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April 11, 2018

Top Story

Google’s Next Clean Energy Investment May Be a Bet on Batteries

By Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:40:08

Google, already the world’s biggest corporate buyer of wind and solar power, may soon be making another clean energy bet — this time, on batteries. “We would like to do something in 2018,” Neha Palmer, head of energy strategy at the Alphabet Inc. unit, said in an interview Tuesday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy summit in New York. “We’re investigating projects.”
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Policy & Politics

Tesla deploying Powerpacks at a South Dakota wind farm

By Fred Lambert, Electrek  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:41:56

Tesla’s energy division has been on a roll lately and it has now secured another Powerpack project – this time at a wind farm operated by BP’s wind energy division in South Dakota. In a press release, BP Wind Energy confirmed that they have entered into a purchase agreement with Tesla to install a high-storage battery, Powerpacks, at its Titan 1 Wind Farm. [ read more … ]

Virginia’s solar power capacity could triple in 5 years

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:40:44

Virginia’s capacity to generate solar electricity is expected to triple over the next five years. That’s according to a recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that enough solar energy may be generated in the near future to power upward of 200,000 homes in the state.
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Your Future Home Might Be Powered By Car Batteries

By Stephen Stapczynski, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:42:13

“We really, really need storage in order to make better use of wind and solar power, and electric cars could provide it,’’ said Daniel Brenden, an analyst who studies the electricity market at BMI Research in London. “The potential is so huge.’’ [ read more … ]

Dems pledge to fight ‘backwards’ rollback

Maxine Joselow, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:42:27

Six Democratic senators yesterday vowed to block EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s move to roll back clean car rules. “We’re just here to say that we are going to fight the administration’s attempts to gut the fuel economy standards that were agreed to by the industry in the year 2012,” Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said at a news conference at the Capitol. [ read more … ]

Agency’s first boss wonders: ‘Why is EPA doing that?’

Robin Bravender, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-04-11 04:42:40

Former Republican U.S. EPA chief Bill Ruckelshaus was worried from the start about what President Trump and Scott Pruitt would do to the agency. It’s been even worse than he expected, he told E&E News last week in an interview. [ read more … ]


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