Renewable energy is thriving thanks to tech companies

Renewable Energy - Technology, Business

Large companies are embracing clean power aggressively Large technology companies like Google and Amazon are adding pressure on other corporations to embrace renewable energy. Clean power has been gaining traction throughout the United States for some time. Technology companies see clean power as a way to reduce their emissions and become more environmentally friendly. They also see significant economic potential in renewable energy. Last year, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple became the largest corporate consumers of clean power in the world. Tech companies have ensured the success of clean power…

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ITM Power to support London Police’s fuel cell vehicles

Fuel Cell Vehicles - British Police Vehicle

Met Police forms new agreement with ITM Power London’s Metropolitan Police Service has entered into an agreement with ITM Power in order to further bolster its use of fuel cell vehicles. The Met Police recently began making use of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells in order to cut down on emissions and highlight environmentalism. Through the new agreement, ITM Power will help the Met Police roll out new fuel cell vehicles. ITM Power will be providing the hydrogen that is needed to power the fleet. Majority of new fuel…

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Renewable energy beats nuclear power in the UK

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Data shows that solar and wind have outpaced nuclear energy Renewable energy has reached a new milestone in the United Kingdom. According to information from the government, wind and solar power generated more electricity last year than the country’s nuclear energy stations. Renewable energy generation grew by 29% last year compared to the 21% increase that nuclear power saw. Now, clean power represents more than half of the electricity generated in the UK. Notably, wind power saw significant success last year, adding a great deal of capacity to the country’s…

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New hydrogen fuel appliance coming to Japan

New Hydrogen Fuel Appliacne Coming to Japan

US and Japan team to provide homeowners with one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel appliances The United States Department of Energy and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have announced a new collaborative effort focused on hydrogen fuel cell technology. The collaboration aims to accelerate research and development efforts, with both organizations sharing the data they have collected concerning fuel cells and their safety. Per the collaboration, the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell and Technologies Office has rewarded $1 million to SimpleFuel, which will be exporting…

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Mercedes-Benz is moving forward with its plans for new fuel cell vehicles

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New GLC F-Cell may be more advanced than other fuel cell vehicles Mercedes-Benz is making progress with its new GLC F-Cell vehicle. The new hydrogen-powered SUV has been under development for some time, with Mercedes-Benz beginning commercial production on the new vehicle in late 2017. Mercedes-Benz believes that its new fuel cell vehicles will be significantly more advanced than those being offered by competitors. This is because the automaker’s vehicles will be powered by advanced fuel cell technology, which is the result of extensive research and development efforts. New technology…

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Shell and ITM Power open new hydrogen fuel station in the UK

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New hydrogen station opens near Beaconsfield Shell and ITM Power, a leading developer of fuel cells, have officially opened another hydrogen fuel station in the United Kingdom. The station is actually the first of its kind in the country to offer petroleum, diesel, and hydrogen simultaneously. The new fueling station is located near Beaconsfield and has its own electrolysis system that allows it to produce hydrogen fuel onsite. Shell and ITM Power believe that the station will provide further support to fuel cell vehicles, which are beginning to grow in…

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Electric vehicles are thriving in Norway

Electric Vehicles - Flag of Norway

Norway is a leader in clean transportation adoption Automakers throughout the world are competing to establish a market lead with their electric vehicles. Some are finding more success than others in certain countries, but nearly every automaker is finding success with their electric vehicles in Norway. According to a report from the International Energy Agency, more electric vehicles are sold in Norway than any other country in the world. The country is even ahead of China in terms of sales, despite the fact that China holds the title as the…

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Countries may need to accelerate their renewable energy plans to fight climate change

Climate Change - Renewable Energy Needed

Countries must accelerate their environmental sustainability efforts in order to thwart climate change The transition toward renewable energy must be accelerated in order to combat the effects of climate change, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The report is part of the organization’s Energy Transition Index 2018, which highlights the efforts that 114 countries are making to embrace clean power. The report ranks these countries based on their efforts and how large of a role renewable energy plays in their fight against climate change. Report shows…

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

Hydrogen Fuel - Bus on Road in India

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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Australian Gas Infrastructure Group launches new hydrogen fuel production project

New Hydrogen Fuel Project in Australia

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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German cities to receive new buses powered by fuel cells

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Van Hool to deliver new hydrogen-powered buses to Cologne and Wuppertal Van Hool, a bus manufacturer based in Belgium, has announced that it will be selling 40 hydrogen-powered buses to the German cities of Cologne and Wuppertal. According to Van Hool, this is the largest order of its kind that has been made in Europe. The buses will operate using electricity generated by their hydrogen fuel cells. These energy systems produce no harmful emissions, allowing the buses to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. New buses expected to be delivered…

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Ontario is moving forward with its plan to power trains with hydrogen fuel cells

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Fuel cells are a viable option for Ontario’s railway system The Ontario government is moving ahead with a project that will determine the feasibility of hydrogen-powered trains. The project involves implementing new train technology that could eventually replace the solutions used to power conventional trains. The province’s new project comes shortly after the release of its Hydrogen Rail Feasibility Study. The study found that trains that operate using hydrogen fuel are a viable form of transportation. As such, Ontario is likely to show more support for these trains in the…

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New KPA solution will help fuel cell vehicles receive maintenance safely

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KPA develops new hydrogen sensors to support vehicle maintenance Toyota and KPA Services have begun working together to incorporate hydrogen sensors into vehicle repair facilities that are operated by KPA. These sensors would allow these facilities to serve fuel cell vehicles. The two companies have begun testing these sensors at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Hydrogen Sensor Laboratory. The new sensors could help ensure that maintenance on fuel cell vehicles is conducted safely, which could eventually increase consumer confidence in these vehicles. Safe vehicle maintenance has become a priority Automakers…

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Dubai will use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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New hydrogen fuel production facility to be built in Dubai Siemens is set to aid in the development of a new hydrogen electrolysis facility in Dubai. The facility will be the first of its kind in Dubai and will generate the electricity it needs to operate from the power of the sun. Siemens will be working with the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The facility itself will be located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Facility will highlight how renewable energy…

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Hyundai NEXO has successfully tested level 4 autonomous technology

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Hyundai has reached a major milestone with self-driving technology South Korean automaker Hyundai has successfully completed a test of its level 4 self-driving vehicle technology. The technology is being used to by Hyundai’s NEXO, the latest fuel cell vehicle developed by the automaker. The company set the NEXO on a 118 mile journey from Seoul to Pyeonchang. The NEXO is completely powered by hydrogen fuel, making use of an advanced fuel cell system developed by Hyundai itself. The new vehicle is meant to showcase how autonomous technology can be used…

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Legislation aims to boost renewable energy in Virginia

Renewable Energy Legislation

New bill aims to trigger a major energy shift in Virginia Virginia lawmakers have introduced a new legislation that could have a major impact on renewable energy in the state. The legislation was introduced by Delegate Sam Rasoul and is being considered one of the most aggressive energy bills the state has seen in recent history. The bill would require the state to commit itself to 100% renewable energy by 2035. It would also establish a moratorium on the approval of all fossil-fuel projects. Several states are looking to embrace…

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