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  • Atlanta’s New Bike Network Takes Shape

    25 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Cynthia Shahan

    The Green Lane Project promotes freedom of choice in mobility for urban environments across the US. The Green Lane Project recently selected Atlanta as one of six cities to activate more development of protected bike lanes and increase safe biking.…
  • Nissan, Tesla, And Fiat Sell The Most ZEV Credits In California

    24 October 2014, 7:02 pm by: Christopher DeMorro

    While Nissan and Tesla topping the list of ZEV credit sellers shouldn’t surprise anybody, Fiat placing in third is a bit of an eyebrow raiser…
  • Relief, Some Disappointment After EU Climate Pact (VIDEO)

    24 October 2014, 6:44 pm by: Sandy Dechert

    In Friday’s wee hours, the 28-nation European Union committed itself to fight climate change by rolling back dangerous carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 to at least 40% less than their benchmark 1990 levels. The EU has already almost met its existing goal of…
  • European Cleantech Innovation Is Picking Up The Pace

    24 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Guest Contributor

    Energy Post. The pace of innovation in the European energy sector is stepping up. “Energy is no longer seen as a commodity that simply needs to be there. It is perceived as a challenge for which solutions need to be found”, says Elena Bou, Innovation…
  • Austin Includes Energy Price Hedge Value In Solar Tariff

    24 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Rocky Mountain Institute

    Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation resource, in part noting…
  • Hilarious Press Release Regarding Name Change

    24 October 2014, 2:04 pm by: Christopher DeMorro

    Editor’s Note: Just as a quick intro, my job would be so much more fun (granted, it’s already a lot of fun) if more PR people would write press releases like this one referenced below. Seriously, please write more press releases like this one! Granted,…
  • US Home Solar Nearing 1 GW (+ Other Solar News)

    24 October 2014, 1:12 pm by: Zachary Shahan

    Aside from our extensive solar energy coverage, here are some more solar energy stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just adding a note regarding the first one, I’d just add that it’s almost shocking to me how far we’ve…
  • Tesla CTO Presentation (+ Other EV News)

    24 October 2014, 1:04 pm by: Zachary Shahan

    Aside from our extensive electric vehicle (EV) coverage, here are some more EV stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just commenting on the first story, I’d note that most of you (especially Tesla fanatics) probably know most…
  • Sun Above the Horizon: A History Of The Solar PV Industry, And A Look Ahead

    24 October 2014, 11:56 am by: Guest Contributor

    Energy Post. The spectacular global growth of solar PV is one of the big energy stories of today. And it may well become the energy story of the 21st Century. Where did the solar revolution “suddenly”come from? And where will it take us? One of the…
  • 2.7 Billion+ Trips Taken On Public Transportation In 2nd Quarter

    24 October 2014, 11:55 am by: Cynthia Shahan

    US public transportation ridership increased yet again in the second quarter of 2014. A press release report released by the American Public Transportation Association showed urban mobility increasing to over 2.7 billion trips on US public transportation in…
  • Distributed Grid And Integrative Design in China Could Be Energy Gamechangers

    24 October 2014, 11:42 am by: Rocky Mountain Institute

    Rocky Mountain Institute. In Part 1 we explored one of the gamechangers that would allow China to transition from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewable supply—oil-free mobility. In Part 2, we explore two other gamechangers that would allow China to…
  • China Sees Coal Use Fall For 1st Time This Century

    24 October 2014, 10:54 am by: Joshua S Hill

    According to data published by the China Coal Resource (and translated by the Greenpeace Energydesk), China’s coal use has dropped this year by 1.28%, a downward trend started in the second quarter of 2014 and continued in the third. This, despite statistics…
  • Totally Weird Wind Turbine Could Deliver The Green For Michigan National Guard

    24 October 2014, 8:24 am by: Tina Casey

    The Michigan National Guard will test the Sheerwind INVELOX wind turbine system, which harvests low velocity wind and funnels it into a powerful stream…
  • Siemens: New EV Motor+Inverter Combination Cuts Costs

    24 October 2014, 7:10 am by: James Ayre

    Siemens has developed a new approach to electric car design wherein the EV’s motor is housed together with the inverter — thusly reducing material use, weight, and, of course, cost. Given that inverters are used to transform the DC electricity supplied by…
  • Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways

    24 October 2014, 2:01 am by: Leon Kaye

    We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. The Minnesota Department of…
  • Solar Decathlon Alum Now Helps Many Reduce Their Energy Use

    24 October 2014, 1:10 am by: Amber Archangel

    1Sun4All. The Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon has a bit of news to bring you up to speed. The first is that the 2015 competition lineup has been updated to include the withdrawal of Stanford University. Stanford University previously competed in…
  • Kia Soul EV 2015 Hits Californian Market, Range = 93 Miles, Fuel Economy = 105 MPGe

    23 October 2014, 4:11 pm by: James Ayre

    The Kia Soul EV 2015 edition has now made its debut on the Californian market, as of last week. The debut of the new EV from Kia means that the western state’s market is now home to 19 different plug-in/electric vehicles. The EV has been rated by the EPA…
  • Ford Focus Electric 2015 Gets Big Price Cut — Down To $29,995 From $35,995

    23 October 2014, 3:46 pm by: James Ayre

    The Ford Focus Electric 2015 edition is getting a significant price cut of about $6000, down to $29,995, according to recent reports — thus finally putting it on competitive terms with the market leader, the Nissan LEAF. Given that the EV version of the the…
  • BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle

    23 October 2014, 3:31 pm by: James Ayre

    BYD recently unveiled what is soon to be the world’s largest battery-electric vehicle at the 2014 American Public Transportation expo in Houston, Texas. This biggest-ever EV has been tentatively dubbed “The Lancaster” — in honor of the Californian city…
  • Daimler: “Mmkay, Thanks For The $780 Million, Tesla”

    23 October 2014, 3:09 pm by: Christopher DeMorro

    Editor’s Note: Daimler isn’t exactly known for being a leader in the electric car world, but it did help out Tesla tremendously several years back. With Tesla’s strong rise to investor and auto world fame, but then a fall backwards (in stock price) in…

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