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Clean Power

California Storage Rule Change Requires New Certification

Published on February 16th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The early February breakthrough in California energy storage rules under Net Energy Metering will still take time to be codified, but the great news is that energy from storage can be sold to utilities as long as the storage equipment meets a new Underwriters Laboratory standard. Under Time of Use rates, households with certified storage capacity can store energy during the day and sell it back to the utility during peak periods in the evening... Read More


Bicycles

Bull E8 Wave Electric Bicycle

A Month On The Electric Bulls Cross E8 Wave

Published on February 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

It's been over a month since I started test riding the Bulls Cross E8 Wave electric bicycle (e-bike), and what a pleasure it has been. This e-bike is a solid, fast, urban commuter. While it is on the pricey side, you get a well thought out e-bike you can ride to work without breaking a sweat. As with anything in life, you get what you pay for... Read More


Clean Power

What Energy Deprivation Really Means In Refugee Camps

Published on February 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

There are few places in the world where energy poverty is more rife than in refugee camps. About 80% of those who live in camps have absolutely minimal access to energy for cooking and heating, and about 90% have no access to electricity. Displaced families can use renewable energy to create revenues, and start the journey to reclaim their lives. Women and girls are safer when they have access to a cleaner energy source for lighting and cooking... Read More


Clean Transport

PetroCanada charger

More EV Fast Chargers Coming To Canada

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

PetroCanada says it will construct a chain of DC fast chargers from coast to coast, Electrify Canada Is adding 32 chargers with up to 350 kW of power, and the Canadian government is funding the construction of 900 Level 3 chargers. The EV revolution is coming to Canada in a big way. ... Read More


Cars

New Kia Soul Gets Official EPA Range Of 243 Miles (391 km) — Charts!

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The upcoming Kia Soul EV 64 kWh has just received its official EPA rating of 243 miles (391 km) of range (combined cycle). This is a huge improvement over its previous 111 mile (179 km) range. It has a decent showing on the highway cycle too — 211 miles (340 km). The Soul now joins its Korean siblings as a great all-round capable vehicle... Read More


Batteries

Shell Acquires sonnen!

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Shell is diving off the deep end into energy storage with the acquisition of 100% of Germany energy storage and solution provider sonnen... Read More


Clean Power

Greenpeace & Amazon Trade Blows Over 100% Renewable Energy Claims

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."... Read More


Cars

Does The Renewable Energy & EV Wave Include Shell & BP?

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The electric car world stops when Tesla shareholder calls happen, but another significant development occurred in late January when Shell New Energies US, LLL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell, acquired Greenlots, an electric car charging software and hardware company. The acquisition raises questions about fossil-fuel companies and their approach with the electric vehicle charging landscape and profit expectations going forward... Read More


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