June 15, 2016
Harley-Davidson plans to unveil an electric motorcycle by 2021, Autoblog reports.
Indian energy officials seek to have 10 gigawatts of solar-and-wind hybrid projects online by 2022, PV Tech reports.
New research suggests bioenergy produced from crops does not threaten food security, Reuters reports.
June 14, 2016
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts utility-scale batteries for storing power will be as widespread in 12 years as rooftop solar panels are today.
Massachusetts is on the verge of adopting a major renewable energy procurement program, where half of the 2,400 megawatts of new energy will come from Canadian hydro drams, E&E Publishing reports.
Rhode Island Republicans are calling for the removal of a provision in the House budget that could benefit the North Kingstown-based wind developer Wind Energy Development, the Providence Journal reports.
The Japanese carmaker Nissan recently announced its plans to produce an electric car that can also run on bioethanol fuel, BusinessGreen reports.
June 13, 2016
Britain's solar industry has reported losing more than half of its 35,000 jobs since the government slashed solar subsidies, the Guardian reports.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance's latest energy forecast predicts the world is nearing peak fossil fuel use and suggests renewable sources and clean technologies will only gain in popularity over the next 25 years.
In Beijing's latest round of electric vehicle applications, the city has received more than 17,000 applications from individuals and companies combined, China Daily reports.
A Tata Power subsidiary is planning to acquire another subsidiary, Welspun Energy PTA Ltd, in a bid to expand its renewable energy portfolio, PV Tech reports.
June 10, 2016
Solar provided 64 percent of new U.S. power generation in the first quarter of 2016, Bloomberg reports.
Months after Nevada regulators rolled out new rates and credit changes for solar customers, state officials have green-lighted a new study on how rooftop solar may benefit all ratepayers, the Associated Press reports.
A subsidiary of the technology company Apple is currently seeking permission from federal regulators to sell renewable energy, including power generated from solar panels lining the roof of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, PV Tech reports.
In Los Angeles, the move to retrofit streetlights with more energy efficient LEDs has left power plants with excess capacity. Now the city plans to use that extra power to support as many as 100 new electric car charging stations, Wired reports.
June 9, 2016
Formentera, an island in the¬†Mediterranean,¬†has an ambitious plan to ban all non-electric cars from its shores, the Guardian reports. But the European island doesn't have a date set for reaching this goal.
A new solar industry report reveals 11,492 utility-approved rooftop solar systems in Hawaii have yet to be installed, Pacific Business News reports.
Leaked documents reviewed by PV Tech reveal China has set its 2016 solar installation cap at 18.1 gigawatts and is working to address curtailment issues that plague several provinces.
The first wind farm built in Wisconsin in at least five years is set to open in 2017, The Journal Sentinel reports, and more wind projects are now in the pipeline.
June 8, 2016
Some oil workers that have been laid off due to low oil prices have found new work in the solar energy, Marketplace reports.
New research indicates solar power generated more electricity than coal in the United Kingdom during the entire month of May, the Guardian reports.
The United States and India this week announced new plans to collaborate on clean energy initiatives totaling $1 billion, PV Tech reports.
Saudi Arabia officials recently announced the country is backing away from its renewable energy goals in a move to better capitalize on natural gas, Bloomberg reports.
"Our energy mix has shifted more toward gas, so the need for high targets from renewable sources isn't there any more," Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said.
June 7, 2016
A Dubai utility recently approved a new concentrated solar power plant that is expected to generated 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power by 2020, and five times that much by 2030, Gizmodo reports.
Zambia is building two solar plants that are slated to charge the lowest tariffs in sub-Saharan Africa, Quartz reports.
The car-sharing service Zipcar will soon announce its launch of 50 new hybrid cars in London, BusinessGreen reports.
Last year, the American Wind Energy Association announced voluntary guidelines to halt turbines at low wind speeds in a bid to better protect bats. Now some scientists are saying this effort isn't nearly enough to protect the animals, Scientific American reports.
GE Ventures recently spent millions for a stake in the battery systems company Sonnen GmbH, Bloomberg reports.
June 6, 2016
A new analysis from Texas grid operator ERCOT forecasts a major energy transition for the state, Greentech Media reports. According to the study, about 5 gigawatts of coal will likely go offline in the state in the next five years; meanwhile, between 14 and 27 gigawatts of new solar capacity will be added there.
Energy ministers from 10 European countries on Monday agreed to cooperate on offshore wind power construction and regulations, Climate Change News reports.