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The Japanese government has created a new research entity known as the Consortium for Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Evaluation Center, or Libtec. Working in conjunction with major Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Panasonic, and Yuasa, its mission is to push forward with research into solid state batteries that will cost less and have longer range than conventional lithium ion batteries in use today.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/07/japanese-government-partners-with-manufacturers-on-solid-state-battery-research/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

It is increasingly hard to dispute that decarbonisation is the way forward for the energy industry. Is Malaysia on the right track?

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/the-changing-face-of-electricity-in-malaysia/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2008052018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2008052018+CID_f9a6b078e6d5a2498c3a883da7ff54c2&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=The%20changing%20face%20of%20electricity%20in%20Malaysia

China is the world’s most attractive country for renewable energy investment, according to a new study by Ernst & Young. How do other Asian countries fare?

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A new report from five international agencies has concluded that the world is not on track to meet 2030 global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but that “real progress” is being made and helping to show signs of promise, particularly in expanding electricity access in developing countries and increasing industrial energy efficiency.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/04/world-not-on-track-to-meet-global-energy-targets/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

A new report says a total shift to renewable energy would pay for itself through cost savings within two decades, and ultimately save Australians $20 billion a year in combined fuel and power costs.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57619/report-says-aust-shift-to-renewables-could-save-20bn-a-year/

Every big city around the world will be using electric buses with 10 years as new report shows that in a megacity, where buses travel at least 220 kilometres a day, using even the most expensive 350kWh e-bus instead of a CNG bus could bring US$130,000 in operational cost savings over the 15-year lifetime of a bus.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57593/driving-towards-cleaner-air-electric-buses-in-cities/