Renewable Energy

HOV lane access fuels plug-in sales in California

Los Angeles Times

A study by UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation found legislation allowing lone drivers in plug-in vehicles to travel in carpool lanes has boosted sales of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids in four urban areas of California, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bill Clinton visits big wind farm in western Panama

PENONOME, Panama (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is talking up the potential of renewable energy to shield developing countries from the effects of climate change.

Clinton visited Central America's biggest wind farm Tuesday. The electricity project in western Panama is scheduled to open next year with the capacity to produce about 6 percent to 8 percent of Panama's energy needs.

IEA has been accurate on 95 percent of renewables predictions: Birol


Facing criticism that the International Energy Agency has underestimated growth in the renewable sector, chief Fatih Birol said Tuesday that the IEA has been “completely right” in its forecasts for hydroelectric and wind generation, but may have fallen short when it came to solar, Platts reports.

SunEdison net loss little changed, company focusing on cost cutting


Cost cutting is the order of the day at SunEdison rather than rapid expansion, CEO Ahmad Chatila told investors on a call Tuesday, as the company reported a net loss of $284 million in the third quarter, FuelFix reports.

Firms pay $1.8 million for wind leases off NJ coast

The Hill

RES America Developments and U.S. Wind Inc. have paid a total of $1.8 million for offshore wind leases in a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management auction covering nearly 344,000 acres off the New Jersey coast, The Hill reports.

Desert renewable plan set for Tuesday release

The Desert Sun

Part one of the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan will be made public by federal and state officials in California, The Desert Sun reports.

Greens worry about impact of solar projects on desert

Las Vegas Sun

Major solar projects, if sited in the wrong locations in deserts like the Mojave, have the potential to do serious environmental damage, according to warnings from groups like the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

DOE green lights major wind transmission line


The Energy Department has recommended approving Clean Line Energy’s $2.5 billion dollar Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project that would bring wind energy from Oklahoma east through Arkansas into Tennessee, FuelFix reports.

Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt — this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos.

The startup's name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states are contenders and the company says to expect an announcement within weeks.

China promises action on climate ahead of Paris talks

BEIJING (AP) — China has changed course and emerged as a leader in curbing greenhouse gas emissions six years after it was accused of obstructing the last high-level climate talks in Copenhagen.

Heading into this month's Paris meeting, the world's biggest source of climate-changing gases has yet to accept binding limits. But it has invested in solar, wind and hydro power to clean up its smog-choked cities and curb surging demand for imported oil and gas. That contributed last year to a surprise fall in coal consumption.


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