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Scottish Golf to install more than 1,000 EV charging stations

Scottish Golf to install more than 1,000 EV charging stations

October 8, 2019Scottish Golf, Scotland’s national governing body for amateur golf, has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging provider Forev to build a network of more than 1,000 charge points at affiliated golf clubs.represents around 580 affiliated golf clubs and services and has more than 180,000 golf club members. Scotland Golf describes their vision as “Scotland’s game for everyone,” and now they want to provide EV charging for all those golf lovers, too.builds and operates a sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure for Scotland, and their rollout has begun now, in fall 2019....

October 8, 2019
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This is the real life-threatening pandemic — and it's not coronavirus

This is the real life-threatening pandemic — and it's not coronavirus

March 3, 2020You know what’s shortening people’s lives globally, far more than viruses, wars, disease, and smoking? It’s air pollution, according to a new study released today and published in Cardiovascular Research.According to theProfessors Jos Lelieveld and Thomas Münzel, of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Department of Cardiology of the University Medical Centre Mainz in Mainz, Germany, who led the research, say the findings suggest the world is facing an air pollution ‘pandemic.’Using a new method of modeling the effects of various sources of air pollution on death...

March 4, 2020
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EGEB: Kansas wind farm sold, Facebook will buy all the energy

EGEB: Kansas wind farm sold, Facebook will buy all the energy

March 4, 2021Milwaukee-headquartered WEC Energy Group has purchased a 90% ownership interest in the Jayhawk Wind Farm, which will be built in Bourbon and Crawford counties, Kansas, from for $302 million. Invenergy, which will operate Jayhawk, will acquire the other 10%.Charlottesville, Virginia-headquartered intends to bring the wind farm online by the end of 2021.The Jayhawk site, which breaks ground this week, will consist of 70 GE wind turbines and generate more than 190MW of power. Facebook has signed a long-term contract to purchase all power generated by this...

March 4, 2021
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How EVs were a lifeline for 3 families (and 6 cats) during the Texas blackout

How EVs were a lifeline for 3 families (and 6 cats) during the Texas blackout

March 5, 2021Electrek‘s Michelle Lewis spoke with three electric car owners in Texas. They each explained how their EVs helped them get through February’s deep freeze and .Stephen Slawek of Austin said:I had charged my LeafPlus to 80% the day before the storm hit and power went off. We used the car’s heater intermittently to get warmed up. It really helped. We used 30% of the charge for this purpose. Roads were too iced over to drive.Pete Holguin of San Antonio, who owns a Tesla Model 3, said:The Tesla was responsible for possibly saving my wife Donna and me. I had charged the EV to...

March 5, 2021
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Scientists make a sodium-ion battery density breakthrough

Scientists make a sodium-ion battery density breakthrough

December 15, 2020Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science have taken another step in the to bring next-generation sodium-ion batteries to market. They have achieved a higher-energy density in sodium-ion batteries than in lithium-ion batteries.So far, lithium-ion batteries hold the No. 1 spot among rechargeable batteries. Lithium-ion batteries prioritize energy density, which helps cars travel farther, over longevity or stability. They are also competitively priced and have a fast charging time. But lithium, and other minor and costly metals like cobalt and copper, are not among the...

December 15, 2020
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EGEB: The City of Sydney is now on 100% renewable energy

EGEB: The City of Sydney is now on 100% renewable energy

YesterdayIn today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):The Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.The City of Sydney, the central borough of the larger metropolis of Sydney, Australia, is now entirely powered by green energy. It’s sourced from one wind farm and two solar farms in New South Wales via electricity retailer Flow Power, as of last week. The City is home to around 250,000 people.:All the City’s operations, including street lights, swimming pools, council buildings, and even the historic Sydney...

July 6, 2020
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Could rooftop wind give rooftop solar a run for its money?

Could rooftop wind give rooftop solar a run for its money?

Aeromine Technologies claims that its new rooftop bladeless wind energy unit provides the same amount of power as up to 16 solar panels. Could it become a game changer for generating clean energy on commercial buildings? Aeromine Technologies says its motionless system, which was validated through joint research with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque and Texas Tech University, easily installs on the edge of a building and can generate up to 50% more energy at the same cost as rooftop solar. It’s designed to sit on buildings with flat roofs such as warehouses and distribution...

October 14, 2022
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More than 300 companies want Congress to include sustainability in recovery plan

More than 300 companies want Congress to include sustainability in recovery plan

May 14, 2020More than 300 businesses, including more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms, have called on US Congress to rebuild a more resilient, sustainable economy following COVID-19.Sustainability nonprofit , who is supporting the group, “LEAD on Climate 2020,” reports:LEAD on Climate 2020 [made] the case to US House and Senate lawmakers on both sides of the aisle that a climate-smart recovery is needed to build back better from the economic downturn. In virtual meetings with lawmakers, participating companies and investors will urge Congress to protect against future shocks and systemic...

May 14, 2020
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New Jersey's largest solar farm has been completed

New Jersey's largest solar farm has been completed

May 18, 2020The largest solar project in New Jersey has been completed at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle in Tinton Falls, northwest of Asbury Park. It was designed, procured, and built by CS Energy, which designs and builds projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries.Project owner Ben Moreell Solar Farm and the Department of the Navy executed a lease for approximately 170 acres of land for the purpose of constructing a 28.5MW ground-mount project. The solar farm is owned by energy and commodities company Vitol Green Holdings LLC.The solar project will be tied directly...

May 18, 2020
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Work launches on world's longest subsea power cable

Work launches on world's longest subsea power cable

July 14, 2020The UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet has begun work on the world’s longest subsea power cable. The €2 billion Viking Link project, a 475-mile-long (765 km) cable, is being built in Lincolnshire. It will run between the UK and Denmark in order to share green energy between the two countries.The :By 2023, the high-voltage, direct-current link will transmit the equivalent of enough electricity to power 1.5 million British homes between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and the South Jutland region in Denmark.The Viking Link will be longer than the 450-mile North Sea link, which...

July 14, 2020
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