Renewables Made Up Half of New Power Installed in U.S. Last Year

July 15, 2010 by  
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A new study by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) , a UN-backed organization, found that in 2009, half of new power generation capacity built in the U.S. was in the form of renewable energy. And we’re not alone.  In Europe, renewables accounted for 60 percent of new power generation capacity in 2009, and globally, renewables now comprise 25 percent of power capacity and delivered 18 percent of the world’s electricity in 2009

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GM Offering 8-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty on Volt Battery

July 15, 2010 by  
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GM is hoping to erase all fears about the lifespan of electric car batteries by offering a standard eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the Chevy Volt’s battery pack .  The warranty also allows the driver to transfer it to another vehicle owner at no cost within that timeframe. By having the Volt battery come with a long-term warranty, GM is aiming to assure consumers of the durability of the Volt and other electric cars. As GM said in the press release, “all battery components [are] validated to withstand extreme temperatures, terrain and driving patterns.”  With a solid warranty to back that statement up, hopefully more consumers will be willing to buy the Volt or other PHEVs.

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