Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

Battery Researchers Keep Coming Up With New Breakthroughs

By Steve Hanley Batteries are the key to the zero carbon future, there’s little argument about that. But today’s batteries are less than ideal in many respects. They cost too much, are too big, weigh too much, function poorly in low temperatures, are prone to catch fire under certain circumstances, or simply don’t last long…

BMW to World Premiere i8 Coupe and X2 Crossover In January

By Ray Prince BMW is lifting the curtain on two new world premieres at the North American International Auto Show next month. Tabbed to represent the brand are an updated BMW i8 Coupe and the latest X2 crossover. The updated plug-in hybrid i8 Coupe will be powered by a familiar turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine and…

$1 Billion Potential Lifeline Rumored for Beleaguered Faraday Future

By Ray Prince Downcast electric car company Faraday Future (FF) is being reported to have secured $1 billion in investments in what could be a potential lifeline for its operations. According to multiple Chinese outlets, including Shanghai Securities News and Yicai Global, Jia Yueting, founder, and CEO, delivered the news to employees in a Dec….

LADOT orders 25 Proterra electric buses

By mmillikin The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will receive 25 35-foot Proterra Catalyst electric buses in 2019, in response to a significant commitment by the City of Los Angeles to deploy an all-electric bus fleet by 2030. The procurement will be funded in part by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission…

Lazard study shows wind costs are down & competitiveness is up

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) December blog. You can read CanWEA’s other blog postings here. Over the last eight years, wind energy has become increasingly cost-competitive with conventional generation technologies, on anunsubsidized basis, reflective in declines in the pricing of system components and improvements in…

EWT wins turbine contract for 10 Greek wind projects

By Michelle Froese Wind-turbine supplier, EWT, has signed a contract with PPC Renewables (a subsidiary of PPC, Greece’ largest power generation company) in Athens for a project to install 22 of its top turbines on 10 Greek islands. The EWT wind turbines are to be installed on 10 different Greek islands, making the location more…

Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering technology collaboration

Under the terms of a newly signed MoU, the two companies will examine in particular applications that may combine Williams’ innovation culture, lightweight composites and battery expertise with Airbus’ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Honda Mulling Solid-State EV Battery Development

By James Ayre Yet another one of the top auto manufacturers in the world, in this case Honda, has now expressed interest in developing its own solid-state battery technology for use in elected vehicles, going on recent reports Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

Michigan: A rising leader in solar power

By SPW Guest post by Jeff Mason, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation In the last decade, the solar power industry has grown an average of 68% annually. Nearly 260,000 Americans work in solar at more than 9,000 companies across the country. One state in particular, Michigan, created more than 5,600 new clean energy…

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