A Spanish startup has debuted a new technology which it believes has the potential to disrupt the wind power industry. Billionaire industrialist Elon Musk last week unveiled plans for a new division of Tesla Motors. Mitsubishi Electric announced this week that it has launched its eighth environmental plan, a three-year action plan aligned with a long-term environmental management vision pointing to 2021. Apple has announced plans this week to make a significant investment into solar power in China. Scientists at Virginia Tech in the US have developed a new breakthrough method of generating hydrogen. Students from around California are revving up to put their car racing skills to the test this weekend. The future of the solar industry is looking bright with the development of transparent solar panels that can double as windows while also generating electricity. Manufacturers of emission-free buses are gaining traction with public transport departments around the world. But, while most schemes are running smoothly, Vancouver's has hit a bump in the road. Alstom representatives and Helmut Riegger, the District Administrator of Calw in Germany, have signed a letter of intent for the planned use of new fuel cell drive emission-free trains on the Hermann-Hesse railway line. The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2.8m to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid.