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Sustainable electrical energy vanquished coal for the very first time in April

Sustainable electrical energy vanquished coal for the very first time in...

Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. A remarkable thing happened in the US in April. For the first time ever, renewable electricity generation beat out coal-fired electricity generation on a national level, according to the Energy Information Agency (EIA). While renewable energy—including hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass—constituted 23 percent of the nation's…
Report: Tesla dealing with battery-cell R&D to loosen up ties with Panasonic

Report: Tesla dealing with battery-cell R&D to loosen up ties with...

Enlarge / A Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric automobile sits connected to a charger inside a Tesla store in Munich, Germany, on Monday, March 30, 2015. According to a report today from CNBC, Tesla is working on research and development of battery cells in a lab near its manufacturing facility in Fremont, Calif. Five…
At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel economy rollback

At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel economy rollback

Enlarge / Cars and trucks drive along Interstate 75/85 June 25, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trump administration has been trying to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles out to model year 2025. But the state of California and its allies have been fighting this rollback in every venue possible. Today, energy…
At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel-economy rollback

At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel-economy rollback

Enlarge / Cars and trucks drive along Interstate 75/85 June 25, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trump administration has been trying to roll back Obama-era fuel-economy standards for passenger vehicles out to model year 2025. But the state of California and its allies have been fighting this rollback in every venue possible. Today, energy and…
Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil business

Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil...

Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), the structure currently allows fossil fuel companies…
After June fires, energy group states hydrogen is future’s fuel

After June fires, energy group states hydrogen is future’s fuel

Enlarge / A hydrogen filling station. Peter Gercke/picture alliance via Getty Images Hydrogen fuel facilities experienced two fires this month in Santa Clara, Calif., and in Norway. But despite these setbacks, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report on Friday saying that the fuel is an important potential part of a low-carbon future. The…
Renewable Resource Is Now The Least Expensive Alternative – Even Without Aids

Renewable Resource Is Now The Least Expensive Alternative – Even Without...

In recent years, the world has marched towards renewable energy. According to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), unsubsidized renewable energy is now most frequently the cheapest source of energy generation . The report finds that the cost of installation and maintenance of renewables, which was an important stumbling block to mass adoption, continues on a…
Group to money and run very first hydrogen fuel ferryboat fleet in the United States

Group to money and run very first hydrogen fuel ferryboat fleet...

On Wednesday, a plan to put hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferries in US waters moved forward as startup Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) announced a partnership with Switch Maritime, an impact investment fund that will finance and operate a fleet of such vessels. GGZEM received a $3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB)…
At Tesla investor conference, Musk ensures “there is not a need issue”

At Tesla investor conference, Musk ensures “there is not a need...

Tesla held a shareholder meeting in Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, and CEO Elon Musk addressed the audience on a number of issues facing the company before taking questions from shareholders. Tesla had a complicated first half of the year. It achieved significant Model 3 delivery, but reportedly sluggish demand for the Model S and…
17 car manufacturers inform Trump that fuel economy rollback requires to consist of California

17 car manufacturers inform Trump that fuel economy rollback requires to...

On Thursday, 17 automakers sent the White House a letter asking the Trump Administration to put the brakes on a fuel economy rollback, according to the New York Times. Automakers including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Volvo reportedly asked the Trump Administration to go back to the negotiating table with California and a dozen other states…

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