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Philadelphia energy industry comes together to celebrate solar growth

By Kelsey Misbrener PECO president and CEO Mike Innocenzo, commerce director Harold Epps, and city sustainability director Christine Knapp joined the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) and the Solar Training Network to honor clean energy trainee graduates and celebrate the success of solar energy expansion efforts in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia is proud to encourage city businesses and…

Kearsarge Energy completes first community solar farm in New York

By Kelsey Misbrener Kearsarge Energy, a renewable energy project developer and financier based in Boston, Massachusetts, announced its first New York Community Solar Farm. Located on 12 acres in Oppenheim, New York, the 1.94-MW project is developed, owned and operated by Kearsarge. Through Kearsarge’s NY Community Solar Partnership with Common Energy, Capital Region homeowners and…

Swiss authorities halts some diesel Porsche, Mercedes-Benz over emissions

By [email protected] (Aaron Cole) Authorities in Switzerland halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles because their diesel engines skirted emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. Registrations of the small Mercedes-Benz Vito vans equipped with 1.6-liter diesel engines, and Porsche Macan and Cayenne SUVs equipped with 3.0- and 4.2-liter diesel… Read Full Article Here For…

A look at copper versus silver brushes for the wind-power market

By Michelle Froese This article comes from Chris Richards, Sales and Marketing Director for BGB. Richards, who has worked as a design engineer on carbon-brush applications for over 10 years, explains some of the key differences between copper and silver carbon brushes. While copper brushes remain widely used in the wind energy market, recently some…

Hydro, wind and solar output rises as gas generation slumps

By Giles Parkinson AEMO report notes that more renewables in the second quarter meant lower gas and coal output, lower prices, and lower emissions. The post Hydro, wind and solar output rises as gas generation slumps appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Wells Fargo to finance Origis Energy’s FL Solar 5 project

By Kelsey Misbrener Wells Fargo announced it has committed the capital in construction debt, as well as the tax-equity funding of $35 million for the new solar generation facility, known as FL Solar 5 in Orange County, Florida. This solar facility will include half a million solar panels and will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Time is running out for VW diesel claims

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) Time is running out for owners of 2.0-liter VW TDIs to file their claims against the company and receive a settlement that could be worth at least $5,100. All claims in the diesel emissions lawsuit must be filed by Sept. 1. So far, Volkswagen has bought back more than 350,000…

SunPower gives National Parks Conservation Association members solar discounts

By Kelsey Misbrener For nearly 100 years, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has worked to protect and preserve America’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. Through a new program with SunPower NPCA will provide opportunities for its members and supporters to go solar, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve…

Mazda Apologizes For Improper Fuel Economy Testing

By Sam McEachern Amid a growing scrutiny for fuel economy and emissions testing, Japan has found Mazda and two other companies cleared vehicles for fuel economy and emissions even though tests occurred in invalid conditions. Mazda, Suzuki, and Yamaha each apologized for conducting invalid testing on their cars over the past few years, […] The…

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