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Electric cars will fail, but we’ll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the...

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China Sitting Pretty To Dominate New Clean Energy Future, Claims IEEFA

With the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, China has solidified its position as the dominant global clean energy powerhouse in 2017, and is set to lead the way in clean energy which is expected to lead the way in global power capacity additions for at least the next two decades.

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South Australia Approves World’s Largest Single-Tower Thermal Solar Plant

The state of South Australia has announced approval for the construction of the world's largest single-tower solar thermal plant to be built near Port Augusta, a 150 megawatt beast that, in the wake of the successful development of the world's largest Li-ion battery, serves to solidify South Austalia's role as a world leader in renewable energy.

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Half of global auto executives say electric cars will fail. Here’s why: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles due to the infrastructure...

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Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production schedule. The Workhorse W-15 will be the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago. It features 80 miles of...

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For 2018, only a dozen diesel vehicles on sale in U.S. (guess who has most)

With the permanent end of diesel sales in the U.S. by three VW Group brands—Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche—the number of diesel passenger cars and light trucks has plummeted. In fact, for the 2018 model year thus far, there are only 11 basic models listed in an annual publication issued by the EPA, along with a handful more certified...

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A Victory for Competitive Markets, and Advanced Energy, as FERC Rejects DoE Coal, Nuke Bailout and Begins Serious Look at Grid Resilience

On Monday, FERC issued its long-awaited final order on the grid resilience docket. In a clear repudiation of Secretary Perry, who issued the original Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FERC closed the docket on the DOE NOPR, opting to not take any action. The Secretary, along with major coal companies, stated the belief that there was […] The post A Victory for Competitive Markets, and Advanced Energy, as FERC Rejects DoE Coal, Nuke Bailout and Begins Serious Look at Grid Resilience appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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During Recent Cold Snap, the U.S. Withdrew a Record Amount of Natural Gas from Storage

During the recent cold weather event that affected much of the eastern United States, more natural gas was withdrawn from storage fields around the country than at any other point in history. Net withdrawals from natural gas storage totaled 359 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending January 5, 2018, exceeding the previous record […] The post During Recent Cold Snap, the U.S. Withdrew a Record Amount of Natural Gas from Storage appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Proposed Changes to Energy Conservation Standards Program for Appliances

When the Trump administration took office almost a year ago, one oft repeated promise was to remove and reduce regulations across the board– though environmental and energy regulations were frequently called out specifically. Whether it was in an attempt to boost American oil and coal industries or make complying with environmental regulations for facilities in […] The post Proposed Changes to Energy Conservation Standards Program for Appliances appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Pennsylvania Suspends Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction, Citing Sunoco’s ‘Egregious and Willful’ Violations

Pennsylvania today suspended permits for Sunoco Pipeline, LP‘s $2.5 billion Mariner East 2 pipeline project, after finding that the company committed “egregious and willful violations” of state laws. The order directs Sunoco, a subsidiary of Dakota Access pipeline builder Energy Transfer Partners, to stop Mariner East 2 construction activities across Pennsylvania. The 306-mile pipeline project would carry 275,000 barrels a […] The post Pennsylvania Suspends Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction, Citing Sunoco's ‘Egregious and …

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Mexico’s Energy Reform Set To Revitalize & Increase Renewables

A new report from the International Energy Agency has highlighted the potential revitalization of the Mexican energy sector thanks to the massive energy reform initiated in 2013. Mexico's Energy Reform Set To Revitalize & Increase Renewables was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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Array Technologies Leads US Solar Tracking Market, Ships 6 GW Globally

Array Technologies, the self-proclaimed leading solar tracking solutions and services company, announced Tuesday that it had shipped 6 GW worth of solar trackers globally, only a fortnight after GTM Research reported that Array was leading shipments of solar trackers in the United States. Array Technologies Leads US Solar Tracking Market, Ships 6 GW Globally was …

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV video, Tesla Model S sales, Mercedes C-Class diesel nixed: Today’s Car News

Today, we have a video review of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, a look at Tesla Model S sales in comparison to other luxury sedans, and news that the Mercedes-Benz C300d diesel luxury sedan won't come to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Learn all about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV with our video review of the 238-mile...

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Rhode Island Gears Up For First Electricity From Block Island Wind Farm

The American Wind Energy Association's Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition was held in Rhode Island this week, anticipating the first generation of electricity from the country's first ever offshore wind farm. Rhode Island Gears Up For First Electricity From Block Island Wind Farm was originally published on

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Smart Meter Deployment Expected To Reach 70 Million By End Of 2016, 90 Million By 2020

The deployment of smart meters in the United States has increased substantially over the last few years, with more than half the country now boasting two-way smart meters, and projections suggesting that a total of 70 million smart meters will have been deployed by the end of the year, increasing to 90 million by 2020. Smart Meter Deployment Expected To Reach 70 Million …

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Tesla Profitability Surfaces — Let’s Reflect On Tesla’s Insane Progress

The #1 story coming out of Tesla's quarterly shareholder letter was widely considered to be the fact that Tesla (TSLA) was profitable in the third quarter. This is the first time in a few years that Tesla has had a profitable quarter, and it is a strong sign of financial efficiency and overall corporate health — especially at this stage in the company's life. The momentous occasion inspired me to look back at Tesla's history a bit, and compare Tesla of a few years ago to what Tesla has become

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Boom! First Ever EV Shuttle Bus Fleet Knocks Out Diesel

The EV company Proterra has been steamrolling over the diesel bus market, and it looks like downtown Chicago is the latest proving ground. Boom! First Ever EV Shuttle Bus Fleet Knocks Out Diesel was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: