Emissions free energy is beating coal and natural gas in the United States

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Report shows that gas-fired power plants will not be able to keep up with clean energy The coal and oil industries may be experiencing revitalization in the United States, but this may not be enough to be emissions free energy. A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute shows that energy generators may be committing consumers and investors to as much as $1 trillion in future investments and fuel costs through 2030 due to a rush in building new gas-fired power facilities. Clean power, however, can provide consumers with less…

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Clean mobility is making a tremendous impact in Michigan

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Clean cars are contributing $18 billion to the state’s economy Michigan’s clean mobility sector contributes some $18 billion to the state’s economy and generates more than $700 million in tax revenue every year, according to a new report from Clean Fuels Michigan. The report highlights the numerous economic benefits that are associated with clean vehicles. Investments in the research, development, and commercialization of clean cars have been increasing in recent years, which has created new opportunities within the state, making Michigan much more attractive to automakers. Report shows that the…

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Green investments plummet in the UK

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Critics say the government has created a “hostile environment” for investors Clean energy has been growing in the United Kingdom in recent years, but the government is now facing new criticism in its support of this sector. Green investments in the UK are now lower than they have been in a decade, according to a report from the Environmental Audit Committee. Critics say that the government has created a hostile environment for investors. This is largely due to the government withdrawing its support for various forms of renewable power. Lack…

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The Australian energy market could benefit from a major change

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Report predicts $20 billion in savings from a shift in the energy sector A major shift in the Australian energy market could help save $20 billion a year in combined fuel and electricity costs, according to a new report from the Community Power Agency. The report outlines a plan wherein homes and businesses acquire their power from renewable sources. It also predicts that 40% of all transportation throughout the country with be emissions free by 2035. Nicky Ison, a co-author of the report, notes that political battles over renewable power…

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Ohio alternative energy rules may be changing

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Revised legislation aims to remove clean power mandate on utilities Ohio alternative energy rules are looking to be changed by lawmakers that would have an impact on how the state’s utilities use alternative power resources. A revised version of House Bill 114 was recently introduced and, if approved, would remove the clean power mandate from utilities. This mandate would be replaced with voluntary goals, providing utilities with more flexibility when it comes to transitioning away from fossil-fuels and offering consumers access to new forms of energy. Clean energy mandates have…

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Hydrogen trains from Alstom are coming to the UK

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Alstom teams with Eversholt Rail to bring new trains to the UK Alstom, a leading railway company, has announced that it will be working with Eversholt Rail. The two companies will be converting Class 321 electric trains to run off hydrogen. These hydrogen trains would then be put to service in the United Kingdom, where the demand for fuel cell-powered trains is growing quickly. According to Nick Crossfield, managing director for Alstom UK & Ireland, “the potential for H2 trains is enormous.” Government continues its efforts to make transportation more…

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New hydrogen generation system being put to the test in California

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Companies come together to use solar power to produce hydrogen fuel The Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PWNL), and the STARS Corporation have come together to develop a new hydrogen generation system that is powered by the sun. The system is designed to use sunlight to convert natural gas and water into hydrogen. The process will produce some carbon dioxide, but this will be captured to prevent its entry into the environment. The hydrogen would then be used for various purposes, such as powering vehicles or…

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Toyota Sora is now being sold in Japan

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Toyota begins selling its new hydrogen-powered bus in Japan Japanese automaker Toyota has begun the production and sale of its new hydrogen-powered bus, called Sora. The bus has only been launched in Japan and there are just over 100 units currently available. Sora buses are expected to operate primarily within Tokyo and may even see significant use during the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in the city. The Toyota Sora uses the same fuel cell technology that is currently being used to power the automaker’s Mirai model. Bus…

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EU and China are looking to lead the world with green investments

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EU and China intend to establish new international order The European Union and China will work together to use clean power and technology to create and lead a new international order. Both the EU and China have become major proponents of the Paris Agreement, which calls upon countries to reduce their emissions by embracing clean technologies and new energy sources. The initiative has helped spark an increase in green investments throughout the world. China has been especially aggressive in this regard, with the EU following suit. Both intend to establish…

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UK to invest $27 million in a promising hydrogen future

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Government announces $27 million in funding to help promote hydrogen fuel The United Kingdom may become home to the next great hydrogen economy, as the government announces some $27 million in funding to aid in the adoption of fuel cells and a brighter hydrogen future in general. The funding could help hydrogen establish a strong foothold in the country. The UK’s hydrogen community is currently quite small, largely due to the high costs associated with fuel cells and hydrogen production. The government hopes to change this however by funneling more…

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Japan’s hydrogen economy could make use of Australian natural gas

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Australian natural gas may soon make its way to Japan Australia’s natural gas could play a major role in establishing Japan’s hydrogen economy. Japan has been a major customer for the country’s natural gas for several years and has been using natural gas in its endeavor to abandon fossil-fuels in order to become fully reliant on renewable power. Woodside Petroleum believes that Australia’s natural gas will become a valuable resource for Japan, with the country using the gas to produce the hydrogen fuel it needs. Woodside Petroleum sees significant potential…

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Plug Power aims to improve fuel cell technology

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Company intends to make fuel cells less expensive and more powerful Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cell technology, has been focusing on improving its products and increasing revenues recently. The company aims to develop a fuel cell stack that is two times as powerful as its current offerings and 25% less expensive to manufacture. By improving fuel cell technology, Plug Power believe that it will be able to take advantage of new opportunities in emerging markets as well as those where the demand for hydrogen is growing…

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Costa Rica hydrogen powered transportation take the spotlight

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Costa Rican government has some big plans for hydrogen The government of Costa Rica is on a mission to decarbonize the entire country. As one of the first steps on this journey, President Carlos Alvarado has issued a directive that is meant to promote hydrogen fuel. The directive is meant to ensure that organizations within the environmental and energy sector develop an action plan that is meant to promote the research, production, and commercialization of hydrogen powered transportation. In doing so, Costa Rica aims to replace older forms of energy…

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GE forms new deal to break into Chile’s wind power

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GE will be bringing new wind turbines to Chile GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has made its first wind power deal in Chile. The deal was made with Arroyo Energy Compania de EnergiasRenovablesLimitada. GE will be responsible for supplying six new 3.6 megawatt wind turbines to the new project. These turbines will be delivered to the south of the country in the coming months and will help Chile bolster its clean power production and further distance itself from fossil-fuels. Wind power may help Chile abandon fossil-fuels Chile has…

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Navy opposes the development of offshore wind farms in California

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Navy map places major restrictions on where offshore projects can be built California could be a proverbial gold mine for offshore wind power, but the United States Navy has declared that large portions of the state’s coast are off limits when it comes to offshore development. The ultimate decision lies, of course, with the Department of Defense, wind companies, and at least one member of Congress. The Navy, however, believes that the map it has provided for offshore wind development is the best option for the West Coast. Floating wind…

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Agility Fuel Solutions unveils a new hydrogen storage system for large trucks

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Company launches its large-capacity ProCab H storage system for commercial trucks Agility Fuel Solutions has announced the launch of its large-capacity “ProCab H” hydrogen storage solution. The storage system is designed for commercial trucks powered by fuel cells. The company has also released a mobile application that is meant to provide information on the various fuel types used by medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new storage system could help make trucks equipped with fuel cells viable. Storage system is comprised of cylinders that can store up to 33.9 kilograms…

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