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Kite-Assisted Cargo Ship Successfully Completes Maiden Voyage

Back in December, we told you of a new company called Skysails that was reintroducing the concept of harnessing the wind on the open seas to save fuel for cargo ships. For its maiden voyage, it would travel from Germany to Venezuela, the United States and Norway under the assistance of a $725,000 computer-controlled kite. Now, after …

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Gore Goes Green

Sign seen in front of Al Gore’s mansion in Nashville’s posh Belle Meade neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Here’s the link to the meeting agenda for the next meeting of the Belle Meade Board of Zoning Appeals, which includes Gore’s solar project. (Belle Meade is a section of the city of Nashville that governs its own zoning.) No details on the size of …

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ECOtality, PGE, and State Of Oregon Showcase ‘The EV Project’

EV Project Open Houses in Albany and Portland PHOENIX – April 9, 2010 – Ecotality (OTCBB: ETLE), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, in partnership with Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and the state of Oregon, has completed its first Oregon open houses in Albany and Portland this week showcasing The EV Project. …

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ECOtality Announces the Expansion of The EV Project into Houston

The Energy Capital of the World Welcomes the Blink® Network as Part of the New “Houston Drives Electric” Program SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON – September 8, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced the launch of the Blink®commercial network for charging electric vehicles (EVs) in Houston. Through The EV Project, the …

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Collaboratev

ECOtality and ChargePoint Establish Interoperability Company, Collaboratev, LLC Collaboratev provides drivers access to EV charging stations on any affiliated network. SAN FRANCISCO and CAMPBELL, Calif. — March 7, 2013 — ChargePoint, Inc. and ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY) announced today the formation of Collaboratev, LLC. Collaboratev will enable charging network interoperability, exchange session data and allow financial billing reconciliation services among …

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NASA’s much-ballyhooed data showing that 1998 was the warmest year on record for the Earth the USA was, uh, wrong. A blogger found a Y2K bug in the data algorithm, NASA climatologist James Hansen, and NASA has now issued corrected data. The warmest year on record for the Earth the USA: 1934 – 1998 was the second-warmest. The third …

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Industrialization = Cleanliness

While the modern environmental movement often portrays capitalist industrial societies as the world’s biggest pollution problem, Forbes notes something interesting about the top-25 cleanest cities in the world: Most of them are in wealthy industrialized democracies. Turns out, all that industrialization created wealth which, in turn, buys the things (mass transit, especially) and pays for the policies that create a …

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Electric Delivery Trucks Coming to U.S.

U.K. manufacturer to build all-electric trucks in U.S.   Smith Electric Vehicles has decided to bring their electric trucks to the U.S. They plan to set up manufacturing and produce up to 10,000 of the electric trucks per year. Smith Electric Vehicles is based in the U.K. and has introduced their electric delivery trucks to their …

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Out of Africa: A Grand Plan for Powering Europe Via the Sun

Global-warming prophets warn of a world becoming more desert-like, but, ironically, a measure of salvation from that future just might come from one of the world’s greatest deserts. Europe is considering plans to spend more than 5 billion English pounds – about $10.3 billion – to build a string of giant solar power stations along …

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Siemens Gigaset Helium Handset

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices are going full steam ahead into being the greenest thing around. Their new concept Phone, the Siemens Gigaset Helium is more than two years away from mass production, but it’s already won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award earlier this year. Of a comfortable size, its chock full of …

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The 60mpg Hybrid Hummer

Jonathan Goodwin Performs Motor Miracles   Jesus turned water into wine, and Henry Higgins did his best with Eliza Doolittle, but who woulda guesed that the “Hummer”, that proverbial eco-monstrosity could be transformed into a 60mpg green machine? Let’s face it – some of us may be concerned about global warming, but will never drive anything …

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Hypersonic Hydrogen Airliner Gets Funding For R&D

From Brussels to Sydney in two hours In an effort to make airline travel eclipse the speed of the ill-fated Concorde, the European Union has agreed to fund the second phase of European Space Agency-led studies into a hypersonic civil transport. We’re talking 2 hours from Brussels to Sydney here folks. Sure, this thing is …

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New Zealand to ban coal and gas power plants

Goal: 90% renewable energy by 2025 The New Zealand government is working on a 10 year ban of new construction of gas and coal fired power plants. State owned power generators are already banned from building gas fired plants and the decision whether to extend the ban to private companies will be made soon. The …

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20 Most Efficient Solar Panels of 2019

The 20 Most Efficient Solar Panels of 2019 Information Updated on 08/12/2019 Solar panel efficiency is one of the most important parameters when you are considering to install a PV system. This factor is not only a reference of quality between a premium solar panel and an average module, but it is also a parameter …

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ECOtality Commences Blink™ Residential Charging Station Installations in Washington

SEATTLE – March 7, 2011 – Ecotality (NASDAQ:ECTY ), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today celebrated the installation of the company’s leading Blink™ Level 2 Residential Charging Stations in the state of Washington. The company will install Blink EV charging stations in homes throughout EV Project regions nationwide to support the launch of more than 8,300 EVs, as …

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ECOtality to Install Blink® Commercial EV Chargers at Select Sears Retail Locations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 6, 2011 – Ecotality (NASDAQ:ECTY ), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced that Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD ) will launch a pilot program with ECOtality to install Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at select Sears retail locations as part of The EV Project. Sears has signed on to install thirty of ECOtality’s …

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President Honors ECOtality/eTec in State Of The Union Address

eTec’s Karner a Guest of the First Lady Phoenix – January 27, 2010 – In his State of the Union address tonight President Barack Obama honored Arizona- based ECOtality (OTCBB: ETLE ), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, eTec , with a reference to the companies and to the vital role they play in job growth …

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ECOtality Introduces Blink The First Smart, Interactive, Iconic EV Chargers and Network

Intelligent, Connected National EV Infrastructure Offers Products for Residential, Utility and Retail Customers Plug-In 2010, SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, July 27, 2010 – ecotality (NASDAQ:ECTY ), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today unveiled its flagship electric vehicle charging stations: Blink. The first truly smart chargers to hit the market, the Blink Level 2 charging stations will …

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ECOtality’s eTec Awarded $100 Million for Transportation Electrification

ECOtality’s eTec partners with Nissan for the largest deployment of electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure ever undertaken PHOENIX / SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 5, 2009 – Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a subsidiary of ECOtality. (OTCBB: ETLY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, has been selected by U.S. Department of Energy …

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ECOtality to provide Blink EV Charging Stations atselect U.S. Best Buy stores as part of The EV Project

Customers can connect electric vehicles to the Blink Network, charge up while they shop SAN FRANCISCO – Monday, October 11, 2010 – Ecotality (NASDAQ:ECTY ), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced an agreement to provide Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at select U.S. stores of leading electronics retailer Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY).   Under …

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