October 15, 2018

Tesla Hikes Powerwall Prices

Tesla has again increased the price of its Powerwall energy-storage system, saying the new price is a better reflection of the value of a system for which demand far exceeds supply. The new price is $6,700, an increase of $800. This is on top of a $400 price increase earlier this year.

October 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

General Motors to Use Wind Power to Build Pickups and SUVs

Some of General Motors' largest gasoline-burning vehicles – pickups and full-size SUVs – will soon be built, ironically, at plants powered by wind. GM says it wants to power all its global facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, and that it hopes to reach 20 percent of that goal this year.

October 9, 2018

Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in the U.S.

Demark's Orsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind energy developers, says it will acquire Deepwater Wind of Rhode Island for $510 million, a sign that the U.S. market is becoming more attractive to major investors. Orsted says the deal will give it the benefit of Deepwater's expertise in developing and permitting projects in the United States.

The Magic Kingdom Is Going Green

The Walt Disney Company is just months away from generating enough solar energy to fully power two of its four parks in central Florida. The company will soon begin using a new 50 megawatt solar farm just outside of one of the parks, a move that will help Disney meet a corporate goal.

October 5, 2018

October 3, 2018

Trump's Import Tariffs Will Make U.S. Wind Power More Expensive

U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports and metals from Europe could raise the cost of wind power in this country by as much as 10 percent, the CEO of the American Wind Energy Association said. Executives from three of the world's top turbine manufacturers agreed that President Trump's tariffs are adding to costs.

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