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Volkswagen Makes Electric Car Push in China

Volkswagen Makes Electric Car Push in China

According to Volkswagen CEO Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, the company will be “launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history.” The initiative gets underway with the launch this year of the Volkswagen brand’s electric up! and e-Golfmodels. While the Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid is already in the showrooms in China, the Group will be launching two further plug-in


Insane Solar Plants Continue to Come Online in California

More huge utility-scale solar plants are coming online in California – Topaz Solar Farm and Desert Sunlight. Located in the southeast corner of San Luis Obispo County, Topaz is now producing 300 megawatts (MW) of power, on its way to 550 MW when it’s completed next year. The solar PV plant will bring energy to 160,000 homes. Near Palm Springs, First Solar is building Desert


Is It Time for Solar to Push Back?

Solar now enjoys a powerhouse set of assets that many industriesspend dearly to acquire: explosive growth, wide and deep public support, and a base of authentic citizen advocates – many of whom aren’t in the industry but see it as a key part of America’s future. Those assets have converted solar from a nice curiosity


The Hemp House by Push Designs #420

Push Designs has completed constructing the first Hemp House in the U.S. Built inAsheville, NC, the sustainable house, which has been created from arenewable hemp-based material, called Hemcrete, features several green and energy-saving materials on the inside aswell. Hemcrete is a sustainable material that has been made from hemp,water and lime. The breathable material purifies


China’s Clean Energy Push

Fresh from releasing “Out of the Running?,” a report that compares clean energy investments in China, Germany, and Spain, senior staff including KateGordon and JulianWong, from the Center for American Progress brought a select groupof Senate staffers to visit China in April to meet with policymakers,academics, and companies to better understand China’s clean energyeconomic development

China’s Energy Push, Pt. II

Here’s the continuation of my article yesterday on China’s energypicture. One African official said back in 2006 that negotiating with theChinese may take longer, but they can pressure China more because theyare desperate for resources. Another official said, “The U.S. will talkto you about governance, about efficiency, about security, about theenvironment. The Chinese just ask


China’s Energy Push

Following my recent post about China’sscramble for energy and their nonrenewable energy plan, I cover here the nonrenewable push. Renewable energy supplies about 7.5% of all energyneeds for China, says the EIA, close to our 7% figure in the U.S. Hence, nonrenewable energy sources are especially important over the next fewdecades for both the U.S.

DOE: $350 Million Push for Clean Energy in Developing World

Speaking at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this morning, UnitedStates Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced a new initiative tohelp developing nations adopt clean and renewable energy sources,including major support for solar technologies. The Renewables and Efficiency Deployment Initiative – or Climate REDI – has four components, said Chu: The Solar and LED Energy

Senators, Congressman Push to Keep Solar Jobs in U.S.

Following closely on the heels of Evergreen’s decision to outsource to China,a quartet of legislators representing three different states and bothsides of the political spectrum introduced earlier this week a bill intended to bolster solar manufacturing jobs in the United States. A bipartisan piece of legislation supported by the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Solar