ENGIE launches new fleet of fuel cell vehicles

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Fleet is made up of hydrogen-powered Renault vehicles ENGIE, a global energy group based in France, has launched a fleet comprised of 50 fuel cell vehicles. The vehicles themselves come from automaker Renault and were made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a mobility solutions company. The fleet will be used by ENGIE technicians to provide technical operations and maintenance services for commercial buildings. The fuel cell systems that power the fleet have been developed by Symbio. They will also receive the fuel that they need to operate effectively from…

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Swansea University researchers highlight potential of hydrogen enriched natural gas

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Natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen As much as a third of the United Kingdom’s natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen, according to researchers from Swansea University. The country currently uses natural gas to provide power to homes. Unfortunately, this form of fuel still produces harmful emissions, which the UK has been working to cut down on in recent years. By replacing natural gas with hydrogen, the country may be able to make further progress on accomplishing it’s environmental goals. Hydrogen can help the UK cut emissions Researchers…

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New hydrogen facility opened by Haskel

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Testing facility is the largest of its kind in Europe Haskel Europe has opened the largest hydrogen facility in Europe. The new facility is devoted to the testing of components and systems that are used to produce energy through the consumption of hydrogen fuel. Haskel will be able to use the facility to provide it’s customers with real world simulations concerning the use of hydrogen. This will allow the company to develop products that accommodate the needs of customers more effectively. Using fuel cells could help Europe cut emissions The…

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Toyota and 7-Eleven launch new hydrogen initiative

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New hydrogen initiative will bring fuel cell vehicles to 7-Eleven Japanese automaker Toyota has launched a new hydrogen initiative alongside 7-Eleven in Japan. The initiative will see Toyota delivering fuel cell vehicles that 7-Eleven will use. Overall, the plan is to reduce the emissions that 7-Eleven produces every year. Toyota believes that this can be accomplished through the use of hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology. Batteries will be used to store electricity generated by solar panels Toyota will be delivering batteries and fuel cells to 7-Eleven stores in the…

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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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France has a new plan to embrace hydrogen energy

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New plan calls for the incorporation of fuel cells in various industries France has an ambitious new plan to make itself more environmentally friendly. Environment minister Nicholas Hulot has introduced a new plan that calls for the country to rely more heavily on hydrogen energy. The plan would have all of France embrace fuel cells in order to accommodate the demand for electrical power. France aims to be a leading fuel cell market The plan intends to make France a leader in fuel cell technology, which is expected to have…

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Renewable power capacity sets new record in 2017

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Installed clean energy capacity reached 178 GW last year A record setting amount of clean power capacity was installed throughout the world in 2017, according to a report from REN21. The report shows that some 178 gigawatts of new capacity was installed last year. This represents the largest increase in clean power capacity ever recorded. Capacity is expected to continue well into the future as more countries begin to embrace renewable power. Solar saw significant growth in 2017 The report shows that solar saw the greatest increase in installed capacity.…

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Toyota has high hopes for hydrogen powered cars

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Automaker plans to increase production of fuel cell vehicles Japanese automaker Toyota intends to increase production of hydrogen powered cars. Currently, an estimated 3,000 fuel cell vehicles are sold throughout the world annually. Toyota believes that this number will rapidly increase due to the introduction of more efficient and affordable vehicles, however. As such, the automaker has set a goal of selling 30,000 fuel cell vehicles every year by 2020. Toyota is building two new production facilities To accomplish this lofty goal, Toyota is building two new production facilities in…

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Renewable power is making progress in the Netherlands

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CBS highlights the growth of clean energy Renewable power accounted for 6.6% of all electricity generated in the Netherlands in 2017, according to CBS, the nation’s statistics agency. The Dutch government has been working to support clean power in recent years in order to combat climate change. Notably, biomass has played a major role in helping the Netherlands accomplish this goal as it has helped reduce the emissions produced by vehicles. Biomass has helped make transportation and energy production cleaner According to CBS,  solar power accounted for 30% of the…

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Partners Group invests in new Australian energy market project

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Equity firm invests more than $500 million into new project Partners Group, a private equity firm in Switzerland,  has announced that it will be investing more than $500 million to aid the development of the Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform in Australia. The project has a total capacity of 1.3 gigawatts.  This energy comes from a mix of solar and wind power, which will also be stored by and extensive battery system. The project is expected to add more momentum to the Australian energy market. Combining wind, solar, and batteries was…

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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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Japanese government examines it’s Basic Energy Plan

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Government officials are determining the viability of new energy plan Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is currently deliberating the viability of the government’s latest draft of its Basic Energy Plan. The plan aims to ensure that clean forms of power, such as wind and solar, play a major role in Japan’s future. Critics of the plan suggest that it does not establish a clear message concerning the government’s plans to support clean power in the future. Plan intends to ensure that clean power has a role to play…

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Toshiba and Iwatani aim to build a hydrogen supply chain for Japan

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Companies come together to expand access to hydrogen fuel Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has launched a new demonstration project to establish a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain. The company has partnered with the Iwatani Corporation for this new initiative. A hydrogen production facility based in the Hokkaido Prefecture is at the heart of the new project. The facility produces a relatively small amount of hydrogen by drawing electricity from a local hydropower plant, which was constructed by Toshiba. New facility will be providing hydrogen to Toyota as well as…

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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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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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