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Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

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Videos plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Plugless PowerDON'T MISS.

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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This is the first SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry.

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Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

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The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults. We feel you! The Wavves?

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that.

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Utah, Minnesota team discover highly conductive oxide-based materials; STO/NTO offer “different road to power electronics”

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This discovery could greatly improve power transistors by making power supplies much more efficient. Materials Power Electronics

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Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

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Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with radically-different bodywork and numerous other modifications.

University of Nottingham leading 3-year, £830K project on automotive power electronics

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The University of Nottingham (UK) is leading a 3-year, £830,000 (US$1.1-million) research project on power electronics—the EPSRC Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics. Professor Johnson, also Director of the EPSRC Center for Power Electronics, said tha t the project can yield benefits in others sectors.

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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Offshore wind and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies are in earlier stages and deployment costs remain higher than those of fossil fuels.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. —Naoki Nakada.

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New Sumitomo SiC power transistor

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With the increasing need for energy efficiency, reducing power conversion loss is strongly required of power semiconductors. mΩcm 2.

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Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells.

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Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

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If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult.

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LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

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Cars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but generally receive less attention from regulators. But one cruise line is now taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. DON'T MISS: Cruise ships start to.

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Major power and gas company E.ON splitting in two; focusing on renewables, spinning off conventional power generation

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Düsseldorf, Germany-base E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, is adopting a new strategic direction under which is will split itself in two. Over the past decade, E.ON has established leading positions in conventional power generation in Europe and Russia. Market Background Power Generation

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Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

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Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most prestigious events in motorsports. But that dominance is coming to an end. DON'T MISS: How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic Audi will pull.

“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Dr. Hermann Pengg, head of project management e-fuels, Audi, giving a talk on energy conversion and storage using Power-to-Gas at ASPO 2012.

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Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph

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At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper on their study of a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a traveling EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range. —Tajima et al. Resources. Tajima, T., Noguchi, W., and Aruga, T. Brief

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World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

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But cars powered directly by the sun really do exist--at least a handful of them, anyhow. Australia solar World Solar Challenge

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Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

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At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery packs. The Nissan Navara EnGuard concept does not have an electric powertrain, but it does have two onboard battery packs. These packs are charged by the mid-size pickup truck's

Wirth Research developing long-endurance hydrogen-powered terrain mapping drones

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UK-based Wirth Research has been contracted to develop and deliver a unique and bespoke prototype fleet of hydrogen fuel cell powered advanced terrain mapping drones for DERYL Research K.K.—a —a subsidiary of DERYL Group K.K., based in Japan. —Wirth Research founder and CEO, Nick Wirth. Brief

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First carbon-capture power plants come on line this year

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For electric utilities eager to hang onto their existing coal-fired power plants, carbon-capture technology must offer an exciting chance at salvation. As the name says, carbon capture retains and stores the emissions produced by coal power plants in particular, in theory mitigating some of their environmental impact.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

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The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers. electric utilities Arizona renewable energy solar

Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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Cumulative goals for the Northeast states include approximately 1,300 megawatts of installed stationary fuel cell capacity; 10,800 fuel cell electric vehicles; 640 fuel cell powered buses; and 110 hydrogen refueling stations to support the fuel cell electric vehicles and buses. Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Power Generation

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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Source: Achates Power. The Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engine features two pistons per cylinder, working in opposite reciprocating action.

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JLR running on solar power

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Jaguar Land Rover has finished building the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at the company’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Staffordshire.

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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

Electric Cars Sans Cords: Nissan Readying Higher-Power Inductive Charging

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Electric car owners get to enjoy a certain level of pride in saying that they never have to deal with gas stations and dirty fuel-filler nozzles. Most of those owners would likely agree that not having to deal with cords and charging ports would be another great step forward, however. Soon, if Nissan and several other automakers have their way.

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Solar power hits new U.S. heights: utility use exceeds home panels

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No matter how you measure it, 2016 was a major year for solar energy. More solar-generating capacity was added last year than either natural gas or wind, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. study by investment bank and research firm Lazard found that utility-scale solar has now become the single cheapest form of unsubsidized electricity.

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Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes GLC To Launch In 2017

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class crossover will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, but Mercedes apparently isn't stopping there. The small crossover--which replaces the old GLK-Class--will also reportedly be the basis for Mercedes' first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. And this model will go on sale next year, said Mercedes.

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Nomadic Power has developed a simple and efficient solution to extend the range of battery-powered electric vehicles. Brief

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China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

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During negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy sector could be reined in. With China, the U.S., and dozens of other countries signing the agreement, the world's most populous country committed itself to decarbonizing its.

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Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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Oxygen ions move through the fuel cell’s electrolyte, generating power. When power is generated in an SOFC system, CO 2 is thus usually emitted.

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2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

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Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of electric motorcycles. This year Zero has a few surprises in store to broaden their bikes' appeal to new riders. There are now 14 configurations of Zero Motorcycles ranging in.

Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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One of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future.

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Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2

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When the green flag drops at the season opener in Beijing October 24, the cars will have a bit more power.

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Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

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The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels. In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The inn's owners recently acquired a 25-percent stake in the Same Sun Solar Society solar farm in Poultney, Vermont.

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

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The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Europe emissions energy policy UK England Scotland energy fossil fuels

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