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How Calculating FERC’s One-Mile Rule Could Affect Renewable Energy Projects

As the vigorous pace of wind and solar energy development continues, the ability of renewable projects to obtain Qualifying Facility status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 can be critical to a renewable project's financing options -- and thus its viability. It can also have important implications for the interconnected utility purchasing the project's output and the rates of that utility's customers. A pending application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sets the …

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Swedish EV Battery Study Sucks

The Swedish state media organization SVT reports in an absurdly incorrect and misleading article "Electric vehicles may be the worst for the climate" that electric vehicles are bad for the environment, especially referring to "severe" issues regarding their lithium-ion batteries Swedish EV Battery Study Sucks was originally …

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Those Wild Electric Cars That Influenced Modern EVs & PHEVs

Along the way on the rebirth of the modern electric vehicle (EV), we've witnessed some "far out" and pretty wild projects. We also saw some of the world's smartest folks pull together top engineers and brilliant ideas. Some of these companies and projects have threatened conventional carmakers inebriated with bottom line profits to the detriment of innovation. Sadly, some of the companies have fallen by the …

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China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year's record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing […] China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May was originally published …

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China Electric Car Sales Grow 49% — BAIC EC180 Leads Rise of Microcars

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year's record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing 2% market share

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Detroit Streetcar Line Opens

How important is transportation infrastructure to a city? Those who put up the $140 million needed (including $50 million from the Kresge Foundation) to build the new Detroit QLine — an all-electric, zero-emissions streetcar line — are about to find out. The 3.3 mile long route along Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue opened up to the public on Friday, May Detroit Streetcar Line Opens was originally published on …

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Google Is the Latest Corporation Looking to Break Free From the Utility in Nevada

Smart Energy Decisions: Google Files for Utility Service Alternatives in Nevada Google Inc. recently added its name to a growing list of corporations looking for alternatives to electric service from Nevada utility NV Energy. The tech giant filed a petition with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on April 25 asking for direction on how a new electric …

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Finding and Fixing Methane Leaks Create Jobs Across North America

Even though Washington policies may be in full retreat concerning the environment, the world's energy economies are moving toward the future. Growing opportunities in the methane management technology and services industry is one example, where new well-paying jobs in the industry are being created across the U.S. and Canada. These are jobs that could soon […] The post Numbers Don't Lie: Finding and Fixing Methane Leaks Create Jobs Across North America appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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Continental Ramps Up Investments In Electric & Hybrid Propulsion Systems

Continental, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is planning to lower its investment in internal combustion powertrains and boost investment in electric car components. Continental Ramps Up Investments In Electric & Hybrid Propulsion Systems was originally published on EV Obsession.

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Interview With Jose Guerrero, BMW’s EV Manager, At NY International Auto Show

I had the opportunity to sit down with BMW NA's top man when it comes to electric vehicles, Jose Guerrero, at this year's New York International Auto Show. Guerrero is BMW i's North American Product & Operations Manager, and has been working in BMW's electric vehicle programs since the ActiveE pilot program began in Interview With Jose Guerrero, BMW's EV Manager, At NY International …