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Good News, Bad News: The Saga Of The Ford F-150

XL Hybrids' bolt in plug-in hybrid conversion can increase fuel economy for the Ford F-150 by as much as 50%. But a new lawsuit alleges diesel powered Ford Super Duty pickups emit up to 50 times as much more pollutants than allowed by state and federal regulations.

New York City Sues 5 Major Oil Companies For Climate Change Related Damages

New York City has filed suit against 5 major oil companies asking them to pay to clean up the mess they have made. It also says its pension fund will sell off its shared in oil companies. Can you feel the gathering momentum?

Workhorse W-15 Orders Now Open To The Public

Workhorse has brought its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup truck, N-Gen delivery van, and SureFly helicopter to CES 2018, where CEO Steve Burns announced that the company is now accepting reservations for the W-15 from private individuals...

Zero Is The Hero: Zero Net Energy Buildings Reach New Communities, Promising Savings & Renewable Energy

As energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies continue to improve both functionally and economically, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are spreading in communities around the country. The energy savings and environmental benefits...Show More Summary

Your 2017 Electric Car Sales Projections Revisited, … & 2018 Projections!

Last year, we surveyed readers here to get your 2017 electric car sales projections for the year. How did things turn out? Take a look below. But in addition to checking out the 2017 results, it's time for 2018 projections as well!

Researchers Determine Future Climate Change Will Make Power Outages More Costly

Researchers from Virginia Tech have published findings that show future climate change will likely make power outages more costly for European households as residents seek to avoid summer outages. 

Renewable Energy Has Many Benefits For People, The Economy, & The Environment

Renewable energy has historically been seen as an alternative to burning fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products for consumable energy. However, we have come to learn that far more than the core reasons for pursuing renewable energy, there are plenty of other benefits of clean, renewable energy. Show More Summary

Siemens Gamesa To Deliver 8 Megawatt Turbines To 500 Megawatt French Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced this week that it will supply 62 of its new 8 megawatt direct-drive offshore wind turbines to the 500 megawatt Saint Brieuc project in France, bringing the company's total supplied capacity in French waters up over 1.5 gigawatts. 

Damages From US Disasters Totaled $306 Billion In 2017

NOAA estimates losses from natural disasters totaled $306 billion in 2017. The influence of climate change on the severity of those disasters is getting harder and harder to ignore.

Cleantech News Roundup: Audi Truck, Tesla Autopilot 2, Bioplastics, Volvo Sustainability, & Hippie Pants

We've got stories about Tesla Autopilot 2, Audi electric truck concept art, a proposal for how EVs should sound, bioplastics, a weird front-wheel drive bike, a whole heckuva lot of pollution and litigation news, a green Christmas in Denmark, the myth of "the" blockchain, homemade natural deodorant that actually works, hippie pants, and more in today's cleantech news roundup

How EV Safe Charge Went From Helping A Few To Becoming A Full-Fledged Company

Charging station companies have flourished well during the past few years. Although it's still the wild far out west within that industry, a handful of startups are already prominent key players. EV Safe Charge started as a little word-of-mouth startup and now it seems ready to take the next step up to industry leadership

Navistar Aims To Have More E-Trucks Than Tesla On The Road By 2025

You can add another competitor who has its sights on Tesla in the emerging electric truck (e-truck) industry. Actually, we wrote about some of trucking giant Navistar's plans in October (not to mention its autonomous trucking plans), but recent comments seemed noteworthy themselves

Water-Based Air Conditioning Slashes Energy Usage & Uses No Refrigerants

Researchers in Singapore have invented a new air conditioning system that uses no compressor or chemical refrigerants. It is 40% more energy efficient than conventional air conditioners and creates drinking water in the process. Can you say "game changer," boys and girls?

Uber Hires Former Tesla Battery Engineer For Flying Taxi Program

Uber has hired Celina Mikolajczak, formerly a senior battery engineer at Tesla, to work on advanced battery technologies for its flying taxi program. It expects to begin service in Dubai, Dallas, and Los Angeles in a few years.

EV History: 100-Year-Old Ads For Pope Waverly Electric Cars

As we look forward to the electric future, it's fun to remember the past was electric, too!

This Classic Volvo 850 Is Also A Tiny House On Wheels

Found on Craigslist: this classic Volvo 850 Wagon has been converted to a tiny house, and if you like it, you can buy it!

Fisker E Motion Revealed At CES 2018

A pre-production prototype of the Fisker E Motion is on display at CES 2018 this week. The car features intriguing doors but most of its promises are yet to be kept.

US Renewable Energy Hits The Ground Running After FERC Debacle

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took his share of lumps for going to bat for the US coal industry, but hours after the FERC decision his agency let its renewable energy freak flag fly

The Benefits Of An Electric Vehicle Road Trip … In The Middle East

As a lead-up to the upcoming Middle East Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) (which CleanTechnica is a media partner for), which is kicking off from The Mobility Conference (which CleanTechnica is also a media partner on), Dubai radio station Dubai Eye interviewed Global EVRT Cofounder & Managing Director Ben Pullen. Show More Summary

The Honda Clarity PHEV — Part Deux

I visited my local Honda dealer today to learn more about the Clarity PHEV. I learned a little but not enough to definitively answer how frequently the gasoline engine should operate.

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