Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

Vacuum-Free Braking May Be in Next Generation of GM Trucks

By Tim Healey Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time. One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to…

Clean Tech Jobs For The Week Of March 4, 2016

By Derek Markham The top clean tech jobs for this week include listings for several solar energy sales specialists, a climate program officer for clean energy, a solar project manager, an energy efficiency senior manager, a financial analyst for an energy company, and more. As part of our collaboration with other projects within the Important…

Canadian wind energy industry welcomes Vancouver declaration on climate change

By Michelle Froese Vancouver Ministers have designated a working group to research GHG mitigation opportunities, which will deliver a report by September 2016. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commends the recent agreement by Canada’s First Ministers to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies. The agreement is in support of meeting or exceeding Canada’s 2030…

One Weird Hybrid Electric Airplane Gets The Green Light From DARPA

By Tina Casey A new hybrid electric airplane festooned with 24 fans is set for takeoff some time in 2018, with a funding assist from the US Department of Defense One Weird Hybrid Electric Airplane Gets The Green Light From DARPA was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other…

Investigation continues into wind turbine collapse #MI

By National Wind Watch An investigation is ongoing into why a wind turbine built to withstand arctic cold and hurricane winds collapsed in a Huron County field last week. Kristen Otterness, a spokeswoman for Exelon, said security will be on site around the clock in Elkton for the next couple of weeks while the company…

Residents sue town over wind turbines #MA

By National Wind Watch A group of Bourne residents has brought a lawsuit against town officials and Future Generation Wind LLC relative to the construction of four giant wind turbines at the Bourne-Plymouth town line. The case was heard in Barnstable Superior Court on Friday, March 4. The judge in the case rejected the neighbors’…

Restore environmental safeguards #ON

By National Wind Watch It strikes them when they hibernate. A white fungus appears around their mouth, noses, ears and wings. It takes so much energy for the bat’s immune system to combat the infection, they use up their available fat stores. Some die in their roost; others fly hungry into the winter sky empty…

Turbine was second to fall of company’s 7,000 worldwide #MI

By National Wind Watch BAD AXE — As crews continue to probe why a 400-foot wind turbine fell on a farm field, county planners talked publicly for the first time Wednesday about the incident and aftermath. County Building and Zoning Director Jeff Smith said he was out of town when the turbine fell, on Feb….

Come on Norway, you can affjord our £2.5m #SCT

By National Wind Watch Clydesdale villagers are claiming they are being massively shortchanged in compensation payments for having a new windfarm built on their doorsteps. In fact, many in Douglas/Glespin/Crawfordjohn area feel that they are being completely by-passed in getting any of the direct community benefits that would normally be paid by developers, claiming South…

Great Yarmouth ‘gridlock’ as turbine falls off lorry #ENG

By National Wind Watch A seaside resort has come to a standstill after part of a wind turbine fell off a lorry. Several roads are closed in Great Yarmouth and motorists have been warned the town is “gridlocked”. The machinery, which police described as “bigger than a car”, fell off a lorry on South Quay…

Wind energy: Reprieve for some subsidies in Northern Ireland #NIR

By National Wind Watch The subsidy system for large on-shore wind energy projects in Northern Ireland will end in April as planned. However the subsidy system for single turbine projects will continue, pending further consultation. In September, Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell had said the change would apply to all projects. That provoked uproar from farmers…

US Electric Car Sales Shakeup (February Electric Car Sales)

By Zachary Shahan Originally published on EV Obsession. US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs 5193 in Feb 2015), while plug-in hybrids rose…

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