Cleantech News

Clean Disruption News: World’s First Electric Car Charging-Road Opens In Sweden — The Road Charges Car Batteries On The Go!

The world’s first electrified road for charging cars and other vehicles has been opened in Sweden. Situated near Stockholm, the project was initiated in the wake of Sweden becoming non-dependent on fossil fuels from 2030. The road connects the Stockholm Arlanda airport to a logistics centre nearby, called PostNord. As of now, the construction spans […]

Clean Disruption News: Google hits its incredible 100% renewable energy goal

Google just announced that it has officially bought enough renewable energy to match all of the electricity they consumed last year. Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle announced the milestone on Google’s blog — and said the company’s purchases even exceeded the total electricity used by their offices and data centers. Google purchased renewable […]

Clean Disruption News: French state-owned utility EDF to invest 8 bln euros in power storage business

French state-owned utility EDF plans to invest eight billion euros ($9.94 billion) between 2018 and 2035 to become a European market leader in electricity storage. EDF, which already operates pumped storage hydropower plants and some utility-scale power storage batteries, said on Tuesday it aimed to become a French and European market leader, offering storage batteries […]

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition […]

2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook: U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs!

The 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market information on energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy. The 2018 Factbook shows that the U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs, and […]

Cleantech Disruption: Chinese City Shenzhen to Become World’s First to Switch Entire 16.000 Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

Clean Disruption News: BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data. “It’s not a marketing statement, those batteries are […]