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Google and renewable energy

Big Tech Companies Are Driving Demand For Renewable Energy

Published on November 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The tech industry is the largest consumer of renewable energy as companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook seek to satisfy investors they are operating in an environmentally friendly manner. As the internet of things expands exponentially, power usage by data centers will increase significantly. ... Read More


CleanTechnica

Energy Web Foundation In Its Own Words: 7 Questions (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

Published on November 17th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has great bones. It was founded by two leading organizations in the clean energy space: the influential Rocky Mountain Institute founded by Amory Lovins in 1982 and the more recently formed Grid Singularity, a blockchain- and grid-fo- cussed organization with core Ethereum blockchain developers, experienced energy executives, energy regulators and technology entrepreneurs... Read More


Fossil Fuels

Drop Your Oil!

Published on November 17th, 2018 | by The Beam

The Beam #7 Editorial was written by Carola Hein, Professor and Head, History of Architecture and Urban Planning Chair, Delft University of Technology. ... Read More


Clean Power

Vail Resorts zero emissions VPPA

Vail Resorts Will Be Net Zero By 2020, Thanks To VPPA

Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Vail Resorts has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy, a division of Orsted, that will allow it to obtain 100% of all the electricity it needs for its North American operations from wind turbines. Schneider Electric helped facilitate the VPPA. ... Read More


Cars

Volkswagen Converting Zwickau Automotive Plant To Produce Electric Vehicles

Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

In a move that it believes is the first of its kind in the world for a major car factory, Volkswagen is converting its automotive factory in Zwickau, Germany from the production of internal combustion vehicles to produce electric vehicles. The news this week builds on a higher level announcement that VW issued about the conversion of the Zwickau plant to support electric vehicles late last year... Read More


Bicycles

Rad Power Bikes Rolls Out New eBike Lineup For 2019

Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rad Power Bikes' Rad Rover and Rad Wagon impressed CleanTechnica's Nicolas Zart and now the company is kicking things up a notch with a refresh of its lineup for 2019. The refresh is being led by the introduction of a new folding, step-through ebike called the RadMini Step-Thru that makes its RadMini an easier bike to ride with a step-through design and a more compact frame... Read More


Clean Power

Canadian Solar Reports Middling Third Quarter But Lowers Full-Year Guidance

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

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced its third-quarter financial results on Thursday, revealing middling performance which saw the company beat earnings expectations but miss its guidance on revenue, forcing it to lower its full-year 2018 revenue guidance for the second time this year... Read More


Climate Change

Paris Equity Check global warming chart

We Are So Screwed: Study Warns Of 5 Degree Celsius Warming By 2100

Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new climate research study predicts that if the world's leading countries continue doing what they are doing to rein in carbon emissions, average global temperatures by the end of this century will be 4 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than they were prior to the Industrial Revolution. That amounts to a death sentence for humanity. ... Read More


Climate Change

82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

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

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by ... Read More


Clean Power

Bifacial Solar Panels On Trackers Help RAI Win 50 Megawatt Solar Auction In Jordan

Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

The bid that won a 50 megawatt solar plant award in Jordan for RAI Energy International was as low as it was only because the design was based on bifacial panels and on single axis trackers, says Mohammed S. Alrai, CEO of the San Jose-based company. At $0.0250 per kilowatt-hour, RAI secured second place among 30 bidders, edged out of first place by panel manufacturer Jinko, which bid $0.02488/kWh... Read More


Cars

[Updated With Pricing] Tesla Model 3 Configurator Opens In China

Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We reported earlier today, based on tweets from Elon Musk, that Tesla plans to start delivering Model 3s to customers in China in March of 2019. Or, more cautiously, in April. Now we have word from our friend Vincent in China that the Tesla Model 3 configurator has just opened for reservation holders in China. More in a moment... Read More


Cars

Tesla Reaching Out To US Model 3 Reservation Holders To Ask If They Want A Refund

Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla is in an interesting position. Hundreds of thousands of people put down reservations for a Model 3, perhaps 100,000 of them (or not quite) have now gotten their cars, and hundreds of thousands are still waiting. Many of those people are overseas, but plenty are surely still in the United States. Who are they? Are they going to order? If not, are they ever going to ask for a refund... Read More


Clean Power

Mcarthur wind farm

Vestas To Install First 4.2 Megawatt Wind Turbines In Australia

Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced this week that it has been selected to supply wind turbines to a wind farm set to be built in Victoria, Australia, the 336 megawatt (MW) Dundonnell Wind Farm, which was the largest successful project out of the state's 928 MW Renewable Energy Auction Scheme. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla To Deliver First Model 3s To Customers In China In March/April 2019 — Hot!

Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's customers in China could be receiving their Model 3s as early as March or April, according to hot news today from a little blue bird. Tesla is continuing to ramp up its supply chain teams in preparation for the Model 3 launch abroad, and CEO Elon Musk noted that there could be a few deliveries to China in March, but that April was more certain... Read More


Clean Power

US Solar Customers Prefer Solar Loans, Finds WoodMac

Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New research from Wood Mackenzie has found that solar loans were the preferred and dominant financing solution for residential solar systems in the United States through the first half of 2018, accounting for 42% and outperforming third-party-owned solar systems for the first time. ... Read More


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