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3M pays up after Minnesota sued over poisoned drinking water.  -  10 hours ago
The company settled the suit over the health effects of PFCs for $850 million.

Energy efficiency is leaving low-income Americans behind  -  11 hours ago
“There are people here paying 300, 400, 500 dollars a month. Some are paying utility bills that are as much as their mortgage.”

Highview ties with SNC-Lavalin for NAm liquid-air battery launch  -  14 hours ago
UK liquid air energy storage pioneer to build for “long duration requirements” of US and Canadian utilities and IPPs

PG&E hits California's renewables mandate three years early  -  15 hours ago
The giant San Francisco-based utility provided 33% of its electric power from eligible renewable sources in 2017

For the first time, Tesla outsells European luxury brands in Europe  -  15 hours ago
"This is an alarm for the traditional automakers such as Mercedes. It says a smaller but smarter brand such as Tesla can beat them at home."

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again  -  16 hours ago
BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy.

Beothuk pressing ahead with Atlantic Canada wind project  -  16 hours ago
Chief executive Kirby Mercer says progress being made in finding a buyer for the electricity from the proposed 180MW project off Newfoundland

Canada's TransAlta buys two shovel-ready US wind projects  -  17 hours ago
TransAlta Renewables, an affiliate of Canadian power-generation giant TransAlta, has agreed to acquire two construction-ready wind farms in the northeastern US

Electric-car sales champ, more Zoe power, Lexus UX launch, hydrogen station density: Today's Car News  -  17 hours ago
Today, we've got a more powerful Renault Zoe, a new hybrid crossover for Geneva, the same old electric-car global sales champ, and some analysis on hydrogen fueling station numbers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We asked our Twitter followers where we'll see the most electric-car…

FS Bioenergia to Build Second Corn-Based Ethanol Plant in Mato Grosso, Brazil  -  17 hours ago
(Adds project details, context on rising corn-based ethanol production in Brazil)

China's BYD tops global electric-car production for third year in a row  -  17 hours ago
Try asking any electric-car owner or advocate, or for that matter any member of the public, which automaker sold the most electric cars last year. In North America, the answer will likely be Tesla, or possibly Nissan or Chevrolet. But we'd bet you hear Tesla most often. The correct answer for…

2019 Volvo V60 | A new twist on the traditionally Swedish wagon  -  18 hours ago
Hybrid powertrains, sleek new looks, safety tech galore and, wait, 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds? You'd better believe it!

Lexus UX smaller crossover teased before Geneva auto show  -  18 hours ago
The global new-vehicle market is moving toward crossover utility vehicles and SUVs, along with vehicles that look like them. Now the production version of another crossover, shown in concept form well over a year ago, has been confirmed to launch at the Geneva auto show with a teaser photo. The…

Raising Interest Rates Is Like Starting a Fission Chain Reaction  -  19 hours ago
Central bankers seem to think that adjusting interest rates is a nice little tool that they can easily handle. The problem is that higher interest rates affect the economy in many ways simultaneous…

2018 Renault Zoe electric car: more powerful motor to go with last year's bigger battery  -  19 hours ago
The subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now. Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its battery pack, which grew to 41 kilowatt-hours, up from 22 kwh in earlier versions, almost doubling its range to 300 to 400…

Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density  -  20 hours ago
As of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them. Germany, on…

Euro-MPs back phase-out of priority dispatch for renewables  -  20 hours ago
The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee also voted for new rules over balancing requirements

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