Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

US Wind Seeks Maryland Approval for 750-MW Offshore project

U.S. Wind Inc. applied Nov. 30 to the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval to develop a 750-MW wind farm project off the coast of Maryland, and is also seeking offshore renewable energy credits (ORECs) for approximately 248 MW of the project. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power News – RenewableEnergyWorld.com

UPS Debuts Use Of Delivery eTrike In US

By James Ayre One of the top package delivery firms in the world, UPS, has begun using a new eBike — er … eTrike (an electrically assisted tricycle) — for package delivery in Portland, Oregon UPS Debuts Use Of Delivery eTrike In US was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over…

Aurora revamps AutoDesigner

By Kathie Zipp Aurora introduces its newly revamped AutoDesigner to help contractors automatically design the best system for their clients. In an email announcement to its subscribers, the company explained the AutoDesigner considers thousands of variables including your component’s electrical characteristics, their prices, utility rates and shading conditions to come up with better designs than…

North America’s First 100 Percent Electric Municipal Bus System

By Roy L Hales On December 7, the California Air Resources Board awarded $9.5-million to replace its entire bus fleet. By January, 2018, Porterville should have North America’s first 100% electric municipal bus system North America’s First 100 Percent Electric Municipal Bus System was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over…

Fiat Chrysler Rumored to Show Pacifica EV at CES

By Tim Healey Fiat Chrysler automobiles may be showing an all-electric version of its Pacifica Hybrid at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. According to Bloomberg , the automaker that gave the world its first plug-in hybrid minivan may go one better with an all-electric model as it seeks to…

Report Says Used EV Batteries Should Be Recycled, Not Reused

By Tim Healey Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery…

Australian Capital Territory Aims For Zero Carbon Transport Sector

By Guest Contributor Having led the country on renewable energy policy and ambition, the ACT is shifting its focus to its transport sector, the decarbonization of which it says will be crucial to achieving the Territory’s goal of net zero emissions by Australian Capital Territory Aims For Zero Carbon Transport Sector was originally published on…

Vestas receives order for tallest turbines in China

By Michelle Froese To maximize power, the V110-2.0 MW turbines’ 110-m rotor blades gain more from the available wind – starting at a low 3 m/s. Vestas has received a wind order for 40, V110-2.0 MW turbines for a project in Licun Town, Heze City of eastern China’s Shandong Province. The order was placed by…

California Scaling Down PG&E Proposal to 7,500 Charging Stations

By Jon LeSage California Public Utilities Commission will vote next week on a controversial proposal where a utility may get the green light to install 7,500 charging stations. That proposal has been scaled back quite a bit since its initial offering. In early 2015, northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. proposed spending $654…

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