Renewable Energy

Korea moving to encourage fuel cell technology

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

South Korea announced a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions that aims to put 9,000 fuel cell vehicles on the roads in the next five years, and 630,000 by 2030, The Wall Street Journal reports.

ERCOT: Record share for wind power in November

Source: 
Platts

Wind energy generated more than 18 percent of the power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas system in November, an all-time record, Platts reports.

CSIS forum on electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Washington, December 15, 2015, 10:30 am

The Center for Strategic and International Studies to host a forum on the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, featuring speakers from the Department of Energy, General Motors and Atlas Public Policy.

New Prius launched as oil prices keep sliding

Source: 
The Financial Times

Dropping oil prices won’t help Toyota as the automaker launches its new generation Prius, The Financial Times reports.

SunEdison getting $209M for selling 333MW of Maine wind

Source: 
Reuters

By selling 333 megawatts of wind assets in Maine for $209 million to its yieldco Terra Nova Renewable Partners and other investors, SunEdison says it’s providing itself with a development margin, Reuters reports.

More use of energy storage batteries raises fire concerns

Source: 
E&E

The increasing use of large lithium-ion batteries for energy storage – on the grid and in homes and commercial buildings – raises safety concerns for firefighters, E&E reports.

Ford plans 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it will introduce 13 new electrified vehicles worldwide by 2020, including an updated Focus sedan that will go on sale late next year.

The new Focus will have fast-charging capability and an estimated 100-mile range, up from 76 miles in the current electric Focus.

Nevada governor outlines $335M deal to draw $1B carmaker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to offer $335 million in state tax incentives and infrastructure upgrades to an upstart, Chinese investor-backed electric carmaker that wants to build $1 billion production plant in a Las Vegas suburb — an agreement Gov. Brian Sandoval called a good bet for Nevada's future.

The Republican governor on Thursday formally announced a tentative deal with Faraday Future, and projected the overall economic impact on the local and state economy would be $85 billion over 20 years.

Congressional inaction threatening Klamath River dam deal

Source: 
Los Angeles Times

A deal struck five years ago to remove four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River is looking likely to collapse as Congress won’t be acting to endorse it before an end-of-year deadline, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ford to splash out on expanding its electric lineup

Source: 
Reuters

CEO Mark Fields says Ford Motor Co. will spend $4.5 billion more over the next four years on its offerings of hybrids and electric vehicles, adding 13 new ones to the company lineup, Reuters reports.

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