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French Multinationals Schneider Electric & EDF Reveal Green Targets Ahead Of One Planet Summit

A day before French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit launches, two French multinationals -- Schneider Electric and EDF Group -- have signed up to The Climate Group's corporate leadership campaigns RE100, EP100, and EV100, sending a strong signal to governments that businesses are stepping up to fight climate change.

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Can Honda break through buyer confusion about plug-in hybrids?

With the launch of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan, the Chevrolet Volt now has its first serious competition among long-range plug-in hybrids. About 25,000 second-generation Volts were sold last year, and this year's number will be about 20,000. Honda says it may sell about the same number of plug-in Claritys. On a media drive last...

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EV revolution timeline — EVs cheaper than ICEVs by 2022

Everyone knows that electric vehicles (EVs) are going to replace internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in the long run. Many of us are excited about this key transition away from fossil fuels, hope that it comes sooner rather than later, yet are not sure exactly when the big breakthroughs in market share are going to [&hellip EV revolution timeline — EVs cheaper than ICEVs by 2022 was originally …

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Canadian Solar Joins Ranks Of Solar Firms To Consider Going Private

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power manufacturers, has this week revealed that it is joining the ranks of solar module companies considering going private, following the receipt of a letter from its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu.

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VW CEO: European subsidies for diesel should end

One of the most powerful automotive CEOs in the industry at a company that once found monumental success in diesel-powered cars has delivered a commandment to European governments from atop his throne in Wolfsburg. Thou shalt not subsidize diesel. That commandment, from VW CEO Mattias Müller, is about as predictable as one might expect from...

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Uniti electric city car debuts, with free charging in Sweden

If you're looking for an electric car that comes with free charging but a Tesla is either undesirable or financially out of reach, freshly launched upstart Uniti is offering five years of free go-go electrons with the purchase of its new, compact "smartphone car." But there's just one catch. You need to live in Sweden. DON'T MISS: NEVS reveals...

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Ørsted’s Divestment Of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Pushes 2017 Earnings To High End Of Guidance

Danish offshore wind energy powerhouse Ørsted has announced this week that it has completed the divestment of its 450 megawatt Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm, leading the company to predict its earnings for 2017 will reach the high end of previous guidance.

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More Money Flows to Flow Batteries: ESS Nabs $13 Million Funding Round

Iron flow battery maker ESS raised $13 million in a Series B round, expanding the pool of cash available to upstart alternative storage companies. The money will go to automate and expand the manufacturing facilities where the Oregon company makes its containerized long-duration storage product, the Energy Warehouse. If all goes according to plan, the improvements will raise the six-year-old company's annual output to 900 megawatt-hours. That's significant for the small field of

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Rick Perry Gives FERC Reprieve Over Coal & Nuclear Bailout Amidst Allegations Of Undue Coal Industry Influence

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has granted the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 more days to review his proposal to bail out the coal and nuclear industry's at the same time that The Washington Post has obtained material that shows Perry may be acting at the behest of the coal industry.

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BAIC Group to end sales of fossil fuelled cars by 2025

BAIC Group to end sales of fossil fuelled cars by 2025 On the morning of December the 9th, 2017 at the inauguration of the Beijing New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Centre the president of BAIC Group promised to end the sales of fossil fuelled passenger cars by 2025. Making it the second Chinese auto manufacture [&hellip BAIC Group to end sales of fossil fuelled cars by 2025 was …

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US Auto Dealerships Are Bad at Selling Electric Vehicles, Study Finds

U.S. electric vehicle sales have already set another annual record in 2017, with nearly 174,000 plug-in cars sold through November. But how much stronger would sales have been if dealerships aggressively pushed EVs? Earlier this fall, market research firm Ipsos RDA sent mystery shoppers to 141 dealerships in America's 10 largest EV markets to

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Bitcoin’s Hot But Blockchain For Cleantech Is Interesting

Bitcoin is very interesting for cleantech for two reasons. One is obvious: the primary currency sucks a lot of electricity, and more electricity demand is good for investment in renewable generation. Of course, a lot of the electricity still comes from carbon-rich fossil fuels too. The second is the underlying technology, blockchain, which has a number of interesting uses emerging in the cleantech space

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The Decline of Coal: Break the Fall or Soften the Blow?

Propping up domestic coal demand is an expensive snooze button. The decline in U.S. coal-fired electricity generation is a good news/bad news story, depending on your perspective. The good news is that, as coal gets displaced by cleaner fuels, the climate changes more slowly, and we all breathe easier. But the pictures below also represent […] The post The Decline of Coal: Break the Fall or Soften the Blow? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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After Bonn, 5 Things to Watch For in the Coming Year of Global Climate Policy

Five things that should have happened at the recent climate conference in Bonn, didn't happen, write Marc Hudson and Matthew Paterson of the University of Manchester. But there is life beyond the UNFCCC process. They identify five things to watch for in climate policy in the coming year – if it isn't too late already […] The post After Bonn, 5 Things to Watch For in the Coming Year of Global Climate Policy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Will China’s Belt And Road Initiative Help Or Hinder Clean Energy In Fast-Growing Nations?

China's Belt and Road Initiative, the broad infrastructure and market-building initiative of the world's second-largest economy, has a different feel than trade agreements initiated in the West – and it could have major implications for the future of energy across many parts of the world. That's partly because unimpeded trade and financial integration are just […] The post Will China's Belt And Road Initiative Help Or Hinder Clean Energy In Fast-Growing Nations? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …