In a new post on Google’s blog, Google Director of Global Infrastructure Gary Demasi has just put forth a plan that could really blow up the domestic renewable energy market. Since utility companies have long charged different rates (aka tariffs) for different classes of customers, the idea is to establish a special renewable energy tariff for customers that request it. In typical Google fashion the company is already putting its money where its mouth is, … Read More
Here’s some more top electric vehicle and bike news from the past few days: EVs & Hybrids Chevy Spark EV Now Being Manufactured In USA Ultracapacitor Startup Raises €2.2 Million Wheego Electric Cars Adds Marietta, Georgia Dealership Nissan And FedEx Express Expand Collaborative Testing Of The e-NV200 Battery-Electric Compact Van To Singapore Honda Details Development Of Powertrain Components For Accord Plug-In Hybrid The Perfect Vehicle For LA: The Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Review Volvo V60 … Read More
Here are some more top clean power stories from the past few days (and a couple dirty power stories): Clean Power, In General Much More Renewable Energy Could Be Integrated Into US Grid (Solar Love) Energy Transition In The Netherlands (Renewables International) Germany's Renewables Revolution (Rocky Mountain Institute) SDG&E Announces 5 New Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (Sempra) Thanks To China, Our Carbon Price Is Here To Stay (RenewEconomy) Carbon Plumbs New Depths As EU Rejects Market Recovery Plan (RenewEconomy) Seattle School … Read More
For carbon markets across the world it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Plummeting European Union carbon prices following a key EU vote seem to demonstrate in the clearest terms that cap and trade is doomed to fail. But declaring the death of carbon markets and cap and trade policy over Europe's struggles is a knee-jerk reaction which overlooks significant developments for carbon trading around the world – ones which could ultimately rescue the EU and cement cap and trade as a global climate change solution.
This article first appeared on RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson and Sophie Vorrath The International Energy Agency has painted a bleak picture of progress on the decarbonisation of the world's energy systems, saying governments are not acting fast enough and the world shows few signs of being able to achieve the stated target of limiting global warming to a maximum average rise of 2°C. In the third comprehensive assessment of clean energy technology, the IEA – … Read More