Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

By Cynthia Shahan With a fairly broad “green” array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world’s 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company’s total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. “Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711,” a…

County: No PILOTs for big wind projects #NY

By National Wind Watch PULASKI – The Oswego County Legislature adopted a policy Thursday denying property tax breaks for large wind energy projects. Under the policy, the county Legislature requires any payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement for wind energy production projects with a rated capacity of 25 Megawatts or more to be equal…

An Bord Pleanala shoots down proposal for Clonfert windfarm #IRL

By National Wind Watch An Bord Pleanala has refused to grant permission for a windfarm in the Clonfert area. A ten year permission for the project was approved by county planners in October subject to 24 conditions. However, this was appealed to the higher planning authority which has decided to refuse permission on environmental grounds….

Don’t mar Maine’s beauty for Massachusetts #ME

By National Wind Watch In 1819, Maine separated from Massachusetts and became its own entity. We have gotten along just fine for the past 200 years. But Massachusetts wants to use us as its industrial power center by running power lines and putting up industrial wind turbines in our mountains. Massachusetts has put up barriers…

Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla?

By Matt Pressman After our overview about the allegations surrounding Germany’s top automakers, one has to wonder if Tesla may soon pose a deadly threat. A recent article in the Financial Times ponders this further, reporting that Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from…

Chinese Startup Says It Will Bring First Medium-Duty EVs To US

By Jon LeSage A Chinese startup wants to bring what it says will be the first mass-scale electric medium-duty vehicles to the U.S. market. Chanje, a California-based startup company, will be delivering its first all-electric commercial vans to fleets in the U.S. Without providing sales figures, the company says that volume orders for the EV…

Way Cool Tesla Model 3 Touchscreen Simulator, Production Pep Talk

By Steve Hanley A new Tesla Model 3 touchscreen simulator is now online so people waiting for their car to be built can familiarize themselves with how the device will work when their car finally lands in their driveway Way Cool Tesla Model 3 Touchscreen Simulator, Production Pep Talk was originally published on CleanTechnica. To…

Cruze Diesel driven, Model 3 mania, emission rules revisited, electric-car lessons: The Week in Reverse

By [email protected] (John Voelcker) What lessons have visitors, car shoppers, and advocates taught an EV showroom about how people really view electric cars? Which settled emissions regulations were reopened by the Trump Administration this week—and how do auto-industry lobbyists want them changed? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green…

Annacurra locals protest against wind farm works #IRL

By National Wind Watch More than a dozen residents from the Annacurra area came out in force to block the road near their homes and land in protest against the grid connection works associated with Ballycumber Wind Farm. The protest started at 8.30 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday) when locals gathered to prevent a work crew from…

State regulators push back on PGE’s green energy plan #OR

By National Wind Watch Portland General Electric officials entered a meeting in Salem this week intent on persuading state regulators that it makes economic and environmental sense to move quickly on a massive new wind farm to meet the state’s expanded green energy mandates. The utility was already playing defense. Facing intense blowback from environmental…

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