#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.

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