7-11 has contract Toyota to develop an exclusive line of hydrogen fuel cell powered delivery trucks. The move is part of a larger effort by 7-11 to reduce its carbon emissions in Japan and promote more environmentally friendly vehicles, in general. The delivery trucks, themselves, will be built by Toyota’s Hino Motors unit. They will […]
A new UK Study finds that Electric Cars today are Twice as Green as they were in 2012 – thanks to advances in renewable energy!
Last week, the Australian government has revealed plans to build a new, 1800 kilometer-long electric highway on coastal roads running along the Great Barrier Reef. featuring free EV charging stations. The project is an effort to promote EVs in Australia as countries like Britain and France move to completely ban the sales of diesel and […]
A 144 megawatt offshore wind farm is planned in the waters off Martha’s Vineyard. It will feature batteries by Tesla and power up to 80,000 homes.
At the Geneva auto show, one Honda engineer made the case for hydrogen power, saying it is vital to making renewable energy a reality.
The Hydrogen Economy Keeps Inching Towards Reality at the University of Houston, where researchers have made a cheap hydrogen catalyst for water splitting.
Readers this week on Gas2 were fired up about the future of alternative energy transportation and the debate about EVs versus hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Shell Oil and BMW are partnering up to build a new hydrogen fuel cell filling station concept to fill up the cars of tomorrow.
Tesla and Green Mountain Power are offering Vermonters a way to get a Powerwall residential storage battery for as little as $15 a month and help balance the grid at the same time,
The first solar powered gas station in the United Arab Emirates has opened In Dubai. Its rooftop solar system generates all the electricity it needs and feeds the excess back into the utility grid.
GE Renewable Energy is building a new 400 megawatt pumped hydro facility in central Montana that will provide power to cities as far away as Seattle and Portland.
Gas2 Week in Review, April 2: Another Trump Defeat, Stalled Alternative Energy Projects, and More Musk
Alternative energy innovations emerged in a variety of ways in the news on Gas2 this week, some as examples of shining successes, others as reminders of how difficult it is to transfer R&D from a computer screen to the production line. We looked at California’s continuing fight to move toward higher vehicle emission standards, disappointments […]
How do solar cars work? What projects are underway to make solar cars more accessible to the average consumer? What remains to be done to get solar cars on our roadways?
A new report points to the significant role that colleges and universities can have in helping the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy.
Shell plans to partner with Toyota to add hydrogen fueling stations in California as both companies struggle to understand what comes after the internal combustion engine. Is that a wise investment or a refusal to see the future clearly?
Massachusetts may become the first state to require renewable energy for all its power needs including industry and heating. A new bill would set the goal at the year 2050.
The head of research for Engie, the world’s largest non-state owned power producer, says the cost of solar power will fall to $10 per megawatt-hour within 10 to 15 years. He says the price of oil will also drop to $10 a barrel by 2025.
Researchers at Stanford wanted to know which was greener: an electric car or a hydrogen powered car? After crunching all the data, they got their answer.
Totem Power has proposed a network of towers that would combine solar power, grid scale battery storage, street lighting, 4G internet, and EV charging stations in one structure to help promote zero emissions smart cities of the future.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed today that a Solar Roof made of glass tiles will cost no more than an equivalent conventional roof. The first installations will begin this summer.