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Clean Energy Quick Updates

Solar Impulse 2 landed in the United Arab Emirates after 500 hours of flying time.  Over 16 months and flying 40,000 km without fuel has made this a first for energy.  This flight demonstrates the potential of renewable energy.  Competing a 13 year exploit Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have achieved the first Round-the-World Solar Flight in history.  Stay tuned for the next adventure for the Solar Impulse and keep updated at the Solar Impulse website.

Tesla and Solar city are close to a merger agreement.  If the merger goes through, the two companies would form a one-stop clean energy stop.  They would be able to offer consumers solar panels, home battery storage and electric cars under one brand.  Tesla also has plans to create a "smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product.  SolarCity has not publicly revealed its views on Tesla's offer since it announced on June 27 that it had formed a special committee consisting of two board members to evaluate the offer

Thousands marched for clean energy on the eve of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  The March for a Clean Energy Revolution ended at Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Norway, one of the top players in fossil fuels, is now making waves when it comes to clean energy.  The government has stated that 98% of its electricity products come from renewable sources with an emphasis on hydropower.  In the first three months of 2016 11,124 pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were registered in Norway.  Norway produces more renewable energy than it consumes allowing it to export renewable power to other countries.

Renewable forms of energy are expanding far more quickly than anyone expected ensuring an ever increasing share of our future energy supply.  

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