Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

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emissions renewable energy solar clean energy energy storage Solar CityThe combination of Tesla and SolarCity is already promoting its potential synergies, albeit in a location far away from the mainland United States.

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Cal Energy Commission awards $3.75M to early-stage clean energy projects; 9 battery projects

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million to 25 early-stage, innovative projects as part of a portfolio of research investments intended to help achieve the state’s climate and clean energy goals. nine battery-related efforts. The Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge program, which drives clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship, funds the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED)Initiative. EnZinc : Safe, high performance rechargeable zinc battery.

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California Energy Commission approves $95M plan for clean transportation investments; zero-emission infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $95-million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality and other goals. The -2020 Investment Plan Update for the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) allocates $85.2 Electric (Battery) Hydrogen Infrastructure

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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I attended today’s Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College – thanks to my pal Donna Gentry. He sees four key areas to make money in the Clean Technology Revolution: 1.

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California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) and a Draft Environmental Analysis (Draft EA) for public comment. Battery electric buses and fuel cell electric buses qualify.

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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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Global clean energy investment was $67.8 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). Public markets investment in clean energy jumped 120% to $3.1

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Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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Punch Powertrain, a Belgium-based full-system supplier of fuel-efficient powertrains including transmissions and plug-in hybrid and battery-electric systems, is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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Cerulogy analysis finds supply of clean fuels for Washington could meet 11.2% CI reduction target by 2028

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Available clean fuels for the state of Washington could meet a 2028 target of 11.2% —“Washington’s Clean Fuel Future”. A clean fuels program would have the added benefit of generating credits that can put more electric vehicles on the road.

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Xing Mobility selects Clean Wave AC induction motors for electric super car Miss R

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XING Mobility, a Taipei-based electric powertrain system supplier, has selected Clean Wave Technologies to provide electric motors and drive control units for a rally-inspired supercar. The vehicle will utilize four Clean Wave traction motors, one for each wheel.

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CalZEV Coalition supports Innovative Clean Transit measure under consideration at California ARB; 100% zero-emission buses

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Californians for Zero Emission Vehicles (CalZEV), a coalition of public health, environmental and electric vehicle industry organizations, announced its strong support for the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) measure currently before the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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Capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system provided by Leclanché SA. We are very proud to provide specifically designed unique lithium-ion battery system to this ferry, the precursor to a new era in the commercial marine sector.

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Cleaning up Loose Ends

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The Belktronix system calls for a 60A fuse between the DC-DC and the main battery. I'd have to watch the battery voltage like a hawk or risk hurting the batteries and shunt resistors. At this point, I'm a little burned out, so I'm going to take this weekend and just clean up the house (there are EV parts *everywhere*) and get my dining room table and kitchen back.

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Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule. The massive 129-megawatt-hour battery will plug into South Australia's. Batteries Elon Musk Australia electric utilities renewable energy clean energy grid storage

CARB approves $483M funding plan for clean transportation investments; 94% of funding from cap-and-trade

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $483 million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. Highlights of the FY 2018-19 Plan include: $200 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), including increased rebates for low-income consumers. Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Environmental Justice Policy Regulations

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New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to significantly increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. The state’s strategically leveraged investment of settlement funds is anticipated to result in at least $300 million of clean vehicles and infrastructure on New York’s roadways. Electric (Battery) Fleets InfrastructureNew York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York will utilize the $127.7

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Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

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California ARB releases draft summary of proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation for comment

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The California ARB has released the draft summary of its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) for review and comments. Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty Regulations

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Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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This begins an occasional series on “big science” tools hosted at US national laboratories that are being applied to support the development of technology innovations for clean transportation. Batteries Engines Fuels Science

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects, including $190 million for advanced-technology freight equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts and cranes. 20 million to make loans for clean trucks more widely available.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced up to $205 million in grants for projects designed to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and reduce air pollution caused by the movement of goods throughout the state. The goal of CARB’s Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facility program is to support transformative, cost-effective clean technologies that can be adopted by other freight facilities and accelerate the commercialization of these technologies statewide.

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5-million CARB grant. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

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XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. XALT’s XPAND family of heavy-duty lithium-ion battery systems are designed to resolve these concerns. Batteries Heavy-duty

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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The distribution of California’s clean vehicle rebates across different socioeconomic groups has been uneven, with higher income groups more likely to receive rebates, according to a new study by a team from the University of California, Berkeley. There may be other reasons why communities of color aren’t receiving and benefiting from clean vehicle rebates, say Rubin and St-Louis. Electric (Battery) Environmental Justice Plug-ins Policy Sales

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IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

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In a major new report on hydrogen, the International Energy Agency says that the time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. The report—The Future of Hydrogen: Seizing Today’s Opportunities—finds that clean hydrogen is currently receiving strong support from governments and businesses around the world, with the number of policies and projects expanding rapidly.

