Tagged Legislation

Civil Maps joins Renovo AWare Ecosystem to provide interoperability for HD mapping and localization

By mmillikin Civil Maps, creator of the world’s first edge-based HD mapping and localization platform for self-driving cars (earlier post), has teamed up with Renovo, the software technology company behind AWare (earlier post), to provide highly automated vehicle makers and technology providers with seamless access to Civil Maps’ vehicular cognition stack. Through this technical collaboration,…

Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill to advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy

By Kelsey Misbrener New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Surrounded by solar industry and advocates, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a historic bill to significantly advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. If properly implemented, the bill will stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable energy sector and help extend the cost-saving benefits of solar to more…

Wind group hires 2 from oil and gas industry #USA

By National Wind Watch The American Wind Energy Association has tapped two officials from the oil and gas industry for senior positions. Bree Raum, formerly senior director of federal affairs for the American Gas Association, will become AWEA’s new vice president of federal affairs. Raum previously worked on legislative issues at the National Propane Gas…

Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

By mmillikin In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. The Sportage’s advanced new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain (earlier post) is the first to be launched as part of the brand’s global powertrain electrification strategy. Kia is the first manufacturer to…

Olympians Bring Climate Change Concerns To US Congress

By Nexus Media Originally published on Nexus Media. By Owen Agnew Over the last year, cross-country skier Jessie Diggins traveled around the world for competitions, winning third in the team sprint at the 2017 Nordic World Championships in Finland and a gold medal in the same event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. While…

Exoès and Saft partner to improve Li-ion battery thermal management

By mmillikin Organic Rankine Cycle specialist Exoès and Saft Incubator have signed a cooperation agreement to do common tests to improve next generation battery thermal management. The temperature of a Li-ion battery has a major influence on its performance and its lifespan. Harsh climatic environments and severe solicitations can rapidly degrade cells if their temperature…

Hotstick USA exclusively licenses ORNL direct-current detector for emergency responder safety

By mmillikin North Carolina-based Hotstick USA has exclusively licensed a direct-current detector technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help emergency responders safely detect high voltages. In emergency situations, first response teams often rely on voltage detectors such as Hotstick USA’s flagship product, the AC Hotstick, to sense the presence…

Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates #OH

By National Wind Watch COLUMBUS – Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote. A revised version of House Bill 114 rolled out last week would…

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