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DONG Energy Partners With NaiKun Wind Energy Group To Develop 2 Gigawatt British Columbia Offshore Wind Site

Danish offshore wind energy giant DONG Energy has signed a Letter of Intent with the Canadian NaiKun Wind Energy Group for exclusive rights to the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia, an offshore wind location with up to 2 GW of potential capacity. DONG Energy Partners With NaiKun Wind Energy Group To Develop 2 Gigawatt …

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India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. have adopted various timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous...

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Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While major strides in fuel economy have been made over the past five years, the complex engine technologies and other improvements turn out to have less effect in real-world...

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Renewables Are Expanding at an Astounding Pace. But It’s Still Not Enough to Meet Climate Goals

The pieces of a renewable-forward future are falling into place. Wind, solar, and storage are accelerating. Plummeting costs and greater security in investment mean countries are increasingly looking to renewable technologies as a safe bet. And prices for offshore wind and battery storage are dropping faster than expected. One hitch, though: That renewable future still won't mean the globe reaches its climate goals. New reports

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In a Season of Storms, DOE Invests $50M in High-Tech Resiliency R&D

Distributed energy and grid intelligence won't be able to stop a hurricane, or prevent hackers from trying to disrupt the grid. But they could play a role in keeping the grid running amidst storms or cyberattacks, or helping it recover after an outage. On Tuesday, the Department of Energy announced $50 million in funding for projects aimed at making that vision a reality -- though not specifically as part of recovery efforts from hurricanes

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EV-Box Has Now Installed More Than 50,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Points Around The World

The electric vehicle charging infrastructure firm EV-Box recently achieved a notable milestone. The company has now installed more than 50,000 charging points around the world, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica EV-Box Has Now Installed More Than 50,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Points Around The World was originally published on

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Ford Exploring Light Signaling For Self-Driving-Vehicle-To-Pedestrian Communication

One of the points made by those skeptical of self-driving vehicles is that since such systems aren't human, they may make assumptions and follow through with actions at the expense of individual humans. In other words, what makes the most sense to a self-driving car may lead to people being injured unnecessarily Ford Exploring Light Signaling For …

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Western Australia To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags, Effective July 1, 2018

The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced yesterday that single-use plastic bags would be banned in the territory, effective July 1, 2018. This follows on bans in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and Northern Territory that went into effect in 2009, 2011, and 2011, respectively Western Australia To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags, Effective July …

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US DOT & NHTSA Release Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance, Paving The Way Towards Commercial Deployment

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new voluntary guidelines for self-driving vehicle and systems testing and use, seemingly paving the way to a rapid deployment of the tech over the coming years US DOT & NHTSA Release Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance, Paving The Way Towards …

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Is Oil Industry Threatened By More Than Electric Vehicles?

Execs at a number of the world's top fossil fuel companies have in recent years made comments inferring that even after demand for oil and natural gas peaks, demand for petrochemical feedstocks for plastics, fertilizers, and other chemicals will remain strong Is Oil Industry Threatened By More Than Electric Vehicles? was …

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In Africa, Microgrids Are Changing People’s Lives

Renewable microgrids are cropping up all around the world as developing and developed countries alike turn to them for their increased resiliency and flexibility. The speed with which they can bring electricity to the unelectrified makes them decisive for countries with lower electrification rates In Africa, Microgrids Are Changing People's Lives was originally published on

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The Boring Truth About Oil Prices

The outlook for 2018 oil prices is dull. A majority of pundits have now corralled their one-year forecasts into a narrow, “lower-for-longer” price band, with little disagreement. A humdrum, fifty-dollar-a-barrel price outlook for next year is part of a recipe to stifle investment, mute production growth and burn off inventories. On a positive note, that's […] The post The Boring Truth About Oil Prices appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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For Climate Progress, Solutions Sprout from Cities, States

At this past summer's meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), I served on a panel of experts discussing what might happen to America's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the wake of the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The outlook from my fellow panelists was rather pessimistic. They […] The post For Climate Progress, Solutions Sprout from Cities, States appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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UK Offshore Wind Boom Concentrates Power in the Hands of a Few Very Large Developers

The price of offshore wind continues to fall dramatically. The UK government's latest round of contracts for renewable generation have just been announced, and they show the costs of subsidies have halved in just two years, writes Bridget Woodman of the University of Exeter. This is good news, but there are downsides, Woodman notes. The scale […] The post UK Offshore Wind Boom Concentrates Power in the Hands of a Few Very Large Developers appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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In Southern California Gas Plant Debate, Solar+Storage Could Be the Winner

Solar power is becoming competitive with natural gas — and is already cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in many countries. Add storage to the mix, and the costs come down even more. That's what the Clean Coalition has found in a recently released study, which showed that solar+storage would be cheaper than two proposed gas plant […] The post In Southern California Gas Plant Debate, Solar+Storage Could Be the Winner appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Mortgage Loans Still a Missing Link to Energy Efficiency Growth

Fannie Mae Shows Why Underwriting Energy Efficiency Works. A new market analysis performed by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL) sheds light on trailblazers in the financial and real estate communities that are successfully marrying mortgage underwriting with energy efficiency. The commercial real estate market in particular, which accounts for 16 percent […] The post Mortgage Loans Still a Missing Link to Energy Efficiency Growth appeared first on The Energy Collective.