Tesla chief Elon Musk, alongside his technology partner JB Straubel, told utility executives this week that his company would like to see battery storage used to help power grids cope with the advent of renewable energy, E&E reports.
By 2020, each new home in California should be generating enough energy to meet all of its own needs, according to the New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan announced by the state Public Utilities Commission Tuesday, KCBS reports.
An offer by JA Solar Holdings Co. CEO Baofang Jin to buy up the company’s outstanding shares at $9.69 apiece would value it around $489 million, although the stock was trading below that level Friday, Reuters reports.
The unscheduled stop in Japan for Solar Impulse – the solar plane attempting to fly around the world -- has been extended because it suffered some wing damage due to high winds on the ground in Nagoya, NBC News reports.
San Francisco, San Jose and Portland are the top three cities in the 2015 Clean Tech Leadership index -- which ranks cities and states by energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, the Portland Business Journal reports.
An unscheduled stop in Japan won’t keep the sun-powered plane Solar Impulse grounded indefinitely, pilot Andre Borshchberg tweeted early Tuesday, signaling his intention to continue the plane's round-the-world journey, AFP reports.
The rebound in oil prices following Wednesday’s slump was wiped out late Thursday by news of a jump in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. Light, sweet crude for August delivery settled down 3 cents to $56.93 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London, Brent finished up 6 cents to $62.07, Dow Jones reports.
The Grain Belt Express, a $2.2 billion transmission line proposed by Clean Line Energy to bring wind power from Kansas to points east, through Missouri, has been rejected by the Missouri Public Service Commission, The Kansas City Star reports.
A $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund research into cutting particulate emissions from barbecues has attracted criticism from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who declared his constituents “should be able to grill in peace,” The Hill reports.
The U.S. role in Copenhagen climate talks in 2009, and media coverage of it, had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s attention, judging from the emails released by the State Department this week, E&E reports.
After last month’s pipeline leak near Santa Barbara, Calif., the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing a requirement that operators notify regulators within an hour of any problem, The Hill reports.