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Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid

Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid. As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity. Another 22 MW of batteries are planned for the last two months of […] The post Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization not seen in other models. The first Fortwo rolled off the line at Smartville (in Hambach, France) almost 20 years ago, but it took another nine years for the little cars to...

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Energy Policy in Trump’s Washington: Year One

Nearly one year after President Trump was sworn into office, we're re-examining the state of energy politics in Washington. Our post-election episodes were some of our most popular shows of last year. This week, we're returning to the subject now that we've got experience, and not just speculation. Amy Harder, an energy and climate reporter with Axios, joins us to talk about a wide range of topics: deregulation, solar tariffs, ANWR drilling, …

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Science-Based Targets Are Becoming Business Normal 2 Years After Paris

In the two years since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, businesses from around the world have stepped up to align their policies with limiting global warming, and now 327 major corporations have committed to aligning their emission reduction plans with the goals of the Paris Agreement through the Science Based Targets initiative, 85 of which have already had their plans approved.

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Three Charts That Illustrate the Impact of EVs on Battery Supply, the Electric Grid and Oil Demand

By 2035, there could be 125 million electric cars on the road, up from 2 million last year. The result: a steep upward swing in demand for batteries and electricity, and a similarly strong decline in global oil demand. A new report from Wood Mackenzie details the rise of electric cars around the world. It illustrates how electrification will bring a unique …

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New Report From Grid Reliability Authority Undercuts Perry’s Plan to Save Coal and Nukes

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposal to give coal and nuclear power plants more money in the name of grid reliability has just seen another piece of evidence stacked against it. This time, from the nation's grid reliability overseer. On Thursday, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation released its

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India’s Power Finance Corp. Lists $400 Million Green Bond At London Stock Exchange

A government-owned company has become the latest entity in India to raise funds through a green bond issue. The bond issue is among the several such issues planned by government-owned and private entities in the country to raise funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency project finance.

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EV tax credit, China vs US, hydrogen survival, Chevy vs Tesla, electric coal-hauling: Today’s Car News

Today, a prediction China will wallop the U.S. in the electric-car battle, Congress may have saved the EV tax credit, an electric cargo ship that hauls coal, and thoughts on Tesla versus Chevy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If electric-car buyers struggle with trading luxury and practicality, the brands involved are likely Tesla and...

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Fancy Having Your Own Power Plant? “Fuel Cell Micro-Cogeneration is Market-Ready”

More than 1,000 fuel cell micro-cogeneration units have been installed in homes and business in ten countries over the last several years by the ene.field project. Its successor, the PACE project, aims at bringing costs further down, although manufacturers and users say the technology is market-ready. “I thought it would be nice to have my own power plant,” says Jochen Steneberg, […] The post Fancy Having Your Own Power Plant? “Fuel Cell Micro-Cogeneration is Market-Ready” appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. They didn't seriously suggest that...

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Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, will see its annual sales of semi-autonomous "driver assistance" tech total €2 billion as soon as 2019, company execs have predicted Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019 was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

Solar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic's balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious bank's willingness to buy and own solar loans for itself. Mosaic this week also finalized a partnership with Wave Solar to give Mosaic's dealer partners a pre-negotiated discount on the lead generation platform. That service tracks and analyzes interactions with customers, …