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EPA recognizes SC Johnson as top user of green power

By Michelle Froese SC Johnson announced that it is ranked No. 71 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. SC Johnson is using nearly 117 million kWh of green power annually, which represents almost 63% of its total power needs….

Hawaii Revolutionizes Consumer-Utility Relationship With New Law

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened: Hawaii has rebalanced the relationship between utilities and their customers with a new law tying rate increases to performance data. According to Hawaii Public Radio, “The Hawaii Ratepayer Protection Act will require the Public Utilities Commission, the PUC, to develop incentives for local electric companies…

Autotalks joins Connected Motorcycle Consortium

By mmillikin Autotalks, an Israel-based fabless semiconductor company devoted to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications (earlier post), has joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC). Autotalks will work with other CMC members to help realize the vision of a uniform motorcycle platform for V2M (Vehicle-to-Motorcycle) communication. Specifically, Autotalks and other CMC members will work together to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent…

Unirac acquires SolarHooks assets

By Kelsey Misbrener Unirac announced that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments. With this addition, Unirac now offers a comprehensive product line to the residential market, a large and growing segment of the solar PV industry. “We’re excited to provide a total solution for solar installers,” said…

GM Getting Serious About Hydrogen with GM Defense

By Sebastien Bell We learned back in October that GM was planning on bringing back its military unit and now it looks like they’ve landed on a logo. New trademark applications uncovered by GM Inside News show a trademark application for a GM Defense logo for “motor land vehicles, namely, hydrogen-powered vehicles, fuel […] The…

GM Profits Sink in Q1 Due to Lower Pickup Production

By Sebastien Bell The first quarter of 2018 was never going to be a good one for GM and, indeed, net income dropped by 59% as compared to Q1 2017. The first three months of 2018 were roundly poor for GM. Earnings before interest and taxes also declined by 27%, while revenue fell […] The…

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