Tagged Legislation

Lawmakers struggle with new sound limits for ridgeline wind projects #VT

By National Wind Watch Caledonia County Sen. Joe Benning, who favors an outright ban on ridgeline wind energy in Vermont, says the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules doesn’t have anywhere near the resources or expertise the commission has at its disposal. He says the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules exists primarily to ensure that a…

Our Power Puerto Rico For A Just Recovery & Resilient Rebuild

By Carolyn Fortuna Join in with thousands of others who will speak out to the US Congress and demand a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Our Power Puerto Rico For A Just Recovery & Resilient Rebuild was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+…

Europe plans “EU Battery Alliance” to establish full large-scale battery development and production; strategic plan next year

By mmillikin The European Union is beginning efforts to establish a full value chain of advanced batteries in Europe, with large-scale Li-ion battery cell production, and the circular economy, at the core. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of the Energy Union, organized a high-level meeting on battery development and production in…

New California law increases protections for solar customers

By Kelly Pickerel California Governor Brown signed AB 1070 (Gonzalez Fletcher) into law today. The bill previously unanimously passed the California Assembly and Senate. AB 1070 creates new and important consumer protections measures, including standardized and simplified disclosures, for all residential solar customers. “CALSEIA greatly appreciates the efforts of Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher to protect consumers…

Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

By mmillikin At its Innovation Day in Hamburg, Volkswagen Truck & Bus—which includes the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands—outlined its technology roadmap to transform the logistics chain in a sustainable way. Volkswagen Truck & Bus is focusing on automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems. On the development side, Volkswagen Truck…

Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

By mmillikin Unveiled earlier this year (earlier post), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor. With testing and development miles completed, Project Portal will begin initial feasibility study routes,…

Autoliv and MIT AgeLab to collaborate in the research of autonomous vehicle systems

By mmillikin Autoliv, Inc. is entering into a two-year research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab to develop a semi-autonomous vehicle prototype that demonstrates the future of human-centered artificial intelligence in the automotive space. Learnings from the research collaboration will likely be used in the development of software from Zenuity, the software joint…

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