Renewable Energy

SolarCity CEO Rive slams NV Energy

Source: 
Lyndon Rive

Charges and fees proposed by NV Energy would undermine the solar industry in the state, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive wrote in an opinion piece in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Hawaii clean energy goals on track with more renewables, greater efficiency

Source: 
Maui Now

Hawaii is making progress toward its goal of going all-renewable by 2045, increasing its electricity generated by renewables to more than 21 percent and its efficiency savings to 1,575 gigawatt-hours, Maui Now reports.

Another acquisition for wind turbine services firm Renew

Source: 
Argus Leader

Renew Energy Inc. – a wind turbine services firm based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota – has picked up assets from Broadwind Energy Inc., its largest such acquisition to date, the Argus Leader reports.

Swedish electric car firm in $12 billion Chinese deal

STOCKHOLM (AP) — National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the electric vehicle company born out of the ashes of Swedish automaker Saab, has inked a $12 billion deal with a Chinese leasing firm that it says goes a long way to meeting its business objectives.

In a statement Thursday, the company said it will be providing 150,000 sedans to Panda New Energy Co., a vehicle leasing company with a focus on low emission mobility solutions. It valued the deal at 78 billion yuan.

AES-LG battery deal sign of growth in energy storage market

Source: 
The Washington Post

AES Energy Storage’s deal with LG Chem to supply batteries for its Advancion platform being marketed for grid operators is a signal of the accelerating growth in the sector, The Washington Post reports.

Trump loses wind farm case in UK Supreme Court

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously against tycoon and U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in his battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his upscale Scottish golf resort.

Trump claims the 11-turbine project, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view from his golf course near Aberdeen in eastern Scotland. He has vowed to stop further development of the resort if the wind farm goes ahead.

Duke taking on two solar projects in North Carolina

Source: 
Charlotte Business Journal

Two North Carolina solar projects to be owned and operated by Duke Energy Corp. will add 75 megawatts of capacity to the utility’s renewable energy portfolio, the Charlotte Business Journal reports

San Diego commits to going all renewable by 2035

Source: 
The New York Times

In a unanimous vote, the San Diego city council has committed the municipal government to getting all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035, The New York Times reports.

UK Supreme Court rules against Trump over wind farm

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has ruled against Donald Trump in his battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his Scottish golf resort.

Trump says the 11-turbine project, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view from his golf course near Aberdeen in eastern Scotland.

Sandoval calls special session for Faraday tax breaks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval called Nevada lawmakers into a special legislative session starting Wednesday to approve tax breaks and incentives for electric carmaker Faraday Future, which wants to build a $1 billion plant in North Las Vegas.

The Republican governor issued a formal proclamation late Tuesday that scheduled a session for 5 p.m. Wednesday in Carson City. The incentive package is the only item up for discussion, in spite of lobbying to add more items to the agenda, and the session is expected to wrap up within a few days.

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