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The Station: Cruise cuts, Waymo snags more cash, and a VC Mobility survey

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If you’re interested in all the future and present ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B, you’re in the right place. It felt like Tesla dominated the news cycle once again this week. (Checks list of published art...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, Sweden, India, Softbank, New York City, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Intel, Taiwan


Power Line: A historic week for oil, enlisting satellites to track the supply glut, and bizarre photos of what crude really looks like

Welcome to Power Line, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know: Want to get this newsletter in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here.  Most of our content is available to BI Prime subscribers. Click here for 20% off.  Got a tip or feedback about this newsletter? Email [email protected]  It was a week littered with words like "record," "unprecedented," and "historic" — and here's why.  After more than 9 hours of video conferencing ...
Tags: Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Opec, Bloomberg, Canada, New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, Goldman, Costco, Chevron, Exxon


Power Line: Tesla crushed by Sunrun in solar sales, battery breakthroughs, and a guide to the energy provider Arcadia

Hello, and welcome to Power Line, a weekly clean-energy newsletter from Business Insider.  Sign up here to get Power Line in your inbox every Friday. Most of our coverage is available exclusively to BI Prime subscribers. If you're looking for a discount on a subscription to BI Prime, click here.  Have a tip or feedback to share? Shoot me an email at [email protected] Is your phone always dying? This technology could help. Yes, I'm one of those people whose phone is always on the e...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Peter Thiel, New Orleans, Denmark, Bp, Tony Fadell, Solarcity, Arcadia, Kleiner Perkins, Silicon, Northeast, Sunrun, Greentech Media


SAEV to invest $500m in renewables and energy efficiency technologies

In Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) is planning to set up a $500 million fund to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. SAEV is a subsidiary of the kingdom’s state-owned oil producer and recently opened an office in Beijing, China to scale up its presence in the country, said CEO Majid Mufti as reported by GreenTechMedia. SAEV currently has offices in Houston, Boston, Aberdeen, Norway and London. The fund launched in 2012 with a $500 million budget to invest i...
Tags: London, Saudi Arabia, Producer News, Beijing China, Greentech Media, SAEV, Majid Mufti, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures SAEV, GreenTechMedia SAEV, Houston Boston Aberdeen Norway


5 Clean Energy Blogs to Read in 2019

Clean energy is a powerful force for battling climate change and saving the environment. For the first time, two states- California and Hawaii- had committed to 100 percent clean energy goals last year. That means a total of one hundred cities have committed towards 100 percent clean energy. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee announced in 2018 that it would be the first airport in the U.S to run on 100% solar power and other airports are interested in the same thing. Harts...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Advertising, America, Georgia, Guides, United States, Hawaii, Tennessee, IEA, Green Energy, International Energy Agency IEA, International Energy Agency, Xcel Energy, Greentech Media


The companies storing energy in cold air

Renewable sources of energy are getting more efficient by the day – yet energy storage remains an obstacle standing in the way of wide adoption. To fill this gap, some companies are thinking outside the box and investing in developing energy storage that relies on cold air. “Compressed air is an interesting technology,” Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at Greentech Media told the BBC. “It can be a form of bulk storage.” Alacaes in Switzerland is one company that has explored cold air e...
Tags: UK, Design, Bbc, Manchester, Switzerland, Greentech Media, Highview, Highview Power Storage, Ravi Manghani, Manghani The United Kingdom, Stuart Nelmes Highview, Gasworld


California puts solar procurement on hold despite production records

California set two new solar power records this month, Greentech Media reported. But utilities seem to be slowing down their procurement of new capacity. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed utilities procure almost no extra renewables this year — but critics worry how this affects the State’s renewable energy targets. Solar energy is thriving in California. Power plants sourced 0.5 percent of electricity from solar in 2010 in the state, according to the Los Angeles Times...
Tags: Design, California, GreenTech, Los Angeles Times, Cpuc, Greentech Media, California Energy Commission, San Diego Gas and Electric, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC, CAISO, Jan Smutny Jones, Smutny Jones, California Power, Independent Energy Producers Association, Anne Gonzales


Solar power plus batteries could topple 10GW of US natural gas peaker plants

Natural gas peaker plants step in when electricity demand is high, but their days could be numbered. Solar energy and battery storage prices have plummeted enough to make them competitive with some of those plants – and they could soon take over 10 gigawatts (GW) in the United States. GTM Research senior adviser Shayle Kann said at Greentech Media’s Energy Storage Summit, “I can’t see a reason why we should ever build a gas peaker again in the U.S. after, say, 2025.” Batteries plus solar ener...
Tags: Design, Australia, California, US, Tesla, Southern California Edison, United States, Aliso Canyon, Gw, University of Minnesota, Greentech Media, California Energy Commission, Kann, California Independent System Operator, Oxnard California, Shayle Kann


Solar power and battery storage could topple 10GW of US natural gas peaker plants

