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Electric Cars Not Coming Soon Say Major Industry Suppliers

The heads of major parts suppliers to the auto industry remain skeptical about electric cars. They think conventional cars will be with us for a long time yet. Electric Cars Not Coming Soon Say Major Industry Suppliers was originally published on

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Business Strategies for Managing the Section 201 Solar Trade Battle

If the remedies sought by Suniva in their Section 201 trade petition are implemented, the U.S. solar industry could lose up to 88,000 jobs, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. As an industry, we should do everything we can to fight it, but the truth of the matter is that the 201 is here, and we are already feeling its effects. Module prices have increased by …

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Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Sector, Say Developers

Spanish wind investors beware: new capacity may be on offer, but experience shows the auction process is not to be trusted. Spain's wind industry association, the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), believes a government accounting dodge deprived the sector of €630 million ($740 million) in the three years up to January 2017. The trick made it impossible for plants to achieve the 7.39 percent "reasonable return" promised by the government following the elimination of Spanish feed-in tariffs in …

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In Rooftop Solar’s New Boom, Installing Solar PV Is A No-Brainer

Even for a working couple, with no battery storage, and with 70 per cent of their solar generation going back to the grid, the payback period for a 5kW solar system could be as short as five years. In Rooftop Solar's New Boom, Installing Solar PV Is A No-Brainer was originally published on

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Investors Prefer Wind & Solar Because They’re Cheaper Than Coal

Chief scientist Alan Finkel says it is clear that investors in the energy market prefer wind and solar because they are cheaper to build than traditional generation such as hydro and coal Investors Prefer Wind & Solar Because They're Cheaper Than Coal was originally published on

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Australia’s Printed Energy Aims To Produce Printed Batteries On Printed Solar

A new technology bought by battery storage firm Printed Energy promises to do what the company's name suggests – print out ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries, on top of ultra-thin flexible screen printed solar panels – and engineer another major reduction in renewable energy costs

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VW needs gigafactories, 2018 Leaf pricing poll, CA rebates halt, 235-mph electric car: Today’s Car News

Today, our followers speculate on the price of a 2018 Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen says it'll need dozens of battery gigafactories, California electric-car buyers wait for cash, and Faraday Future's future looks grimmer. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We asked our Twitter followers what they thought the base price of a 2018 Nissan Leaf with...

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VW says it needs ’40 gigafactories’ for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using...

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Nissan Expecting Up To 20% Of European Sales To Be Zero-Emissions Vehicles By 2020

Since we recently reported on GM's aims to be selling around 500,000 "new energy vehicles" (electric vehicles, etc.) a year by 2025, it's probably worth reporting here that Nissan is now expecting that up to 20% of its vehicle sales in Europe will be of zero-emissions models by

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Faraday Future Cancels Plans For $1 Billion Electric Vehicle Factory In Nevada

In a very unsurprising turn of events, Faraday Future's much publicized plans to build a huge $1 billion electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Nevada are apparently now caput Faraday Future Cancels Plans For $1 Billion Electric Vehicle Factory In Nevada was originally …

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G20 Communique: Strong On Climate Change, On Sustainability, On Environmental Justice

It was a victory for climate change action and support for the Paris Climate Agreement, for sure. But the G20 Communique at the end of the Hamburg summit was much more than that: A statement about sustainability, income inequality, and human rights as well

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US President Donald Trump Says US Has “Almost Limitless Energy Resources” — What Is He On? Why Is That Belief So Common?

While the belief that the world will never have to deal with energy constraints and shortages is a somewhat common belief — who knows how someone could actually believe that, but apparently some people actually do — the recent comments that US President Donald Trump made that the US has "almost limitless energy resources" actually surprised me somewhat

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Mediocre Second Quarter Clean Energy Investment Boosted By UAE Solar Parks

Clean energy investment in the second quarter of 2017 reached $64.8 billion, boosted by two massive solar parks in the United Arab Emirates according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, an encouraging 21% increase on the first quarter of this year, but still down 12% compared to a year ago.

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Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or diesel—pose particularly tough emission problems. That's because the exhaust aftertreatment systems have to warm up fully before they cut emissions to the levels...

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Akinwumi Adesina: “My job as President of the African Development Bank is to put Africa first.”

Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, met with Akinwumi Adesina. Together, they talked about the challenges of the off-grid sector in Africa and the development of renewable energy, as well as the impact of Trump's political decision (cutting financial international aid) on the continent

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Global Energy Investment Falls 12% In 2016, Reports IEA

Global investment in energy fell by 12% in 2016 according to new figures from the International Energy Agency, the second consecutive year of investment decline for the sector, with continued decreases in upstream oil and gas spending. Global Energy Investment Falls 12% In 2016, Reports IEA was originally published on …

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California electric-car rebates out of cash again; legislature neglected to fund them

Incentives for the purchase of a plug-in battery-powered vehicle continue to be a powerful motivation to get new buyers to consider electric cars. The federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 has long been supplemented by various state programs, including a purchase rebate in the crucial California market. Now the California Clean Vehicle...

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Can we have fully carbon-free electricity by 2100? Predictions vary

The future of energy production remains in considerable debate, but some new research provides a more optimistic view for a lower-carbon future. Sources for new and replacement energy production remain uncertain, especially the degree to which renewable sources can replace those based on fossil fuels. Even with the newer, optimistic predictions...

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Addressing Cyber Security Concerns of Smart Energy

The Internet of Things (IoT) market will reach $267 billion by 2020, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers reports that there will probably be nearly 30 billion devices connected to it by then. The energy industry will likely see a large and immediate impact due to integration with IoT technology through smart energy. […] The post Addressing Cyber Security Concerns of Smart Energy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article