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Generating Power From the Roads

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As scientists and companies work on cleaning up cars, there’s also a team developing new technology along a road in rural Georgia in the United States, with the aim of making a truly sustainable highway. The Ray, an 18-mile stretch of road near the Alabama border, is a “living laboratory” where eco-friendly projects are being tested.

We meet the team behind the project and explore whether cleaner roads can be rolled out elsewhere in the United States and further afield.

Busting 5 Myths About Electric Vehicles

Are EVs costly? Do the batteries need to be replaced frequently? Busting those misconceptions and more.
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With gas prices rising, is there an electric vehicle (EV) in your future? A survey released in May by the American Automobile Association found that 20 percent of Americans said an EV would be the next car they buy. That’s up 5 percent from 2017.

Using Roads to Make Power and Toilet Paper

BBC World Hacks Feature Video
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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

Meet Georgia's Solar Road

People usually think of highways as polluted eyesores, but an 18-mile stretch of road in rural Georgia is working to change that perception
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By Adina Solomon

More than 164,000 miles of highway stretch across the U.S., enough to circle the world 6.5 times. But only 18 miles of it endeavors to become the world's first sustainable highway.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Right of Way (ROW) Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

Originally published by Clearion
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There are so many utilities and other right-of-way owners out there that are providing a commendable contribution to the environment and conservation, but the sustainability focus always seems to be on the "bigger" concerns, such as emissions or larger animals that people can relate to like a sweet manatee or a cute cougar cub. All of the good things that happen with right-of-way vegetation management remain unnoticed.

Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha
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The first solar roadway in the U.S. debuted on an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in southwestern Georgia.  It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as The Ray -- it offers a vision of how highways could look and function in the future.

Solar Highways for the 21st Century

By Max Maxfield
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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

Pacifica Hybrid also named Northwest Family-sized Plug-in Hybrid of the Year for the second consecutive year
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  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid named the overall winner for its combination of fuel-efficiency, ample cabin space, user-friendly amenities and value
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association members drove 19 vehicles at their annual Drive Revolution green vehicle competition, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
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  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid named the overall winner for its combination of fuel-efficiency, ample cabin space, user-friendly amenities and value
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association members drove 19 vehicles at their annual Drive Revolution green vehicle competition, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range

The Ray and Energy Institute at UT Austin Partner for Groundbreaking Solar Energy Research Focused on Highways

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

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