Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

A Tesla Patent For Safer Batteries

By Guest Contributor When it comes to the risk of fire, all indications are that electric vehicles are safer than fossil burners. However, batteries can and do catch fire (as Motor Authority once quipped, there’s no way to store large amounts of energy without a risk of fire and explosion, except perhaps “distilled unicorn tears”),…

Chinese Wind Firm Envision to Purchase Nissan’s Battery Manufacturing Business

By [email protected] Nissan Motor Co. is selling off its battery manufacturing business to Chinese wind turbine giant Envision Group.
 The acquisition includes Nissan subsidiary Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) and battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, owned by Nissan North America, as well as operations in Sunderland, England, owned by Nissan Motor Manufacturing. Envision will…

Wind turbine caught on fire in Arlington #OR

By National Wind Watch Firefighters put out a fire in Arlington on Thursday that started from a wind turbine. Arlington Fire Chief said a wind turbine caught fire and spread to a nearby brush/grassland. The fire was estimated at 2,000 acres and fire crews were trying to stop the fire at Highway 19 and Rhea…

Windmill fire spreads to 2,000 acres near Arlington #OR

By National Wind Watch ARLINGTON, Ore. – A fire caused by wind turbine was quickly put out Thursday night, according to firefighters. Arlington Fire says the fire burned 2,000 acres including railroad ties and three windmills on Highway 19. The fire burned mostly on private grazing land and no structures were threatened. Read Full Article…

Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

By mmillikin Audi and Ericsson plan to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production. At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production. Audi and Ericsson have signed…

Alliant Energy doubling wind & eliminating coal

By Michelle Froese Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) and announced its goal to cut carbon emissions by 80% and eliminate all existing coal from its energy mix by 2050. The CSR can be accessed here. Alliant Energy plans to spend more than $2 billion on new renewables, doubling its number of wind…

Lloyds Banking Group Moves To Cease Financing New Coal-Fired Power

By Joshua S Hill One of Europe’s largest banks, Lloyds Banking Group, has announced this week new policies which moves to solidify its support for the transition to a low-carbon economy by ceasing new funding for coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

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