Edison and General Electric presents new battery systems at California gas plants

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Edison and General Electric on Monday revealed a first-of-its-kind battery storage system that will enable instant power output from a natural gas peaking plant to accommodate the state’s changing electricity requirements while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The system, which was set up at two different Southern California Edison “peaker” plants this month, will offer the […]

Judge George Steeh to name former FBI director to manage Takata restitution funds

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Federal judge, George Steeh, in Detroit stated on Thursday he plans to call former FBI director Robert Mueller to supervise almost $1 billion in Takata Corp restitution funds as part of a U.S. Justice Department settlement. In January, Takata accepted plead guilty to criminal misbehavior and to pay $1 billion to fix a federal investigation […]

Donald Trump considers Lyft executive Derek Kan for transportation post

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The White House stated Thursday that President Donald Trump prepares to nominate a Lyft Inc executive, Derek Kan, as under secretary of transportation for policy. Derek Kan is general supervisor for ride services business Lyft in Southern California. He formerly was policy adviser to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the spouse of Transport Secretary Elaine […]

Germany’s electric vehicle charging points saw 27 percent increase in 2016

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The amount of electric vehicle charging points for public use in Germany increased by 27 percent in 2016, consisting of hundreds more fast-charging units, amidst efforts to increase the technology throughout Europe. Germany now has an estimated of 7,407 charging points, electricity industry group BDEW stated on Friday. Of those included in 2016, 292 units […]