CleanTechnica Archive

24 Apr 2014

BMW i3 Wins 2014 World Green Car Of The Year Award

Originally published on Planetsave. BMW’s luxury electric vehicle, the i3, was recently named as the 2014 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation. The highly regarded
24 Apr 2014

Electric Light Show — Car Lighting From Drag Race (VIDEO)

Originally published on Gas2. Racing enthusiasts may lament the lack of deafening noise from electric race cars, but sparks still fly when big electric motors are pushed to their limit. Lonestar EV Performance gave us this video
24 Apr 2014

Fighting For Science In The Classroom, & America’s Future

By Michael Haas, President & CEO of Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC Knowledge is power. And in the face of climate change, where time is our enemy, we are putting up a weak fight. In stark contrast to
23 Apr 2014

Johammer Electric Motorcycle Has Funky Design

Originally published on Gas2. Vehicular design was dictated by the needs of combustion engines. The Johammer electric motorcycle is what happens when you toss those needs to the curb. Yeah, it’s pretty funky lookin’, but we like
23 Apr 2014

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Passing Through Tesla’s Birthplace In Smiljani, Croatia

The Nikola Tesla EV Rally — the international electric car rally with the highest prize money fund in the world (as it’s being billed) — will visit the birthplace of the icon of electrical technology, Nikola Tesla,
23 Apr 2014

Puegeot EXALT — New PHEV Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

French car manufacturer Peugeot just unveiled its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concept, the EXALT, at the Beijing Motor Show — which opened to the public on April 21st. Image Credit: Peugeot The new PHEV, interestingly,
23 Apr 2014

“Kick Gas” Following Four People Driving Electric Vehicles Across US (VIDEO)

Originally published on Gas2 (minor edits). Feeling uninspired this Tuesday? Like you need a jolt of motivation to get the week going? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Today, let us prescribe you two minutes of the “Kick
22 Apr 2014

The Opportunity To Overturn 3 Costly Values In Our Energy System

Earlier this year I worked as an election judge for the city of Minneapolis.  It was the city’s second experience with ranked choice voting, a system where instead of voting for a single candidate, you get to
22 Apr 2014

New Method Of Harvesting Renewable Energy From Flushing Toilets (VIDEO)

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. Finding new and different methods of harvesting renewable energy is a key component of building a more sustainable future, and while solar power, wind power, and ocean energy are often the focus of large-scale renewables research,
22 Apr 2014

What Was Kansas Really About?

Trying to comprehend the net metering wars. Originally Published in the ECOreport. News of rooftop solar’s most recent victory reached me on Friday, April 4. The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) issued a press release stating, “Fresh