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Tesla surprises the world with a new $250k Roadster

Tesla surprised everyone last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn't forgotten where it started.[...]

Worlds first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio

In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there's certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by converting solar panels into creative works of public art, the Seattle-based Land ArtShow More Summary

Pyramidal lakeside home is topped with a glass nature observatory

VOID Architecture has designed a striking, pyramid-shaped home in Finland that immerses residents in nature while preserving contemporary comforts. Built to embrace the outdoors, the Pyramid House features timber-frame construction and abundant glazing, including its crowning jewel - a glass nature observatory at the top of the building. Show More Summary

Recycled materials make up this quirky solar-powered hotel in West Africa

This beautiful sun-soaked retreat on Cape Verde’s island of Sao Vicente prides itself on sustainability. Ramos Castellano Arquitectos designed the Terra Lodge Hotel using recycled and found materials, water recycling systems, and a rooftop solar array. Show More Summary

Fisker Aims To Unleash The Potential Of Solid-State Batteries, & Stun With EMotion

It's been a while since we talked about Fisker and it would seem Fisker is getting ready to unleash the potential of solid-state batteries. But not so fast

XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 Picks Up 60 Orders

As a followup to a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) company we covered a little while back, XTI Aircraft announced another more pre-orders for its 60 TriFan. After a good showing in Florida and extra orders coming in from the superyacht community, the total is up to 60, and counting

US Utilities Increase Investment In Green & Renewables Despite Political Uncertainty

Despite tremendous political uncertainty in North America, driven by the United States' announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and its attendant policy shifts, utilities are nevertheless increasing their investments in green and renewable energy, according to new research published this month by Capgemini. 

WattTime & Microsoft Combine To Provide European Consumers Choice Of Clean Energy

Announced last week, WattTime and Microsoft are combining to provide European consumers the opportunity to better understand and reduce their carbon emissions by providing real-time information on the precise carbon emissions caused by using or generating electricity. 

Investors Now Better Able To Gauge Climate Risk In Investments

Investors are now better able to gauge the climate risks likely to impact their investments thanks to a new risk management tool developed by Deutsche Asset Management and Four Twenty Seven, which maps more than a million physical corporate locations alongside climate models to assess their climate risk. 

EV Tax Credit Repeal Hurts American Innovation

With the House of Representatives having passed its tax reform plans and the Senate having released its version, the uncertainty around the basic existence of the federal EV tax credit, as evidenced by the difference between the two proposals, will be disruptive to the industry. Show More Summary

One Super Bad Day For Fossil Fuels: Siemens Cuts Workforce, Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks

Fossil fuel stakeholders got a double dose of bad news yesterday. In the morning Siemens announced it would drop thousands from its power and gas operations, partly due to a drop in demand for oil and gas turbines. Around the same time, TransCanada sent out word that its that Keystone tar sands oil pipeline sprang an underground leak in South Dakota.

Surprise! Tesla Roadster 2 Unveiled! — “A Hardcore Smackdown To Gasoline Cars!” (CleanTechnica Originals)

We were just as surprised as everyone else when Elon Musk disappeared from stage during tonight's semi truck unveil... and then the Tesla Roadster 2.0 appeared

Tesla Semi Truck, Tesla Roadster 2.0, Tesla Pickup — Hot! From Unveiling Event! (101 Pics)

Check out exclusive Tesla Semi Truck and Tesla Roadster 2.0 pictures and videos here, as well as Tesla Pickup Truck, Semi Truck, & Roadster 2.0 specs

Tesla Semi Truck — 8 Questions

CleanTechnica's Kyle Field is in Hawthorne for the Tesla Semi Truck unveiling. He's getting or got or will get a pre-event briefing, but he's prohibited from sharing any details or even pictures from the site before Elon takes the stage and the event begins. Show More Summary

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

Canada and the UK have formed an alliance entitled Powering Past Coal, which seeks to end the use of coal to generate electricity. The group has sent a letter to all the member nations at the COP 23 climate conference urging them to join.

Why New Parking Facilities Should Be Recyclable

On the 13nd of November, the Netherlands' first sustainable parking garage opened. Taking the concept of sustainability in its broadest meaning, the facility is not just operating at zero energy emissions, but has also been constructed in a recycling-friendly way. Show More Summary

Nanoholes Found In Butterfly Wings Could Boost Performance Of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules

After studying the wings of butterflies, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology say that reproducing the pattern of nanoholes found in nature can increase the efficiency of thin film solar panels by up to 200 percent.

GM Announces Plans For Line Of Profitable Electric Vehicles In 2021

General Motors CEO Mary Barra shared with investors on Wednesday that the company is planning a new family of electric vehicles that will be both affordable and profitable. The news was dropped by Ms. Barra at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York

New Ridesharing App Less Raises $19 Million In First Funding Round

Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, the founder and former CEO of French commerce marketing startup Criteo, has just launched a new startup called Less, along with Romain Niccoli, Francis Cohen, and Florent Bouteiller. The fledgling startup has already managed to raise $19 million in a funding round, with the investment coming from two sources -- Daphni and Index Ventures.

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