ELECTRIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTRIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp">In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILSON RING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:03:02.106-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burlington, Vt. • Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city’s edge. When it did, Burlington joined the Washington Electric Co-operative, which has about 11...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413133@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:03:02 MDT Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3 billion deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388447-79/electrolux-appliances-billion-north.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388447-79/electrolux-appliances-billion-north.html.csp">Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3 billion deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARL RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T12:49:27.397-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockholm • Sweden’s Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world’s second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool. GE confirmed last month it was in talks to sell its appliances division — maker of the first electric toaster more than 100 years ago — as part of its effort to fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583884472014-09-08T12:49:27.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T12:49:27.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388447@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:49:27 MDT Tesla CEO: “Nevada is it;” $1.3B package offered http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377931-79/nevada-jobs-musk-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377931-79/nevada-jobs-musk-state.html.csp">Tesla CEO: “Nevada is it;” $1.3B package offered</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asserted will create more than 22,000 new jobs and pump $100 billion into the state’s economy over the next 20 years. Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk declared the Silver State the winner Thursday of a high-stakes battle with California and three other states for the $5 billion “gigafactory” he says they need — and need fast — to mass produce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583779312014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377931@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:37:09 MDT Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. A state synonymous with gambling hit the jobs jackp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583755172014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375517@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:02:50 MDT Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. Nevada’s elected leaders still must deliver on the economi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734302014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:59:58 MDT AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370079-79/nevada-tesla-announcement-battery.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370079-79/nevada-tesla-announcement-battery.html.csp">AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 03:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. A person with familiar with Tesla’s plans said Wednesday that Nevada beat out four other states which were vying for the project. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made, said work soon will resume on a site outside Reno. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office said only that the governor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583700792014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:36:24 MDT Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351933-79/charging-electric-china-tesla.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351933-79/charging-electric-china-tesla.html.csp">Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:59:03.066-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Plans call for China Unicom Ltd. to provide space for construction and basic services in 120 cities while Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., operates the stations. The two companies also will build 20 “supercharger stations” in 20 cities to offer high-speed charging. Promoters of electric ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583519332014-08-29T11:59:03.066-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:59:03.066-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351933@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:59:03 MDT Drive-unit warranty on Tesla Model S is now 8 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301790-79/tesla-warranty-drive-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301790-79/tesla-warranty-drive-model.html.csp">Drive-unit warranty on Tesla Model S is now 8 years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T17:08:02.374-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Palo Alto, Calif. • Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles. The drive-unit warranty, now matching that for the battery pack, will apply retroactively to all Model S vehicles and all owners. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a blog posting Friday that the move reflects the company’s belief that electric motors are more reliable than gasoline engines. He wrote that the warranty extension will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583017902014-08-15T17:08:02.374-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T17:08:02.374-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301790@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:08:02 MDT GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp">GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric confirmed it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Conn. “GE is evaluating a wide range of strategic options for our appliances business, including discussions with Electrolux and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582979462014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:22:02 MDT Washington Post: Extreme space weather threatens to leave the US in the dark http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281517-82/space-weather-coronal-mass.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281517-82/space-weather-coronal-mass.html.csp">Washington Post: Extreme space weather threatens to leave the US in the dark</a></h4>