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General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.   “General Motors is committed to building award-winning products and developing technologies in America, which helps to grow our economy from a resurgent auto […]

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GE Announces Interoperability Convenience for Electric Vehicle Drivers

GE’s Industrial Solutions business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it is implementing an open access standard to its electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) Connect software platform to provide simple interoperability for drivers and expanded unit capabilities for owners. Programmers everywhere now can design and launch customized applications (apps) for GE’s WattStation* EVSE via the cloud. […]

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Breaking new records, driving down carbon emissions, conservatives embrace clean energy

In today’s roundup, wind breaks new generation records, drives down carbon emissions, and a conservative Michigan organization is embracing clean energy. Wind power drove 4.8 percent of U.S. power generation in January, blowing away last year’s record: Wind was responsible for 4.8 percent of America’s electricity used in January. That’s the highest January total ever, […]

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ACCIONA Windpower signs a contract to supply 93 MW of wind power for Brazil

ACCIONA Windpower obtains approval from the BNDES for its 125-meter rotor diameter turbine

ACCIONA Windpower, an ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs, manufactures and sells wind turbines, has obtained the FINAME accreditation from the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) of Brazil for its new AW125/3000 model. This means that the entire range of wind turbines that the company markets in the country has this qualification, which […]

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Blackstone JV completes 288 MW offshore wind farm in Germany

Last week the Blackstone Group announced it had completed construction of Germany’s first privately-financed offshore wind farm, one with the tongue twisting title “Meerwind Süd-Ost”. Loosely translated into English this means, unsurprisingly, though without too much imagination either, “Sea Wind South-East.” A German incorporated corporate joint-venture, WindMW GmbH, between Blackstone Energy Partners, the Blackstone’s Group’s […]

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Renewables account for 44% of 2013’s newly-installed generating capacity

Renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today. According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the […]

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Capitol Hill veteran Jim Reilly to take helm of federal legislative affairs for wind energy industry

James D. Reilly, a proven legislative leader and strategist with a track record of working on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation in Congress, has accepted the position of Senior Vice President for Federal Legislative Affairs for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Reilly, who has served since 2007 as Chief of Staff […]

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