Tagged Legislation

Standardization Of EV Charging In The EU

By Andy Miles I have found something very significant in EU legislation, The Alternative Fuels Directive 2014, which has far reaching affects on EV charging infrastructure in the whole of the Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

California Leads In Net-Zero Homes As Costs Drop

By Charles W. Thurston Half a dozen California cities are hosting enough net-zero homes to place the state in first place nationally among other states like Arizona where the net-zero trend is catching on rapidly, both among legislators and among leading homebuilders. This trend is expected to accelerate markedly over the coming decade, as the…

Governors race to announce climate action. Then reality hits #USA

By National Wind Watch The U.S. Climate Alliance is en vogue among America’s new crop of Democratic governors. Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico have all joined the alliance in the last month. Wisconsin joined its ranks yesterday, bringing the total number of states committed to the targets of the Paris climate accord to 21. The…

NYC weighs plan to shut down all fossil fuel plants #NY

By National Wind Watch New York City officials want to explore exactly how soon renewables and battery storage could displace natural gas as the Big Apple’s core source of backup power. A bill under consideration by the City Council’s environmental committee calls for sustainability authorities to study the storage potential of six battery types and…

Electric Utilities Must Stop Illegally Concealing Public Cost Data

By John Farrell Utilities in many states have undercut competition by playing “hide the peanut.” Instead of sharing their avoided cost publicly, as required by Congress and state laws, utilities have hidden them behind a “trade secret” designation. This illegal shield––if left in place by state and federal regulators––requires prospective clean energy developers to lawyer…

WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo; unifying technology platforms for wireless EV charging

By mmillikin WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer (WPT), has acquired from Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. certain technology platform and IP assets, which will bring more than 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging that WiTricity will own or control. Through the transaction, Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority…

At Legislature: Eminent domain curbed for wind energy projects #NE

By National Wind Watch Under LB 155, introduced by Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon, use of eminent domain no longer would be authorized in order to provide access to build transmission lines or other infrastructure related to a privately developed renewable energy project. Brewer presented the bill Thursday to the Legislature’s natural resources committee. Current…

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