electric and EDF Group -- have signed up to The Climate Group's corporate leadership campaigns RE100, EP100, and EV100, sending a strong signal to governments that businesses are stepping up to fight climate change. 

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