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Cal on March 1st, 2017

The Canadian government will invest up to $7 million to develop advanced electric-vehicle charging stations across the country. Quebec-based electric-vehicle charging company AddEnergie will install more than 1,000 new charging stations across Canada by 2019 and develop next generation fast-charging stations for homes, businesses, and cities. Alt Energy Stocks tells us how to purchase and install a home electric car […]

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Cal on February 27th, 2017

As of January, a total of 274 hydrogen refueling stations were in operation across the globe, almost 30% of which were inaugurated last year.  83 of the 92 stations that were opened in 2016 are publicly-accessible. The others are dedicated to refueling buses and fleets. Currently there are 106 stations operating in Europe, 101 in Asia, 64 […]

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Cal on February 21st, 2017

A recent survey of global automotive executives by accounting firm KPMG revealed 78% of them said hydrogen fuel cells are the “real breakthrough” due to their zero emissions, construction, operation, and recycling or disposal.  62% of those polled said electric vehicles will fail, meaning the current push for electric vehicles may be somewhat short-lived. 76% believe the traditional internal combustion engine […]

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Cal on January 28th, 2017

A new report from Information Trends predicts the world will have almost 5000 hydrogen fuel cell refueling stations by 2032 compared with almost 400 this year. Deployment of hydrogen stations in major markets is already underway, particularly in Asia, where Japan and South Korea are strong advocates for the hydrogen economy. Germany is establishing 400 hydrogen fueling stations in the […]

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Cal on January 3rd, 2017

Almost all Costa Rica’s electricity was produced by renewable energy in 2016. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute reported that around 98.1% of the Central American’s country’s electricity came from renewable sources. The electricity was generated by hydropower facilities, geothermal plants, wind turbines, solar panels and biomass plants. As much as 1.8 gigawatts of new energy storage — mostly from lithium-ion batteries — […]

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Cal on November 28th, 2016

Switzerland voting in a referendum rejected a proposal to introduce a strict timetable for phasing out nuclear power. A majority of cantons (Swiss states) voted against the initiative with the latest reports showing the breakdown 55% to 45%. The plan would have meant closing three of Switzerland’s five nuclear plants next year, with the last shutting in […]

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Cal on August 7th, 2016

  Industry analysts IHS Markit expect the on-grid energy storage market to double this year from 1.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 2.9 GWh. IHS projects this storage capacity to skyrocket to 21 GWh by 2025. Over this period, lithium ion batteries will be the mainstream energy storage technology, capturing more than 80% market share in the grid-tied segment. IHS expects Japan and the US to be the […]

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Cal on January 13th, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit is forecast at US$87 billion for this year, assuming a global crude oil price of about $40 per barrel. (Note: as of this posting the world price of oil has fallen further to about $30 per barrel.)  At this rate the desert kingdom’s financial reserves will be exhausted within seven years. […]

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