Daily Archives: August 15, 2019

The other road toll we can no longer ignore

By Graeme McLeay We are confronted daily in the media with the violent and deadly results of crashes on our roads and the tragedy that befalls those involved. Seat belts, improved vehicle design, drink driving legislation and other measures have seen the number of road deaths decline from a high in 1970 of almost 3,800…

Sunnova Partners with California Roofer Ahead of Solar Mandate

By [email protected] A high-profile solar-homebuilder partnership has emerged from the flurry of activity surrounding California’s new solar home mandate, which goes into effect in 2020. Residential solar provider Sunnova and PetersenDean, a California-based company that installs roofs and solar, will work together on solar and storage leases and power purchase agreements in the state. California’s…

Material players set for big gains/losses in EV $1,000+ bn revolution

The electric vehicle market is growing very quickly. IDTechEx forecast that the total market will exceed $1,000bn value within the next 5-years across all categories: land, sea, and air. This huge growth is resulting in a large amount of turbulence within the supply chain. In particular, the material considerations are different to traditional internal combustion…

ACT unveils scheme to encourage households to quit gas

By Michael Mazengarb ACT energy efficiency scheme expanded to support a transition away from gas, as ACT Government targets next stage of emissions reductions. The post ACT unveils scheme to encourage households to quit gas appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Analysis: How Demand Charges Impact Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Infrastructure

By Great Plains Institute (GPI) By Dane McFarlane, Director of Research, and Matt Prorok, Senior Policy Manager, Great Plains InstituteThe Great Plains Institute (GPI) recently released a white paper analyzing the economics of direct current fast charging (DCFC) as part of our work with the Midcontinent Transportation Electrification Collaborative (MTEC). DCFC stations are critical for…..

New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers

By Billy Ludt A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched a new solar component-sourcing service, Strategic Solar Sourcing. The company claims to be the first to offer small and medium-sized solar businesses supply chain management outsourcing services and products previously available only to large organizations, including low-cost equipment pricing on modules, inverters…

Canadian Solar Boosts Annual Module Guidance, Shares Jump

By [email protected] Canadian Solar handily beat Q2 expectations on Thursday, reporting module shipments that outpaced guidance and better-than-anticipated profits. The module maker and project developer significantly increased its annual shipment guidance to 8.4 to 8.5 gigawatts, up from 7.4 to 7.8 gigawatts. CEO Shawn Qu said the results put Canadian Solar “in the most competitive…

Arkansas Senator visits LM Wind Power plant for American Wind Week

By Michelle Froese U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, visited the LM Wind Power Little Rock plant this week to watch production of the giant turbine blades that drive wind farms throughout the region. The plant is an example of the good manufacturing jobs that wind…

The Five Stages of Environmentalism

By Schalk Cloete IntroductionHumanity faces a great challenge this century: we must quadruple global economic output while simultaneously bringing our carbon emissions well below zero.The economy needs to quadruple in size because most of the global population is yet to reach decent living standards. In addition, our numbers will swell by around three billion, largely…

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