Harvard team finds large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21 st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere.

2018 134

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants to source electricity from German wind farms

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has entered into a power purchase agreement with Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, enabling Mercedes-Benz Cars to source electricity directly from wind farms in Germany, whose subsidies from the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) expire after 2020. Norwegian energy provider Statkraft supplies the renewable energy from six community-owned wind farms. Thus far, the EEG guaranteed the wind farm operators a fixed subsidized rate for the electricity.

2018 95

MIT proof-of-concept demo of ionic wind propulsion for aircraft

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MIT researchers have demonstrated that an aircraft with a 5-meter wingspan can sustain steady-level flight using ionic-wind propulsion. He expects that in the near-term, such ion wind propulsion systems could be used to fly less noisy drones.

2018 129

Wind and solar cost less than coal for power

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Lazard reports that new wind farms in the U.S. Producing renewable electricity is cheaper than running old coal plants, a new report from investment firm Lazard shows. can produce power for $29 to $56 per megawatt-hour, compared to $27 to $45 for existing coal-fired powerplants, according to a report last week in the British Financial Times

2018 87

Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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Wind and solar power generation will surge to almost 50% of world generation by 2050 (“50 by 50”), supported by precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply, according to the new annual Bloomberg NEF New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018. —Seb Henbest, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BNEF and lead author of NEO 2018. NEO 2018 sees $11.5

2018 78

BP selects Tesla batteries for pilot storage project at US wind farm

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BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The project is the first of its kind in BP’s US-operated wind business and a potential step forward in the performance and reliability of wind energy. Situated on 7,500 acres in Hand County, Titan 1 Wind Farm is wholly owned and operated by BP Wind Energy.

2018 60

German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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This stored energy is then available as backup whenever there is an insufficient supply of solar and wind power. The wind-to-gas pilot plant “WindGas Falkenhagen” was constructed in 2013 to store wind energy in the natural gas grid.

2018 115

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A Class

2018 55

EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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The power sector has become less carbon-intensive as natural gas-fired generation displaced coal-fired and petroleum-fired generation and as the noncarbon sources of electricity generation—especially renewables such as wind and solar—have grown.

2018 169

2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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The thickness of the front cowl louvre caulking sponge has been increased by 3 mm, and that of the air shutter and cowl separator by 2 mm, reducing engine noise and high speed wind noise.

2018 90

Singapore’s HES unveils plans for regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft: Element One

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Parent company H3 Dynamics has been a symbol of intensifying technological cooperation between the two countries as part of the 2018 Year of Innovation.

2018 155

Tesla Model 3s, electric pickup, LA debuts, and wind power: The Week in Reverse

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What company will show a new electric pickup later this month at the LA Auto Show? How many miles will the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid go on its battery power? And which car won Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy competition for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending. Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 52

Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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In case the charging process is based on renewable power supply, the charging station furthermore allows the temporary storage of sustainably generated power, such as solar or wind energy—and therefore CO 2 -neutral mobility.

2018 147

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). billion in the first nine months of 2018, making this year certain to be the strongest since at least 2011.

2018 115

Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

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During the nine-month period ended 30 September 2018, the high voltage product line generated revenue of approximately $19.4 Maxwell Technologies, Inc.,

2018 122

Best deals on electric, hybrid, and fuel-efficient cars for July 2018

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As supplies of some older 100-mile range electric cars wind down, automakers are beginning to offer the best deals on more-capable recent models. Perhaps best of all, the cars with the best deals this month are much more plentiful and easier to find on dealers' lots than a few of the recent bargains we've found. Many of the latest specials are. deals

2018 56

ORNL researchers reuse hard disk drive magnets in electric motor

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The demonstration is part of an effort to find ways to recycle rare earth permanent magnets, which are necessary for electric cars, cell phones, laptops, wind turbines and factory equipment.

2018 127

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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In addition BMW i high-voltage batteries are deployed as stationary energy storage units for power generated from renewable energy sources, namely wind and solar plants.

2018 135

Cadillac introduces new CT6 flagship sedan with Tripower system in China

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Cadillac has launched its new CT6 flagship in China at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. It offers the newest iteration of Cadillac’s design language featured on the Escala concept.

2018 127

Renewables to generate half of worldwide electricity by 2050: report

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Falling prices for lithium-ion batteries will enable half the world's electricity to come from renewable solar and wind by 2050. Batteries solar wind energyThat still won't be enough to meet global climate targets, however. Those are the conclusions of a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), released today. Building on BNEF's Electrc Vehicle Outlook report last.

2018 58

Influencers assess 2017 and make predictions for 2018

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As the year winds down, questions tend to arise about what the big trends of the past year have been and what the year to come may hold

2017 170

Nissan introduces all-new LEAF NISMO RC electric race car; more than double power and torque of predecessor

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The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC sits wide and low to the ground, with its wind-cutting form measuring only 1,212 millimeters from roof to road—more than 300 millimeters less than the production Nissan LEAF.

2018 115

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The situation is dramatically improved using renewable hydrogen, such as that made from biogas, or by water electrolysis using wind or low-carbon nuclear power.

2018 130

IEA: Petrochemicals set to be the largest driver of world oil demand

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They are also required to manufacture many parts of the modern energy system, including solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, thermal insulation and electric vehicles.

