Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]
Tesla has added a glass roof option to the Model S. The $1,500 roof adds a spacious feel to the interior of the car and updates the look of the car to current standards. Expect lots of customers to select this new feature.
The Energy Information Agency says carbon emissions in from generating electricity declined during the first 6 months of 2016 to the lowest level since 1991.
Elon Musk has taken issue with comments by Robert Murray, owner of the largest private coal company in America. Murray called Musk a fraud. Musk had lots more than that to say.
In Germany last week, Nissan unveiled a concept truck for emergency workers that features two portable battery packs based on Nissan LEAF technology for use by emergency workers in remote areas.
A new report from the Department of Energy charts just how quickly the costs of renewable energy have fallen over the past 8 years. The clean energy revolution is already here and growing rapidly.
Daimler and its partners are constructing the world’s largest grid storage faciltiy using repurposed batteries from electric cars. Is that a good idea?
Nova Innovations has installed two tidal power generators in the waters off the Shetland Islands in Scotland. When complete, the installation will allow local inhabitants to get their electricity from renewables rather than diesel generators.
Construction of America’s first offshore wind farm has been completed in the waters off Block Island in Rhode Island Sound. It is expected to cut the cost of electricity by 40% once it begins operating in November.
Fossil fuels took it on the chin in Massachusetts yesterday after the state’s highest court ruled utility customers cannot be forced to shoulder the financial risks of a new natural gas pipeline.
This weekend, Scotland generated more than 100% of its electrical needs from wind turbines. That’s great news. But there’s more. The cost of wind power is now equivalent to the cost of making electricity from natural gas. Hello? Which would you prefer, people? Electricity that generates no carbon emissions or electricity that costs the same […]
A new report says even small changes in air pollution standards could have dramatic effects on the number of people who get sick or die each year as a result of breathing pollutants caused by burning fossil fuels.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a new, much less expensive way to obtain free hydrogen from formic acid. The process also results in carbon dioxide as a by-product. Is this good news?
General Motors and the US Navy are teaming up to create fuel cell powered unmanned underwater vehicles that can operate for as much as 60 days at a time.
Wall Street has reacted badly to Elon Musk’s proposal to buy SolarCity with $2.8 billion in Tesla Motors stock. The value of Tesla stock is down 10% since the announcement on Tuesday.
If a car dealer sells plug-in hybrid cars, wouldn’t it make sense to install a solar panel system to advertise its green car credentials? Buriel Ford in Zelienople, Pennsylvania certainly thought so. It submitted a request to the local municipally owned utility company for a 50 kilowatt solar system at its sales location. The system would […]
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has news for the electrical power industry. Renewable energy is the new heavyweight champion. Coal is dead. Even cheap natural gas from fracking won’t be able to compete with solar and wind power. BNEF says the changeover is less than 10 years away.
Tesla has selected Mando Corp, Korea’s largest auto parts manufacturer, to assist in developing the advanced self driving systems of the future. Mando won out over Bosch, Continental, and TRW.
75 years ago, Nikola Tesla theorized ways to create electricity from the atmosphere. Today, in the basement of his parents’ home. 13 year old Max Loughan is doing exactly that.
A company in southern California is proposing a novel energy storage system. It wants to fill a train full of rocks, then push it up a mountain and let it roll back down again, making electricity as it goes.