World Record Breaking Journey for Electric Bus

An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US. The feat was achieved on 4th September when Proterra’s Catalyst E2 travelled 1,101.2 miles on one charge – in New Carlisle, Indiana. The battery used for the journey had 660MWh of energy storage capacity. …

Yingli Green Ships Record 1,146.6 Megawatts In Q2 But Reports Significant Losses

Yingli Green Energy, also known as Yingli Solar, published its second quarter earnings report this week, and its again good news mixed with bad, with record shipments of 1,146.6 megawatts but increasing its net and operating losses. Yingli Solar can’t seem to really catch a break these days and has seen its interests go from …

High Risk That Temperatures Could Exceed Thermal Survival Limits for Many Fish Species by...

Anthropogenic climate warming could lead to water temperatures in some parts of the world exceeding the thermal survival limits of the fish species living there now, according to new research from the University of Washington. As it stands, according to the work, water temperatures in the tropical parts of the oceans are already nearing the …

Europe’s First Public Vehicle-To-Grid Charge Point to Open in Finland

Work is underway on installing Europe’s first public vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charge point in Helsinki, which will be able to charge electric cars and deliver power back to the grid at peak times. The new charger is being installed at Suvilahti, an event venue in the Finnish capital Helsinki, thanks to a collaboration between EV charging …

GM To Buy 200 Megawatts Of Wind Energy For Ohio & Indiana Facilities

US automotive behemoth GM has announced it will purchase 200 megawatts worth of wind energy to meet 100% of the electricity needs of its Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities. GM announced this week that it will buy a total of 200 megawatts (MW) worth of wind energy from two separate wind farms, one each in …

China Halting Major Project Development In Areas Of High Pollution

As part of its bid to reduce dangerously high air pollution levels, authorities in China will be instituting a halt to “major project” development in areas of high pollution, the country’s official news service Xinhua has reported. Accompanying this will be the rollout of a new pollution alert system, which will classify regions on a …

New Study: Global Warming Limit Can Still Be Achieved

Scientists in the UK have good news for the 195 nations that pledged to limit global warming to well below 2°C: it can be done. The ideal limit of no more than 1.5°C above the average temperatures for most of human history is possible. All it requires is an immediate reduction in the combustion of …