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The Surprising Economic Benefits of Clean Energy

Many people think of economic development and environmentalism as diametrically opposed.<p>It seems to be a common misconception that environmentalism and economic growth are opposed, but nothing could be further from the truth. The economic power of the green movement is most visibly on display in …

Clean Energy

New Jersey Is Now The United States' Hottest Clean Energy Economy

When Governor Murphy recently signed a landmark clean energy bill into law, New Jersey reclaimed the national policy leadership it abdicated during years of stagnation under the Christie Administration, and jump-started the state’s clean energy economy.<p>The state is now a member of the exclusive …

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy | Financial Times

Thursday, 14 June, 2018<p>Thursday, 14 June, 2018<p>Cheaper new technologies make renewables competitive in fight against global warming<p>Thursday, 14 June, …

Renewable Energy

Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Venture Capital

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil? | World news | The Guardian

Vehicles powered<p>73m<p>In 2017, the Alberta oil sands produced roughly 912m barrels. About 60% was turned into gasoline and diesel, enough to fuel 73m vehicles for 16,000km (the roughly average yearly driven distance).<p>122m<p>Had $200bn been invested in the wind energy sector, at the current cost of $1.8m …

Electric Vehicles

TOP 10 Things To Know About Tesla Batteries

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a power generation method that does not rely on batteries to produce stable current and store excess …

Tesla

EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030

STRASBOURG (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent.<p>But environmentalists said the provisional deal between the 28 European Union countries, the …

Renewable Energy

This Crazy, Cheap Technology Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Scientists are working on a new method for creating carbon-neutral fuel that sounds like science fiction.<p>It sounds a bit like an environmental dream: a factory that sucks carbon dioxide from the air itself (cheaply, too), and converts it into fuel that can be used for cars and planes. But it's an …

Carbon Dioxide

10 Incredible Renewable Energy Stats From Around the Globe

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>The world is turning to renewable energy<p>If humanity wants to limit the rate of climate change and reduce its impact on the …

Renewable Energy

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

Renewable Energy

Harnessing the ocean’s awesome potential could double global electricity production at a stroke. Until now it has proved an elusive prospect, with …

Renewable Energy

Nevada can lead on clean energy

It is crucial that we wean ourselves off polluting, fossil-fueled electricity. We must develop new, clean renewables. Nothing attracts renewable …

Renewable Energy

Battery Pioneer Claims These Solid-State Cells Gain Capacity Over Time

But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence<p>We’ve seen so many incredible claims about energy storage over the years that our battery …

Clean Energy

'Liquid Air' Technology Offers Prospect Of Storing Energy For The Long Term

Four years ago, I wrote about a new start-up energy storage technology company that had partnered with GE. This week, that company, Highview Power, has opened the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant, offering an intriguing and promising alternative to battery …

Clean Energy

How Long Is a Day on Other Planets?

The Earth is the only planet with an approximately 24-hour day<p>The definition of a <b>day</b> is the amount of time it takes an astronomical object to …

Astronomy

Tesla’s lithium ion battery tech gets a cool rival: frozen liquid air

Elon Musk’s Tesla took less than 100 days to install its Hornsdale Power Reserve – the world’s largest lithium ion battery – in dusty, sunny South …

Clean Energy

Is National Grid Becoming a Dividend Growth Stock?

National Grid has always been known as a reliable dividend that grows agonizingly slow, but that could be changing if management has its way.<p><b>National</b> …

Investing

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

Akasol Shows New High Energy Dense Battery Modules (221 Wh/kg)

German company Akasol presented at the Battery Show Europe its new battery system with 21700 cylindrical-cells, which stores a lot more energy …

Clean Energy

A new startup is showing how to make batteries cheaper—and safer

Christina Lampe-Önnerud has been called the “Queen of Batteries.” She’s a Swedish chemist and entrepreneur who built one battery company (called Boston Power), sold it, and then founded another, Cadenza Innovation. She is now focused on making batteries cheaper and safer.<p>The core of Cadenza’s …

Clean Energy

Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

When Vaclav Smil writes about energy, the world pays attention. “I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next Star Wars movie,” Bill Gates once tweeted.<p>Smil is a professor at the University of Manitoba, and one of his key arguments is that the world is unlikely to transition away …

Energy Storage

Tesla has installed a truly huge amount of energy storage

You might think of it as a car company, but from Australia to Puerto Rico the company is also changing the world’s power grids–and making renewable energy more reliable.<p>Tesla, it’s been said, is less a car company than a battery company that sells cars. Today, the company is announcing a new …

Clean Energy

3DFS’s technology for electricity could double the efficiency of the power grid - Vox

An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid.<p>A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste.<p>Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a …

Engineering

Pioneering 'liquid air' project can help store excess electricity

A pioneering project in north-west England will turn air into liquid for energy storage to help electricity grids cope with a growing amount of wind and solar power.<p>The world’s first full-scale “liquid air” plant is based on a technology that advocates say is cheaper and able to provide power for …

Clean Energy

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced on June 1 last year that the United States would exit the Paris climate deal, many of America’s largest corporations said they would honor the agreement anyway, vowing to pursue cleaner energy and cut emissions on their own.<p>A year later, there’s one area …

Renewable Energy

5 Facts About Renewable Energy You Didn't Know

People have relied on wind power for 7,000 years. Learn how clean energy is affecting us today.<p>For many years, it seemed that energy pundits were …

Renewable Energy

Buffett's Nevada Utility Agrees to Buy 1 Gigawatt of Solar Power

Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s NV Energy Inc. utility agreed to buy 1 gigawatt of solar power from six new projects in the state -- enough to power more …

Renewable Energy

Lithium Investment: Balancing Battery Demand Against Innovative Production And Supply

The Peak<p>Major Lithium producers' stock values peaked earlier this year after a robust growth spurt beginning in 2016. Currently, major players, …

Energy

Our Brains Are Too Puny to Fully Understand The Scale of The Universe

This will blow you away.<p>As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly …

Universe

8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate

It would be impossible to list all the reasons why you might want to build a DIY generator.<p>Maybe you’re preparing for a long-term emergency and want …

Clean Energy