Author: robynpurchia

Department Of Energy Releases Strategic Plan With Priority On Vehicle Efficiency

Originally published on Gas2. Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its comprehensive, Strategic Plan 2014. The Plan provides a roadmap for the DOE’s work over the next four years and highlights its major priorities. “Following this roadmap, the Department will continue building a cleaner energy environment, strengthening … [continued]

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Clean Energy Gets Boost From California Public-Private Initiative

A few years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF joined forces to launch CalCharge, the first-ever, public-private consortium designed to be a “center of gravity” for the California energy storage cluster. And this week, after growing to include more labs and labor support, CalCharge announced its new corporate members at the Department of Energy’s … [continued]

Desmond Tutu Calls For Disinvestment In Fossil Fuel Industry

Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming. “During the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, using boycotts, divestment and sanctions, and supported by our friends overseas, we were … [continued]

Tesla Stores May Be Legal Again, Thanks To New Jersey Legislature

Originally published on Gas2. A few weeks ago, Governor Chris Christie’s administration was widely criticized for forbidding Tesla to sell its cars directly to consumers within New Jersey. Christie defended the unpopular decision, noting that the state’s franchise laws prohibit auto manufacturers from selling directly to consumers. “My job is not to make the laws, … [continued]

Electric Porsche Might Be Offered In 2015

Originally published on Gas2. The Porsche hybrid 918 Spyder went into production last year thanks to the “outstanding customer response” for the $845,000 vehicle. Given Porsche’s interest in green speed, it comes as no surprise that in a recent interview with German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller revealed his desire to launch an … [continued]

Lithium-Air Batteries Planned By Volkswagen

Originally published on Gas2. It has been confirmed that Volkswagen is working on a powerful new battery for its EV fleet. Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that “an 80kWh unit is under development using our own technology. It would provide between three and four times the battery power … [continued]