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A groundbreaking, just-filed blueprint to bring distributed solar, batteries, EVs and more into billion-dollar grid investment plans.  Two years ago, California told its three big investor-owned utilities to do something they’ve never done before — make distributed energy resources (DERs for short) a fundamental part of their billion-dollar distribution grid investment plans. Under state law… Keep reading →

From Wrightspeed Powertrains <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy1n6pUXpM8"?YouTube video.

One of the Tesla Motors co-founders – that’s right, it didn’t spring solely from the belly of the Musk beast – is in the news these days with a venture to electrify commercial trucks. Ian Wright is an engineer who left Tesla in 2005. Breaking Energy did a deep dive into the Wrightspeed technology a couple of… Keep reading →

Gigafactory illustration from Tesla Motors.

Tesla’s Elon Musk wowed the world with batteries for home and business energy storage late last month, but let’s not forget the guy is in the electric car business. Lux Research hasn’t forgotten. The Boston-based agency, pimping a new report on lithium-ion battery trends, said Panasonic and Tesla’s joint battery technology, brought to large-scale production at the… Keep reading →

Workers walk past giant wind turbine bla

Future can be far more efficient if we only adopted superior existing technology  Improving energy productivity – getting more output from each unit of energy input – has long been recognized as a sensible thing to do. A recent report by ECOFYS documents just how sensible it can be in driving economic growth, creating jobs… Keep reading →

Detroit Hosts Flagship North American International Auto Show

More EVs, more EV chargers. Who should invest, own and operate?  Electric Vehicles, having suffered a number of setbacks and repeated delays, finally appear to be making modest inroads in selected markets such as in California and Japan where a growing network of charging stations are already in place with more expected. Not surprisingly, utilities,… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Continue To Rise With Demand

Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion purchase of Britain’s BG Group – if approved by regulators – will make the energy giant the biggest global producer of liquefied natural gas. “Shell, already a leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) for shipping and transport, will meld BG’s gas reserves, including assets in Australia, Brazil and Africa. That will… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

Electric vehicles (EVs), particularly if they are stylish and high performance, such as Tesla’s Model S, tend to be expensive. Which means that they appeal to the affluent or the environmentally committed. Those who drive them, like those who have installed solar PV panels on their roofs, tend to brag about them to neighbors, friends… Keep reading →

Detroit Hosts Annual North American International Auto Show

Elon Musk, displaying again his knack for being slightly disappointing yet quite interesting at the same time, today unveiled software upgrades to the Tesla Model S that will make it “impossible to run out of charge unintentionally.” And, oh yeah, in a matter of months, he said, you’ll pretty much be able to drive a… Keep reading →

'A World Without Petrol' Art Exhibition Launches In Sydney

Greenlots is a global electric vehicle (EV) charging and network management company based in Singapore and San Francisco. Greenlots is a leading advocate for open standards in EV charging and their SKY Smart Charging platform is the only enterprise management solution that enables demand response to help utilities manage power loads on the grid. Greenlots… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

The sudden decline in oil price has prompted some analysts to predict bad days ahead for electric and other fuel-efficient cars. While the price of oil may be low today, history teaches us that it will rise again. The true cost of our oil dependence remains high. Oil pollutes our air and water, is dangerously… Keep reading →

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