Cars

DS Virgin Racing DSV-03 Formula E

DS Virgin Racing Unveils Formula E Season 4 Challenger

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It's hard to image that Formula E is in its 4th season. New players are in and those from the get-go are still battling it out. And speaking of new players, DS Virgin Racing is unveiling its Formula E season 4 challenger... Read More


Batteries

BNEF energy storage chart

BNEF Predicts Explosive Energy Storage Growth On Both Sides Of The Meter

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The latest “Energy storage forecast 2016–2030” from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts explosive growth in energy storage over the next 12 years. BNEF says storage will grow in much the same way that solar power grew between 2010 and 2015. Solar power expanded 700% during that time. It sees a six fold increase in energy storage to 305 gigawatt-hours between now and the year 2030. Making that happen will require an investment in excess of $100 billion... Read More


Fossil Fuels

Cleanup Of TransCanada Keystone Oil Spill To Last Several Weeks

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

South Dakota's environmental regulator has revealed that the cleanup process for the recent 5,000 barrel oil spill along TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline will probably take several weeks — with the timeline for the restarting of pipeline operation as of right now being up in the air... Read More


Clean Power

solar industry jobs

Solar Cell Tariffs Won’t Create A Significant Number Of Jobs For Americans, Will Eliminate Tens Of Thousands

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Suniva and SolarWorld have filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission claiming cheap solar cells and solar panels from China made it impossible for them to compete and drove them into bankruptcy. The claim is not about subsidies given to those companies by the Chinese government, only that the imported products are cheap and hurt Suniva's and SolarWorld's business. (Note that Suniva itself is a subsidiary of a Chinese solar company that opposed the complaint.)... Read More


Agriculture

Stone Edge Farm — A Sandbox For Microgrid Development

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

It's understandable that many visitors to Stone Edge Farm's properties in Sonoma, California, would relish in the lush landscapes, expansive vineyards, and world-class wines produced there without even realizing that it was also one of the world-class test beds for microgrid development... Read More


Agriculture

Future Of Food: Reinventing The Burger

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by The Beam

In a world where agriculture is still not economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable enough, the future of food depends on a lot of factors. Some companies are reinventing the way we eat and are working on innovations that could save the world from its biggest challenges: feeding its growing population... Read More


Cars

The Electric Supercar XING Mobility

The Electric Supercar XING Mobility Redefines Raw Power

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

A while back, we wrote about a Taiwanese company called XING Mobility working on two prototypes. Today, the testing of the electric supercar XING Mobility is about to redefine raw power and thumb its nose at laggards... Read More


Clean Transport

Renault Trucks & Groupe Delanchy Unveil All-Electric Refrigerated Box Truck For Produce Deliveries

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

A new all-electric, refrigerated box truck designed for fresh produce delivery has been developed, and now unveiled, by Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy. The new zero-emission, 13-tonne experimental truck will be used by Groupe Delanchy to deliver fresh produce to France's largest covered food market — Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse in Lyon... Read More


Cars

Samsung SM3 ZE Electric Car Gets More Range, Comes With No Weight Penalty

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The search for better electric car batteries focuses on factors like price, size, and weight. This week, Samsung announced at the annual Korean auto show that it has increased the size of the battery in its SM3 ZE to 36 kWh — enough to boost range by 57% to 132 miles — with no increase in the weight of the vehicle. That's a remarkable achievement... Read More


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