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21 Dec 2014

Least Financially Risky Electricity Projects: Solar & Wind

David Roberts of Grist recently dug into a couple of academic papers on the topic of cost overruns in the electricity sector. I had been saving the story for someone from our team to cover… but no one was picking
21 Dec 2014

Tesla Battery Swapping Station To Open In California

Originally published on EV Obsession. The Tesla Motors battery swap lives! Pack swap now operating in limited beta mode for SF to LA route. Can swap battery faster than visiting a gas station. Tesla blog out soon.
20 Dec 2014

CODA Energy Installs Largest Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage System In Los Angeles Basin

CODA Energy, which was formed out of CODA Automotive when its electric car sales weren’t going too well, has just installed the largest behind-the-meter energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. Using lithium-ion batteries, it is a 1,054kWh
20 Dec 2014

Chile’s Mineral Industry Is Mining Renewable Energy

Originally published on The Conversation. By John Mathews Mining is the fourth-largest energy consumer in Australia, using roughly 10% of Australia’s total. Some of this comes from the electricity grid — but much is supplied offgrid in
20 Dec 2014

Will EU Emission Trading Remain A Major Source Of Low-Carbon Finance?

Originally published on EnergyPost. By Emil Dimantchev Last year for the first time many of the CO2 allowances in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) were auctioned rather than handed out for free. Surprisingly perhaps, the EU
20 Dec 2014

Tesla To Enter India With Model III

Speculation had suggested India might be next for Tesla, but it won’t be the Model S that launches in the land of curry and sacred cows, but rather the Model Tesla To Enter India With Model III
19 Dec 2014

Calyxo To Launch New Thin Film Modules With Efficiencies Of Over 14%

Calyxo is one of the leading German manufacturers of CdTe based thin-film solar modules. The company also undertakes turnkey photovoltaic systems Calyxo To Launch New Thin Film Modules With Efficiencies Of Over 14% was originally published on
19 Dec 2014

Gamesa Teams With Iberdrola To Launch Next-Gen Wind Farm Operations

Wind energy giant Gamesa is teaming up with Spanish multinational utility Iberdrola to launch a next-generation system for operating wind farms from a distance.  The system allows for remote management of any make of wind turbine, anywhere
19 Dec 2014

Australia Now Has A Carbon Trading Scheme, But Nobody Seems To Have Noticed

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Nathan Lim Senator Nick Xenophon has brought back a carbon trading scheme to Australia and nobody seems to have noticed. Quietly tucked behind the headlines from the Palmer United Party and the
19 Dec 2014

Whatever Happened To The Plasmatron?

On-board plasmatrons for hydrogen fuel production were once thought to be a way forward for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction…so, what happened Whatever Happened To The Plasmatron? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,