Renewable Energy

Apple seeks to go all-renewable

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Not only does Apple want to generate power for its own operations from entirely renewable sources, it wants to see its suppliers use only renewable energy as well, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Guam to get 8 solar farms

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — According to a U.S. Navy draft environmental assessment, Guam could be getting land to build solar farms which would provide clean, renewable energy and lessen energy costs and dependency on fossil fuels.

The (Guam) Pacific Daily News reports that the assessment from the lead agency on the project states that approximately 192 acres of land would be leased to Guam Power Authority to build eight solar farms for 37 years, including renewal options.

Apple steps up efforts to go green in China

PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production.

CEO Tim Cook also said in a statement Sunday that he will try to get Apple's Chinese suppliers and contract manufacturers to use renewable energy to power their factories.

Tesla battery has strong rollout

Source: 
Bloomberg

Blommberg's done the math and says Tesla has rolled up about $800 million in battery orders since it announced its product a week ago.

Solar City to offer battery storage system to customers in Hawaii

Source: 
Clean Technica

SolarCity is planning to offer off-grid solar energy systems with battery storage to eligible customers in Hawaii starting in 2016, Clean Technica reports.

Tesla makes 1st acquisition, adds tooling company

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors has made its first acquisition, adding a Michigan tool-and-die maker as it ramps up to build more models.

Tesla says it purchased Riviera Tool LLC of Cascade Township. The company makes tools that stamp out metal parts.

Senate Dems to increase pressure on biodiesel standard

Source: 
The Hill

A half-dozen Senate Democrats on Thursday plan to press the EPA to set a strong mandate for biodiesel as part of its next Renewable Fuel Standard, The Hill reports.

India increases renewable energy output by 13 percent

Source: 
Clean Technica

India's renewable energy market is on the rebound, with installed capacity rising 13 percent over the last year, Clean Technica reports.

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen, the United Nations climate chief said Thursday.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, said countries were ahead of schedule in negotiating a landmark global agreement on curbing greenhouse gases that can be adopted at a Paris summit in December.

MIT report: Rooftop solar may not be the most economical

Source: 
MIT

A new report from MIT Energy Initiative concludes that one of the most popular and visible deployments of solar power today, rooftop panels, is not the most economically efficient.

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