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Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar | Reuters

MADRID/SYDNEY (Reuters) - (This version of the Sept. 28 story has been repeated with no changes in text)<p>The sun is reflected on solar panels which produce renewable energy, on the island of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett<p>A year after Spain, the sunniest country in …

Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West’s energy watchdog, said on Monday.<p>An electricity pylon is seen above a solar power plant which is …

Solar could be world’s largest power source by 2050

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Solar power could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, eclipsing fossil fuels and other clean-energy …

Renewable Energy

How Solar Power Could Become the World's Dominant Energy Source in 35 Years

By 2050, the sun could be the main source of electricity for human civilization.<p>By 2050, the Sun could be the dominant source of electricity for human civilization. Thanks to falling costs, solar power could feasibly overtake fossil fuels as the top energy source in under 35 years. So says the …

Renewable Energy

Trina Solar Announces the Offering of US$100 Million Convertible Senior Notes

CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited TSL, +2.69% ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic …

Solar Power

One Chart Shows How Solar Could Dominate Electricity In 30 Years

The sun could be the world's largest source of electricity by 2050, according to a report issued on Monday by the International Energy Agency (IEA).<p>According to IEA, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world's electricity — overtaking fossil fuels, wind, hydro, and …

Renewable Energy

What's holding back the electric car market in the U.S.

Three and a half years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now no fewer than 17 models on sale in the U.S.<p>But that impressive number shouldn’t disguise a fundamental truth about the current state of the plug-in electric cars offered today: Only three of them are widely …

Mercedes Has A New Electric Car That's Fast, Roomy, And Powered By Tesla

<i>Mercedes-Benz USA This post is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.</i><p>Is the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive a rolling contradiction? Under its hood, this car has a futuristic motor. But sit inside and it feels luxurious and comfortable, as if it were made for today.<p>While the B-Class seats five and has …

Electric Vehicles

Are Hydrogen Cars a Threat to Electric Cars?

California's $46.6 million bet on hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles is testing the theory, "if you build it, they will come."<p>Automakers are only …

Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report.<p>The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the Institute of Transportation Studies at<p>UC Davis.<p>Major …

Elon Musk's Tesla Is Awesome, But It's Not Going To Change The World

Galves and Patil argue that between electric vehicles (EVs), such as Tesla's Model S sedan, and oldfangled internal combustion engine cars, the fight is not fair: EVs win in a rout.<p>"We believe there are many inherent advantages to Electric Vehicles, and the success of the Model S (Tesla's first …

Tesla

Credit Suisse Gives Point-By-Point Breakdown Why Tesla Is Better Than Your Regular Car

Credit Suisse's Dan Galves and Shreyas Patil are not about to get in their way.<p>In a note Thursday announcing they had begun covering the firm with an "outperform" rating, meaning it will outperform a benchmark indicator, the pair say that the fight between electric vehicles and international …

Electric Vehicles

Why Ontario and Quebec should scrap their electric vehicle subsidies

Last month sales of the Nissan Leaf jumped by 179 per cent and sales of Nissan's battery car have almost doubled year-on-year.<p>So the Leaf is on the move. That's the good news. The bad news you find in the actual sales numbers, not the percentages – at least if you're Nissan with a multi-billion …