renewable energy

 
Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage. Energy-storage systems can increase the utility of home solar arrays, meaning Tesla Energy will... read more

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Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal in China: huge problem for clean power, climate efforts

Over the past few years, China has made impressive strides in renewable-energy investment. The promotion of renewable energy will only become more important as China works to... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. And the latest statistics from the International... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity

Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk held a press conference whose underlying message was support for the proposed combination of Tesla with solar installer SolarCity... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland shows path toward boosting renewable energy in a big way

Scotland isn't known for having the most pleasant weather. But its persistent winds make the country a great place for renewable energy. Over the past few years, officials... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
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Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

The smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

DoE energy-loan program (notorious for Solyndra) now turning a profit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan program that became a lightning rod during the 2012 presidential election is now turning a profit. The program became infamous for... read more October 16, 2016 by


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
Hoover Dam by Flickr user Airwolfhound (Used under CC License)

Hydro-power reservoirs emit methane, a greenhouse gas: no free lunch?

The energy sources used to generate grid electricity can be a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions, and thus they affect the environmental impact of electric cars. The... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
China

China ratchets down green-energy growth for first time ever

Over the past few years, China has made a major push to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging use of green technologies. Thanks to generous government incentives and fleet... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Landmark CA climate bill could have wide effects on cars, energy

California already leads to the nation in efforts to limit air pollution and reduce carbon emissions. The Golden State has promoted electric cars like no other, not to... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Sydney Opera House by Flicker user thinboyfatter (Used under CC License)

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

Tesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

The leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. At the Three Amigos... read more June 29, 2016 by


 

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