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On Monday, HERE (the mapping company now owned by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz) and the Iowa Department of Transportation announced their own project to develop an autonomous vehicle and freight movement corridor on I-380 between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
Source: California issues more self-driving permits, Iowa creates testing corridor
Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump.
Source: “Trek against Trump” urges voters to choose Hillary Clinton
Two American women and three Belgian men ended up on the victor’s podium for the Women’s and Men’s Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup races in Iowa City on Saturday.
Source: Belgium, USA dominate IC cyclocross World Cup
It will be the first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more, and it will go on sale a year before the much-vaunted Tesla Model 3. […] Moreover, it’s the highest range of any electric car sold to date that doesn’t have a Tesla badge on it.
Source: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined
For comparison, the 2017 Chevy Volt has a rated 53-mile EV range (about a 440-mile EV plus gas range) and 106 MPGe combined. The Bolt doesn’t quite make sense for driving across Iowa, but given some time for the charging infrastructure to develop and the range to increase a little more… Well, it will be interesting to see what the situation is in a few years. Until then, plug-in hybrids like the Volt make a lot of sense.
Johnson County is installing two new solar arrays at its Iowa City campus in a move that officials say will save taxpayers money and triple the county government’s production of clean energy.
Source: Johnson County triples its solar power production
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The most impressive place for clean energy isn’t some coastal state, like California or New York.
Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy is planning a $3.6 billion wind turbine operation that will generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity through 1,000 turbines. MidAmerican says that is enough energy to power 800,000 average households.
Source: Slate: Iowa is ‘most impressive state for clean energy’
The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a wind turbine operation it says will be the nation’s largest wind energy project. […] [T]he project will see 85 percent of the company’s Iowa customer needs met through wind energy by 2020.
Source: Iowa Utilities Board approves huge wind energy project
Earlier this year, transportation overtook all other sectors of the economy—including electric power, industrial, residential, and commercial—to earn that dubious distinction, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).
Source: Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years
Hillary Clinton highlights her plans to combat global warming. Donald J. Trump dismisses the science as a hoax.
A Gallup poll in March found that 65 percent of Americans believed that climate change was caused by human activity, an increase of 10 points from a year earlier. The poll found that 38 percent of Republicans believed the same thing, an increase of four points from a year earlier. The poll also found that 76 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 accepted that human activity is behind climate change.
Source: Climate Change Divide Bursts to Forefront in Presidential Campaign – The New York Times