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Does The Renewable Energy & EV Wave Include Shell & BP?

Clean Technica | By: Grant Gerke | February 15, 2019: The electric car world stops when Tesla shareholder calls happen, but another significant development occurred in late January when Shell New Energies US, LLL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell, acquired ...
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Shell Acquires Sonnen!

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | February 15, 2019: Shell is diving off the deep end into energy storage with the acquisition of 100% of Germany energy storage and solution provider sonnen. The acquisition builds on Shell’s investment into ...
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Electricity From The Road Surface:

Touring | By: Juliane Lutz | February 2019: Traditionally the only function of the road is to ensure the mobility of its users – however that is now changing as the road surface is being converted into a provider of ...
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MAHLE Agrees To License Wireless Charging From WiTricity:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 07, 2019: MAHLE, a top 20 global Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, has agreed to license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance wireless charging technology. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the companies plan ...
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Hints Of EV Revolution Rising:

Clean Technica | By: Guest Contributor | February 03, 2019: Just after Thanksgiving in late Nov 2018, General Motors (GM) announced that it was shutting down 5 factories and laying off 14,800 employees. While President Trump expressed his disapproval, the ...
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Energy Storage ~ Next Game Changer:

Clean Technica | By: Guest Contributor | February 03, 2019: With the rise of variable renewable generation, storage is poised to become big business. Everybody agrees that storage is turning into big business, and soon, but exactly how big and ...
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Sodium Sulfur Battery In Abu Dhabi Is World’s Largest Storage Device:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 03, 2019: Abu Dhabi now boasts the world’s largest storage battery — a 108 MW/648 MWh behemoth that is five times larger than the Hornsdale battery installed in Australia by Tesla a ...
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My EV, Your PV — Or The Other Way Around?

Clean Technica | By: Guest Contributor | February 02, 2019: Will future solar homes and EV owners be able to tango? With so many solar homes and an increasing number of EVs, it is easy to connect the dots leading ...
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Dolphin Boat Goes Hybrid With BMW i3 Batteries + Sunflare Panels:

Clean Technica | By: Charles W. Thurston | January 31, 2019: An operator of a custom glass-bottomed dolphin observation boat has combined Sunflare solar panels with lithium-ion batteries for what may be the first charter vessel of it kind, says ...
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Shell Execs Get The Message ~ EV Charging Is Good For Me:

Clean Technica | By: Tina Casey | January 31, 2019: Money talks, the rest walks. That’s the takeaway from Royal Dutch Shell’s new policy of linking executive pay to carbon emissions. Shell announced the new policy last month, and it ...
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US Floating Solar Could Generate 10% Of Annual Electricity Production:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 25, 2019: Installing floating solar solar PV projects on the more than 24,000 man-made US reservoirs could generate approximately 10% of the national annual electricity production, according to a report published ...
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Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined-Cycle Gas In Jordan And Morocco:

GTM | By: Jason Deign | January 21, 2019: Even the world’s most efficient gas technology is falling behind PV combined with batteries. Solar-plus-storage is already competitive with the world’s most efficient form of gas generation in Morocco and Jordan, ...
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What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

Clean Technica | By: Zachary Shahan | January 19, 2019: I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in ...
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Tesla’s Software-First Approach Foreshadows The Future Of Cars:

Clean Technica | EVANNEX | By: Charles Morris | January 06, 2019: Everyone knows that Tesla is an innovative company, and almost everyone knows that its cars don’t need gasoline. But as Lou Steinberg points out in a recent article ...
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Roles Cities Can Play To Advance E-Mobility:

Clean Technica | By: Zachary Shahan | January 06, 2019: There are numerous different ways municipalities can be involved in the transition to electric vehicles and installing EV infrastructure. 1] Championing: Installing charging infrastructure is a core part of building ...
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Solar Water Pumps ~ Morocco, First In Africa In 2017:

Le Matin | By: Abdelhafid Marzak | January 03 2019: Morocco is Africa’s leading market for solar water pumps. In 2017, it generated the largest turnover of the continent, ahead of Ethiopia. According to an Irish research and markets firm, ...
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The US Department Of Energy Roots For Floating Solar Panels. Do You?

Clean Technica | By: Tina Casey | December 30, 2018: The idea of floating solar panels out on water seems to make sense, right? Well, maybe. Waterborne PV adds another wrinkle to the task of maintaining and repairing solar panels ...
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EV Charging Rates For Commercial Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers ~ Policies Forming:

Clean Technica | By: NRDC | December 28, 2018: Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot—or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station—should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or ...
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NYC Adds 50 Envision Off-Grid Solar EV Charging Stations:

Clean Technica | By: Steven Hanley | December 27, 2018: Envision Solar makes a self-contained solar-powered EV charging station that is portable and completely off the grid. That means it can be towed to where it is needed and set ...
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Microgrid Cybersecurity Tightens With Standards Adoption:

Clean Technica | By: Charles W. Thurston | December 26, 2018: Hackers targeting the electrical grid, your local utility, or the solar microgrid your home is linked into will have a harder time disrupting your electrons in the near future ...
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10 EV Charging Tips For Cities ~ A CleanTechnica Presentation:

Clean Technica | By: Cyntia Shahan | December 23, 2018: CleanTechnica and EV charging leader GreenWay last year led a working group of EV charging leaders — EVBox, Fortum, the Norwegian EV Association, and approximately a dozen others — to ...
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Full Steam Ahead For First Ever Diesel-Killing, High Speed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry:

