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Batteries

Tesla In Talks To Supply Battery Storage To Con Edison

Published on February 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla is teaming with Orange & Rockland Utilities, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, to test the effectiveness of grid scale battery storage systems for selected commercial and industrial customers. If successful, this could lead to a major new source of business for Tesla. ... Read More


Batteries

China: Should Tesla Stay Or Go?

Published on February 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new report throws another factor into the Tesla factory in China mix. If Tesla builds cars there, must it equip them with batteries made in China, too? ... Read More


BNEF

US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

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

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation's nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2018. ... Read More


Clean Power

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

Published on February 16th, 2018 | by The Beam

A first of its kind study simulating a global electricity system based entirely on renewable energy on an hourly basis throughout a whole year shows that the existing renewable energy potential and technologies, including storage, are able to generate sufficient and secure power supply worldwide by 2050. ... Read More


Bicycles

Faster E-Bikes In Danish Bike Lanes: Green Bliss Or Split Skulls?

Published on February 15th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Today, the Danish Road Safety Agency released a draft for a trial on letting so-called Speed Pedelecs use bike lanes in the country. Speed Pedelecs are able to reach a motor-assisted top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) as opposed to standard Pedelec e-bikes that can go 25 km/h (15 mph)... Read More


Clean Power

Paying Utilities For Performance

Published on February 15th, 2018 | by John Farrell

In most states with regulated, monopoly utilities, utilities are compensation based on two factors: energy sales and a return on capital spent, such as when they build a new power plant. Although energy efficiency standards have been layered on top of this model, the fundamental incentive for the utility remains “build things, get rewards for shareholders.” ... Read More


Batteries

V2G research at Salford Energy House

Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Research Study Beginning In UK

Published on February 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) real or just an interesting theoretical concept? Researchers at the University of Salford in the UK will use their renowned Energy House to conduct experiments with vehicle to grid technology to see what works and what doesn't. ... Read More


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