Infrastructure

This week, Blink Charging Co. announced that InterEnergy, an owner and operator of power generation, transmission and distribution assets in Latin America, including the Dominican Republic where its CEPM subsidiary provides energy solutions to more than 66% of the national tourism sector, has enlisted Blink to bring EV charging infrastructure to the Dominican Republic and...
Storage

By Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg Northvolt AB, the Swedish challenger to China’s domination of the electric-car battery market, plans to build a large-scale recycling plant to recover supplies of precious metals needed for production. The aim is to get the facility running by 2022 and provide half the cobalt and other metals needed to make new battery...
Storage

By David Welch, Bloomberg General Motors Co. and its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., said they will jointly invest $2.3 billion in a new electric-vehicle battery plant to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, the same city where the automaker controversially idled and then sold a 53-year-old compact-car factory. The two companies plan to hire 1,100 workers,...
Storage

When you hear the term “Smartcoast,” chances are you think of the West Coast and Silicon Valley—West Michigan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. In recent years, however, the Lake Michigan shoreline has become a hub for the lithium-ion battery technology found in electric cars, RVs and specialty vehicles. This success is...
Infrastructure

By Iain Rogers and Arne Delfs, Bloomberg Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and German automakers agreed to increase cash incentives for electric cars, intensifying an effort to move away from the combustion engine and reduce harmful emissions. A so-called environment bonus will jump by 50% to as much as 6,000 euros ($6,680) per electric vehicle and the...
Solar

Displaying a mastery of California climate issues as he keynoted a major sustainability conference, VERGE 19, in Oakland, CA last week, a relaxed and smiling Governor Gavin Newsom extolled California’s climate leadership and vowed continued opposition to the Trump Administration. Dreams with Deadlines Now in his ninth month at the helm of the world’s fifth...
DER

Julia Hamm reflects on 20 years with SEPA and the ways in which the sector and organization have changed. When I started in 1999, SEPA wasn’t the Smart Electric Power Alliance: it was the Utility PhotoVoltaic Group (UPVG) before becoming the Solar Electric Power Association (version 1.0 of the SEPA acronym) in 2000. At the...