Wirelessly Charged Bus to be Tested in Sweden.

Scania is undertaking intensive research into various types of electrification technologies that could replace or complement combustion engines. Induction is among the options being investigated and would involve vehicles wirelessly recharging their batteries via electrified roads.


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Rick Fedrizzi: A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. [Read more...]



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Casting Off The Electric Company Cord

By Jeff Siegel

Billy Adams doesn't get an electric bill.

Perched along a hillside in the mountains of Western Maryland, Billy's home gets all its electricity from the sun.

He has a small battery pack that stores about five hours worth of electricity, and he heats his home with a very powerful 100,000 BTU wood stove. [Read more...]


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Daniel Tomlinson: An Energy Access Entrepreneur’s Response To Bill Gates: Lead Or Get Out Of The Way

When you spend all of your time on the ground, you learn that this approach is broken. We all want power in the hands of people today, not decades from now.

Read more: Clean Energy, Climate Change, Indoor Pollution, India, Green News



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Frances Beinecke: Six Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

As I prepare to retire from NRDC and hand the reins over to our incoming president Rhea Suh, I have been reflecting on how the climate movement can secure the solutions we need to protect future generations from harm. In my view, here are issues we need to keep in mind. [Read more...]



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Solar Tariffs: Throttling America’s Biggest Job Creation Machine

The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar measures, following recent complaints filed by Ontario-based solar manufacturers. With the solar industry in hypergrowth, it’s not a surprise that these governments are interested in boosting new jobs, protecting their economies, and fostering the solar sector. The problem is that tariffs are a short-sighted approach that actually attack the future of North American solar on its home soil, and likely destroy more jobs than they create.



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Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments

Japan’s trade ministry is setting stricter rules for production and sales of renewable energy in what it says is a drive to speed up development of projects and ensure stable power supply.



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Asoka Bandarage: ‘Change the System, Not the Climate!’

A series of mobilizations involving civil disobedience, boycotts and creative community alternatives are being planned to lay the groundwork for the People's Global Climate Strike in December 2015 to coincide with the Paris UN Climate conference. [Read more...]



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California Energy Commission Awards Eos Energy Storage $2.1 Million for Rechargeable Zinc Hybrid Cathode Battery Demonstration.

The Aurora battery system can be manufactured at a fraction of the cost of existing energy storage solutions. Eos’s technology will help to incorporate renewable energy such as wind and solar while reducing peak demand on the grid.


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Renewable Energy Is Driving the Energy Transformation: REWNA Recap Video

Renewable energy stakeholders are well aware that clean energy is slowly but steadily transforming the energy landscape and that message couldn’t have been more clear at the recently concluded Power-Gen International, the largest show for the traditional power generation industry. Since all forms of power generation are represented at the show through the four co-located conferences, PennWell calls the second week in December "Power Generation Week."



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