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Jun 25, 2016

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Chris Sharek: One Of The EV Infrastructure Champions Of Sarasota

Jun 25, 2016: I appreciate the central west coast and southwest coast of Florida and the cities here with adequate EV charging stations available for public use — allowing me to live with a Nissan LEAF and no home charging or second car. Along with whatever princess lives off the coast of Sarasota, thus far protecting us from the harder hits [&hellip Chris Sharek: One Of The EV Infrastructure Champions Of Sarasota was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Uranium Prices “Set to Double” on the Back of New Nuclear Renaissance

Jun 25, 2016: The negative sentiment around uranium is starting to change, writes James Stafford of Oilprice.com, as the world is starting to build more nuclear reactors. He notes that “billionaire investors” are already placing heavy bets on a uranium recovery. Analysts expect prices to double by 2018.

New EPA Rule Keeps Oil & Gas Wastewater out of Local Treatment Plants

Jun 25, 2016: If you like clean water, we’ve got good news. This week the EPA finalized an important Clean Water Act rule that cements commonsense protections for water resources. EPA’s new technology-based categorical pretreatment standard prevents unconventional oil and gas operators from delivering salty, toxic wastewater to publicly owned water treatment facilities — also known as POTWs.

Toyota Aims For 60,000 Toyota Prius Prime Sales Per Year

Jun 25, 2016: Originally published on EV Obsession. Despite the fact that the recently unveiled Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid doesn’t possess much of an all-electric range — and doesn’t on the surface appear to be a serious attempt to compete with the other plug-in hybrids out there currently — the company sold quite a few of them. Now, [&hellip Toyota Aims For 60,000 Toyota Prius Prime Sales Per Year was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

2,424 Kilometers In 24 Hours In Tesla Model S … On German Autobahn

Jun 25, 2016: Originally published on EV Obsession. A new world record was recently set for distance traveled on the Autobahn network in Germany in a 24-hour time period — with an impressive 1,506 miles (2,424 kilometers) being transversed between noon June 18th and noon June 19th, according to the GPS-tracker used. The record was set by “horst98” [&hellip 2,424 Kilometers In 24 Hours In Tesla Model S … On German Autobahn was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

EV Buyers Guide App Aims To Mobilize The Electric Transportation Revolution

Jun 24, 2016: Electric Car Insider magazine is looking to bring its in-depth coverage of electric vehicles to more mobile device users, in the form of an interactive app for iOS and Android platforms, with the aim of not just raising awareness about the benefits of driving electric, but also giving prospective buyers the tools they need to [&hellip EV Buyers Guide App Aims To Mobilize The Electric Transportation Revolution was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

DONG Energy Commits To 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2016: Danish wind energy behemoth DONG Energy has announced its commitment to build the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will be developed off the north coast of Lower Saxony, in Germany, making it the fourth offshore wind farm DONG Energy has developed [&hellip DONG Energy Commits To 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Panasonic Forges Alliance With Beijing Automotive Group For Chinese Market

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on Gas2. This is not a time for global companies to sit around and rest on their laurels. Panasonic is pushing ahead with its partnership with Tesla Motors to build the Gigafactory in Nevada. Now it has also forged an alliance with Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) to manufacture electric car parts and components in [&hellip Panasonic Forges Alliance With Beijing Automotive Group For Chinese Market was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP) [1] rule, issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fired electric power plants. EPA estimates that the CPP will reduce CO2 emissions [&hellip The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

How Fast Could The EV Market Grow?

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on Energy Post. By Adam Whitmore Various policy driven scenarios show electric vehicles (EVs) gaining market share over the next few decades but the question is by how much. According to Adam Whitmore, independent energy advisor, there are reasons to assume that annual sales of EVs will account for 7-22% of the vehicle [&hellip How Fast Could The EV Market Grow? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Saab Gone — Brand Now NEVS

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on EV Obsession. Following the company’s foundation back in 2012, and its acquisition of the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates, NEVS has been moving towards a focus on electric vehicle technology and new mobility solutions. With that in mind, the company has opted to drop the Saab trademark, and now [&hellip Saab Gone — Brand Now NEVS was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Latest Bids Show Australian Large-Scale Solar Costs Falling, Says ARENA

