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2015 Rewind | The Tesla Powerwall

Changing the world, one Powerwall at a time.<p>One of the biggest developments at Tesla this year wasn't a new car, but a huge plan to bring sustainable …

Tesla

Preparing for large-scale solar deployment

In other work, the researchers focused on the impact of PV penetration on larger-scale electric systems. Using the Low Emissions Electricity Market …

Natural Gas

Marijuana growers in the US are using up $6 billion a year in electricity

As more states legalize marijuana in the US, pot cultivation is sucking up an ever-growing amount of energy from the grid.<p>Since most of the legal weed is grown indoors, the pot industry burns through large quantities of electricity used to power lamps, ventilation systems, and air conditioning. A …

Cannabis

To store renewable electricity, utilities turn to pumped water

Utilities from Spain to China are increasingly relying on pumped storage hydroelectricity – first used in the 1890s – to overcome the intermittent …

Hydroelectric Power

Big bags of air storing off-peak power deep in Lake Ontario

In much of Canada, the electric utilities have Hydro in their names, like Hydro One or Quebec Hydro, because their electricity was generated …

GM buys wind power from EDP to build its biggest SUVs | Reuters

(Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) said Thursday it is buying wind energy to power production of some its biggest sport utility vehicles at a factory in Texas.<p>The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook<p>GM …

Germany just fired up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.<p>Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a …

Compra Bitcoin nel 2009, li dimentica, oggi valgono 800 mila dollari

L'incredibile storia (fortunata) di uno studente norvegese, che aveva acquistato (e dimenticato) 27 dollari di bitcoin. In 6 anni il loro valore è …

On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

Possibly to be filed as soon as Monday...<p><i>"I turned around and saw this homeless person wielding a large pair of SCISSORS that he was opening and</i> …

Donald Trump

Renewable energy is not enough: it needs to be sustainable

Due to growing world population and increasing wealth, demand for energy – specifically electricity – is rising, especially for the 1.3 billion …

Renewable Energy

Non si ferma la corsa al rialzo del petrolio. Durerà?

L’ultimo commento dei sauditi può far sorridere: «Nessuno può stabilire il prezzo del petrolio, è un compito che spetta ad Allah», ha dichiarato il …