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Autonomous Vehicles

No, GM Isn’t Going To Crush Tesla

Published on January 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Recently Business Insider published a fairly thoughtful, historically informed, but ultimately inaccurate opinion piece saying that GM just hadn't bothered crushing Tesla yet, but was about to. In other words, it looked backward well, but forward poorly... Read More


Clean Transport

GreenLots

Greenlots Working With Californian Utility For Turnkey Charging Solutions In Critical Spots

Published on January 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

If you live in PG&E's utility network, there is a program you might be interested in checking out. Greenlots provides grid-enabled EV smart charging solutions that have caught the eyes of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which has launched a program that will help further the adoption of electric vehicles in the region. In particular, PG&E is working with Greenlots to roll out intelligent EV charging in the areas of most latent demand — at multifamily buildings, workplaces, and universities... Read More


BNEF

australia wind farm

Australia Secured Record Clean Energy Investment In 2017

Published on January 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Australia recorded its best ever clean energy investment year in 2017, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, taking in $9 billion in 2017, up 150% on 2016 and lifting Australia to 7th position in terms of global clean energy investment last year. ... Read More


BNEF

54 Gigawatt Chinese Solar Boom Drives Global Clean Energy Investment To New Highs, Overshadowing Australian & Mexican Momentum

Published on January 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

With solar PV installations in China expected to have reached 54 gigawatts in 2017, new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that global clean energy investment totaled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% and the second highest annual figure ever, coinciding with impressive momentum in both Mexico and Australia. ... Read More


Cars

What Should We Make Of Ford’s New Claim That It Will Release 40 Electrified Models By 2022?

Published on January 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Ford will be releasing new diesel truck models in the US — as a means of lowering official overall fleet fuel economy ratings, and thus keeping in line with regulations — Ford execs at the Detroit Auto Show have revealed that the company will be investing $11 billion into electrified vehicles by ... Read More


Batteries

Inspiration Off The Chain

Published on January 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I sat through another Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony yesterday, and it again moved me to tears. No, it's not normal for me to be moved to tears, but the deep, powerful, inspirational change that certain finalists communicated was too much for the emotional sensors behind my eyes... Read More


Coal

Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

Published on January 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India's electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country's carbon emissions intensity, but could also substantially reduce water consumption, mitigating or outright eliminating electricity supply risk due to water shortages. ... Read More


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