Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

World Solar Challenge 2017

By Kelsey Josund Crossing the finish line We made it! After six and a half harrowing days in a race with some of the worst weather in World Solar Challenge history, we have crossed the continent and made a successful top-ten finish. First control stop with all of the top 10 finishers present We started…

An 8 Hour Road Trip In A Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van

By Jesper Berggreen In light of the just announced 150—350 kW High Power Charge system from ABB being presented in Stuttgart, Germany, this month, I think this story needs to be told now, before it is so outdated no one will care An 8 Hour Road Trip In A Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van was originally…

Tesla Sacks Several Hundred Employees

By James Ayre As part of a company-wide annual review, Tesla has fired around 400 employees — including supervisors, team leaders, and common associates — according to a former employee who spoke with Reuters in an interview Tesla Sacks Several Hundred Employees was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000…

EV Charging, The Next Generation (#Electrifying Webinar)

By Zachary Shahan In this edition of our #Electrifying webinar series (which is free, as always), I’m talking with Peter Badik, co-founder and managing director of Central & Eastern European EV charging leader GreenWay EV Charging, The Next Generation (#Electrifying Webinar) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other…

Renault Acquires 25% of Jedlix, Smart Charging Startup

By Cynthia Shahan Groupe Renault is launching a new smartphone app, Z.E. Smart Charge, as part a fresh new partnership with Jedlix. Renault never slows down, and its 25% investment in this Dutch startup focused on smart charging is another expansion of its ecosystem approach to electric vehicles Renault Acquires 25% of Jedlix, Smart Charging…

Wind-farm moratorium now legally binding #IL

By National Wind Watch PAXTON – For the second time in a month, the Ford County Board voted Monday night to place a moratorium on granting any future wind farm permits until the county’s permitting ordinance is reviewed. Last month’s vote was taken without the specific action listed on the agenda for the meeting, so…

Turbine shutdown causes budget shortfall #MA

By National Wind Watch Falmouth Town Meeting will be asked to approve spending $120,000 to supplement the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. At the finance committee meeting on Tuesday, October 10, this week, Director of Finance Jennifer Petit said the town is expecting a $120,000 shortfall in its electricity and wastewater management budget due to the…

Lawmakers struggle with new sound limits for ridgeline wind projects #VT

By National Wind Watch Caledonia County Sen. Joe Benning, who favors an outright ban on ridgeline wind energy in Vermont, says the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules doesn’t have anywhere near the resources or expertise the commission has at its disposal. He says the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules exists primarily to ensure that a…

Go slow on OK’ing wind farms #SD

By National Wind Watch Codington County Commissioners and area residents seemingly impressed by the proposed Dakota Range Wind turbine project in northern Codington, southwestern Roberts and Grant counties need to ask harder questions. Is this good for South Dakota? Or, are we blindly helping raise our monthly electric rates and taxes as we subsidize a…

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