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Google builds largest EV charging network for electric vehicles

Google has stated that it is counting itself as the largest electric-vehicle charging station operator in the United States with new and faster Level 2" chargers installed at its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The new installation will bring in the total capacity of charging points to 200 chargers with 250 on their way. Moreover, Google is also including new generation of plug-in vehicles in its Gfleet car sharing program along with expanding its EV charging infrastructure. READ MORE »

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(Source: DfID - UK Department for International Development) Capacity Market auction secures over 52GW of electricity capacity for winter 2020/21 New gas generation including two new power stations...
 
PARIS (AP) — The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly...
 
(Source: EEI - Edison Electric Institute) WASHINGTON (December 10, 2016) - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today congratulating Congress for passing...
 
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Toyota "Prius a," or "Prius alpha," a revamp of its popular gas-electric hybrid, is driven for a test ride on a street during its launch event in Tokyo Friday, May 13, 2011.
Because saving money on gas just wasn't incentive enough.Buyers of new plug-in Prius models in Japan (known as the Prius Prime in the US) will have another incentive, besides using less gas, to drive...
 
Oil platform P-51 (Brazil)
In an effort to boost crude oil prices, OPEC has agreed to cut its oil production for the first time in eight years, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The cartel will cut 1.2 million barrels a...
 
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam is the largest operational hydroelectric energy producer in the world, with an installed generation capacity of 14GW. The plant is operated by Itaipu Binacional and located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Energy generated by Itaipu helps meet demands from the two countries. About 90% of the energy generated by the plant is used by Brazil.The dam and the plant are on the Paraná River. Construction of the dam began in February 1971 and cost $19.6bn. The first unit began generating power in May 1984. The second generating unit started operating the same year. As of 2009 Itaipu has 20 generating units, each with a capacity of 700MW.The dam's reservoir, which covers an area of 1,350km?, is the seventh-largest reservoir in Brazil, with a best coefficient of water utilisation of 10.4MW/km?. Itaipu generated 94.68 billion kWh of energy in 2008, sufficient to meet worldwide power consumption for two days.
It turns out that you can't even rely upon hydroelectric dams as a source of hope and optimism in 2016. Researchers have found that the technology is far more damaging to the climate than previously...
 
A state highway near Kaikoura, New Zealand is damaged after a powerful earthquake Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.
A new, powerful tremor has taken place in New Zealand just hours after a massive earthquake hit the same area, at one point triggering tsunami warnings in parts of the country. The BBC reports that...
 
Vespa scooter displayed at an auto expo-automobile.
Electric scooters aren't hard to find, but you haven't had any luck if you wanted the most recognizable scooter of them all, a Vespa -- the Italian machine has run on fossil fuels since its inception....
 
State Route 12 or Scenic Byway 12, also known as "Highway 12 — A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway", is an All-American Road located in Garfield County and Wayne County, Utah, USA.
While the range of modern electric cars is good enough that you can safely commute around town without running out of power, cross-country trips are still challenging. Tesla drivers have access to...
 
In this file photo made July 15, 2009, General Electric and NBC logos adorn the GE Building in New York's Rockefeller Center. General Electric Co. posted its first quarterly profit gain since late 2007, helped by cost cuts and improvements at its beleaguered financing business.
A decision to uphold a US Environmental Protection Agency plan requiring General Electric to clean chemicals from a western Massachusetts river has left the company “disappointed,” The Associated...
 
UC Davis is famous for its large number of bicycles and bicyclists. The city of Davis boasts the highest number of bikes per capital of any U.S. city. The city of Davis once held the record for the World's Largest bicycle parade.
Not only could these luminescent bike paths help make your cold and dreary winter commute to work a bit more pleasant, they could help cut electricity usage and reduce light pollution. They're...
 

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