- President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget would make federal renewable energy tax credits permanent and provide billions of dollars for climate change initiatives, while eliminating almost $50 billion in fiscal incentives for the fossil fuel industries. He faces stiff opposition from Republicans. [Recharge]
- Apple will build a $2 billion global command center in Mesa, Arizona, with 150 full-time employees. The tech giant said it would be one of the largest investments it has ever made. Apple has pledged to completely power the facility with renewable energy, building out solar projects in the process. [Yahoo!7 News]
- Chinese renewable energy giant Hanergy Holding Group says it will unveil three to five solar-powered cars using its thin-film PV technology in October. The cars will have six square meters of PV modules on their frames. In theory, four hours’ sunshine could power a one-ton car to run 80 to 100 kilometers. [ecns]
- “Low Carbon Fuels: How Clean Fuels Can Power the West Coast and Beyond” As California prepares to readopt their 2010 Low Carbon Fuel Standard, we are seeing clear evidence that diverse types of clean fuel can make a significant contribution to cutting fossil fuel use. [The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists]
- Newly announced support from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has the city kicking its potentially 100% renewable-energy power program, CleanPowerSF, into high gear. CleanPowerSF is a proposed city-run power program that would provide solar, wind, small hydro and other renewable energy to San Francisco. [San Francisco Examiner]
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