Green Technology


Teslamotors-072214.jpg Tesla Motors has confirmed plans to a new low-cost sedan in the $35,000 range. The new Tesla Model 3 will come it at a price point comparable to a fully loaded Toyota Prius, which lists on the Toyota website for $34,700, according to CBS News.

energyinvestment-071614.jpg Investment in global clean energy is up 33% in the second quarter of 2014, reaching an estimated $63.6 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The figure marks the strongest for investment since Q2 2011, which holds the quarterly record of $78 bn.

toyota-071614.jpg Toyota is scrapping its electric car production by the end of 2014 in order to begin production on its FCV - a hydrogen fuel cell powered car, set to appear in showrooms in 2015.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects aimed at avoiding, reducing or sequestering greenhouse gases.

SolarPOwer-070714.jpg China has surpassed Germany as the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) market, according to the Global New Energy Development Report 2014. During 2013, the world installed 38.7 GW of new capacity, bringing the global total to 140.6 GW.

solarbench-070114.jpg The city of Boston has announced plans to introduce new "smart benches" that will provide recharging stations for users through solar power. News of the new benches came via Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who explained that some of the city's best and brightest have worked on the project.