Study: Lightweight Materials In Vehicles Increases Vehicle-Cycle GHG Emissions But Improves Fuel Economy

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The use of lightweight materials (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, wrought aluminum, etc.) in vehicle manufacture results in higher vehicle-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, but also in improved fuel-economy, which leads to a net benefit as far as total life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions go, according to a new study from Argonne National Laboratory. The improved fuel economy of [&hellip

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Redflow Exec: Our Home Battery Storage Product Is Better Than Tesla’s

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Originally published on RenewEconomy. Simon Hackett, the executive chairman of Australian battery storage developer Redflow, declares himself to be the number one fan of Tesla electric vehicles in Australia. But he insists that Redflow’s battery storage product is better than the Tesla Powerwall. Redflow threw down the gauntlet to its much-hyped international rival on Wednesday, [&hellip

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Redflow Introduces Its 10kWh ZCell Battery Storage System In Australia

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Originally published on RenewEconomy. Australian battery storage developer Redflow on Wednesday launched its household battery storage product – dubbed the “ZCell” – which it expects to take on Tesla and other high profile international brand names in what is expected to be the first mass market for battery storage in the world. The 10kWh ZCell will sell [&hellip

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Huawei & SMA Lead 2015 Global PV Inverter Rankings

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New figures from GTM Research have placed Huawei and SMA as the leading global vendors of solar PV inverters during 2015. GTM Research‘s upcoming The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape report found that SMA fell from first place for the first time, even though it managed to increase its global shipments by 44% and strengthen [&hellip

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Vestas Wins 600 MW Service Contract In China

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Vestas has won a 600 MW service contract for all 12 wind power plants owned by the Hanas Group in Yanchi County, China. Vestas announced the news this week, revealing that it had been awarded a firm and unconditional service contract. The contract is comprised of a one-year Active Output Management 4000 service agreement, followed [&hellip

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UK Renewables Break New Records As Electricity Bills Drop

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New figures published by the UK Government have highlighted the record performance of the country’s renewable energy industry during 2015. According to new figures published (PDF) by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 2015 saw renewable energy generate a record 24.7% of the country’s electricity, an increase of 5.6% on 2014 numbers. As [&hellip

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New Report Claims India’s 12 New Nuclear Reactors Are Economically Unviable

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A new report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has concluded that India’s plans to build 12 new nuclear reactors is economically unviable. According to the new report (PDF), published this week by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), India’s current plans to build 12 new nuclear-powered plants is [&hellip

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The FCEV Of The Future Will Drive On Sustainable Hydrogen From Sunlight Someday

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Hydrogen fuel cells are slipping into EVs, logistics, aircraft, and other niche markets, and the search is on for sustainable hydrogen to fuel them

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Global Coal Plant Overbuilding Could Cost $981 Billion

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“The world has too many coal-fired power plants, yet the power industry continues to build more,” and could cost up to $981 billion. This is the conclusion from the second annual report published by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm, investigating the global coal plant pipeline. The report, Boom and Bust 2016: Tracking The Global Coal [&hellip

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