China continues its fight against air pollution with electric vehicles and renewable energy

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China is working toward a more environmentally friendly and healthier future China is fighting against air pollution like never before in its long history. The Chinese government is quickly enacting new policies that place strict regulations on emission production. These policies are forcing many large companies to make a dramatic shift in energy production, favoring clean power. China’s increasingly environmentally friendly policies align well with the government’s plans concerning clean and electric vehicles. These policies and China’s clean transportation endeavors are having a major impact on the world at large.…

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London’s police set to use fuel cell vehicles

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Metropolitan Police Service has acquired 11 new fuel cell vehicles London’s Metropolitan Police Service (Met) has embraced fuel cell vehicles. The service has acquired 11 Toyota Mirai vehicles, which come in both marked and unmarked form. According to Toyota, the first of these vehicles has already been delivered. The new fuel cell vehicles represent the Met’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly and reduce emissions associated with the conventional cars that are used on a daily basis. New cars will help the police service cut down on emissions The new…

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More companies join the Hydrogen Council

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11 companies have become a part of the Hydrogen Council The Hydrogen Council, an organization focused on promoting hydrogen-based technologies throughout the world, has announced that 11 companies have joined. These companies include 3M, China Energy, Great Wall Motor, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, and Weichai. These companies have joined the Hydrogen Council as major members and will play a significant role in guiding the organization’s initiatives concerning hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. Council continues its efforts to promote hydrogen The Hydrogen Council was launched in early 2017 and…

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Shell set to help build California’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

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Shell has joined the California Fuel Cell Partnership The California Fuel Cell Partnership has announced that Shell has joined its ranks. Shell has become the first energy company to officially join the organization. The California Fuel Cell Partnership is comprised of various automakers, government agencies, and companies focused on the use of fuel cells. One of the primary goals of the organization is to promote the adoption of fuel cell vehicles and ensure their success in California. Shell will help build new hydrogen fuel stations As part of the California…

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Shell Eco-Marathon highlights the latest capabilities of clean vehicles

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Clean cars set new records at the Eco-Marathon The latest Shell Eco-Marathon has come to an end and the event has seen many records broken in the clean transportation space. Shell has held the event for more than 30 years and has used it as an opportunity to highlight clean technology and how it can be used to power new vehicles. The latest Eco-Marathon was hosted in Singapore and features more than 120 participating teams of engineers from 18 different countries. Notably, hydrogen fuel served as a major part of…

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Ride sharing service using fuel cell vehicles set to shut down

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World’s first hydrogen-powered ride sharing service will be shut down this summer Linde has announced that it will be shutting down what had been the world’s first ride sharing service that used fuel cell vehicles. Called BeeZero, the service was first launched in 2016 by Linde Hydrogen Concepts. BeeZero was based in Germany and used 50 fuel cell vehicles developed by Hyundai. According to BeeZero, the service has not been economically viable and will officially cease operation on June 30 of this year. BeeZero’s vehicles operated for more than 850,000…

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India’s first bus equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell begins operation

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IndianOil and Tata Motors launch demonstration trial for fuel cell bus India’s first hydrogen-powered bus has begun operation as part of a demonstration trial. The trial comes from IndianOil and Tata Motors, who developed the technology powering the new bus. The overarching project that the bus is a part of is focused on highlighting how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power clean vehicles. These energy systems consume hydrogen and generate electricity without producing any harmful emissions. As such, they are quickly gaining popularity in the public transportation space.…

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India seeks to promote solar energy throughout the world

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Government leaders flock to India for the International Solar Alliance summit Leaders from 40 countries have come to India to participate in the world’s first official International Solar Alliance summit. The International Solar Alliance is a non-profit, treaty-based organization comprised of some 121 countries. The organization is committed to promoting the use of solar energy throughout the world. The summit is meant to encourage cooperation between countries that have a strong interest in clean power and combating climate change in the coming years. India aims to help other countries embrace…

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Ontario makes changes to its rebate program supporting electric vehicles

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Rebate program will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000 The government of Ontario is making changes to its rebate program that serves as an incentive to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. In 2016, some $800,000 in rebates were provided to consumers that purchased vehicles with six-figure price tags. On average, consumers received approximately $5,000 to help cover the cost of their new clean vehicles. The government is now setting a limit on the rebate program, which will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000.…

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Researchers develop innovative new battery system that can efficiently store renewable energy

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Researchers develop world’s first rechargeable proton battery Researchers from the RMIT University in Australia have developed what they are calling the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The battery is designed t make use of carbon and water instead of lithium. As such, it is somewhat less expensive than its conventional counterparts. The battery itself produces no harmful emissions and can store electricity in an efficient manner. Researchers claim that it is a sort of hybrid between a chemical battery and a hydrogen fuel cell. New system acts as a hybrid…

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Netherlands is lagging behind in renewable energy adoption

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CBS data shows that the Netherlands is falling short of its EU targets The Netherlands is making some progress on 17 targets set by the United Nations, but is falling behind when it comes to meeting the targets concerning climate protection, renewable energy, economic stability, and social equality. Data from CBS, a national statistics office, shows that the country is performing well in meeting the other targets, but embracing clean power and fighting climate change have been complicated issues. In terms of adopting renewable energy and cutting emissions, the Netherlands…

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Researchers decry flawed renewable energy models

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Researchers have issued warning concerning flawed models that do not account for real world challenges Researchers from Imperial College London are warning against the use of renewable energy models that do not account for the reliability of the supply chain. A new report from Imperial College London suggests that some models used to predict the future of clean power may not be accounting for real-world challenges. Researchers have expressly criticized models that did not consider transmission, energy storage, and system operability requirements. One model in the UK fails to account…

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New hydrogen production plant may help Fukushima recover from its past disasters

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New hydrogen project has been launched in the Fukushima Prefecture A new hydrogen production facility is set to be built in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. The project is backed by the Japanese government and involves several companies, including Toshiba and Tohoku Electric Power. The government hopes that the new project will help revitalize the earthquake stricken province, which is still struggling to recover from the impact of major quakes, one of which caused a major nuclear disaster. The Japanese government notes that the new production facility will be one of the…

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Honda files patent for motorcycle powered by hydrogen fuel

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New patent outlines new hydrogen-powered motorcycle coming from Honda Japanese automaker Honda has filed a new patent for a hydrogen-powered motorcycle. The new motorcycle will likely be part of Honda’s overarching efforts concerning clean transportation. The company is focusing on using hydrogen fuel cells to power new vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. Years ago, Honda launched a fuel cell vehicle in limited capacity, but the company plans to launch new vehicles powered by hydrogen in the coming years. New motorcycle will have a conventional design but new energy source…

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GE develops new offshore wind energy system

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GE has announced its new Haliade-X turbine GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, has announced plans to build a powerful offshore wind turbine called Haliade-X. The new turbine is meant to be a step forward in wind energy technology. The company has been heavily involved with wind power for several years and has recently taken a greater interest in offshore endeavors. As such, the developing offshore wind turbines has become more of a priority. The Haliade-X turbine could be the first of many more turbines to come that…

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Australian Gas Infrastructure Group launches new hydrogen fuel production project

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New production project aims to use renewable energy to generate hydrogen The Australian Gas Infrastructure Group has plans to make greater use of hydrogen in the coming years. In February, the company announced plans for a $8.9 million power-to-gas demonstration facility, which would use renewable energy to produce hydrogen fuel. The project is expected to be the first of its kind in Australia to be active, but will not be the last. The company’s efforts represent an ongoing endeavor throughout Australia to use excess renewable energy to produce hydrogen. New…

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