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Cars

30 Nasty Tesla Charts

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

With our US large luxury car sales report, US small & midsize luxury car sales report, US electric vehicle sales report, and other Tesla-related sales reports recently completed, it's time for another edition of Nasty Tesla Charts!... Read More


Cars

Sweden Will Ban Sale Of Gasoline & Diesel Cars After 2030. Germany Lags Behind

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven has announced that the sale of cars with gasoline or diesel engines will be banned in his country after 2030. Sweden now joins Denmark, India, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Israel on the list of nations which say they will ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by that date. ... Read More


Clean Power

World’s Greenest Companies Are Consistently Outperforming Their Non-Green Peers

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The world's greenest and most sustainable companies have been highlighted in two parallel reports published this week by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, and Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights, with the common thread in both lists being the consistent economic performance of companies committed to fighting climate change and addressing environmental issues. ... Read More


Clean Power

Statkraft & FORTIA ENERGÍA Sign 3 Terawatt-Hour PPA

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish industrial energy supplier FORTIA ENERGÍA and Nordic renewable energy producer Statkraft announced on Monday a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which will see Statkraft provide 3 terawatt-hours of renewable energy over ten years... Read More


Fossil Fuels

France & Spain Regulators Reject €3 Billion STEP Gas Pipeline

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The energy regulators for France and Spain announced last week that they had rejected the controversial Franco-Spanish South Transit East Pyrenees (STEP) natural gas pipeline, the first stage in the larger Midi-Catalonia (MidCat) gas pipeline, citing costs and that it was not necessary... Read More


Clean Power

China Installs 44.3 Gigawatts Of Solar In 2018

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration announced over the weekend that the country installed a total of 44.1 gigawatts (GW) of solar in 2018, down 16% on 2017 but still up on mid-year expectations, bringing the country's cumulative total to 174.63 ... Read More


Clean Power

Community Solar Specialists SunShare Break Through 100 Megawatts

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

SunShare has crossed the 100 megawatt mark for community solar projects it has developed, providing it with the largest active residential subscriber base among all developers in the country. While many community solar developers focus on one or more commercial anchor tenants and backfill demand with resident subscribers, SunShare finances, develops, and operates primarily all-residential community solar systems within its portfolio... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

As GM Plant Closure Looms In Ohio, Interest In Tesla Grows

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

In November, GM announced plans to stop producing most of its sedans and close down five North American factories, including a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that produces the doomed Chevrolet Cruze. Some have speculated that Tesla might be interested in buying some of the soon-to-be-shuttered plants, perhaps repeating the coup the company scored when it purchased its Fremont factory from Toyota for a song in 2010. Elon Musk and Ohio Governor John Kasich batted the possibility around on Twitter, but GM CEO Mary Barra recently threw cold water on the idea, saying that Tesla wouldn’t want to buy a unionized factory... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Towers Over Detroit Auto Show (Invisibly & Silently)

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

There's lots of EV hype coming out of this year's Detroit Auto Show. Tesla, however, is absent. Phil LeBeau of CNBC reports, "Tesla may not be at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but it’s easy to feel the influence of Elon Musk’s company on the automakers unveiling new vehicles in Detroit."... Read More


Cars

Tesla Gobbling Up Risk As Old Automakers Slow-Walk Their Way Into The Future

Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

After years of record sales and huge profits, legacy automakers are preparing for leaner times ahead. The US Big Three have killed off most of their sedans to concentrate on trucks and SUVs. GM is shuttering plants and laying off workers, and has pulled out of Europe and Russia. Ford has announced a substantial restructuring of its European operations as well... Read More


Clean Power

New UK Energy Storage Idea Is As Dumb As A Box Of Rocks

Published on January 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers in the UK claim injecting high pressure air into the porous sandstone beneath the North Sea could store enough energy to meet all the country's energy needs during the winter. It might be the ideal way to store energy from offshore wind turbines. ... Read More


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