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8Tesla Announces Details Of Proposed Gigafactory Battery Plant

It's another day and electric automaker Tesla Motors is in the news once again.

34Despite coal's dominance, renewables making gains in US

For electric vehicle drivers concerned about "dirty coal" taking away the environmental benefits of electrified transportation, we've found some good news. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has just released its annual report on sources of new energy capacity for domestic electric power plants. Renewable energy accounted for 37.16 percent of new power plant capacity. Natural gas dominated new capacity at 52 percent last year, while old king coal dropped down to just around 11 perce

18BMW i3 starts production in Germany using local wind power, US carbon fiber

The time has come for BMW to stop talking about the i3 electric city car - something that it has been doing for quite a while - and start building. That's what happened today at the company's plant in Leipzig, Germany, and the event was powered, in part, by wind turbines.

29German automakers building own wind, natural gas plants; to get away from nuclear

German automakers are caught in a quandary – how can they pay more for a clean energy surcharge tax when automotive sales are down. The problem stems from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's move to take the country further away from nuclear and toward using more renewables to power the electricity grid.

AddHow Big Oil gets bigger: over $620 Billion spent on subsidies for fossil fuel in 2011

We're being duped by Big Oil. The worse part is that governments around the world are working tirelessly to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. That's what Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, is saying, and he has the numbers to back the statement up.

6Honda installing wind turbines to make cars with wind power at Ohio factory

Honda is installing wind turbines at its transmission plant in Russells Point, OH that will spin and supply 10 percent of the factory's electricity needs. The turbines are expected to produce 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year, while also (naturally) reducing CO2 emissions.

AddAudi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2

Audi is constructing a huge synthetic natural gas plant in Germany that demonstrates its commitment to renewable energy just as it provides some valuable R&D to help prove e-gas is economically and environmentally possible. The 44,000-square-foot plant is in Werlite, a small town in northwestern Germany near the North Sea, 217 miles north of company headquarters in Ingolstadt, near Munich.

7Giant kite, Evonic technologies help Wind Explorer EV cross Australia

Turns out, you can drive a unique electric vehicle all the way across Australia on less than $15 worth of electricity. You just need some kite assistance (or, yes, solar power). The Wind Explorer that made this trek is now on display at Evonik's New Jersey office, since the company worked on the quirky EV.

39Should there be a fossil fuel moratorium? Some scientists say yes

Climate change was barely mentioned during October presidential debates, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't care. After all, climate change affected Hurricane Sandy, and that got some media coverage. Some analysts say climate change is just part of historic weather patterns that humans have little say over but most scientists say humans play a big part in the matter, in part through our increasing consumption of fossil fuels.

14First Sanya Skypump puts wind in your 'tank' near Barcelona, Spain

Sometimes, a clever name sends a clear, defining message. With the Skypump, Urban Green Energy and GE, have portmanteued two simple words about their new product – a wind-powered electric vehicle charging station – into a name that says, hey, this is something different.

111Going directly downwind faster than wind, Blackbird again breaks records

Once again, reports are out about a vehicle powered solely by the wind that can outrun the wind. And once again, we expect continued debates on the subject.

4T. Boone Pickens Interview: Energy Independence And The Future Of CNG [VIDEO]

Personal wealth aside, it's not always easy to be T. Boone Pickens--especially when your push for compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel meets continual accusations of self-aggrandizement. It's no secret his hedge fund, BP Capital, is heavily invested in the sector, and he is the majority stockholder of Clean Energy, the largest supplier of natural gas for vehicles in the U.S.

4GM testing OnStar feature to boost renewable-energy charging in Chevy Volt

General Motors is developing a feature for its OnStar navigation service that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners to better match recharging patterns for the extended-range plug-in vehicles with the availability of renewable energy.

11Ford UK diesel engine assembly site to be 100% wind powered

Ford's Dagenham Diesel Engine Assembly Line over in the UK is about to get a breath of fresh air. The plant will be 100 percent wind powered come the end of August 2011, thanks to the erection of a third turbine. This, according to Ford, will double the site's annual CO2 savings from 2,500 tons per year to 5,000.

7Urban Green Energy's Skypump lets you drive like with the wind

We doubt that charging your electric vehicles using solar will become passé any time soon, but when it does, at least we have options when comes to fossil fuel-free electrons. Urban Green Energy is teaming with General Electric to create charging stations that funnel power from the wind directly into your EV's batteries. They even have a clever name: the skypump.

25Experts warn that UK wind farms may run out of... wind

According to the UK's government statistics, 13 of the past 16 months have been less windy than average – while 2010 was the "stillest" year of the decade. Furthermore, meteorologists warn that a shift in the Atlantic jet stream could alter wind patterns over the next 40 years, leaving many of the UK's power-generating turbines without sufficient wind.

5Technip launches offshore floating wind turbine project

Technip, along with partners Nénuphar, Converteam and EDF Energies, recently launched Vertiwind, an offshore floating wind turbine project. The Vertiwind concept, which eliminates the laborious process of installing fixed wind turbines, could enable offshore wind farms to pop up in numerous countries across the globe.

12Sea Power of a different sort: ocean energy could supply half of Europe's electricity by 2050

Look no further than the ocean to see what will power our future. That's what a recent study suggests, anyway. That report, presented by the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation (ESF) at the EurOCEAN 2010 conference, outlines several marine renewable energies that have not been exploited to their fullest. The findings suggests that when these yet-to-be utilized sources of energy are tapped – possibly by 2050 – Europe could become the first continent to harness the power of

27DDWFTTW = a wind car that can go faster than the wind (also = internet fights)

DDWFTTW Car – Click above to watch video after the jump

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