Cleantech News

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 […]

Clean Disruption News: Electric aircraft nears take-off as Rolls-Royce, Airbus & Siemens team up to build ‘e-jets’

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have teamed up to develop the technology needed to create electrically powered aircraft. In 2020 the companies plan to fly a demonstrator aircraft with one of its existing jet engines replaced by an electric unit. The engine will use a fan powered by electricity from an on-board generator located in the […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation to date – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday, a day after it had already demonstrated its value by injecting energy into the grid during the previous day’s afternoon peak. South Australia premier Jay Weatherill, whose government has provided the […]

Our Mission No Emissions in MENA and Beyond! – Dii Duo: Paul van Son & Cornelius Matthes

At the end of an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii, which was held recently in Dubai, we visited 200 MW phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. During the visit we spoke to “Dii Duo” Paul van Son, Chairman & Cornelius Matthes, Senior Vice-President of the organization about Dii mission and strategy for the […]

Indian Government announces “Trajectory to achieve its targets of commissioning 100 GW of Solar generating capacity and 60 GW of Wind power by 2022”

The Indian Government, announced on November 24, the trajectory for achieving its targets of commissioning 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE), 100 GW of solar generating capacity and 60 GW of wind power, by 2022.     Addressing the gathering, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy , Shri Raj Kumar […]

BNEF: Australia’s Energy Guarantee Could ‘Decimate’ Wind, Solar

PM Turnbull plan calls for emissions reduction of 28% by 2030 Government to debate national energy guarantee plan on Friday Australia’s proposed National Energy Guarantee program could slash investment in large-scale wind and solar projects if the government fails to boost its 2030 emissions-reduction target, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Prime […]