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A ‘New Deal’ For Energy

Published on December 10th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

For the purpose of this post, I see the original deal of cards for energy in the allocation of fossil fuel reserves. Saudi Arabia got a couple of aces. Japan has been much less fortunate. The point is that after the transition to renewable energy, each country will be responsible for their energy base. If you invest a lot of money in renewable energy infrastructure, you will end up with more energy than a country that continues burning fossil fuel... Read More

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Is Donald Trump Planning A Climate Purge?

Published on December 10th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

According to documents obtained by Politico, Donald Trump's transition team has asked the Energy Department to cough-up the names of any employees who have worked on President Obama's climate initiatives --- in a move which has all the hallmarks of a good ol'fashioned witch hunt. ... Read More



UPS Debuts Use Of Delivery eTrike In US

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by James Ayre

One of the top package delivery firms in the world, UPS, has begun using a new eBike — er ... eTrike (an electrically assisted tricycle) — for package delivery in Portland, Oregon... Read More



China Is Now The Center Of The Lithium Universe

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Maybe you missed it, but China is now “The Center of the Lithium Universe.” China is already the world’s largest electric vehicle market, says Kirill Klip, President of International Lithium Corp... Read More

Clean Power


Russia Will Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm In The White Sea

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

The White Sea park will have a capacity of 60 MWh and is planned to be built in the period 2017-2020, the regional government informs. The development of this project will not only improve the energy situation, it will also create jobs and promote the image of the republic, says regional leader Khudilainen. The Republic of Karelia is today dependent of its hydro power generation and energy imports from the neighboring regions of Murmansk and Leningrad Oblast... Read More

Clean Power


How Much Energy Storage Is Needed In A Solar & Wind Powered Grid?

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson

If the grid is powered by “variable renewable energy” (or VRE), such as wind and solar (see graph above), what will happen when, as the detractors say, the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine? The answer, of course, is storage. But not nearly as much as the cynics suggest. And at not nearly the cost... Read More

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Yingli Solar Confirms Poor Third Quarter, Lowers 2016 Guidance

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

Struggling China-based solar PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has confirmed its own low expectations for its third quarter, reporting lackluster revenue and shipments, and an operating loss of $34 million. Unsurprisingly, the company also lowered its shipping guidance for the full year 2016. ... Read More



Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home — Part 1 (LEDs)

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon

In Southern California, actor Ed Begley Jr. is famous for going 100% renewable back when it was prohibitively expensive to do so. In 1985, he bought a stake in a wind farm. In 1990, he installed solar panels on his roof. He prefers walking and biking, but when he drives, it's in an EV (including the EV1, RAV4 EV, and various custom models). Everything in his home is renewable powered or person powered. He's even got his own TV show about his way of living... Read More

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The EU’s 27% Renewable Energy Target

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

The proposed goal of 27% for the EU in 2030 assumes a slower speed than in the previous decade. Why? Prices are way down. It should be easier to increase the share with lower prices. And the urgency of global warming requires faster speed, not stepping on the brakes... Read More


Generation EQ

Daimler Moving Ahead With Up To €10 Billion EV Investment

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by James Ayre

The head of research and development at Daimler, Thomas Weber, has announced that the company will be moving forward with its plans for substantial investment into electric vehicles — with up to €10 billion ($11 billion) in total investment... Read More



Canada Cancels Coal, Nissan Kiboshes Keiretsu (Cleantech Talk)

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Editor's Intro: Nicolas Zart and Matthew Klippenstein recently recorded Cleantech Talk #30 for CleanTechnica. It's an interesting discussion about coal phaseout in Canada, Nissan's sale of 41% of its stake in Calsonic, and Volkswagen's EV transition ... or latest hiccups... Read More

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