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HyperSolar Team Develops Key Component to Reduce Cost of Producing Renewable Hydrogen

<b>Peer reviewed scientific journal describes the use of earth abundant material to reduce the overall cost of the hydrogen production</i> …

Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential 'game changer' EV battery

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a "game changer" for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles.<p>Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most …

Hyundai Motor Group Reveals Next-Generation Powertrain Strategy-Next Generation of Fuel Cell Vehicle will have a Range of 800km

• Hyundai Motor Group outlines its new strategy for engine development at its International Powertrain Conference<br>• ‘Smart Stream’ powertrain technologies …

Jülich Fuel cell has been running for 10 years

<b>Jülich-</b>- Done! For 10 years now, a high-temperature fuel cell developed by Jülich scientists has been supplying electricity in a long-term test. No …

Alternative Fuel

toyota's sora electric bus concept explores future of fuel cell technology

<b>the presentation of the ‘sora’ fuel cell bus previews toyota’s plans to produce a model based on this concept.</b> the japaense-automaker expects to …

Alternative Fuel

Minneapolis considers move toward electric vehicles for city fleet

The transition would cost millions but could save on fuel and maintenance.

Clean Air Act

Audi plans to electrify every model by 2030. Here’s how

The brand-new Audi A8 is the very first car developed with level three autonomy in mind from the get-go – the thing can drive itself through traffic …

Electric Vehicles

Memo to EPA Chief Pruitt: Let’s End Subsidies For Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

By Elliott Negin<p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt recently proposed eliminating federal tax credits for wind and …

Convion and h2e Power Systems help power India by fuel cells

The Finnish fuel cell company Convion and the US h2ePower Systems have signed a co-operation agreement, which aims to provide renewable, highly …

Rick Perry’s Anti-Market Plan to Help Coal

Lost in all the attention to the Trump administration’s effort to scuttle President Barack Obama’s clean power plan is its attempt to prop up the struggling coal industry by doing something very un-Republican — subsidizing it.<p>Last month, Rick Perry, the secretary of energy, asked the Federal Energy …

Off-Grid Electricity Projects Are Starved for Funds

Despite the promise of off-grid solar, 99 percent of funding still goes to grid projects Photo: Tahir Ahmed/Barcroft/Getty Images Photo: Tahir …

Renewable Energy

These Self-Charging Car Batteries Could Revolutionise The Electric Car

Finally. 🙌<p>Self-charging batteries in electrics cars could become an actual thing in the future.<p>According to researchers at Warwick University’s …

Puerto Rico in talks to install Tesla power grids powered by solar energy and storage batteries

A Ray of Sunshine<p>Puerto Rico’s largely devastated power grid is still far from a recovery, despite recent efforts by Tesla to supply the island with …

Energy giant bets on battery breakthrough within the next 5 years

North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy is betting on the rise of increasingly efficient battery technology to propel the rise of solar and wind power over the next five years, according to a new report by Forbes.<p>"There's going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five …

Renewable Energy

The cost of installing solar energy is going to plummet again.

Utility-scale solar power costs could drop 60 percent over the next 10 years, provided the Trump administration refrains from tanking the solar …

Solar Power

Bloomberg: Sunrun gets $244M in financing for rooftop solar project

Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) has arranged a financing package worth ~$244M to help install rooftop power systems, Bloomberg reports.<p>The package comprises a …

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

Clean Energy

How the Shipping Industry Bought a Global Pass on Emissions

By Andy Rowell<p>When Donald Trump signalled earlier this year that the U.S. was going to pull out of the UN Paris climate agreement, there was global …

Denmark fires up its Copenhill power plant, with ski slopes set to open next year

Six years ago, Bjarke Ingels Group unveiled plans for a ski slope power plant that could provide the city of Copenhagen with electricity, hot water, …

No-interest solar loans on table amid Palaszczuk's shock tactics with energy retailers

No-interest loans will be offered for solar and battery installations as the Queensland Government faces criticism of its cost-of-living …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Extreme Weather Has Cost U.S. Taxpayers $350 Billion

America’s extreme weather and fire events, exacerbated by climate change, have cost taxpayers an estimated $350 billion in the past decade, according …

London Aims to Clean Its Air With Toxicity Charge on Older Cars

LONDON — Driving an old clunker in central London just got a whole lot more expensive.<p>Vehicles that don't meet certain emissions standards are now being hit with a £10 ($13.18) daily charge. The move is intended to reduce air pollution in one of Europe’s largest cities.<p>“It’s a slightly punitive …

Pollution

Cape Town’s drought and water shortage has officially escalated to disaster levels

Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has officially escalated to the level of a disaster. The hope for a natural solution ended with the close of the main rainy season in September, and it is clear that water in the dams supplying the city will not last until the next rains in May-June …

Climate Change

M&A between energy and artificial intelligence firms soared this year

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between energy and artificial intelligence (AI) or big data companies shot up over the past year as renewable energy …

Developers Plan Wind Farms Off Jersey as Christie Era Ends

After years of being sidelined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, wind farm developers are dusting off plans for massive offshore turbines that …

Renewable Energy

New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's incoming government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting 100 million trees each year, ensuring the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport.<p>Jacinda Ardern, who takes over …

Jacinda Ardern

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades.<p>A Government Accountability Office report released …

Climate

Green-roofed village shows a more sustainable way to rebuild after disasters

When the 8.0-magnitude Sichuan Earthquake devastated China in 2008, nearly 5 million people were left homeless. Rural Urban Framework, a non-profit …

What happens to electric resale value as longer-range cars become available?

<b>My assumption had been that older EVs would soon become obsolete. Now I'm not so sure...</b><p>A few years ago, I purchased a used 2013 Nissan Leaf for just …

Electric Vehicles

What Investors Need to Know About Our Solar Powered Future

A key technology that's held solar back for years is set to change the game for years to come.<p>Solar energy is playing an increasingly important role …