#ICYMI Cleantech News 1/23/15
By: Stephanie Kays
Welcome again to our series of regular In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) cleantech news blog posts. These blog posts feature some of the most interesting, compelling and/or impactful cleantech news of the week, compiled by the Eastwick team.
This week was a whirlwind of cleantech news. Highlights include President Obama’s State of the Union address, Google’s renewable energy investments and a Chinese solar tariff trade case decision.
Here are some of the top stories in cleantech this week.
- POLICY: President Obama promised to roll back any attempts to undo environmental regulations intended to cut carbon emissions at his State of the Union address. He also declared that “No challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”
- SOLAR: The U.S International Trade Commission expanded duties on Chinese solar manufacturers and will penalize Taiwanese companies that underprice solar products in the U.S, in a trade case decision.
- AUTOMOTIVE: Tesla confirmed that its Tesla Model X will be the first tow-capable electric car.
- GOOGLE: Heather Clancy reported that Google has already made substantial investments of more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects this year.
- HAWAII: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative set to quintuple utility-scale solar capacity from the past year, building two 12-megawatt photovoltaic arrays scheduled to come online this summer.
Originally published at www.eastwick.com on January 23, 2015.