California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure requiring the state to produce all its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. It’s a goal that also has been set by Hawaii and is being discussed by other states.
After two weeks of teasing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its EQC electric SUV today in Stockholm. The vehicle is the first electric vehicle to be built from the ground up and the first part of its new EQ electric brand.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it has set a target of powering its global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In addition, it announced a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in the same time frame.
In the aftermath of one of the worst hurricanes Puerto Rico has ever faced, the small island prepares for future potential nation-wide power outages by implementing scalable, modular, and portable solar-storage systems.
Bloomberg NEF data indicate that the world has attained the landmark figure of 1TW of wind and solar generation capacity installed. It’s estimated that the second terawatt of wind and solar will arrive by mid-2023 and cost 46% less than the first.
Calgary has been named one of the most liveable cities in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Report has been released, ranking global cities on the concept of “liveability.”
The benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) are numerous. EVs pump less CO2 into the atmosphere and reduce noise pollution in cities. They are also becoming increasingly affordable for middle- and low-income consumers as demand drives down battery prices and governments implement national and local policies aimed at incentivizing EV growth.
To bring electricity to regions that are inaccessible to centralized power, battery-based microgrid systems powered by solar, wind and hybrid renewable energy sources, are successfully providing reliable electricity where grid expansion is not an option.