October 25, 2018

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The Battle for Solar Energy in Arizona

Sunny Arizona will soon vote on whether to increase its requirements for renewable energy. The ballot measure is one of the key clean energy fights this November, as advocates say Arizona is falling short of its solar power potential.

October 24, 2018

New York Energy Storage: Destination Clear, Road Unsure

New York is getting closer to becoming the fourth state with an energy storage target, but there are big questions about the best way to meet the goal. Some far, the details are hazy, such as whether the state would run a central purchasing office and the extent of state incentives.

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Company to Build Electric Cars in Singapore

Dyson, the British vacuum cleaner company, says it will build a factory in Singapore to assemble its first electric car. Dyson announced more than a year ago that it was planning to enter the EV market. The company is betting that its expertise in batteries will translate to cars. It's planning to spend $2.7 billion on the effort.

The Future Electric Car Could Be One Giant Battery

Researchers in Sweden are developing a way that the body of an electric car can become part of its battery. The Chalmers University of Technology team is looking at a way to turn a car's body, which is typically dead weight, into electrodes that are integrated into the power system.

October 23, 2018

October 22, 2018

A Solar Movement Grows in New York City

Building solar power in New York City has always been a challenge, with tall buildings that block the sun for much of the day. But clean-energy developers are working to overcome those obstacles and finding that residents and businesses have a strong desire to install solar.

Harnessing the Power of the Sun with Floating Solar Panels

Officials in the small town of Walden, Colorado, have developed a solar array that floats on a pond at a municipal water-treatment plant. The project is the first floating solar array of this type in the state and the fifth in the country, according to companies involved. It will provide electricity for the plant, local schools and other government offices.

Solar Is Here to Stay, but Where Are the Boats?

Aquatic applications of solar and battery technology are evolving faster than ever, following a long period with little major development. Experts say innovations in marine transportation are about to enter the mainstream for everything from cruise ships to small boats.

October 17, 2018

U.S. Senate Bill Could Give Tesla, GM Electric Car Tax Credit Boost

A Republican senator is proposing to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, right as Tesla and GM are reaching the limit. It follows similar legislation proposed by Democrats and goes in the opposite direction of a bill from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who wants to end the credit entirely and add a new tax on EVs.

October 16, 2018

No-Deal Brexit Leaves Renewables Exposed

Renewable energy export contracts from the United Kingdom could be in jeopardy if the government continues to be unable to reach a Brexit agreement with the European Union. That's creating uncertainty for UK-based companies that rely on energy sales to EU customers.

Can We Go Electric Before It’s Too Late?

A key part of hitting global targets for reducing carbon emissions is a major overhaul of the transportation sector to use more electric vehicles and less gasoline. So far, U.S. cities' progress has been wildly insufficient. Here are some of the incentives and rules cities are using to try to increase EV adoption.

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