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Faurecia Emissions Control reorients strategy, becomes Faurecia Clean Mobility

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To align with industry megatrends and boost its long term growth, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies has reoriented its strategy and become Faurecia Clean Mobility. Faurecia Clean Mobility is one of three Faurecia business groups, the other two being Automotive Seating and Interior Systems. By focusing on Clean Mobility we are boosting our growth opportunities. —Christophe Schmitt, Faurecia Clean Mobility Executive Vice-President.

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NY state reports 5,750+ EV rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate program

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Cuomo announced that more than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. Since the Drive Clean Rebate was announced in March of 2017, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which administers the initiative, has approved more than $7.5 The Drive Clean Rebate. Electric (Battery) Policy SalesNew York Governor Andrew M.

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“Drive to Zero” program to fast-track adoption of clean trucks and buses

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Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Heavy-dutyState government agencies and companies signed on to a new program intended toaccelerate the deployment of zero and near-zero emission commercial vehicles and technologies. The “Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero” pledge is championed by CALSTART, a non-profit industry organization with more than 190-member companies, aimed at reducing emissions from trucks and buses in high-potential markets.

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Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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SCE describes its Clean Power and Electrification Pathway in a white paper. SCE explored three alternatives decarbonization pathways for 2030: the clean power and electrification pathway; a renewable gas pathway; and a hydrogen pathway.

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IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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Broadly, the report calls for the creation of a modern Clean Air Act that takes a holistic approach—i.e., The original Clean Air Act of 1956 focused on tackling smoke and sulfur dioxide in the wake of the five-day Great Smog event that was directly linked to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners. IMechE says that the new Clean Air Act needs to set out ways to help the 71% of local authorities which missed their 2017 air quality targets.

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Today's Electric Cars and Battery Recycling

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So you may have heard a little about the not-so-clean business of lead acid battery recycling.but hey, what about all the lithium ion batteries being used in today's electric cars? This NYT article connects the electric car manufacturers with their long-term battery recycling plans

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EC launches €10M EIC Horizon Prize for innovative batteries for EVs; EU Battery Alliance progressing

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The European Commission (EC) has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million (US$12.3 The battery should also be of relatively low cost, durable, safe and fully recyclable. EU Battery Alliance.

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LA Metro to begin charging solo drivers in clean air vehicles in ExpressLanes in effort to reduce increasing congestion

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The Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors approved a plan last week to begin charging solo motorists in designated clean air vehicles (CAVs) a discounted toll to use the ExpressLanes on the 10 and 110 freeways, beginning in late 2018. Under the change, drivers in clean air vehicles without enough passengers to meet HOV occupancy requirements would get a 15% discount on the tolls. The discount for clean air vehicles would continue to apply.

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BYD introducing second-generation battery-electric yard tractor

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60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g., Electric (Battery) Hybrids Policy

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W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

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Clean Republic selects AllCell to supply Li-ion e-bike battery with 40-mile range

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Clean Republic, one of the largest retailers of electric bike conversion kits in the US and owner of the Hill Topper and ProPack brands, selected AllCell Technologies to supply US made lithium-ion batteries. AllCell’s batteries are protected by the company’s proprietary thermal management system ( earlier post ), which limits maximum battery temperature and protects against overheating, leading to an improvement in cycle life.

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UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries to Nissan/Sumitomo JV

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UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974 , the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries. Through this process, performance-validated “second-life” batteries can be utilized for energy storage systems to provide a safe, reliable, clean energy source. Batteries

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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The Advanced Clean Cars package will help clean our air, help us fight climate change, and perhaps most important for average citizens, save thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicles. It also gives use the ability to brag that we are the clean car capital of the world.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The Long Beach Harbor Department incorporates 14 electric vehicle charging stations; 12 battery electric yard tractors; 9 battery electric rubber-tired gantry cranes; and 4 plug-in hybrid drayage trucks.

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ARB posts discussion draft of new proposed mobile-source emissions reduction strategy through 2030; Advanced Clean Cars 2 regulation

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is the next generation of ARB’s first Vision scenario planning tool used for ARB’s D raft Vision for Clean Air: A Framework for Air Quality and Climate Planning published in 2012. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fuel Cells Fuels Hydrogen Regulations

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Lightning Systems Gen 2 electric Ford Transit named in CARB executive order; new NMC batteries for longer range

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The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets. The new batteries are all housed under the floor of the vehicle, with no impact on ground clearance.

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CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

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A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state. According to the report, the chief threat to the future growth of the clean transportation industry is the possibility of a change in policy or direction. Electric (Battery) Engines LCFS Plug-ins Policy Regulations

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Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

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Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageThe town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day.

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