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on RenewEconomy. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says the final round of bidding for its large scale solar funding program shows the costs of the technology are still falling, and will likely continue to fall. ARENA – in possibly its last grant funding round before its remaining $1.3 billion of legislated funds are [&hellip Latest Bids Show Australian Large-Scale Solar Costs Falling, Says ARENA was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

$1 A Day EV Charging — In Australia

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on EV Obsession. The Australian electric utility company AGL will be offering a flat AUS$1 a day for all-you-can-do electric vehicle charging to customers with one of the company’s smart meters, according to recent reports. The new offer was announced by AGL CEO Andy Vesey at the recent Australia Energy Week Conference in [&hellip $1 A Day EV Charging — In Australia was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

“Sustainable Energy For All” Shifts Debate To Include How Energy Is Perceived

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on Energy Post. By Marie-José Nadeau The Paris Climate Agreement and the inclusion of energy in the Millennium Development Goals were two key moments in 2015, writes Marie-José Nadeau, Chair of the World Energy Council and member of the Advisory Board of the SE4all initiative of the United Nations, which presented a new [&hellip “Sustainable Energy For All” Shifts Debate To Include How Energy Is Perceived was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

United Kingdom Votes To Brexit, Attention Turns To Uncertain Future

Jun 24, 2016: The United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday to vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union, with 72% of the country turning out to vote, and in the end, 51.9% of voters made it clear — the UK will leave the EU. We are less than 24 hours into the [&hellip United Kingdom Votes To Brexit, Attention Turns To Uncertain Future was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Plug-In Hybrid MINI Countryman Caught Testing

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on Gas2. Rumors of a plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman have been swirling for a while now. But the emphasis was always the PHEV MINI was coming, never that it was actually here. Now, according to BMWBlog, prototypes have been caught testing in the wild. And this is not some ordinary plug-in vehicle like [&hellip Plug-In Hybrid MINI Countryman Caught Testing was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Wind & Solar Will Replace Coal & Gas In Australia Quicker Than Many Think

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on RenewEconomy. The policies may not yet be in place, and the resistance from the incumbents will be fierce, but according to global analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the future is clear: wind and solar will replace coal and gas fired generation, and a lot quicker than many think. By 2040, BNEF predicts, [&hellip Wind & Solar Will Replace Coal & Gas In Australia Quicker Than Many Think was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Tesla’s SolarCity Bid: No-Brainer, Or No-Brainer?

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on TeslaMondo. It will take a while for investors, journalists and stock analysts to see it that way. But this isn’t the first time Tesla overestimated the public’s vision. You might remember the double-unveiling of the dual motor powertrain and Autopilot. O the letdown. The stock tanked because everyone had expected something really big. Nobody could see the potential of the “D” [&hellip Tesla’s SolarCity Bid: No-Brainer, Or No-Brainer? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Top Gear Reviews Tesla Model X

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman The Tesla Model X just recently started its deliveries to China and Europe. The international press has just begun to review the all-electric SUV. Britain’s Daily Mail wrote that the Model X, “Electric car thinks it’s a Ferrari… this SUV will accelerate hard and fast enough for the G-force [&hellip Top Gear Reviews Tesla Model X was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

VW Will Pay Up To $10 Billion To Resolve Emissions Cheating In US

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on Gas2. For people who aren’t supposed to say anything because they are under a court imposed gag order, those involved in the negotiations between Volkswagen and the plaintiffs in a federal law suit had a lot to say today. According to Bloomberg, Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $10 billion to [&hellip VW Will Pay Up To $10 Billion To Resolve Emissions Cheating In US was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Next-Generation Batteries Ramp Up Capacity

Jun 24, 2016: For people who currently have no access to the grid, the combination of renewable generation and grid-scale batteries is utterly transformative  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

New tool to measure polarization of light

Jun 24, 2016: Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies. The new device makes use of the unique properties of organic polymers, rather than traditional silicon, for polarization detection and measurement.

Tiny Rhode Island Thumbs Nose At Wind Power Nay-Sayers With New 38.5% Plan

Jun 24, 2016: Offshore wind farms appear to be the driver behind Rhode Island's newly revved-up 38.5 percent renewable energy goal for Tiny Rhode Island Thumbs Nose At Wind Power Nay-Sayers With New 38.5% Plan was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce

Jun 24, 2016: As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A new study looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier prospects.

Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis

Jun 24, 2016: Chemists have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial molecules.

Sungevity Challenges 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates To A Solar Throwdown

Jun 24, 2016: OAKLAND, CA - June 24, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Sungevity, Inc., the solar energy company credited with getting solar panels put on the White House in 2014 with its "Globama Campaign," is at it again…

Three #African #Renewable Energy Projects Announced as Winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility Prize

Jun 24, 2016: LONDON, United Kingdom - June 24, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Access Power ("Access") (www.Access-Power.com), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF), a financial support mechanism for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Tesla Model X Has More Power Than Model S — Secret 100 kWH Battery In There?

Jun 24, 2016: Originally published on EV Obsession. Recent tests performed by Drag Times have revealed that the Tesla Model X P90DL, despite being less aerodynamic (the pregnant-hippo shape) and ~600 lbs heavier, comes close to outperforming the Tesla Model S P90DL in some circumstances. During testing at the Palm Beach International Raceway, the Model X P90DL even [&hellip Tesla Model X Has More Power Than Model S — Secret 100 kWH Battery In There? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

The Energy Sector is One of the Largest Consumers of Water in a Drought-Threatened World

Jun 24, 2016: The implications of the global water footprint of energy generation are phenomenal, writes Gary Bilotta of the University of Brighton. He warns that if policy makers fail to take into account the links between energy and water, we may come to a point in many parts of the world where it is water availability that is the main determinant of the energy sources available for use.

What We Know, And Don’t Know, About Toxic Wastewater From The Oil And Gas Industry

Jun 24, 2016: For all that we hear and think about oil and gas production, wastewater may not be at the top of our list of concerns. And yet, onshore oil and gas operations in the United States produce more than 800 billion gallons of toxic wastewater each year.

Panama Canal Expansion Unlikely to Significantly Change Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Flows

Jun 24, 2016: On June 26, the Panama Canal Authority, the body that operates the Panama Canal, will inaugurate a third set of locks, which will allow for the transit of larger ships. This is the first such expansion since the canal was completed in 1914. With the exception of U.S. propane exports, the expansion of the Panama Canal is not likely to drastically affect crude oil and petroleum product flows.

Virginia Nuclear Energy Summit Report

Jun 24, 2016: The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC) hosted a half day summit in Richmond on Monday, June 6 for government officials and industry leaders from the fields of research, education, power generation, defense, and security to discuss the role and value of nuclear energy in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Behind the Ease of E-Commerce, Sustainable Manufacturing Benefits Everyone

Jun 24, 2016: These days, it’s easy to shop online, but just because you’re not going to the brick and mortar store doesn’t mean your goods aren’t coming from a LEED-certified green building. When we look back on this time, I suspect one of the biggest wonders will be how so many things, including the shopping cart, moved to "the cloud," but tangible products still wound up at our doors.

How IOGCC Spawned the Lawsuit That Just Overturned BLM Fracking Regulations on Public Lands

Jun 24, 2016: In a ruling on the Obama Administration's proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl — a President Obama appointee — struck down the rules as an illegal violation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

How Risky are the World Economic Forum's Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2016?

Jun 23, 2016: It’s hard to predict the possible downsides, but we must try to do it anyway in order to develop them responsibly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Tesla Considering Shanghai For New China Plant

Jun 23, 2016: Doug Young  Bottom line: Tesla will announce a joint venture production facility in Shanghai within the next 1-2 months, and could see its China sales pick up sharply after its more affordable Model 3 reaches the market next year. Just a week after Disney (NYSE: DIS) launched its newest theme park in Shanghai, media are saying that new energy car superstar Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is also eyeing China’s commercial capital as the location for a new production base costing up to $9 billion. We should note from the start that the potential partner mentioned in the reports, the Shanghai government-owned Jinqiao Group, has denied the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for such a deal. But in this case I trust the source of the…

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Landmark Africa Clean Energy Equity Funding

Jun 23, 2016: LONDON, United Kingdom - June 23, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (www.MainstreamRP.com) has signed $117.5m equity investment from investors including IFC (www.IFC.org), the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund…

#iPark Continues To Lead The Green Charge With #Tesla ($TSLA) And Beam #Charging Partnerships

Jun 23, 2016: NEW YORK CITY - June 23, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Over the last decade the massive popularity of electric and hybrid cars has grown tremendously.

