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Apple announces $300m clean energy fund for China

CALIFORNIA tech giant Apple announced last week a US$300 million clean energy fund in China to invest in renewable energy that could power almost 1 …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's Tesla Teases Giant Virtual Power Plant After Successful Trial

It's coming online.<p>Tesla’s virtual power plant is coming to life. Last week, the company shared a teaser video of the plans to build the world’s …

Tesla

Oahu gets its first publicly accessible hydrogen filling station

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is pretty cool, but the big thing holding it back right now is a lack of infrastructure for fueling the vehicles. Currently, almost all of hydrogen stations are located in Southern California, but that might change. Servco just opened the first publicly accessible …

Energy

The role of hydrogen storage in a clean responsive power system

Peak energy demand could be met by hydrogen storage.<p>As the UK invests in lowering its national carbon footprint, more and more renewable power …

Fossil Fuels

Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review

A good bike made better with an electric motor, but it's pricey. And you have to pedal.<p>As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to …

Electric Bikes

Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 megawatts.<p>Energy …

Clean Energy

The Parisian hydrogen-powered taxi fleet, “Hype”, reaches 100 vehicles

The hydrogen-powered taxi fleet called "Hype", launched at the end of 2015 by French start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) in …

Alternative Fuel

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

fuelcells

Don't Let a Toxic Workplace Kill You

For many people the office feels like our second home. We spend most of our waking hours there, and we probably spend more time with co-workers than …

The Workplace

SUNY Downstate Unveils First University-led Fuel Cell Energy Initiative To Reduce Power Demand And Air Pollution In Brooklyn

• <b>Downstate, Bloom Energy, and Con Edison Install Energy Fuel Cells on Campus to Supply Hospital with Off-Grid, Clean Energy</b>• <b><br>At Zero Cost to Taxpayers,</b> …

Energy

As Electricity Returns to Puerto Rico, Its People Want More Power

The island has long-term plans to make its main public electrical grid smarter as residents turn to solar power and microgrids for faster relief

Caribbean

It’s Been a Great Year So Far for Wind Investments, Less So for Solar

The good news for clean energy is global investments in wind power surged during the first half of 2018. The bad news? Solar is slipping.<p>Financing …

Renewable Energy

Solar panel installations rocket and on track to triple annual record

Household systems now average about 5 kilowatts per system as families try to cut their exposure to higher electricity prices.<p>Falling unit prices, …

Solar Power

The UK wants every new home to come with an EV charger

The UK has big plans to eliminate sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the key to making that work, but the required chargers are few and far between. Today, the government is unveiling a proposal requiring new homes, street light posts and businesses …

Electric Vehicles

How a Failed Car Company Gave Rise to a Revolutionary New Battery

Fisker's solid-state battery powers electric vehicles--and drones and flying taxis.<p>Since Alessandro Volta created the first true battery in 1800, improvements have been relatively incremental. When it comes to phones and especially electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries have resisted a slew of …

fisker

Toyota Backing Hydrogen Boat World Tour

The boat will be sailing to the 2020 Olympic games.<p>Toyota is backing the worldwide tour of the Energy Observer, a boat launched last year to deliver …

Alternative Fuel

Fuel for thought: How alternative energy is powering the future of superyachts

Superyachts have been quietly getting greener for some time. Regulations limiting emissions from ships, known as IMO Tier I, came into force in 2005 …

Fuel Cell

Do You Communicate With Power And Authority? Three Simple Questions To Ask Yourself

It is critical in today’s business environment to have the ability to come across with confidence and conviction. Promotability is enhanced for leaders who outwardly show that they believe in their abilities, have that crisp executive appearance and express themselves clearly. When it comes to …

Leadership

Sweden Hits Its 2030 Clean Energy Target This Year

They just went nuts installing wind turbines, according to an industry group report (paraphrasing).<p>Sweden will claim 3,681 wind turbines by December …

Renewable Energy

50 New Smart Home Products That Caught Our Eye

We survey the latest in connected gadgets, from thermostats to toothbrushes.<p>Entertainment<p><b>Symbol Audio Modern Record Player</b><p>Though the design is reminiscent of a 1950s all-in-one hi-fi, the new Modern Record Player from Symbol Audio features state-of-the-art sound and smart capabilities. You can play …

Smart Homes

A hydrogen-powered boat is touring the world’s oceans

The ship is circling the planet without the benefit of fossil fuels.<p><b>The tour:</b> The Energy Observer is a Toyota-sponsored vessel on a six-year global …

Wind Power

Electric vehicles alone could cause peak oil demand within decade

<b>In an aggressive scenario, electrified transportation could displace 8 million barrels of oil per day.</b><p>When Tesla announced that it had built 7,000 …

Electric Vehicles

10 SMALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES YOU HAVE TO SEE

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …

The Brain

4 New Ways America Is Number 1 In Energy

How did the United States, at 242 years of age, become the new world leader in oil and gas production and at the same time, the new world leader in reducing carbon emissions? In part because of the U.S.’s two other new accomplishments in the energy sector, according to the executive director of the …

Natural Gas

Nissan uses 148 Leaf EV batteries to power Amsterdam stadium

Just because an electric-car battery isn't performing to the best of its ability doesn't mean it's destined for the trash heap.<p>Nissan announced last week that it had finished installing a Leaf-battery-based energy storage system at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff ArenA (yes, that's how they capitalize …

Electric Vehicles

Hanergy's Alta Devices Hits the High Spot in Solar Energy with Record Breaking Efficiency

BEIJING, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanergy Thin Film Power Group today announced recently that US's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of the world's three largest renewable energy research organizations, has rated its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices' single junction GaAs module as the …

Solar Power

Rooftop Solar PV Market Growth Fueled by Increasing Energy Demands, High Concern for Environment, and Increased Focus for the Replacement Of Conventional Energy Sources: Radiant Insights, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The global <b>rooftop solar PV market</b> is subject to witness a substantial growth over the forecast period due to increase in demand for solar powered devices in both developing and underdeveloped economies across the globe where availability of electricity is …

Solar Power

This Danish Ultrafast Charging Station Could Transform Stop Off Points

The race is on along Europe’s ‘electric superhighway’ from Norway to Italy to build super-fast charging stations. This September, the first of some 180 minimalist charging stations along the route is expected to open in Fredericia, Denmark, built by Danish e-mobility provider Clever in partnership …

Alternative Fuel

Tesla's chief of engineering has stepped down, as the company fails to impress Wall Street after hitting its Model 3 production target

Tesla's chief of engineering Doug Field has stepped down, making his extended leave of absence more permanent.<p>He had been at the electric car …

Tesla