Tagged Legislation

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…

A first look at the Clean Energy Act and the Green New Deal

By Ivy Main Students joined more than 200 other grassroots activists for a lobby day at the General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo Ivy MainClimate and energy activists have been pinning their hopes on the 2020 legislative session to produce a framework for transitioning our economy to 100 percent carbon-free energy.After years of talking big but…

California’s Climate Bond Package is a “Golden” Alternative to Litigation

By Energy in Depth The California legislature is considering a new multi-billion-dollar climate bond to address future climate-change related disasters, according to reporting by ABC News. Far from the frivolous climate litigation schemes and anti-industry rhetoric being pitched by activists, this bond could offer a common sense solution to the Golden State’s climate resiliency concerns,…

For Indiana NAACP, energy justice has long been a civil rights issue

By ENN Contributor A.J. Patton, a Gary, Indiana, native who is now launching an affordable solar and housing development company in Chicago, also trains residents and lobbies legislators with the Indiana NAACP. Photo by Denise Abdul Rahman / CourtesyThe NAACP has recently encouraged state and local chapters to avoid being influenced by utilities or fossil…

The German Energy Market Review December 2019: Year-end sprint in legislation and renewable tenders

By Simon Goess End-of-year negotiations on climate package bestows higher CO2-pricesThe negotiations in the mediation committee between the federal and state governments brought a pre-Christmas gift for climate protection. Finally, the disputed points between the CDU and SPD-led government and the states with Green government participation were settled in mid-December.Consequently, the price of emission.. Click…

Energy Choice Coalition supports new Virginia Energy Reform Act

By Kelsey Misbrener The Energy Choice Coalition welcomes the introduction of legislation in Virginia that will empower consumers to choose the type of energy they use to power their lives. The new bill, HB 206, replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity…

Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish smart brand electric vehicle JV

By mmillikin Mercedes-Benz AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals. The total registered capital of the joint venture will be 5.4 billion RMB (US$778 million) to transform smart into a leading player in premium-and…

Clariant inks sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology licensing deal in China; JV plant to produce 50-100t cellulosic ethanol

By mmillikin Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, Anhui Guozhen Group, a Chinese green energy company, and Chemtex Chemical Engineering, a multinational engineering company, signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. (Earlier post.) The Anhui Guozhen Group and Chemtex have agreed to form a joint venture with the aim of realizing…

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