- An energy startup, LO3 Energy, is developing and running the Brooklyn Microgrid, an effort to create a localized, sustainable energy market in the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus. It is a test run in small-scale energy trading, which has already recruited and linked up dozens of consumers and residents with solar panels. [Curbed]
- There is a strong renewable energy target set by almost 50% of the major companies of the US. A report from the World Wildlife Fund, Ceres, Calvert Research and Management shows that increasing numbers of investors are promising to rely on clean energy. In the process, they are already saving $3.7 billion per year. [Insider Tradings]
- London’s largest electric vehicle charging network, Source London, will only use renewably-sourced electricity in the future. Source London is working with energy supplier SSE Energy to see its electricity come entirely from wind and hydro. Source London plans to reach 1,000 charger points by the end of this year. [Clean Energy News]
- Apple is building a new data center in Denmark, and it has some interesting ideas on how to power the data center with renewable energy, while also giving back to the community. Excess heat generated by the data center will be captured and returned to the local district’s heating system, which will warm up homes in the community. [Networks Asia]
- At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York on April 25, chief economist for oil giant Total, predicted that sales of electric cars will surge from about 1% globally in today’s new car market to up to 30% of the market by 2030. If that happens, he says, demand for petroleum-based fuels “will flatten out, maybe even decline.” [CleanTechnica]
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