“This is how we intend to offer the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the world.

Volkswagen announced Tuesday that it had secured about $25 billion in battery supplies and technology, a sum it plans to scale up to about $60 billion as it looks to expand electric vehicle manufacturing. 

The announcement comes after Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal pushed it towards an electric agenda to save face. While the German manufacturer is just one of many auto giants planning to capitalize on the growing EV market, its investment is an aggressive one, especially for the world’s largest carmaker. 

So far, Volkswagen’s battery play includes partners in Europe and China, where the company sells roughly 80 percent of its vehicles.

How do you strike the right balance between regional integration and distribution management?

To meet its ambitious renewable energy goals, California needs to make its energy system more flexible.

In a previous article, we touched on how this can be accomplished through a combination of regional markets and smart management of our distribution grids. The key question is how to strike the right balance of regional integration with distribution management, while maintaining the state’s control and supporting renewable energy.

That right way is to:

  1. Fix the massive market distortion that exists around transmission cost allocation in Participating Transmission Owner utility service territories in California 
  2. Expand the existing, proven approach of our

Google, Microsoft and other tech companies are leading the way in wind and solar purchases.

Since 2015, large corporations have signed deals for more than 7 gigawatts of renewable energy. 

As activity picks up, these companies are grappling with increasingly complex deals. They're no longer just thinking about renewable energy credits or average consumption over the year; they're now looking at matching wind, solar and hydro supply directly with their on-site demand in a more granular way. Consequently, energy storage is becoming more attractive.

This week, we're talking with two leading buyers of renewable energy, Google and Microsoft.

We'll talk with Neha Palmer, Google's head of energy strategy, about hitting 100 percent renewable energy. Then, we'll talk

North America's aging fleet of wind turbines is seeing a wave of repowering projects.

This might be the future of wind repowering in the United States. In a first-of-its-kind project, the owner of a pioneering Illinois wind farm will bring down an aging fleet of 15-year-old turbines in a process akin to trees being logged in a forest.

The Mendota Hills site, in operation since 2003, was the first utility-scale wind farm in Illinois. The project owner, Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, is replacing sixty-three 850-kilowatt Gamesa turbines with twenty-nine 2.6-megawatt turbines from Siemens Gamesa. The new project will increase power capacity at the site from just over 50 megawatts to 76 megawatts.

In an interview, CEO Greg Wolf told

Elon Musk made a surprise appearance at South by South West on Sunday where he discussed a wide range of topics, from colonizing Mars to the risks artificial intelligence to tough times at Tesla and SpaceX.

He also danced to his brother Kimbal Musk playing "My Little Buttercup," chatted about nuclear war and, amid all of that, he called for a price on carbon.

Sustainable energy is "obviously really important” to the future of humanity, Musk said in a conversation with Jonathan Nolan, co-creator of the HBO show Westworld.

Musk believes clean energy solutions have reached a point where they're technologically viable,

A government-funded pilot program will attempt to replicate an approach to net-zero retrofits pioneered in the Netherlands

Thousands of European families are now living in comfortable, energy-efficient homes that were upgraded in a far-reaching program called Transition Zero, all part of an effort to lower carbon emissions in the European Union.

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The deal would put E.ON and RWE’s combined wind assets just behind Iberdrola.

E.ON and RWE have proposed to reshuffle their business units in a complex mega-merger for Germany’s two dominant utilities, as they seek to adapt to the continent’s renewable-powered future.

As first reported by Bloomberg, E.ON is seeking to acquire all 76.8 percent of RWE’s majority stake in Innogy, the company it created in 2015 from its renewable generation, grid and energy retail businesses across Europe. E.ON would subsequently return the renewable energy portion of Innogy, along with its own renewable energy assets, or 16.7 percent of its equity, back to RWE. 

Shares surged after the announcement. However, the deal still needs the

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