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A New Device Could Utterly Transform How We Produce Energy

Renewable Energy Technologies<p>Much of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels — for now. More people are becoming aware of the damaging …

South Australia to get $1bn solar farm and world's biggest battery

System will include 3.4m solar panels and 1.1m batteries, with operations set to begin by end of 2017<p>A huge $1bn solar farm and battery project will be built and ready to operate in South Australia’s Riverland region by the end of the year.<p>Related: Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: four renewable …

Renewable Energy

As oil output grows, BP keeps refining stable, expands retail

LONDON (Reuters) - BP has no plan to build new refineries despite growing oil production and will focus on modernizing existing plants while expanding its network of filling stations to generate $3 billion in additional cash.<p>A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain January 15, 2015. …

Images: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, And Anime Fan Art From Mirco Cabbia

This is a collection of art from Mirco Cabbia.<p>Cabbia is a freelance illustrator from Italy and most of these are characters from various popular …

First time buyers are increasingly relying on their parents' cash — and it's making the housing market less fair

Around a third of first time buyers relied on family loans or gifts from the Bank of Mum and Dad in 2014, up from 20% just four years earlier, according to a report from the Social Mobility Commission.<p>This is projected to hit 40% by 2019, the report said.<p>The study also found just 31% of 25- to …

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly.<p>And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on …

Take a break, Tesla…

Sounds like we have designers who have gone head on with Elon Musk and Tesla here! The Solar Energy Storage Pro locks horns with announcements Tesla …

CHART: The United States is swimming in crude oil

The United States has got a lot of crude oil on its hands right now.<p>According to data released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) overnight, stockpiles swelled by a further 4.95 million barrels to 533.1 million barrels.<p>That was near double the 2.8 million inventory build expected, …

6 Interview Strategies Elon Musk Uses to Hire at SpaceX and Tesla

The entrepreneur has a few specific strategies he uses to get the best talent.<p>Tesla and SpaceX have pretty bold ambitions, as far as companies go: to power the entire world by battery, and to get mankind to Mars, respectively. To keep those goals on track, Elon Musk has to hire some of the most …

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

This artificial island could soon power 6 countries

An artificial island which could power millions of homes using wind turbines will be built in the North Sea.<p>The island could power several nations – …

'Clean coal', CCS and CSG will not save fossil fuels – their game is up | Ian Dunlop

As the Finkel review submission deadline arrives it’s time to accept the inevitable and fix the shambles that is our energy policy<p>Every few years the fossil fuel industry pressures politicians to force “clean coal”, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and more recently coal seam gas (CSG) on an …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Tasman Glacier Under the Milky Way

Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to …

The World Could Reach Peak Coal And Oil In Three Years, Thanks To Cheap Renewables

A new report from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative analyzed how much demand for solar and EVs …

Fossil Fuels

Trump's Energy Blitz

By some measures, US shale already seems pretty victorious. By most accounts, US shale has benefited greatly as a result of the Saudi-led oil …

Engineers have solved one of the biggest hurdles in making lower carbon-emissions targets a reality

It’s a chemical engineer’s job to chase pipe dreams.<p>Unlike many of their fellow engineers though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs …

Fossil Fuels

The 11 best albums you might have missed this year

End-of-the-year lists can be overwhelming. EveryDecember, like clockwork, you look around and realize just how many great albums, books, or films you’ve missed from the preceding year. (Don’t feel bad — there’s a lot out there to pay attention to; it’s okay to have skipped a few.)<p>If you’re still …

The Aussies Just Celebrated Diversity in an Ad About Lamb and It's Absolutely Perfect

“Too many perky white males are contributing to a lack of diversity on our screens,” begins an ad called <i>You Never Lamb Alone</i>.<p>According to Australian …

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

Breakfast

Pluto up close: Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft's flyby, in pictures - Telegraph