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  • Bloomberg Analyst: Battery Boom Could Burn Investors August 14, 2018
    Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.
  • Hydro Tasmania Eyes Pumped Hydro To Shore Up Renewables August 13, 2018
    Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in Australia’s clean energy future.
  • Is Climate Change or Negligence Responsible for Calif. Fires? August 13, 2018
    It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fast-spreading blazes that have killed at least 56 people this year and last […]
  • The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan August 10, 2018
    While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.
  • Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar Arrays for Small Satellites August 9, 2018
    LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology. "Small satellites have solar panels that produce a kilowatt to a kilowatt and a half," said Andrew Rush, Made In Space […]
  • Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal August 9, 2018
    Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January.
  • Bullet Train Thinking: How Japan Hopes to Lead a Global Hydrogen Revolution August 8, 2018
    “Japan will present hydrogen to the rest of the world as a new energy choice and will lead global efforts for establishing a carbon-free society taking advantage of Japan’s strong points,” read a statement from Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as it unveiled the country’s ground-breaking Basic Hydrogen Strategy last December.
  • Could Minnesota Reliably Meet All Energy Demands on Clean Energy and Save Money, Too? August 8, 2018
    A report released this month, which was commissioned by the McKnight Foundation, revealed analysis that showed Minnesota could retire the state’s coal plants, build no additional natural gas plants, and still meet energy demands reliably through clean and renewable energy sources.
  • EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain August 7, 2018
    New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations and will release 2017 generator cost data next year.
  • Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid August 6, 2018
    Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places -- the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during […]