Industry News

  • New Go Kart Kit Transforms Segway’s 2-Wheel People Mover Into A Go Kart
    by Kyle Field on October 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Segway is moving a new direction with a new mini-electric vehicle kit that looks like the makings of a rather serious electric go-kart. The new offering is call the Ninebot Electric Gokart and it looks like some wicked fun waiting to happen […]

  • Spotlight: 6 key issues driving the utility sector today
    on October 15, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    The industry is undergoing a fundamental transition as it moves away from a centralized, baseload-focused past to a more distributed, renewable future. […]

  • Australia should be 'exporting sunshine, not coal', economist Jeffrey Sachs tells Q&A
    by Calla Wahlquist on October 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    US analyst criticises successive governments for defending coal in wake of alarming IPCC report on climate changeEconomist Jeffrey Sachs has criticised successive Australian governments for “defending a 19th or 20th century industry” rather than taking decisive action on climate change, saying Australia should be “exporting sunshine, not coal”.“Make a plan, make a timeline, tell the world how you’re going to decarbonise, and then we’ll all be happy to […]

  • Post-IPCC 1.5C Report, UK Government Seeks Advice On Net-Zero Emissions Target
    by Joshua S Hill on October 15, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    A week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its landmark report warning that limiting global warming to 1.5°C will "require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," the UK Government has sought advice from the country's Committee on Climate Change on setting a date for a net-zero emissions target.&nbs […]

  • Win a 2018 Tesla Model X and Support Solar Energy!
    by Sponsored Content on October 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Illinois Solar Energy Association is hosting a Tesla raffle for 2018! With a $100 ticket you could win a Grand Prize of a Tesla Model X! Enter today! […]

  • After 34 Years of Selling Cars, This Salesman Is Now Promoting EVs
    by Guest Contributor on October 15, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Thomas J. Thias, a car salesperson at the 6th largest Class A dealership in the nation by total sales volume, watched as gas prices spiked to near record levels. “By June, prices had hit $4 a gallon and stayed that way until the end of October,” Thias explained. By late November, prices had dropped to $2 a gallon, “but the damage to small businesses, the Big Three automakers, and consumers was devastating,” he said […]

  • Nevada considers blockchain to track renewable credits
    on October 15, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    While some of the interest in blockchain technology is driven by a wider fad, the utility sector is considering using the distributed ledger technology to track renewable energy. […]

  • Jaguar Mulls Transition To Fully Electric Lineup
    by Steve Hanley on October 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Jaguar is considering transitioning to an all electric lineup by 2025, partly because the I-PACE has been so well received and partly because sales for the brand are sagging. Electric cars may be the shot of adrenaline the company needs to remain relevant in the future. […]

  • BMW Board Member In Denial About EV Revolution (Yikes)
    by Matt Pressman on October 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    As we recently reported, Klaus Frölich, BMW's board member in charge of development, recently opened up about the company's "nightmare" related to electric vehicles — he contends EV costs will "never" get to a level commensurate with the internal combustion engine. Tim Nicholson (via Go Auto) delved a bit deeper with Frölich at this year's Paris Motor Show. In the interview, Frölich provides his thoughts surrounding the […]

  • Car & Driver: Tesla Model X 100D Is “Fresh, Digitized, & Futuristic”
    by Matt Pressman on October 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    With all the attention focused on Tesla's Model 3 these days, it's hard to remember that Tesla's SUV, its Model X, is still considered an industry game changer. Steve Siler (via Car and Driver) recently got a chance to review the 2018 Tesla Model X 100D, noting that its many fun features "contribute to a character that can be described as fresh, digitized, and futuristic ... a car that offers plenty of novelty." […]

  • Great Britain Records Lowest Fossil Fuel Share Of Energy Mix
    by Joshua S Hill on October 15, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Great Britain posted its lowest ever share of fossil fuels this past third quarter, according to a new report from UK-based energy analysts EnAppSys, accounting for only 41% of total generation […]

  • “Short Arms Syndrome” Sinks TerraE Consortium Plan
    by Steve Hanley on October 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    TerraE, the consortium of German vehicle manufacturers that was supposed to build "green batteries" in Germany, is dead -- a victim of timid industrialists who don't want to put up the money needed to bring the plan to fruition. […]

  • AEP & Invenergy Ramping Up Renewable Energy In Ohio
    by Steve Hanley on October 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Despite opposition from state leaders, more wind and solar power is coming to Ohio, including one hybrid facility that combines both. […]

  • Faces Of Energy Efficiency: Celebrating Workforce Stability + Growth
    by Carolyn Fortuna on October 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Did you realize how many energy efficiency jobs there are right now in t […]

  • SMA Solar’s CEO suddenly steps down and plans departure at year-end
    on October 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The long-standing CEO of major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology, Pierre-Pascal Urbon has suddenly stepped down from his executive role and plans to leave the company altogether at the end of December, 2018. […]