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? 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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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., wind and solar power are now cheaper sources of electricity than natural gas—even without subsidies. 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. The cleaner an energy source, the cleaner the vehicles it powers. DON'T MISS: Alstom.

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. And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers.

Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

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hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell renewable energyHydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. DON'T MISS.

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China's five-year budget for renewable energy: $360 billion

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Despite a recent downturn, the Chinese government is moving full-speed ahead to invest heavily in renewable energy. The country's national regulators have already promoted renewable energy as a possible cure for the country's notoriously-bad air pollution. But China has placed more emphasis on renewable power in its latest five-year economic plan. China energy policy renewable energy Investment Donald Trump

Renewable energy to hit 9 percent of U.S. total in 2017

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renewable-energy generating capacity is not only growing, but it is beginning to erode coal's share of the electricity-generating mix, according to new data from the U.S. The agency predicts renewable energy—particularly solar power—to continue growing. At the same time, a combination of renewable. emissions renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

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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? Some continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching.

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

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The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Politics energy policy Department of Energy DOE renewable energy fossil fuelsEarlier this year, Department of Energy secretary Rick Perry, previously governor of fossil-fuel producer Texas, called for a 60-day review of the United States' energy grid. The stated.

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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. Biofuels Electric cars Green cars Latest news renewable energy Renewable Energy Review renewable energy target renewable transportation UK Committee on Climate Change

Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016 was renewable: IEA

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For years, renewable energy has been cast as the most expensive option to reduce emissions and the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But 2016 may have marked a turn for the renewable energy sector, with solar energy in particular rising significantly in output. For the first time in history, renewable energy sources accounted for fully two-thirds. China 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. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel--meaning they can be used.

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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. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the. laws Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy fossil fuels

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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 energyMoreover, the amounts of clean generating capacity installed continue to rise, both in.

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Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

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A 2015 study on the potential for renewable energy use in the U.S. electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energy grid storageScientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. has now produced not only a stringent attack, but a harsh rebuttal to that attack in language rarely.

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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 energyBut at what point will the industry be competitive enough with fossil fuels that subsidies will no longer be necessary? It's possible that will happen sooner, rather than later. DON'T.

Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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Nationwide, renewable natural gas has grown more than 70% annually in recent years, facilitated by inclusion in the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), which sets a minimum volume for the amount of renewable fuel that must be used in the transportation sector.

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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., It's an ambitious plan, at least for two of the three.

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. That''s because their plant feedstocks absorb carbon dioxide from the air, bringing them far closer to a carbon-neutral footprint than any fuel refined from crude oil. But for diesel-powered vehicles, the term "biodiesel" is used.

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

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And what I myself need from our next Representative in the House is the person who will most effectively help me drive the South Bay to 100% renewable energy as we transition off of fossil fuels in the next decade.

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Fossil-fuel lobbyists join renewable peers against DoE coal, nuclear support plans

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He has pulled off an unusual feat, by uniting lobbyists for fossil-fuel interests with their counterparts advocating for renewable energy. Politics Department of Energy nuclear power DOE electric utilities regulation renewable energy energy Donald TrumpPity Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the man now running the cabinet department he couldn't remember that he wanted to eliminate altogether during a notorious 2011 presidential debate.

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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 Because if there''s one thing everyone can agree on, it''s that saving money is great. And that''s why one city in the often conservative oil state of Texas.

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4 ways to renew an account that’s gone dark

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And when it’s time to renew, they’re often nowhere to be found. Ahem, renewal.). If you rarely engage them, renewal time can feel like getting a flood of “Let’s hang” texts from a person you met once at a party last year. Do you hear that?

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.

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Toyota to build first MW-scale 100% renewable power and hydrogen generation station

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The power generation facility will be 100% renewable, supplying Toyota Logistics Services’ (TLS) operations at the Port and making them the first Toyota facility in North America to use 100% renewable power. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota Motor North America announced that it will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach.

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European Parliament endorses proposal for 12% share of energy from renewable energy in transport by 2030; 10% advanced biofuels

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Among those was a proposal for a binding EU-level target of a 12% share of energy from renewable sources in transport, by 2030. Members of Parliament also endorsed setting a 35% improvement in energy efficiency and a minimum 35% share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy by 2030. In 2030, each Member State will have to ensure that 12% of the energy consumed in transport comes from renewable sources.

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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. Renewable isooctane is a highly valued gasoline hydrocarbon suitable in several of Lantmännen Aspen specialty fuel ranges. Global Bioenergies has developed a process to convert renewable resources into gaseous isobutene via fermentation.

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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. emissions energy policy Australia plug-in cars renewable energy transportation policyHow about a country that occupies an entire continent?

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awarding US$9M to Ethtec cellulosic ethanol project

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is awarding $11.9 million (US$9 million) in funding for Australian biofuel company Ethanol Technologies Limited ( Ethtec ) to complete the development and demonstration of its advanced biofuel technology. As part of a $48-million (US$36.5 million) project, Ethtec aims to construct a $30-million (US$23-million) purpose-built pilot-scale facility based in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

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CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced that renewable natural gas from CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California is now being used to fuel CR&R’s waste-hauling trucks. The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will bring the carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system. Southern California Gas Co.

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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.

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 IslandIslands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there.

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Evea study estimates 69% reduction in GHG emissions for Global Bioenergies’ fully renewable ETBE compared to fossil gasoline

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Life-cycle analysis specialist EVEA has estimated that fully renewable ETBE produced by the Global Bioenergies’ IBN-One plant would enable 69% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil gasoline. This figure was calculated for the current design planned for the IBN-One plant using a greenhouse gases emissions calculator based on 2BSVS, compliant with the Renewable Energy Directive. Fully renewable ETBE holds the potential to incorporate 2.7

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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. In June last year, Global Bioenergies provided Clariant with a first sample of its renewable isobutene on which Clariant then successfully carried out first chemical tests and analysis.

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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 will receive another five grand in match funding to support their project from community renewable energy platform, energyshare. Latest news energyshare renewable renewable energy

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. CHECK OUT: World''s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish. Green Costa Rica clean energy energy infrastructure energy policy renewable energy

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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NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile; carbon fibers from renewable biomass

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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their colleagues have devised a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile (ACN) using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars.

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Global Bioenergies starts scale-up of its second process: renewable acetone and isopropanol

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Global Bioenergies has started the scale-up phase of a process converting renewable resources into acetone and isopropanol. Founded in 2008, Global Bioenergies develops processes to convert renewable resources into fuels and materials. This innovative process is based on converting renewable resources by fermentation using bacterial strains with an engineered cellular metabolism.

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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. The study, published in the journal Fuel , used four different fuel blends of low-sulfur fossil diesel fuel oil and CTO renewable fuel, UPM BioVerno (HB): HB10, HB20, HB50, and HB100.

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