Monthly Archives: June 2016

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BMW Is Turning Used i3 Batteries Into Home Energy Storage Units

  Repurposed batteries could create a new revenue stream for EV customers. But it’s not yet clear how the buyback program will work. by Julia Pyper June 21, 2016 BMW is making a major push into the stationary energy storage market. The German automaker announced that it is turning new and used i3 batteries into [...]

By | 2016-06-29T18:31:15+00:00 June 29th, 2016|

A Marriage Of Elon Musk Companies: Tesla Offers To Acquire SolarCity

Tesla Motors, manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries, plans to enter the solar space in a big way. The company has offered to acquire residential solar giant SolarCity in an all-stock deal estimated to total up to $2.8 billion. The two companies have something in common: Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur serves as CEO [...]

By | 2016-06-24T19:27:05+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

A Big Future For Solar And Battery Power – Bloomberg

Cheaper coal and gas will do nothing to derail the renewable energy revolution according to BNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance states 60% of installed capacity will be zero-emission energy sources by 2040 and wind and solar power will take the lion’s share of new power generation capacity added – 64%. Solar [...]

By | 2016-06-24T19:12:22+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean

Devon Gardner THE CARIBBEAN is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured the support of the European Union (EU). "The EU will send a team in to work with us [...]

By | 2016-06-24T18:06:26+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean

Devon Gardner THE CARIBBEAN is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured the support of the European Union (EU). "The EU will send a team in to work with us [...]

By | 2016-06-24T17:55:07+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Environment Actors Unmoved By Govt’s First 100 Days

Diana McCaulay: "It is time we simply admit that we don't have an environment regulator."   FROM permit breaches at the Blue Diamond Royalton Hotel in Negril to the continued indecision over the Cockpit Country, environment sector actors appear largely unimpressed with the new Government after 100 days in office. Still, at least some of [...]

By | 2016-06-16T15:16:46+00:00 June 16th, 2016|

Light bills to go up this month

  JAMAICA Public Service (JPS) customers will be asked to pay more for their electricity this month — partly due to the recent increase in the Special Consumption tax (SCT) on heavy fuel oil (HFO), the light and power company advised yesterday. The company said the spike is also due to an increase in the [...]

By | 2016-06-14T20:13:09+00:00 June 14th, 2016|

Clean Energy Revolution Is Ahead of Schedule

By Noah Smith The most important piece of news on the energy front isn't the plunge in oil prices, but the progress that is being made in battery technology. A new study in Nature Climate Change, by Bjorn Nykvist and Mans Nilsson of the Stockholm Environment Institute, shows that electric vehicle batteries have been getting [...]

By | 2016-06-14T19:58:34+00:00 June 14th, 2016|

Oil Back Above US$50 Per Barrel

The price of oil closed above US$50 a barrel for the first time in almost a year, pushing oil stocks higher. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly flirted with the 18,000-point mark but eventually retreated. Benchmark US crude oil added 67 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to close at US$50.36 a barrel in New York. [...]

By | 2016-06-14T19:43:55+00:00 June 14th, 2016|