January 19 2018

Saudis Have Their Eyes Set on Latin America in a Big Clean-Energy Push

Abdul Latif Jameel Co., a Saudi Arabian industrial group involved in everything from auto imports to real estate, is turning its attention to Latin America’s clean-energy market. The company is focusing on government-organized auctions, where developers vie for long-term contracts to sell power, according to Roberto de Diego Arozamena, chief executive officer at Abdul Latif Jameel’s […]

January 18 2018

Wall Street Has a $1.7 Billion Bet on the Rising Risk of Grid Attacks

The world’s power plants and transmission lines are more networked to each other and controlled via the Internet than ever before. And in that, Wall Street sees a business opportunity. Investors including banks and venture capital firms more than doubled their financing last year to private companies focused on developing cyber-security solutions for power-grid operators, […]

January 17 2018

Big Tech Dealmaking Accelerates in Signal Smart Cities Are Near

Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up the pace of dealmaking to bring about “smart cities” of the future. Thirty-five agreements were signed between technology companies and major metropolises to jointly work on projects in 2017, up from eight […]

January 17 2018

India Is Said to Mull Power Law Change to Boost EV Stations

India’s power ministry is considering ending the lock on electricity sales by distributors as one way to speed up growth in vehicle charging stations, according to a ministry official with knowledge of the plan. The approach would require amending the nation’s Electricity Act, which only allows distributors to sell power, including for electric-vehicle charging stations, according […]

January 15 2018

Surging Power Bills Spark Rush for Household Solar in Australia

Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills. A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government body said in an emailed […]

January 12 2018

Denmark Positions Itself as the Flag Bearer for Wind Power

Denmark just set a world record for using wind power to drive its economy. Its government now predicts that anyone betting against the technology is on the wrong side of history. As U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to promote coal founder, Denmark is positioning itself as the flag bearer for wind power. Danish Energy Minister […]

January 12 2018

Why a Natural Gas Tanker Is Looking for Your Car

One thing the world has now in abundant supply is natural gas — liquefied natural gas in particular. To increase demand, producers want to put the fuel into cars, trucks and ships that currently use gasoline, diesel or fuel oil, which are dirtier and cost more. If natural gas catches on, look for it first […]

January 12 2018

India Turns Tesla’s Business Model on Its Head

Tesla Inc. helped electric vehicles gain a mainstream foothold in the U.S. by starting with luxury cars and then moving down-market. India’s nascent transition to EVs is heading in the opposite direction. Many consumers will get their first taste of electric vehicles from public-transit systems and corporate fleets in India, where car ownership per 1,000 […]

January 11 2018

World’s Best Breezes Lead to Cheapest Wind Power in Brazil

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven, featuring breezes so perfect for spinning turbines that this Brazilian region is capable of churning out more wind energy than any other part of the world. In the […]

January 10 2018

Bitcoin Can Drop 50% and China Miners Will Still Make Money

  Bitcoin mining is so profitable in China that the cryptocurrency could fall by half and miners would still make money, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Bloomberg clients can access the full “Bitcoin in Energy Crisis as China Cracks Down” report on the Terminal or on web.  Even at the country’s […]

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