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Study finds electric bikes are 21% more fun and 13% more efficient than pedal bikes

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Electric bikes, which provide motor assistance to make pedaling easier, have seen surging popularity over the past decade as a fun and efficient alternative form of transportation. One of the biggest successes of the e-bike movement has been creating new riders out of drivers that wouldn’t have otherwise considered switching from a car to a pedal bike. Now, a new study is showing just how much more efficient (and fun) e-bikes are than pedal bikes.

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EGEB: New single solar/storage system, RMI reports renewable energy threaten gas, Scandinavia could go 100% green says study

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, researchers at University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering found a new way to integrate solar power production and storage into a single system. Rocky Mountain Institute reports that solar power will outperform fossil fuels on an economical basis to replace the U.S. aging power plants. A new University of Uppsala study argues Nordic countries could supply their energy needs using only green power.



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EGEB: Offshore wind is the new green frontier, China, India invest massively in solar power, new study debunks 100% renewable naysayers

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, U.S. oceans are about to get a little more crowded by wind turbines. China and India are the main players behind the massive expansion of solar power production. Scientists publish a new study that rebukes a previous one that claimed that powering a country only with renewable energy is impossible.



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EGEB: Solar power now 50% cheaper than coal, Congress bound to cut renewable energy funding, 10 millions jobs in green energy

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, a new Lazard study argues that one-megawatt solar power now cost half its coal equivalent. The Congress’ Appropriation Committee will get to vote on a new funding bill that cut renewable energy research and subsidize even more nuclear power and fossil fuels. The 2018 annual IRENA review shows that green energy production surpassed a new milestone by now employing 10 millions people in the entire world.

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EGEB: More renewables required for transition, energy storage now cost-effective in U.S southwest and a map of energy costs

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, a new paper by the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) shows how the need for renewable energy production has been underestimated for the energetic transition. European solar developer Lightsource is looking to build collocation projects producing and storing energy west of the Colorado river. How much does electricity cost in your state? Find out with this interactive map.

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Electric vehicles indeed produce less emissions than gasoline cars even when accounting for electricity generation [Full Study]

LEAF Model SThe Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) updated its study on the average greenhouse gas emissions of electric vehicles versus gasoline-powered vehicles based on electricity sources and reiterated that on average, EVs indeed create less emissions than gasoline-powered cars.

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