Natural gas peaker plants step in when electricity demand is high, but their days could be numbered. Solar energy and battery storage prices have plummeted enough to make them competitive with some of those plants – and they could soon take over 10 gigawatts (GW) in the United States. GTM Research senior adviser Shayle Kann said at Greentech Media’s Energy Storage Summit, “I can’t see a reason why we should ever build a gas peaker again in the U.S. after, say, 2025.” Batteries plus solar ener...
Tags: Design, Australia, California, US, Tesla, Southern California Edison, United States, Aliso Canyon, Gw, University of Minnesota, Greentech Media, California Energy Commission, Kann, California Independent System Operator, Oxnard California, Shayle Kann


17 states now impose some fees on electric autos

Many drivers worry about the accessibility of electric vehicle recharging stations. That's not a problem for the owners of these electric cars charging along an Ontario, Canada, street. (Photo courtesy EVObsession.com) President Donald Trump signed an executive order today designed to streamline the approval process for building roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Contractors and the transportation industry say that will help improve the building and repair of the country's roads, b...
Tags: Taxes, California, White House, Tesla, Austin, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Sam, Sierra Club, Cnbc, Administration, Trump, Brown, Uncle Sam, Ontario Canada, Greentech Media


17 states now impose some fees on electric autos

Many drivers worry about the accessibility of electric vehicle recharging stations. That's not a problem for the owners of these electric cars charging along an Ontario, Canada, street. (Photo courtesy EVObsession.com) President Donald Trump signed an executive order today designed to streamline the approval process for building roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Contractors and the transportation industry say that will help improve the building and repair of the country's roads, b...
Tags: California, White House, Marketing, Tesla, Austin, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Sam, Sierra Club, Cnbc, Administration, Trump, Brown, Uncle Sam, Ontario Canada, Greentech Media


Breakthrough algae strain produces twice as much biofuel

Scientists have been working since the 1970’s to transform algae into biofuel. Now a new breakthrough could make this alternative energy source a more viable option. Researchers from Synthetic Genomics, Inc. and ExxonMobil were able to edit algae genes to produce two times more lipids. Those lipids can be turned into biofuel that isn’t too different from the diesel we use today. Researchers figured out how to tune a genetic switch to regulate the conversion of carbon to oil in the alga Nannoch...
Tags: Design, ExxonMobil, State, Greentech Media, Rex Tillerson, Nature Biotechnology, Synthetic Genomics Inc, Synthetic Genomics, Oliver Fetzer, Imad Ajjawi


Renewables will reign supreme by 2040, latest BNEF report shows

Renewable energy is on track to take over the world, if Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)’s predictions are correct. This month they released their annual New Energy Outlook (NEO) report, which reveals 51 percent of the world’s power generation could come from renewables by 2040. During the next 23 years, 72 percent of the $10.2 trillion spent on new power generation will go into solar power and wind power. The future sure looks bright for renewable energy. NEO 2017 lead author Seb Henbest s...
Tags: Design, Australia, India, United States, Chile, Electric, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Greentech Media, United Kingdom Germany, Mexico Brazil, Pixabay, Henbest, Bloomberg New Energy, BNEF, Seb Henbest, New Energy Outlook NEO


The CEO of a major solar company said he's 'skeptical' Tesla can pull off the solar roof — here's why (TSLA)

Tom Werner, the CEO of solar installer SunPower, said he's "skeptical" Tesla can offer a solar roof at the low price point CEO Elon Musk has promised. Musk first unveiled Tesla's solar roof product in late October, just a few weeks before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. At the time, Musk said Tesla's four different roof shingles will allow owners to ditch clunky solar panels in favor of an aesthetically appealing roof. Better yet, Musk said it's likely the solar roof...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Solarcity, Musk, SunPower, Greentech Media, DOW Chemical Company, Werner, Tom Werner, CEO Elon Musk, Better yet Musk, Stanford University But the company, Total Europe, SunPower Musk


N.C. fares poorly in record quarter for new U.S. solar projects

The third quarter was strong nationwide for new solar installations. But it was North Carolina’s weakest showing in years, coming in sixth among the state for new solar capacity. It appears to be the state’s lowest ranking since 2012 in the quarterly Solar Market Insight report produced by GreenTech Media and the Solar Energy Industry Association. In the last four years, North Carolina has risen rapidly from sixth place among states for solar capacity on its grid to second. And it has held… ...
Tags: North Carolina, Greentech Media


Elon Musk Could Become A Solar Roofing Goliath. This Guy Is His David.

