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Pennsylvania state legislators want to slap electric vehicle owners with a $250 annual tax. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Mike Carroll, who represents an area just south of Scranton (contact form here), and is the ranking Democrat on the Pennsylvania House’s Transportation Committee. The bill has bipartisan support, and both chambers of the
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Climate crisis protests in London: Extinction Rebellion, bans, and broccoli. Italy and Croatia team up to replenish the Adriatic Sea’s suffering fish population. Lobbying has to be part of corporate action when it comes to climate change. Five ways to construct buildings with resilience in the face of the climate crisis. And more… Extinction Rebellion
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Tesla has released the first look into its “Crash lab” in Fremont, California, where they developed the Model 3 safety features that led to a top safety rating. The Model 3 has won several other safety plaudits, including 5-star ratings in all categories and the lowest probability of injury ever tested from NHTSA, 5 stars from from Euro NCAP, while
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Tesla is adding a rare new market to its Powerwall deployment. The home battery pack is now available for installation in Japan. When it comes to demand, the Powerwall has been an extremely popular product for Tesla, but the deployment has been somewhat limited. Earlier this year, a report showed that Tesla Powerwall captures a
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Habitat for Humanity’s 36th Carter Work Project was held in Nashville, Tennessee, from October 6-11. Former US president Jimmy Carter, 95, and his wife, Rosalynn, picked up their hammers and went to work, as they have every year for decades. But Habitat hasn’t just been building affordable homes. The nonprofit affordable housing organization has been
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Electrify Canada, the Canadian division of Electrify America, which in turn is a subsidiary of VW, announced that “it will launch its nation-wide electric vehicle (EV) charging network with over 20 installations planned to roll out at select Canadian Tire locations across Canada.” After forming ‘Electrify America’ last year in order to comply with their
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Chemistry Nobel Prize win for lithium-ion batteries is a win for green energy. US interior secretary criticized Green New Deal at a New Mexico oil and gas conference. PG&E is cutting electricity to around 800,000 homes and businesses in Northern California to prevent wildfires. Five great green jobs
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