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Shell, Swedfund, ENGIE Invest $20 Million In Rural Distributed Renewables In Asia & Africa

Husk Power Systems, a leading rural distributed utility company which operates mini-grids in Asia and Africa, has announced the closure of a $20 million equity investment from Shell, Swedfund, and ENGIE, which will serve to accelerate the company's growth in the global mini-grid market. 

54 Gigawatt Chinese Solar Boom Drives Global Clean Energy Investment To New Highs, Overshadowing Australian & Mexican Momentum

With solar PV installations in China expected to have reached 54 gigawatts in 2017, new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that global clean energy investment totaled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% and the second highest annual figure ever, coinciding with impressive momentum in both Mexico and Australia. 

What Should We Make Of Ford’s New Claim That It Will Release 40 Electrified Models By 2022?

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Ford will be releasing new diesel truck models in the US — as a means of lowering official overall fleet fuel economy ratings, and thus keeping in line with regulations — Ford execs at the Detroit Auto Show have revealed that the company will be investing $11 billion into electrified vehicles by

Inspiration Off The Chain

I sat through another Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony yesterday, and it again moved me to tears. No, it's not normal for me to be moved to tears, but the deep, powerful, inspirational change that certain finalists communicated was too much for the emotional sensors behind my eyes

RNC Minerals In Talks With Partners To Develop World’s Largest Nickel & Cobalt Mine In Canada

Talks are now underway between RNC Minerals and a large number of financiers, mine operators, and commodity traders to begin developing the world's largest nickel and cobalt project, company reps have revealed. The project will be in Canada

Elon Says Your Tesla Model 3 Will Soon Begin Hearing Voices

Elon Musk has tweeted that improved voice control systems will soon be coming to the Tesla Model 3. No doubt, that capability will cross over to Tesla's other cars soon.

Nissan Q Inspiration Is Not Electric, But Wows In Detroit Anyway

The Infiniti Q Inspiration makes bold promises on the outside, but beneath its swoopy exterior. it fails to deliver the goods.

Shell Entering Solar Energy Sector (Again) With $217 Million Stake In Silicon Ranch Corporation … And Reentering North Sea Development As Well

Royal Dutch Shell will now be returning to the solar energy sector — after an absence of 12 or so years — following the acquisition of 43.86% stake in the US-based firm Silicon Ranch Corporation

Ford Promises Performance Electric SUV & 40 Electrified Models By 2025 In $11 Billion Push

Ford kicked off the Detroit Auto Show this week with an announcement that it is doubling its investment in electric cars to $11 billion and planning to have a high-performance electric SUV on the market by 2020.

Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India's electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country's carbon emissions intensity, but could also substantially reduce water consumption, mitigating or outright eliminating electricity supply risk due to water shortages. 

Major Food & Drink Companies Making Significant Carbon Reductions

Major food and drink companies have been making strong steps toward reducing their CO2 emissions according to a new report from the Food and Drink Federation, which showed that CO2 emissions from manufacturing was down 51% in 2016 compared to a 1990 baseline. 

University Of New South Wales Signs World-First 100% Solar Agreement

The University of New South Wales in Australia has signed a world-first agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy to secure 100% of its electricity from solar PV, becoming the world's first university to go fully carbon neutral with its energy sources

Santander Invests £28.5 Million In Battery Energy Storage Solutions

Spanish banking giant Santander has announced this week it will invest £28.5 million into London-based Battery Energy Storage Solutions for the express purpose of building and operating a grid-scale battery storage portfolio of 100 megawatts by the end of the year. 

Australia Poised For Renewable Energy Breakout

The market for solar power in Australia is about to explode, according to multiple sources, driven in large part by the high cost of electricity in the country and the ever declining cost of solar power.

Carbon Fees & The Mystery Of The Untaxed Negative Externality

The states of Washington and Massachusetts will consider putting a price on carbon this year, but the success of their plans will depend on how they frame the debate on correcting "untaxed negative externalities."

Interview With John Kostyack & David Gardner — A New Wind Energy Foundation Report (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

This interview with key voices from the Wind Energy Foundation discusses how upgraded and expanded transmission lines are needed to meet necessary renewable energy demand

Transmission Upgrades & Expansion Are Necessary To Meet Increasing Demand For Wind & Solar

A newly released report from the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) calls upon transmission planners to take into account the significant renewable energy demand of large non-utility customers, especially from Fortune 500 companies. That's...Show More Summary

Our New Report: The State of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, And The Landscape Looking Forward

We have just published our first report solely focused on electric vehicle charging. It's a deep dive into residential EV charging stations, public EV charging stations, multi-family building and commercial EV charging stations, EV service equipment innovations, EV charging business models, and electric vehicle adoption trends. Below is the report introduction

Renewable Energy Grid Parity Confusion, Old Data, & Media Errors

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been much in the news since it released its report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017. Article after article has told us that it said we could see the costs of renewable energy drop to meet those of fossil fuels by

Blockchain For The Grid: Major Blockchain Technologies

It's safe to say that cleantech is going to involve blockchain and similar distributed ledger approaches. And it's also safe to say that each of the technologies and approaches represented here have better and worse uses. If someone tells you that the answer is only one of these, then you can be pretty sure that they are enthusiasts, not architects

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