September 23 2019

Wind-Turbine Math: Fewer Failures Equal Bigger Profits: Q&A

Operating expenses account for about 60% of the cost of running a wind farm, and unexpected breakdowns account for about 60% of operating expenses, said Bruce Hall, CEO of Onyx InSight, which monitors more than 5,000 turbines around the world.

September 9 2019

Africa’s $40B Market for Cooking Fuel Is Being Cleaned Up: Q&A

KOKO Networks is stepping into Africa’s $40 billion market for household cooking fuel with its non-polluting bioethanol cooking technology that undercuts the cost of using charcoal by as much as 40%, Greg Murray, chief executive and co-founder of the Nairobi-based company, told BloombergNEF in an interview.

August 27 2019

Fleet Operators See Dollar Sign From Recharging the Grid: Q&A

Fleet operators will be able to earn revenue from using the aggregated battery storage potential of their electric vehicles to store excess renewable power from the grid and dispatch it when needed, Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Ltd.’s electrification business.

August 6 2019

Solar Sails Unfurl in Bid to Make Shipping Green: Q&A

Arrays of solar sails affixed to the ships that carry global trade over the world’s oceans could be one of the answers to making the shipping industry cleaner and greener, according to Greg Atkinson, founder and chief technology officer of Eco Marine Power Co.

July 29 2019

Dell Eyes $63 Billion E-Waste Recycling Opportunity: Q&A

Dell has “saved almost $2 million in the last five years” from using closed-loop recycled plastics in the manufacture of more than 120 of its products and aims to expand the program, said Louise Koch, corporate sustainability director EMEA.

July 23 2019

BP Sees Electric Cars Charging 100% in 5 Mins by 2021: Q&A

BP Plc said it is focused on reducing the amount of time that drivers need to spend at refilling station forecourts, as the oil major expands its footprint in electric vehicle charging.

July 17 2019

India’s Ola Electric Makes Turn to e-Bikes and e-Ricks: Q&A

Ola Electric Mobility, set up two years ago to run a pilot electric taxi program for its parent ride-hailing firm Ola Cabs, has new investors and a new business plan: it wants to offer rides on electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers.

July 9 2019

Key to Limitless Power by 2030 Lies Within the Sun: Q&A

The ST40 fusion reactor built by U.K.-based Tokamak Energy Ltd., with its inner and outer vacuum chambers, “poloidal and toroidal” field coils and inner plasma, is designed to bring about the same process that fuels the sun – and point the way to the generation of clean, safe and abundant heat and power on Earth.

July 2 2019

This Self-Driving Electric Vehicle Happens to Fly: Q&A

“A drone is a self-driving electric vehicle that happens to fly,” DroneDeploy CEO Mike Winn said. “The hardware is getting better and the software is getting better and will be able to help our customers in new ways. The products are becoming smarter, they can fly farther, they can capture better data.”

June 25 2019

India Can ‘Leapfrog’ to an Electric Car Fleet: Q&A

The Indian company that is the world’s largest provider of street lighting says it has taken a “leap of faith” in preparing to install 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations in its home country in the next two years.


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