Weekly Newsflash 6/4 – 6/8: AI to Complement Clean Energy Revolution

This week in cleantech and energy news, artificial intelligence will be crucial to the clean energy revolution, perovskites will be the future of the solar industry, and a climate breakthrough will not be possible without advances in energy storage technology.

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GreenTech Media – California Regulators Approve Landmark Utility EV-Charging Proposals

  • The California Public Utilities Commission approved a wide range of proposals from the state’s large investor-owned utilities to expand electric vehicle infrastructure and rebate programs with a total budget of more than $750 million.

“What we’re seeing is one of the largest and most well-thought-out approaches to advancing electrification of vehicles.”


U.S. News – Mayor Seeks Lower Renewable Energy Costs

  • Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is hoping to work with other cities to drive down the cost of renewable energy by asking developers for price estimates to meet collective energy demand.

“Cities wield the power to create demand and transform the energy market, and when we act together we can show the world that environmental stewardship and economic prosperity go hand in hand.”


The Economic Times – Job searches between 2014 & 2017 in solar energy jumps by 76%: Study 

  • In India, job searches between 2014 and 2017 in the solar energy sector have jumped by 76%, according to a recent study conducted by Indeed.

“India has witnessed substantial growth in the renewable energy sector since 2014, which has led to the rise in the number of job seekers looking for work opportunities in the field.”


CleanEnergy Authority.comArtificial Intelligence Can Help Boost the Global Supply of Clean Energy

  • As the global energy sector begins to shift how it produces power, artificial intelligence will play a key role in meeting future demand.

“AI researchers at University College London say that innovative AI applications can help to create accurate forecasts related to weather, power demand, and power generation, enabling operators to make energy saving decisions.”


Quartz – Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

  • Large scale and large capacity energy storage is the key to unlocking a sustainable future and combating climate change.

“Give me mass-scale storage and I don’t worry at all. With my wind and [solar] photovoltaics I can take care of everything.”


TimeInside the New Technology That Could Transform the Solar Power Industry

  • Perovskites may be the future of solar technology and the key to anchoring a successful clean energy transition.

“If they make it from the lab to commercial use perovskites could dramatically change the market for the renewable energy source offering potential for panels to capture energy virtually any surface facing the sun.”