BERLIN (AP) — Audi is planning to unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of over 310 miles (500 kilometers) — well beyond the range of rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and soon-to-launch Model X, the German automaker said Wednesday.
According to a statement, Audi's as-yet unnamed electric SUV will begin production in 2018. It will unveil the vehicle at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show, which opens to the press Sept. 15.
A study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that some utilities are looking to expand community solar programs to break into the business, finding it a more beneficial option than net metering from individual customers' rooftop arrays,The Washington Post reports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers from both parties are calling for more stringent oversight of a clean jobs initiative after an Associated Press report found that a fraction of the promised jobs have been created.
The report also found that the state has no comprehensive list to show much work has been done or energy saved, three years after voters approved a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean-energy jobs.
The Koch brothers are leading a nationwide campaign to limit rooftop solar because of their investments in carbon fuels, and they have a key Nevada ally in Berkshire Hathaway’s NV Energy, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told the Las Vegas Sun.
The Alabama Public Service Commission holds a hearing Wednesday on a proposal by Southern Co. subsidiary Alabama Power Co. to seek up to 500 megawatts of renewable energy projects, the Birmingham Business Journal reports.
Wanxiang Group, the Chinese auto parts company that bought bankrupt Fisker Automotive, has signed a lease for a facility to build Fisker electric cars in Riverside County, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The decline in SunEdison's stock price over the past three weeks has cost the company $5 billion in capitalization, following a report of a bigger-than-expected loss in the second quarter and the disappointing performance for its second yieldco, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Joining the Obama administration push to promote the fight against climate change ahead of the U.N. talks in Paris, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told an audience at Stanford University that the “advancing menace” of climate change is the biggest long-term challenge on the planet, Politico reports.
With the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Wats Bar Unit 2 nuclear plant due to come online early next year—construction on it having started in 1972—the Los Angeles Times argues that the facility's history is symbolic of problems in the industry.
Emerald Oil Inc. says it is $20 million overdrawn after lenders reduced the company’s credit line by 40 percent, so it has entered negotiations with the banks on how to pay back what’s owed, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A lawsuit against Energia Sierra Juarez—a joint U.S.-Mexican wind project that sells all of its output to San Diego Gas & Electric—also names the Department of Energy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and claims DOE didn’t consider environmental impacts in Mexico before signing off on the deal, KPBS reports.
The Department of Energy has awarded $12.2 million to the University of Arkansas and $22.5 million to the University of Illinois Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium for projects to improve cyber defense technology on the grid and on oil and natural gas infrastructure, the Los Alamos Daily Post reports.
After problems with platform anchors delayed Chevron’s multibillion dollar Big Foot drilling project in the Gulf of Mexico, the company has towed the platform back to South Texas for servicing and is investigating what went wrong, FuelFix reports.
A projection from the International Energy Agency saying that the oil glut will persist well into next year dragged prices down Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude lost 44 cents, settling at $46.66 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London, Brent fell 62 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $49.24, Reuters reports.
Many states—even a number of those traditionally opposed to cap-and-trade—are in preliminary discussions exploring whether carbon trading should be part of their plans to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, E&E reports.