Infrastructure

Building on the Promise of Solar+EV Charging

A group of organizations led by the Great Plains Institute will work together to assess the potential value of treating renewable energy generation and controlled EV charging as a single linked technology that benefits utilities and consumers.

Climate Pledges of the World Are Not ‘Ambitious Enough’

Speaking at the start of a new round of climate talks in Bonn, Germany, today, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the current climate pledges put forth by signatories of the Paris Agreement “simply aren’t ambitious enough.”

ABB Launches 8-minute Charger for Electric Vehicles

This week at Hannover Messe, ABB launched what it says is the world’s fastest e-vehicle charger. The Terra High Power charger can charge up to 350 kilowatts, which translates to about 200 kilometers of range for an EV, in just 8 minutes, according to the company. ABB said that its chargers are being installed around the world, and they have recently been selected for use by Electrify America, the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States. The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and gas stations.  

Convenience at Heart of New US Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Electrify America today said it will install a network of ultra-fast charging stations at locations across the U.S. that have been chosen specifically for everyday charging convenience.

Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Charger Goes Commercial for Nissan EV Drivers

In what London-based OVO Energy is calling a world first, owners of Nissan electric vehicles now will have access to a commercially available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger.

Wireless Charging Seen as a Game Changer for EV Infrastructure

Wireless electric vehicle charging may soon be changing the shape of the growing EV charging infrastructure.

Montana utility commissions energy recovery hydro scheme

A newly-commissioned hydropower project is allowing Montana-Dakota Utilities to reclaim energy it would have otherwise lost.

To Be a True Climate Leader, California Must Show the World How to Stop...

California is a renowned global leader on climate and clean energy policy, but risks becoming a follower and falling short. To achieve the state’s long-term deep greenhouse gas reduction goals and to continue setting the strong example the rest of the world needs, California must set a clear target to end fossil fuel dependence and transition to 100 percent renewable, non-polluting sources for all energy uses by mid-century.

Leveraging Energy Efficiency Tools to Plan Ahead for Renewables and EVs

As utilities transition to cleaner energy sources and plan for increasing numbers of electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels, their need to know their customers better, engage with them more effectively and entice them to sign up for demand side management (DSM) programs is greater than ever.

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia hold summit on 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

A two-day summit currently under way between Ethiopia, Egypt and host country Sudan is intended to foster more collaboration between the African countries as work on the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam continues.