2018 122

Viking Grace LNG ferry to install rotor sail; first LNG/wind electric propulsion hybrid ship

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a provider of low- maintenance, software-operated, and data-verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace , an LNG-fueled cruise ferry. Norsepower Oy Ltd.,

Wind 95

All renewable energy types to be cost-competitive by 2020: report

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electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energyRenewable-energy generation costs are falling like photons onto a solar panel. By 2020, it's expected all types of renewable-energy generation will be able to compete with fossil fuels on cost. That's right: saving our environment will actually save electric utilities some money, too. DON'T MISS: Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016.

2018 63

U.S. regulator rejects coal, nuclear bailout, says renewable energy may double by 2020

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Department of Energy DOE electric utilities electricity costs regulation renewable energy solar energy wind energy Donald TrumpFor much of last year, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pursued a plan that, in essence, would prop up the financially challenged U.S. coal and nuclear industries. His proposal, submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last fall, provided financial subsidies to electric-generation plants that kept 90 days of fuel onsite. Natural-gas.

2018 64

CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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Australia has a unique and urgent opportunity to turn significant natural resources, including coal, gas, and renewables like solar and wind energy, into a low-emissions energy product and ship it around the world—in some cases literally exporting Aussie sunshine.

2018 111

Solar investment falls in midst of erupting trade war

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solar energy wind energyElectric cars and solar power fit together like a hand in a glove. Charging with solar power, electric cars can drive using almost no non-renewable energy. Now according to a report in Bloomberg New Energy Finance last week, solar investment has dropped by 19 percent worldwide in the second quarter following a trade war between China and the U.S.

2018 53

thyssenkrupp offering large-scale water electrolysis

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The only inputs needed are water and renewable electricity from wind, hydro power or photovoltaics. thyssenkrupp recently introduced industrial-scale water electrolysis for large projects.

2018 106

HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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However, emissions do not just remain in conurbations; particles and gaseous pollutants can be transported thousands of kilometers by the wind. Air quality in major cities is a critical issue, especially with regard to road traffic and residents’ health.

2018 118

Volkswagen innovates with aerodynamics for electric I.D. R Pikes Peak racer

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In preparation for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018, the Volkswagen Motorsport team has engineered the aerodynamics of the I.D. During the winding 12.4-mile (20 km) drive to the summit of Pikes Peak, a top speed of around 155 mph (249.5

2018 97

Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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The model will be 100% recharged with electric power from clean sources such as wind and solar.

2018 107

BloombergNEF: solar, wind, batteries to attract $10T to 2050; curbing emissions long-term will require other technologies

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Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF). Wind and solar grow from 7% of generation today to 48% by 2050.

2019 97

Study shows hybrids and EVs to drive lithium and cobalt demand by a factor of 10 to more than 20

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This is however not the case for electricity generation technologies, as the deployment of wind turbines and photovoltaic cells under a climate policy scenario increase the demand for copper and neodymium, while they decrease the demand for tantalum and cobalt.

2018 107

2019 Prius offered with new electric all-wheel drive system

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The Prius gets a good share of its fuel efficiency by cheating the wind with an ultra-low 0.24 Toyota is offering a new electric all-wheel drive system (AWD-e) on the facelifted 2019 Prius. Toyota projects fuel economy of 52 mpg city / 48 mpg highway / 50 mpg combined for the AWD-e model, and estimates that the AWD-e model—which is debuting at the LA Auto Show—could account for as much as 25% of annual US Prius sales.

2018 97

MIT study finds real-world NOx from diesels cars in Europe greatly exceeds laboratory levels; transboundary emissions cause 70% of health impacts

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Unlike particulate matter which mostly settles out in the local area, NO x is first emitted as a gas, which can be carried easily by the wind across thousands of kilometers, before reacting with ammonia to form particulates, a form of the chemical that can ultimately cause respiratory and cardiac problems.

2018 92

California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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Emissions from this sector declined 18% in 2016, reflecting continued growth in renewable energy—such as solar, wind and geothermal—as a result of the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard, and a corresponding drop in natural gas generation.

2018 104

KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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In the past four years, Spain already produced 40% of its power from renewable energy sources, mostly wind energy. With a power-to-gas process, excessive or decentrally produced power from renewable sources, such as solar or wind power, is converted into methane.

2018 90

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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To integrate the volatile renewable energy from wind and solar power into the energy system, we will need even more storage capabilities in future.

2018 109

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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BEVs charged with electricity generated from coal currently have higher life-cycle emissions than ICEVs, whereas the life-cycle emissions of a BEV could be almost 90% lower than an equivalent ICEV using electricity generated from wind power. Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

2018 90

SmartTruck steps up CFD simulations at ORNL for EPA certification

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Historically, companies that manufacture the trucks and their add-on parts have been permitted to certify their products only through physical testing, often using a wind tunnel. weather, test track availability, and the cost of wind tunnel testing).

2018 95

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric EQ Silver Arrow show car at Pebble Beach

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The rear diffuser is reminiscent of motorsports with two extendible rear spoilers that act as an air brake by increasing the wind resistance when deceleration is desired. Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach.

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