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First Solar To Build 200 Megawatt Solar Project In Georgia, The Largest In Southeast US

Leading American solar manufacturer First Solar has announced this week it will proceed with the development and construction of a 200 megawatt solar farm in Twiggs County, Georgia, which was first awarded to the company as part of a 525 megawatt Request for Proposals by Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative, or REDI.

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Denmark To Test Hydrogen Buses — But Why?

The northern region of Denmark has ordered 3 hydrogen fuel cell powered buses, at an expected price tag of almost $1 million each. In itself that is a very high cost compared to a standard Chinese BYD K9 electric bus at about $500,000, but what strikes me more is the chosen headline in the country's respected national news media: "The future is here: the country's first hydrogen buses are coming."

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Big Wind Turbine Research Vital To Europe’s Energy & Climate Challenges, Says WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson

Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European wind energy trade body, WindEurope, told representatives from the European Commission this week that continued research into developing ever-larger wind turbines is vital to future cost reductions which can lead to meeting European Climate and Energy objectives.

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Electric pickup truck in 2020 to launch mysterious Rivian’s “future mobility”

When a mysterious company called Rivian issued a mysterious video in January 2017, it promised to "reshape mobility." As is often the case, that has turned out to involve electric cars. A year later, the company has released a few more details about its plans and its team. DON'T MISS: Chinese electric-car startup Nio gets $1 billion in funding...

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Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV verdicts: classy, zippier, still a “niche vehicle”

The Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUV that debuted last month at the Consumer Electronics Show won't be seen on California roads for many months yet. It is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of this year, but now we have a few reports from outlets that have driven the one SUV whose only tailpipe emission is water. The...

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EV Charging Practices Risk Creating Grid Constraints

The World Economic Forum has found electric vehicles could slash travel costs and emissions in cities -- but only if policymakers heed certain guidelines. Current moves to foster EV adoption risk stressing the grid because charging infrastructure is not being deployed ahead of vehicle ownership, said the WEF in a study released this month in collaboration with Bain & Company, the management consulting …

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What Is The Right Price For Oil In A Balanced Market?

The price of oil is well off the low for this cycle because the OPEC + Russia plan to rebalance supply & demand has worked. Now the question is “What is the Right Price for oil in a balanced market?” The post, What Is The Right Price For Oil In A Balanced Market?, was first published […] The post What Is The Right Price For Oil In A Balanced Market? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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BP: Oil and Gas Resilient to “Faster Transition,” Until 2040

Whatever happens – oil and gas will be needed in 2040 in at least the same quantities as today. That was a key message conveyed by BP's Chief Economist Spencer Dale on Tuesday when he presented the 2018 edition of the BP Energy Outlook in London. Energy Post editor-in-chief Karel Beckman discusses Dale's findings and wonders: what […] The post BP: Oil and Gas Resilient to “Faster Transition,” Until 2040 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Mayors Across the Country Announce Their Opposition to Repealing the Clean Power Plan

233 U.S. Mayors just added their voices to the growing chorus that opposes rolling back the Clean Power Plan. The mayors represent more than 51 million Americans from 45 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. They just sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt saying: “[W]e strongly oppose the repeal of the […] The post Mayors Across the Country Announce Their Opposition to Repealing the Clean Power Plan appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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In Trump’s First Year, EPA Is Fining Polluters 49 Percent Less

The first year of Donald Trump's presidency has seen a measurable difference in the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been holding polluters accountable compared to the past 25 years. Under Scott Pruitt, the EPA has collected, on average, 49 percent less in civil penalties against violators of federal environmental laws than in the first year of the previous […] The post In Trump's First Year, EPA Is Fining Polluters 49 Percent Less appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings

Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now, a team at MIT has come up with a novel way to convert temperature fluctuations into electrical power. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs […] The post System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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313 miles in Bolt EV, Tesla in China, electric-car rules, Uber vs Waymo: Today’s Car News

Today, a road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV that covered more than 300 miles on a single battery charge, Tesla may have found a home in China, work on "quiet car" rules for electric cars may be axed, and Audi confirms its 2019 production for its second all-electric luxury car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the top...

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President Trump’s Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund For Small Biz

President Trump's Energy Department is still funding projects that push the envelope on solar and other renewables, and undercut his forthcoming grid study President Trump's Secret Love For Renewables & Clean Tech Revealed In New $32 Million Fund …

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Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings

New technology, particularly in the hands of electric customers, is creating an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond air conditioners and tap the many other sources of controllable electricity demand in homes and businesses. Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 1 – Big Potential Savings was …

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Suniva Dispute Could Devastate US Solar Industry, Cutting Two-Thirds Of Expected Installations Through 2022

If the US Government and its International Trade Commission rules in favor of a recent trade dispute filed by Chinese-backed US solar PV manufacturer Suniva, then the country's solar industry would be immediately devastated, and could see two-thirds of expected installations over the next five years erased.