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5 More Cleantech Revolutionaries Joining Us In Berlin & Wroclaw

June 21st, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

We're one week away from our next Cleantech Revolution Tour conference. We have another 5 presenters and panelists to announce, bringing us toward what we expect will be fascinating discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as fruitful cleantech networking that will bring more business to early cleantech leaders, sprout new cleantech ideas, and stimulate new friendships


Cleantech Revolution — The Plan

June 16th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Cleantech leaders from 11 countries are now set to converge on Berlin and Wroclaw for the next edition of our Cleantech Revolution Tour. We have longtime EV and solar leaders from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, the USA, Sweden, and Portugal joining the conference


Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

June 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric vehicles


Deploying Microgrid On US Domestic Military Bases (Report)

May 22nd, 2017 | by Adam Johnston

Today’s grid is becoming more digitized with information technology, helping to make the transition to renewable energy a relatively smooth process. Despite this, significant challenges — including blackouts, natural disasters, and cyber attacks — doe pose high risks to the grid


US Energy Dept. Wants You To Use Electricity Like Facebook, Or Something

May 17th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

How much damage can one image do? We may find out soon enough. US President Trump's own Department of Energy is circulating an infographic that wipes the floor with the President's pro-coal message, pitches wind and solar, and makes mincemeat out of the entire Trump Administration energy policy


Tesla + Green Mountain Power Offer Tesla Powerwall For $15/Month (Vermont)

May 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla has a new idea it calls aggregation and it is the next step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the utility grid. The first phase of that plan is the installation of Tesla Powerpack grid scale storage units at substations throughout the area served by a utility. The second phase is linking thousands of individual Powerwall residential battery systems to provide extra storage capacity


Rick Perry’s Memo Is A Minefield

April 19th, 2017 | by George Harvey

Rick Perry has directed the Department of Energy to do a 60-day study of the U.S. electric grid. While the memo was not publicized, it was obtained by various news sources. I was unable to find it online, but I managed to get a copy and put up as a page on my blog for those who want to see


Solar Energy Association Calls For Modernizing The Electrical Grid

April 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released another hit in its series of white papers, this one entitled "New Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization." In it, SEIA looks at grid modernization policies in New York and California and makes recommendations that other states could use to make their electrical grids more up to date


UK’s Electric Nation Project Recruits New EV Owners With Free Smart Chargers

April 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Yes, the air keeps getting cleaner in the Midlands, South West, South Wales, and Milton Keynes. Electric vehicle awareness and the EV market are growing. And better news is that Electric Nation is sustainably recruiting any hesitant new adopters. New EV owners can now have one of the very latest home smart chargers installed – for free


The 150-Year-Old Energy Giant Ready To Disrupt The Market (#CleanTechnica Original)

March 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Engie had been on our radar before, but never to a large degree, even though it is a giant energy company — one of the largest in the world. Then, in January, Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President of Engie in charge of Research, Technology and Innovation — made some eye-popping futuristic claims which grabbed a lot of attention. A short time later, I was in Abu Dhabi at a gigantic IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) meeting of ministers from many countries around the world. To kick off a big ministerial, there was a CNN-moderated panel discussion with top people from IRENA, Statoil, EDF, IEA (the International Energy Agency), and Engie. Thierry was at the table


How Europe Can Deliver On Energy Efficiency

December 17th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes



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