Elon Musk is expected to unveil a new solar roofing product for his energy company, SolarCity, this week. Based on what Musk has already said about the product, his solar roofing would put the photovoltaic cells used to generate electricity from the sun in the shingles themselves, instead of in a system of solar panels on a roof. When the billionaire tech titan teased the product in August, he vowed it would be all but unrivaled ― “a different ballgame.” On that claim, Robert Allen is callin...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Barack Obama, Tesla, David, Canada, Pentagon, Michigan, Jamaica, Mars, Solarcity, Detroit, Huffington Post, Musk, Robert, Luma


Hyperloop One raises $50 million and hires former Uber CFO as an advisor

In another round of successful financing, futuristic transportation startup Hyperloop One has tacked on an extra $50 million to its grand investment total of $160 million. Not only are they quickly raising funds - the firm also hired Brent Callinicos, former Uber Chief Financial Officer, to advise their CEO with how to move forward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s49_ekUA2eg The company seems to be moving along almost as quickly as their vehicles are projected to travel. Two months ago the fi...
Tags: Google, Design, News, Microsoft, Infrastructure, Dubai, Green Technology, Green Transportation, Las Vegas Nevada, Greentech Media, DP World Group, Hyperloop Transportation


Total Energy Ventures funds AutoGrid

Total‘s corporate venture arm Total Energy Ventures has made an undisclosed investment in AutoGrid Systems. Based in Redwood Shores, California, AutoGrid is an energy internet software provider. PRESS RELEASE REDWOOD CITY, Calif— September 16, 2016—AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, announced today that Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the corporate venture arm of Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT), a global energy leader, has joined its Series C-2 funding round as a strategic investor. Previous TEV ...
Tags: Europe, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Silicon Valley, South America, North, North America, Sunverge, SunPower, Greentech Media, Redwood City Calif, Total Energy Ventures, North America Asia, VC Deals, Africa Asia Australia Europe


Seattle Week in Review: A Century of Innovation on Lake Union

Reeling from yet another horrible attack in France, we undertake a review of this week’s tech news from Seattle and beyond. Start by reading Wade Roush’s essay on what we can and can’t expect from innovation and tech startups in this season of tumult, fear, and anxiety. Moving on to the happy glow of Boeing’s centennial; a down quarter for Seattle-area venture investment; resources for improving tech industry diversity (and a discussion of whether to blame the “pipeline problem,” as Faceboo...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington, France, Trends, Basf, Indiana, It, People, Vc, Williams, M&a, Pokemon, Republican


Here Comes The Next Huge Wave Of Solar Panels

The solar industry is booming. The millionth set of solar panels in the United States was installed sometime in the last two months, and industry leaders expect the number of solar-powered systems to double within two years. That's a huge deal, experts say. While solar still only makes up 1 percent of the country's energy mix, the swift rise in solar capacity portends a bright future for an energy source that, less than 10 years ago, a leading solar tech scientist dismissed as "green bling for ...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, United States, Hawaii, Paris, Solar, Illinois, Huffington Post, Solar Investment Tax Credit, Browning, Casey Williams, Greentech Media, Solar Energy Industries Association, Shayle Kann, Resch


Solar Power Players and Utilities Join Forces in New York

Image source: SunPower.The hard truth about rooftop solar energy is that it doesn't make financial sense without the support of electric utilities. Even if your panels generate 100% of the net energy you use every day, you still need a local utility to supply your electricity at night and to pay a fair rate for the surplus energy they generate during the day. (Of course, you could generate and consume all of your electricity on site, if you install a big enough battery system. But according to G...
Tags: Energy, New York, Materials, Ed, SunPower, Greentech Media, SUNE, and Utilities, Travis Hoium, SCTY, SPWR, NGG, 0ec03ac0-071a-11e6-983f-0050569d4be0, Solar Power Players and Utilities Join Forces


Next Step Living, Once a Promising Energy Startup, Shuts Down

Next Step Living, one of Boston’s biggest bets in energy efficiency, has shut down. Greentech Media first reported the news Thursday, and Next Step Living confirmed on its website that it is ending operations, effective today. “After eight years, and tens of thousands of customers served, we are incredibly grateful to all of our team members, customers, partners, and investors who helped us along the way,” the company wrote. “As mission-driven people who wanted to positively impact our comm...
Tags: Startups, Layoffs, Jobs, California, Boston, Massachusetts, Vc, Homes, Venture Capital, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Solar, Cleantech, Shutdown, Greentech Media, Western Technology Investment


IIoT Top News: 2015 News Round-Up | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData

Let’s take a moment and appreciate the excitement 2015 brought for the IIoT: As we look back at the top articles from the year, we were intrigued to learn that cooperative utilities actually have the largest penetration of smart grid meters per percentage of customers, according to Greentech Media and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It’s interesting to see the largest publicly-owned utility companies in the U.S. are not the leader in deploying smart meter systems.read more
Tags: Greentech Media, U S Energy Information Administration


Canadian pilot project could revolutionize compressed air energy storage

An innovative new system being piloted by a startup in Canada could significantly cut the cost of compressed air energy storage by using simple, off-the-shelf technologies. Greentech Media reports that Toronto-based startup Hydrostor currently has a two-year pilot project underway that involves a set of pipes running about two miles out into Lake Ontario that pumps air into underwater balloons, where it’s stored before later being released and expanded to produce energy. The project aims to h...
Tags: News, Toronto, Renewable Energy, Canada, Green Power, Lake Ontario, Green Technology, "clean Energy", Hydrostor Pilot Project, Compressed Air Storage, Clean Power, Compressed Air Energy Storage, Hydrostor, Toronto Hydro, Greentech Media


Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.» E-Mail This
Tags: Solar Energy, David Greene, Greentech Media, Eric Wesoff