One of the most stunning facts relating to the digital age is that 'every day we create as much information as we did from the beginning of civilization to 2003' - Google CEO Eric Schmidt. New words to cover the sheer volume of data have had to be developed, with the latest mind boggling term now required - yottabytes (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes).
R. Rex Parris is the republican Mayor of Lancaster, California and a man on a mission - to make his city net zero in energy usage terms. A tall order to most, he is confident that is can be achieved using his practical multi-pronged approach.
BMW is joining the rest of the automotive industry as they enjoy record-breaking sales so far this year. Within some categories, the electric vehicle option accounts for a striking 55% of sales. This heavily bolsters their decision to roll out EV versions of all of their models over the coming years. Production volumes will also increase as many EV models have sold out completely.
The New Year is well and truly here but what will it bring? The Energy Collective has compiled its top predictions for 2015, with contributions from leading industry players and thought leaders. The key trends that repeatedly appear on the list are Solar, Electric Vehicles and Cleantech Finance. Whilst these fields are far from new, the exciting prediction is that they will hit their tipping point into the mainstream this year.