Samsung aims for 100% renewable energy

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Company had ambitious new plans for clean power Samsung has announced that it will completely power it’s operations in the United States,  China, and Europe with renewable energy. The company plans to accomplish this goal within the next two years. Samsung has already made significant progress toward this endeavor in its native South Korea. There, the company installed some 42,000 square meters of solar panels and has begun tapping into geothermal energy. Samsung will help partners embrace renewable power Samsung has also announced that it will be working with its…

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Renewable energy investments continue to grow rapidly

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Report highlights the grown of clean power investments throughout the world Renewable energy is beginning to outpace coal, natural gas, and nuclear power, in terms of global investments. According to a new report from the International Energy Agency, investments in clean energy have grown quickly due to the rapidly falling costs associated with generating electricity using clean technology. Notably, both solar and wind have become the most heavily supported forms of clean power in the world. These two types of renewable power have attracted the majority of investments being made…

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GM accelerates plan to bring clean cars to China

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Automaker will be launching 10 new cars in China General Motors has begun accelerating it’s deployment of electric cars in China. The automaker has plans to launch 10 clean cars in China beginning in 2021, according to Matt Tsien, head of operations for GM China. This plan could ensure that GM becomes the leading company in the Chinese clean transportation market, which has been growing quickly in recent years. Clean transportation quotas may have accelerated GM’s plans GM may have been encouraged to accelerate the launch of new clean cars…

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Bulgaria to build 10 new hydrogen filling stations

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Government program will help expand country’s hydrogen network The Bulgarian government has begun a new program that will help the country expand its clean fuel infrastructure. The program aims to develop 10 new hydrogen filling stations throughout the country by 2025. These new fueling stations will help ensure the adoption of clean vehicles in Bulgaria. Fuel cell vehicles could help reduce emissions There are no hydrogen filling stations in all of Bulgaria currently. The program is currently working to discover locations that would be ideal for such fueling stations. Bulgaria…

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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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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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Researchers develop new device that could make hydrogen production more efficient

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New device harnesses sunlight to generate hydrogen A team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and the University of Michigan have developed a new, stable artificial photosynthesis device that could make hydrogen production significantly more efficient. The device makes use of a method called direct water splitting. Unlike conventional hydrogen production methods, the new device will only make use of water and sunlight. Researchers believe that the new device will help make hydrogen less expensive and more attractive to several sectors. Researchers believe that the new device could…

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Toyota is using hydrogen fuel cells to power its commercial truck

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Prototype is equipped with a fuel cell system from Toyota’s Mirai Japanese automaker Toyota is exploring the potential of its new hydrogen-powered prototype truck. The truck is operating at the Port of Las Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in California. Toyota is making use of the same hydrogen fuel cell technology that powers its Mirai model. The truck is being used to haul cargo between the ports. Toyota believes that fuel cells could be used to power a new generation of commercial trucks and is eager to determine…

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Researchers use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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New hydrogen production method taps into the power of the sun Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed a new way to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel. The new method is meant to make hydrogen much more attractive from a cost standpoint. Researchers believe the method will also make hydrogen much more available to those that need it, such as those with fuel cell vehicles. Notably, the method is considered and environmentally friendly way to produce the fuel as it makes use of solar energy rather than…

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China continues spending vast sums to support renewable energy

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Clean power continues to find financial support from the Chinese government China continues to show its commitment to renewable energy by supporting the sector financially. The country has been the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases for some time, but the government has been working to cut emissions in order to become more environmentally friendly. In this pursuit, China has become one of the largest investors in clean power in the world. The country now dwarfs the investments that are made by the United States, which is the second largest…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in California

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Ventura Country’s first hydrogen station opens in Thousand Oaks First Element Fuel has opened a new hydrogen fuel station in Thousand Oaks, California. It is the first hydrogen station in Ventura County and the 33rd to be opened to the public in the entire state. The new station will be open 24-hours a day. Since the station has opened, it has served about 7 fuel cell vehicles each day. The station adds to California’s growing hydrogen fuel infrastructure, which has been steadily expanding over the past few years. Fuel cell…

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California legislation could be a boon for renewable energy

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Legislation seeks to increase access to clean power New legislation in California could expand the access that non-residential consumers have to renewable energy. Senate Bill 1399 aims to allow these consumers to facilitate the development of clean power projects that would be located outside of properties. Such projects could be very beneficial for those living in apartment buildings, providing them access to the renewable energy that they are interested in using. These projects would have a maximum capacity of 20 megawatts. Solar sector may benefit from the new legislation The…

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Electric vehicles are becoming cleaner in the United States

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Renewable energy is helping reduce the emissions that clean cars are linked to Electric vehicles in the United States are becoming more environmentally friendly thanks to the country’s energy grid relying more heavily on renewable energy. For years, electric vehicles have been criticized for contributing to air pollution because they derive their electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. Throughout the country, charging stations are being connected to an existing energy infrastructure. The majority of the electricity delivered through this infrastructure is produced through the burning of coal. This is…

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Audi makes progress with its synthetic fuel for clean vehicles

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Audi is making a significant amount of clean fuel Audi is making progress with its e-fuels strategy. The automaker’s initiative involves producing clean fuels that produce no harmful emissions when used to power clean vehicles. Audi has achieved part of this goal with the development of synthetic gasoline, which is calls “e-benzin.” To accomplish this, Audi teamed with Global Bioenergies. Together, the two companies were able to produce the largest amount of synthetic gasoline ever – approximately 60 liters of fuel. New fuel is compatible with existing infrastructure According to…

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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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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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