BP: Global Coal Use Fell by Largest Recorded Margin in 2015

Jun 23, 2016: Global coal use fell by more than 70 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) – a 1.8% decline – in 2015, the largest annual reduction in records going back half a century, according to BP.

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Jun 23, 2016: Ten technologies that showcase the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 23 June 2016

Jun 23, 2016:  A midweek update. The oil markets are still dominated by the possibility that today’s vote in the UK may result in Britain leaving the EU.

EIA Annual Outlook Misses The Mark On Threat To Utilities, Generation Revolution

Jun 23, 2016: So many studies, so little time. Just in the past couple of weeks analyses from DoE’s Energy Information Administration, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, British Petroleum and the International Renewable Energy Agency have hit my inbox (thank goodness we have moved beyond the old hardcopy stage, just those reports alone would have contributed to the world’s ongoing deforestation problem), and having the time to study them all has been difficult.

Wildfire, Forests, and Climate Change [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 23, 2016: In the southwest of North America, record heat has spawned an early an aggressive start to the 2016 fire season. One consequence of a warming world is the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires. With increasing heat, fires burn more intensely over a steadily increasing wildfire season signaling a regime shift in global forests.

A Practical Solution to Windfall Profits in the EU Carbon Market

Jun 23, 2016: This is a rare moment for climate policy making in the EU, writes Emil Dimantchev, senior carbon market analyst at Thomson Reuters. Lawmakers in Europe have begun a process to redesign the EU carbon market with new rules that will take effect after 2020. According to Dimantchev, they should follow the example of California and introduce a dynamic allocation system of CO2 permits. It is the most practical and politically feasible way to end windfall profits.

Mapping Coal’s Decline and Renewables’ Rise

Jun 23, 2016: Even as coal-fired power plants across the U.S. are shutting down in response to new environmental regulations and policy mandates, defenders of the emissions-heavy fuel still have cost on their side. Coal, after all, is cheap — or so it seems. This perception makes it difficult for alternative, low-carbon energy sources like solar and wind to compete.

Valuing Energy Efficiency: The Case for Consensus

Jun 23, 2016: Last month at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Summit in Washington, DC, I was lucky enough to once again spend time in the company of these inspiring commercial real estate professionals. This particular group takes that passion one step further. By publicly pledging to be industry leaders in energy efficiency, driving efforts to accelerate investment, and sharing success stories and lessons learned, the summit’s attendees are maximizing their operations and the value of their buildings.

U.S. Crude Oil Storage Capacity Utilization Rises Even as Storage Capacity Grows

Jun 23, 2016: Weekly U.S. commercial crude oil inventories have increased by more than 71 million barrels (15%) since the end of September, pushing crude oil storage capacity utilization to a near record high of 73% for the week ending June 10.

LEED Earth Project Pioneers: Customer-First Approach Inspires Lithuania’s First LEED Building

Jun 23, 2016: The first LEED building in Lithuania is the 10-story Technopolis Vilnius Beta. USGBC’s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.

Celebrating 40 Years of Saving Energy and Training Students in Industrial Efficiency

Jun 23, 2016: Industry has been important to the American economy since the earliest days of our country and the strength of the manufacturing sector is a priority for the US government and members of Congress. In a Senate briefing last week, staff on Capitol Hill attended a presentation celebrating the success of the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program, a little-known and long-standing initiative funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that helps small manufacturers save energy while training the next generation of energy efficiency engineers.

Capstone Turbine: Not a Pretty Picture

Jun 22, 2016: by Debra Fiakas CFA Last week microturbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine (CPST:  Nasdaq) reported financial results for the final quarter of its fiscal year ending March 2016.  Sales were $18.9 million in the quarter, bringing total sales for the year to $85.2 million.  FY2016 sales shrank 26.2% from the prior fiscal year for the second year in a row.  Some shareholders may be taking solace in the FY2016 net loss of $25.2 million or $1.39 per share in that it is an improvement over the even deeper loss in the year before.  That does not necessarily mean that operating performance has improved for Capstone.  The year-over-year comparison is muddied by a special charge in FY2015 for bad debt expense totaling $10.