Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Market Growing

at 20.5% CAGR to 2020

The global lithium iron phosphate battery market 2016-2020 report says a large portion of its consumption is attributed to China and the reason for this high demand is the significant increase in the usage of battery-operated vehicles in China. The growth in the usage of lithium iron phosphate batteries is due to the expected long-term developments in the EV and HEV sectors to reduce carbon emissions and support alternative fuel sources. Also, China accounts for nearly 40% of the global lithium iron phosphate battery market... MORE


Vietnam Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in A Big Way Exhibition

Vietnam sees  great business potential for renewables, while at the same time they're embracing the opportunity to build a society that can benefit in more ways than one when it comes to clean energy. And on November 11, they'll be showcasing to the world how they are going about promoting their efforts with the RE & EE VIETNAM 2016 Exhibition.

There are just two months to go until the doors open on Vietnam's leading renewable energy and energy efficiency exhibition -- RE & EE VIETNAM 2016. The exhibition, from 9 to 11 November 2016, is co-located... MORE


First Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean


Last week, President Obama designated the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, protecting fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The new national monument – which encompasses pristine underwater mountains and canyons – will provide critical protections for important ecological resources and marine species, including deep-sea coral and endangered whales and sea turtles.

While this announcement is a move we support, we also realize that for many in the New England area the designation is not without controversy, particularly within the.... MORE

Proterra Catalyst E2 Series Sets New Industry Precedent with a Nominal Range of up to 350 Miles

The American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting, Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, unveiled the newest addition to its fleet of zero-emission vehicles: the Catalyst E2 series, named for its unprecedented Efficient Energy (E2) storage capacity of 440 - 660 kWh.  Last month, an E2 series vehicle achieved a new milestone at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds where it logged more than 600 miles on a single charge under test conditions. Its nominal range of 194 - 350 miles... MORE

Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel- Why does

being sustainable matter?


At a non-profit organization like Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel, sustainability is not traditionally a major goal, and often falls by the wayside in order to cater to immediate needs, of which there are many in a country like Haiti. Organizations usually focus on solving problems in the short term, such as providing food or housing to those without, or immediate emergency medical care, with minimal outlook into the causes of the problem or the fact that many people will “relapse” without follow up care or treatment.

Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel has always had a different approach to the problem, and has worked to tackle the root causes of the problem of stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in Haiti, rather than just treat the symptoms of the national...MORE


This week's featured show:

Tricky question.  The answer will change with each person you ask. And it depends if you are looking at drilling, fracking, transporting, storing or carrying it into our communities through, potentially, old pipes.

With this segment we are very focused on a critical problem beseeching Boston--gas leaks.  Old pipes are releasing toxic gas into an urban center of 3 million people.  Consequences include homes exploding.

Much of what we heard from expert Mike Prokosch, Boston Climate Action Network, is scary.  Part of the failure is state regulation that makes it cheaper for the utility companies to not fix the problem.  

Fortunately, as Prokosch tells us here, Massachusetts has two bills pending that would improve the situation immediately.  One would force the utility, not their customers, to pay for repairs.  The other would give utilities a chance to access any pipe exposed when a road has been torn up, for any reason.

Prokosch has helped assemble a wide, talented coalition to push approval of these bills and to mandate, soon, that all pipes be repaired within 10-20 years.

Is this a state issue, or do the feds, through the EPA, rule in on this?  How toxic is the methane being released into the atmosphere?  How widespread is this issue?

Tune in to find out.