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Amazon Announces 3 New Wind Projects In Europe & US

April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Internet e-commerce and cloud-computing giant Amazon announced three new wind energy projects on Monday, which will serve to help the company further its long-term goal of powering Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy


European Countries Are The Most Ready For Global Energy Transition

March 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway lead a host of European countries judged by the World Economic Forum as those most ready for the global energy transition, while Canada, Australia, and South Korea are the only Advanced Economies performing well below the average, due primarily to poor environmental sustainability policies. 


The Polestar 2 Will Bring Electric Luxury & Performance In 2020

February 27th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Polestar has taken a step towards establishing itself as a serious competitor in the performance electric vehicle space with today's unveiling of the brand's first fully electric vehicle, the Polestar 2. The reveal was streamed live this morning  from Gothenburg, Sweden, where Polestar's CEO presented the car and all of its features to an audience of hooping and hollering fans / employees


Wind Provided 14% Of European Union’s Electricity In 2018

February 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union's electricity last year, according to figures published Thursday by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.3 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including nearly 3 GW of offshore wind. 


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

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.


23 Big EV Battery Stories — #NewsBonanza

December 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There's so much cleantech news to cover that we generally have hundreds of stories on our "story sheet" that we're never able to cover. In the coming days, we'll be rolling out a couple of strategies to help deal with our backlog. Yep, this #NewsParty format is one of those


Countries Increase Climate Financing At CO24

December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Countries attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, have made several new climate finance commitments, increasing existing commitments to both the World Bank Group's Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund. 


Siemens Gamesa Secures 750 Megawatts Of Orders Across Europe

December 5th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Offshore wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy published two announcements in the past week revealing that it has been contracted to supply a total of 750 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines to a total of six wind farms across Northern Europe and Turkey and an offshore wind project in Belgium. 


Mercedes Unveils The Fully Electric EQC SUV — 450km Range (Video)

September 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chairman of the Board of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dr. Dieter Zetsche officially unveiled the new fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV in Sweden today. The vehicle promises to bring all of the safety, comfort, quality, and convenience Mercedes-Benz is known for into an electric vehicle that has been completely reimagined from the ground up


23 More Volvo 7900 Electric Buses Ordered In Europe

July 26th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Volvo Buses has announced a few new electric bus contracts, for a total of 23 electric buses. The electric bus in demand is the Volvo 7900. It will be going to the Dutch public transportation company Arriva and to Sweden for another order


Facebook Signs 294 Megawatt Wind PPA To Power Nordic Data Centers

May 25th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Facebook has this week signed a 294 megawatt (MW) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with asset manager Luxcara and Swedish power company Vattenfall to secure the electricity generated from three wind farms located in southwest Norway to power the company's Nordic data centers. 


We Examined 885 European Cities’ Plans To Tackle Climate Change — Here’s What We Found

May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Around the world, cities endeavor to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and help limit the world’s mean temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels



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