India’s alternative energy targets raise higher with shorter deadlines

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The second most populated country in the world is giving a much higher priority to green power. India has announced it will be taking its alternative energy targets much more seriously than before. The country has set a more aggressive clean power target. To meet its goal, it will have to reach 175 gigawatts of green energy generation by March 2022. India has been actively working to use solar and wind energy to supply each state’s power demands. Every month until the alternative energy targets are met, the country is…

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Toyota unveils new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec

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New station will provide hydrogen to the public Toyota is helping expand accessibility to hydrogen in Canada. The Japanese automaker has unveiled a new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec City.  The company suggests that it is the largest hydrogen demonstration project in the country. Moreover, it is the first hydrogen station in Quebec to be open to the public. Station will produce 200 kilograms of hydrogen per day The hydrogen on offer at the new station is produced on site using clean energy. The energy is being provided by Hydro-Quebec.…

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Hawaii aims to go carbon neutral

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New legislation aims to make Hawaii carbon neutral by 2045 New legislation in Hawaii could ensure that the state will soon rid itself of fossil-fuels.  Governor David Ige has signed a bill that aims to make Hawaii completely carbon neutral by 2045. This represents the most ambitious and aggressive environmental policy in the whole of the United States. Hawaii is already home to a rapidly growing clean energy market and this new legislation may add momentum to this growth. State continues to lead the way in environmentalism Hawaii has already…

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Toyota plans to ramp up production on fuel cell stacks

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Automaker will build new facility to mass produce fuel cell stacks Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it will be building a new facility that is dedicated to the manufacture of fuel cell stacks. The facility is meant to help accommodate the rising demand for fuel cell vehicles. According to Toyota, mass production of fuel cell components will begin at some point in 2020. The company intends to deploy more than 30,000 fuel cell vehicles throughout the world in the coming years, establishing an even further lead in the clean…

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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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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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EU issues new guidance for renewable energy projects

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New documents aim to ensure clean power projects are being developed responsibly The European Commission has issued new guidance to help European governments during the planning phases of renewable energy projects. The Commission has issued two guidance documents as part of the EU Action plan for nature, people, and the economy. These documents aim to improve biodiversity within the European Union while ensuring that new energy projects can be developed safely and in an affordable manner. The environmental risks of clean power projects are becoming a concern Environment, Fisheries, and…

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New fuel cell vehicles have been delivered to London, Paris, and Brussels

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Fleet of 60 hydrogen-powered cars have come to European cities A fleet of 60 fuel cell vehicles have been deployed in the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium as part of Europe’s ZEFER project. The project aims to deliver 180 new hydrogen-powered vehicles to Europe. These vehicles will be used as taxis, private-hire cars, and will also be used by law enforcement agencies. The fuel cell vehicles are part of an overarching effort to make transportation throughout Europe more environmentally friendly. New vehicles will provide data on the operation of fuel…

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Wind energy will overtake hydropower in the US by 2019

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Wind is set to beat out hydropower in terms of energy generation Hydropower has been a major source of power for the United States for more than a century. This is beginning to change, however, and wind energy is expected to become the largest supplier of clean electricity in the country by 2019. Hydroelectric dams have served as the primary way that the country has generated its clean power, but new wind farms are beginning to replace these dams. Investments have helped the wind energy sector grow quickly. Over the…

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Hyundai favors fuel cell vehicles over battery electrics

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Hyundai continues to praise the capabilities of fuel cells South Korean automaker Hyundai has become a leading supporter of hydrogen fuel within the auto industry. The company was among the first to bring a hydrogen-powered SUV to the market and recently released its latest fuel cell car in its native country. Hyundai has invested heavily in fuel cell technology and believes that these energy systems are the future for transportation. Hyundai Canada CEO Don Romano even believes that fuel cell vehicles will overtake their battery-powered counterparts in the near future.…

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Michigan utility submits new renewable energy plan

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DTE Energy aims to boost clean power capacity by 1,000 MW Michigan utility DTE Energy has submitted its 2018 renewable energy plan to state regulators. The plan proposes adding 1,000 megawatts of clean power capacity to the state by 2022. The majority of this new capacity will come from wind and solar projects that will be developed in the state. If the plan is approved, it is expected to drive some $1.7 billion in investments in Michigan’s clean power space. It would also double DTE Energy’s existing renewable energy capacity,…

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Honda begins offering its new 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell

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Honda’s latest fuel cell vehicle is now available for lease in California Japanese automaker Honda has announced that its new 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell is now available for lease. Those interested in the new fuel cell vehicle can acquire it by signing a three-year lease at $369 a month, with $2,868 due at signing. The Clarity Fuel Cell is also eligible for a $5,000 rebate through California’s clean transportation program. The program is meant to encourage consumers to adopt clean vehicles by helping offset the overall cost of these cars.…

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China is shifting its focus toward fuel cell vehicles

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China is beginning to show more interest in hydrogen fuel China may begin showing more support for fuel cell vehicles in the near future. The country has become a strong advocate for clean transportation and has invested heavily in promoting vehicles powered by batteries. China’s focus on clean transportation has helped accelerate the adoption of renewable energy as well. Now, the country is beginning to shift its focus toward hydrogen fuel and vehicles equipped with fuel cell technology. More than 1 million fuel cell vehicles may be on Chinese roads…

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Renewable energy is vital to Japan’s future

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Japan plans to have renewable energy form the core of its future strategy Clean power will play a vital role in Japan’s long-term energy strategy. The Japanese government has unveiled a new strategy that is focused on the use of renewable energy and clean technology. Per the strategy, the country is poised to increase its use of solar and wind power while also making advances in battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology through 2050. The new strategy is based on the 2015 Paris Agreement, which calls upon countries to make…

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Air Products to help develop a hydrogen infrastructure in China

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Air Products teams with Shenhua New Energy to build a new hydrogen station Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gasses, has announced that it has partnered with China’s Shenhua New Energy, a state-owned energy company. Per the partnership, Air Products will be providing Shenhua New Energy with two new hydrogen dispensers. These dispensers will be used at a new hydrogen fuel station that is being built in Rugao City in the Jiangsu Province. This new fueling station is being developed by China Energy Investment Group, of which Shenhua New…

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Researchers develop new catalyst for fuel cell vehicles

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New catalyst could help fuel cell vehicles become more efficient Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new multifunctional catalyst for fuel cell vehicles. The research team has noted that the need for clean vehicles has been growing for some time. The technology needed to power such vehicles has been advancing at a relatively slow rate, however. To help solve this problem, the research team has developed a “turbocharged” catalyst that can easily convert chemical fuel into electrical power in a highly efficient manner. Catalyst is eight…

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