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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. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuelsBut does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat?

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We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

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Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically. So much so, that renewable energy may have just hit an important milestone, according to one study. emissions climate change Study renewable energy solar wind energyIn the U.S., DON'T MISS.

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All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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Europe The Netherlands renewable energy Public transport Trains wind energyWhile modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint.

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energyThe overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner.

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Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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Europe oil plug-in cars Shell renewable energy fossil fuelsIf electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. So what are oil companies doing to prepare for that possible outcome?

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New bill in coal-producing Wyoming would ban renewable energy for utilities

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While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile. Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays.

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When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

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The news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily. By some measures, large-scale renewable energy is now cost-competitive (or close) with the most efficient natural-gas electric plants. electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energy energy wind energy

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Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

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Biofuels Carbon Footprint biodiesel renewable diesel fuel Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too. That''s especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels.

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Tesoro to acquire renewable fuels company Virent

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Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

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Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. emissions energy policy Department of Energy renewable energy solar wind energyIt's possible that will happen sooner, rather than later. DON'T.

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Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

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Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. At the Three Amigos summit, they will unveil a plan to generate 50 percent of North America's power from renewable sources by 2025. emissions Canada mexico renewable energy energyThe leaders of the U.S.,

Propel Renewable Diesel: Usable By Any Vehicle, Going Beyond 'Biodiesel'

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Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles biodiesel renewable diesel fuel Fuels produced using plant-based materials can offer a promising way to reduce the carbon emitted by road vehicles. But for diesel-powered vehicles, the term "biodiesel" is used.

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What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

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What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? Australian climate think tank Beyond Zero Emissions is publishing a series of plans addressing how different aspects of the country's economy and infrastructure can be converted to renewable energy. How about a country that occupies an entire continent?

Georgetown, Texas: Far From Green, But 100 Percent Renewable Energy--Why?

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if not in much of the rest of the developed world--that doesn''t have to hold up the growth of renewable-energy infrastructure. energy policy climate change Texas renewable energy solar state laws charging infrastructure wind energy While the politics of climate change remain contentious in the U.S.--if

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UK renewable energy target revealed

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Just how large a share should renewable energy have of the energy market in the UK? According to the newly released Renewable Energy Review, by the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the target should be 30 per cent by 2030. The CCC believes this target would be “appropriate” although there is room for a [.].

Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies. Brief

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Small Islands Are Biggest Beneficiaries Of Renewable Energy

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When it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore. That creates a powerful incentive for switching to renewable sources, and often means there's little if any local competition. energy infrastructure renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode Island

What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

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The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. That would be little Costa Rica, which claims to have powered itself using only renewable energy for 75 days.

VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

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Three years ago, Volkswagen announced that it was testing two different types of renewable diesel fuel in a pair of its TDI diesel-engined cars sold in the U.S. The renewable fuel gave the same performance as conventional crude oil-based diesel, and cut wells-to-wheels. Green alternative fuel vehicles biodiesel renewable diesel fuel

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Scotland shows path toward boosting renewable energy in a big way

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But its persistent winds make the country a great place for renewable energy. Europe UK renewable energy Scotland energy wind energyScotland isn't known for having the most pleasant weather. CHECK OUT: What Country Powered Itself Entirely On.

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Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. DON'T MISS: Dirty.

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen partner on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two- and four-stroke small engines, have entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) for specialty fuel applications. Global Bioenergies delivered the first batch of renewable isooctane to Audi in May 2015. billion).

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. And the L.A.

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Minnesota Energy Coop Offers Renewable Power To Electric-Car Owners, At No Extra Cost

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Now a Minnesota energy cooperative is offering all-renewable. Minnesota electric utilities plug-in cars renewable energy wind energyMany electric-car owners start to think more seriously about the source of their electricity when they plug their cars in to recharge.

Neste Renewable Isoalkane to be used for Avantherm’s renewable products for transferring heat and cold

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Avantherm , a Swedish company specializing in heat transfer media products, has started using Neste Renewable Isoalkane to produce the next generation, high-performance and more environmentally friendly heat transfer media. Avantherm thus becomes one of the first companies to market Heat Transfer Media produced from renewable raw materials.

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

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renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates aim to achieve does not exclude potential benefits to consumers. Because as renewable-energy generating capacity has expanded significantly over the last decade, household.

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Renewable Energy Won't Cause Electric Utility 'Death Spiral': Study

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Beware the idea of a "death spiral," heralded by some as the inevitable result for electric utilities of mass adoption of renewable energy sources--particularly solar. Under this scenario, advances in renewable energy will allow consumers to generate more of their own power.

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

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Study shows renewable diesel from crude tall oil is a high quality drop-in fuel for off-road engines

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A team from the University of Vaasa (Finland) and UPM-Kymmene Corporation has examined how the blends of fossil and renewable diesel produced from crude tall oil (CTO) affect the performance and exhaust emissions of the modern common-rail off-road diesel engine. UPM BioVerno renewable diesel is produced from wood-based tall oil.

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£5,000 on offer for renewable energy projects

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Renewable energy projects can win up to 5,000 of funding as part of a competition launched this week. The first five renewable energy projects to raise £5,000 via crowdfunding platform peoplefund.it will receive another five grand in match funding to support their project from community renewable energy platform, energyshare.

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

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Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well these days--either in mild blends for the majority of cars and trucks, or as E85 for "flex-fuel" vehicles. Green biodiesel congress energy policy ethanol renewable diesel fuelBut now there's a little more optimism surrounding biodiesel. DON'T.

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Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuelsAnd that imbalance is likely to grow as more.

2017 46

Tesla service waits, 350-kw Supercharger, cheap renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, waits at Tesla service centers get longer, Elon Musk teases a more powerful Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging station, and new analysis claims some forms of renewable energy are now the cheapest unsubsidized sources of electricity in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power.

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How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

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Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. ALSO SEE: World''s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island The town of Wildpoldsried--in southern Now, one small town in Germany has achieved that dream--and then some.

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Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. G4 is developing and commercializing a proprietary PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation (PCH) process to produce a renewable drop-in replacement for fossil natural gas. Brief

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American Refining Group taking 1/3 stake in Amyris/Cosan Novvi JV; accelerating commercialization of renewable base oil and lubricants

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American Refining Group (ARG) is taking a 33.3% stake in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris and Brazil-based Cosan S.A. Earlier post.) Source: Novvi.

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Chevrolet CrossVolt Trademark Renewed: AWD Electric Car In Chevy's Future?

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All-wheel drive is an increasingly popular option among buyers in virtually all segments of the automotive market, partly driven by surging sales of small crossover utility vehicles. But is Chevrolet developing an all-wheel-drive version of the new 2016 Chevy Volt range-extended electric car it''ll introduce next month? DON''T MISS: UPDATED: 2016

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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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Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) from utility-scale renewable technologies, 2010 and 2014. Real weighted average cost of capital is 7.5%

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World's First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

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Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely on renewable energy sources, Al Jazeera reports. If you''re looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland.

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