Positive Future #184 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) CleanTechnica just published news that annual wind power capacity additions are expected to average 67 gigawatts a year for the next 10 years. Considering that under ideal conditions 1 gigawatt may power 750,000 homes, the math becomes stunning. With 67 gigawatts of new wind power every year for 10 years (670 gigawatts), that would be enough to power over 500 million new homes. Now that is a lot of new power. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/22/annual-global-wind-additions-to-average-67-gigawatts-through-2027-forecasts-make-consulting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #183 (Feature photo – Hyundai’s Kona Electric Car –CCA SA 4.0 International) Clean Technica provided interesting insight about the coming fully-electric Hyundai Kona. Testing the waters in Norway, Hyundai asked how many of you would like the new Kona? Some 20,000 people said they wanted one. What is surprising is that when pre-orders were made available a stunning 6,969 pre-orders came in. Not bad for a car that won’t be available for delivery until mid-2020. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/22/hyundai-kona-electric-gets-6969-firm-orders-from-norwegians-in-first-two-weeks/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #182 (Feature photo – A NextEra Energy Wind Project – CCA 2.0 Generic) NextEra Energy, a Florida energy company, is the world’s largest operator of wind and solar farms. While the company also has gas and nuclear facilities, its renewable portfolio is growing. The company has a combined generating capacity of approximately 46 gigawatts – enough to power 34 million homes under ideal conditions. With over 14,000 employees, the company is making a difference in America’s global competitiveness in renewal technology. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #181 (Feature photo – Apple Park – Electric Car Charging – CCA SA 4.0 International) Electric car sales include all cars that have a plug-in feature. According to InsideEVs, global electric car sales for May, 2017 totaled 71,762. For May, 2018, electric car sales totaled 128,450. This gain of 56,688 units represents a market gain of 79 percent. 2018 year-to-date sales of electric cars are 432.450, up 65 percent from 2017 numbers. At these levels of increases, the world is on course to sell over 2 million electric cars in 2018. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #180 (Feature photo – Guiseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Italy – photo Presidenza della Republica) Milan, Italy is one of those international cities of around 1.4 million people. It is the middle of a much large metropolitan complex of 5.3 million people. The mayor of Milan – Guiseppe – just announced that the city is planning to ban diesel cars starting January 21, 2019. At the core of the plan is a low-emissions zone that will include 180 cameras on all entrance routes to the city that will monitor traffic. The new regulation will initially be a Monday-Friday daytime activity focusing first on older and more polluting diesel…
Positive Future #179 (Feature photo – Tesla Headquarters – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) While the world follows the words and comments of Elon Musk, Elon Musk is beholden to Tesla investors. While Elon Musk has a lot of Tesla Shares, almost 62 percent of Tesla Inc. is owned by large institutional investors who are getting anxious about taking out profits. This may well be one of the reasons that Tesla, Inc. just announced that it was laying off 9 percent of its staff. There is no money for investors when the company is losing money. For the record, here are the losses that Tesla has reported for the following years…
Positive Future #178 (Feature photo – Solar Panels – Apple Computers New Headquarters – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica just reported that India is planning to increase its renewal energy from the existing 70 gigawatts of installed renewable power to 227 gigawatts by 2022. Estimates are that 227 gigawatts (under ideal conditions) can power 170 million homes in first-world nations. One wonders how many modest homes in India this amount of renewable energy can power? At a cost of $50 billion to achieve this milestone, the vision is certainly lofty. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/12/indias-new-227-gigawatt-renewable-energy-target-is-ambitious-challenging-but-possible-says-ieefa/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #177 (Feature photo – Tesla Model X – Apple Computers New Headquarters – CCA SA 4.0 International) (Note: The author of this story is prejudiced towards the content as he was born in Basel, Switzerland.) Basel is located on the northern part of Switzerland along the German and French borders. Switzerland is the oldest democratic republic in the world with an official foundation date of August 1291. The recent purchase by the Basel police of 7 Tesla Model X for patrol cars is a merger of long-standing history and modern technology. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #176 (Feature photo – Solar Panels – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The Indian government just approved a 5 gigawatt solar park. The park will spread across 27,000 acres (42 square miles). At a cost of around $3.7 billion, the solar park could theoretically power 3.7 million homes. The story is covered by Clean Technica and can be viewed here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/29/indias-proposed-5-gigawatt-solar-park-gets-government-approval/ What makes this news impacting is that India is just finishing up building what will be the world’s largest solar park (see video below). This new announcement is for a solar park more than twice the size of the one being completed. Want More? – Sign up below…
Positive Future #175 (Feature photo – ANYmal – courtesy of ANYbotics) ANYmal stands for any animal – a robot with four legs that can negotiate terrain in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. The goal is to create a robot that can work not just in controlled factory environments, but anywhere. The ANYmal has mobility, can interact with humans and work autonomously. Manufactured by ANYbotics, the company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. What do you think about this kind of technology and its applications?