Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

By John Upton The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products. Read Full Article Here For…

Former Wallaby player and European energy veteran joins Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd

By WIRSOL WIRSOL Energy, part of the WIRCON Group, has appointed Bill Calcraft as non-executive director of its Australian operations, to focus on expanding WIRSOL Energy’s relationships in Australia, bringing a wealth of experience in the European energy sector to WIRSOL Energy’s thriving business. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Research Agreement on Conversion of Biomass into Transportation Fuel is Renewed

By University of Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The post Research Agreement on Conversion of Biomass into Transportation Fuel is Renewed appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great…

Gigawatt Global Solar Powered Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi

By Press Release Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy Mbonimpa and Gigawatt Global, a founding member of United States Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid program. The post Gigawatt Global Solar Powered Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here…

Virtual power plant & transactive energy platforms to evolve, creating business models that leverage large volumes of data, says Navigant Research

By Paul Dvorak A recent report from Navigant Research examines the core of virtual power plant (VPP) and transactive energy (TE) platforms, identifying potential revenue streams that could be created through the integration of both. The concepts of VPPs and TE are similar in that they place prosumers—formerly passive consumers that now also produce energy—at…

US House subcommittee advances autonomous driving legislation; NHTSA to drive regulations, state role diminished

By mmillikin The US House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), today held a markup to advance bipartisan self-driving legislation. This draft legislation passed out of the subcommittee by voice vote. The legislation clarifies the federal and state roles for regulating highly automated vehicles (HAVs) to encourage the…

Retailer Direct Energy Pulls Out of the Residential Solar Installation Business

By [email protected] Electricity retailer Direct Energy started winding down its residential solar installation business last week. Direct Energy Solar will continue to operate its commercial business and plans to maintain its existing fleet of rooftop installations. The pivot away from residential affects approximately 330 employees, making up a considerable portion of the company’s overall solar…

Elon Musk Tells Governors About Solar Power & US Gigafactories

By Steve Hanley Elon Musk advocated for more solar power at the NGA summer conference last week, calling for more solar farms, rooftop systems, and battery manufacturing facilities. Elon Musk Tells Governors About Solar Power & US Gigafactories was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |…

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