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Clean Power

Grayson power plant

Crunch Time For Renewable Energy In SoCal

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Officials in Glendale, California, have asked for renewable energy proposals before approving a plan to repower the Grayson generating plant to use natural gas. Its decision could have broad implications far beyond Glendale. ... Read More


Cap And Trade

Nori: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Nori, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the Noriton. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of ... Read More


Air Quality

Portugal’s Renewable Electricity Production in March Exceeded Consumption

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Portugal is taking an early lead in renewables to such an extent that for the month of March it produced 4.3% more renewable electricity, at 4,812 GWh, than its total electricity consumption of 4,647 GWh. Perhaps more impressively, Portugal put up these numbers in the face of a massive 9.7% year over year increase in electricity consumption versus ... Read More


Batteries

Canada Puts C$3.4 Million Into Lithium-Ion Battery Tech Firm

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Following our earlier article about the Canadian government's pledge to provide aid to ensure that the Kinder Morgan TransMountain oil pipeline expansion project gets built, it seems worth highlighting here the recent announcement that the government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program has awarded C$3.4 million in new funding to a noted lithium-ion battery tech firm... Read More


Cars

Will Tesla Model 3 Be The World’s Best Selling EV In 2018?

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Carlo Ombello

Two weeks ago, Tesla revealed production numbers for Q1 2018 on its website. The much awaited news got analysts and media crunching numbers to obtain guidance on the company's near term progress and longer term expectations. Among the most important news is the confirmation that despite difficulties, Model 3 production is finally ramping up quickly with almost 10,000 cars produced this quarter, 2,000 of which were just in the last week of March... Read More


Clean Transport

Electric bus Oslo

Oslo To Add 70 Electric Buses By Summer Of 2019

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Norway is proud of its reputation as a center for electric cars in Europe but until now, its public transportation fleet has not been as green as it might be. That will change when 70 new electric buses are added to routes in and around the city of Oslo by the summer of ... Read More


Clean Power

US Wind Energy Now Supplies More Than 30% In Four States

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing forms of electricity generation in the United States, with the largest share renewable electricity generating capacity in the country, and according to new information from the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy now supplies more than 30% of the electricity in four states --- Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. ... Read More


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