Clean Technica | By: Tina Casey | December 23, 2018: Things certainly are moving along quickly in the hydrogen fuel cell field. Just last summer Clean Technica took note of plans for a futuristic new fuel cell ferry boat slated ...
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President’s Council Urges Solar & Microgrid Use For Energy Security:

Clean Technica | By: Charles W. Thurston | December 18, 2018: Rooftop solar communities may soon become the latest line of cybersecurity defense for America’s vulnerable electric utility industry, providing emergency power for local consumers while supporting the grid in ...
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Report: Waste Incineration – A Dirty Secret In How States Define Renewable Energy:

Clean Technica | By: John Farrell | December 17, 2018: Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret In How States Define Renewable Energy Executive Summary: Burning garbage to generate power is neither clean nor renewable. Yet, aging, costly, and polluting solid ...
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4 More Reasons That Electric Trucks Are Better Than Diesel Trucks:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | December 17, 2018: You never know where news about the electric vehicle revolution will come from. Today’s topic comes via Fleet Manager, a publication for people who have posters of Peterbilts on their ...
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Protecting The Rainforest – Powering The People:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | December 13, 2018: For thousands of years, indigenous communities have inhabited the Amazon rainforest living in an intimate connection with the natural world. “Life in the jungle was like living in paradise,” a ...
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EV Charging Is Getting Faster — Slowly:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | December 16, 2018: Siemens, Porsche, and BMW formed a research group called FastCharge in 2016 with the mission to make EV charging faster. Last week, a Porsche Taycan test vehicle plugged into a ...
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Minigrids In The Money:

Rocky Mountain Institute | By Kelly Carlin & Kendall Ernst | December 13, 2018: Six Ways to Reduce Minigrid Costs by 60% In sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people (about 65 percent of the population) live in communities that ...
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RMI Playbook Provides Roadmap To A Cleaner, More Cost-Effective Grid:

Rocky Mountain Institute | By: Jeff Waller | December 12, 2018: Utilities Embracing Emerging Technologies Can Reduce Customer Costs and Support a Cleaner, More Flexible Grid, New Report Says US utilities continue to spend tens of billions of dollars annually ...
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E-Buses To Surge Even Faster Than EVs As Conventional Vehicles Fade:

Bloomberg | By: Veronika Henze & Catrin Thomas | May 21, 2018: The supply of cobalt has emerged as a potential risk to the pace of growth in electrified transport over the next few years. The electrification of road transport ...
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Blockchain ~ From Disruption To New Business Models:

Power Engineering International | By: Thomas Steinberger, Robert Schwarz & Sergiu Maznic | GPE – May 22, 2018: Blockchain has the potential to change the business world as we know it today. Entire value chains can be shortened by it ...
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Shell Makes Strategic Investment In Microgrid Company:

Renewable Energy World | By: By Jennifer Runyon & Diarmaid Williams | May 21, 2018: Shell New Energies announced the acquisition of a majority share in microgrid company GI Energy. This comes on the heels of an investment by Shell ...
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Improving Wastewater Treatment Performance To Create New Business Opportunities:

Sustainability Matters | By: Michael Romer | May 21, 2018: Traditional wastewater treatment plants can suffer from a range of maintenance and operational issues arising from the corrosive and potentially septic nature of the materials being processed. However, there are ...
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Shell Joins Tesla Exec As Investor In Ice Storage:

Renewable Energy World | By: REW Editors | GPE – May 17, 2018: Shell Ventures this week co-led a $7.6 million Series-A round of funding for ice storage provider Axiom Energy, joining previous investor Telsa CTO JB Straubel. Shell and ...
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Centrica Trials Blockchain Energy Trading For Local Market:

Clean Technica | By: Jake Richardson | May 15, 2018: Centrica and LO3 have collaborated to put together a local energy market trial in Cornwall, England. Blockchain technology will be used to create a peer-to-peer energy trading platform. Solar power ...
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Wind And Solar + Storage Prices Smash Records:

Clean Technica | By: Christopher Arcus | GPE – May 15, 2018: In a new report from Xcel Energy, the company reported unprecedented low bids for wind and solar with storage. Originally published January 11, 2018: Last year, Xcel announced ...
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Elon Musk Harpooned Baseload Power:

Clean Technica | By: George Harvey | May 15, 2018: An article by RenewEconomy’s Sophie Vorrath and Giles Parkinson brought us some good news about the big battery, the Hornsdale Power Reserve, which Tesla built in South Australia late last ...
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A Fluke Breakthrough Could Be The Missing Link For An Electric Car Age:

Wired | By: Amit Katwala | GPE – May 11, 2018: Soft contact lens technology could link renewables and the grid and make electric cars better. Originally published March 01, 2018: In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way ...
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Stanford Researchers Announce Inexpensive Water-Based Battery To Boost Grid Storage:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | May 03, 2018: In the world of commerce, the three most important considerations are the price, the price, and the price. The world is becoming aware of how grid storage can let renewable ...
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Rick Perry Travels To Kodiak Island, Alaska, To Learn About Renewable Microgrid:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | May 03, 2018: Energy Secretary Rick Perry was in Kodiak, Alaska, recently to learn more about how the island manages its renewable energy microgrid, according to KTUU News in Anchorage. The visit was ...
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