Daily Archives: January 17, 2020

Rhode Island aims for 100% renewables by 2030

By Kelsey Misbrener The rapidly growing group of states looking to thwart climate change by adopting 100% renewable energy policies has a new member. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order today establishing the goal of meeting all of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030. The state’s Office of Energy…

Sunmodo solar racking added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

By Billy Ludt SunModo, a solar racking manufacturer, announced Sunnova Energy International Inc., a U.S. residential solar and storage service provider, has added SunModo to Sunnova’s exclusive Approved Vendor List. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems….

Honda Clarity PHEV, Kia’s electric push, Tesla’s unintended acceleration: Today’s Car News

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) Tesla’s potentially facing an unintended-acceleration investigation. Kia plans for many more electric vehicles. And the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns, but only to California. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The federal government says that it will review a petition claiming unintended-acceleration issues on Tesla vehicles… Read Full Article…

California Can Make Lowly Water Heaters Mighty Climate Tools

By Pierre Delforge In a groundbreaking vote, California has allocated nearly $45 million toward boosting highly efficient electric heat pump technology that can help avoid burning fossil fuels to heat our water, as well as store California’s abundant pollution-free solar energy to give us piping-hot showers when the sun isn’t shining.Jessica Russo, NRDCThe California Public…

Renewable energy bills to watch

By Ivy Main Grassroots activists gather at the steps of the Virginia Capital on January 14. Photo courtesy Sierra Club.Yesterday’s post launched my annual roundup of energy and climate bills with a comparison of the two major energy transition bills filed to date, HB1526/SB851, the Clean Economy Act, and HB77, the Green New Deal Act….

FCA confirms discussions with Foxconn on China JV for electric vehicles

By mmillikin Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) confirmed that it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd. (Foxconn) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) business. The proposed cooperation, initially focused…

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