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Climate treaties don’t reduce emissions

Take a wild guess what country is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions the most? Canada? Britain? France? India? Germany? Japan? No, no, no, no, no …

Extraordinary electricity on a remote Scottish island

Some 1.3 billion people lack regular access to electricity. With its reliable independent grid powered by wind, water and solar, a remote Scottish island could offer a solution.<p>In 2008, Eigg became the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system entirely powered by wind, water and …

Electrical Grid

Showdown – Hydrogen vs Battery

Right now fossil fuels are the king of transportation fuel. They are relatively inexpensive, energy dense, and highly convenient. Burning gasoline …

US crude exports becoming bigger presence in global oil

An oil refinery is seen in Carson, California. (Reuters)<p>Updated 18 March 2018<p>AFP<p>March 18, 2018 06:14<p>0<p>Updated 18 March 2018<p>AFP<p>March 18, 2018 06:14<p>0<p>NEW …

Rolls-Royce looks to develop new batteries using material designed for contact lenses

Rolls-Royce, the engineering giant, is joining the race to build the next generation of energy storage “batteries” using the same material originally designed for hard-wearing contact lenses.<p>The FTSE 100 group said it will work with Superdielectrics, a research company, to use the material to …

How GE Became a Square-Peg Business in a Round-Hole World

It's not enough to improve existing businesses, you have to also invent new ones<p>It's no secret that General Electric has fallen on hard times. Its CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, was forced to step down last June. In December, it announced that it was laying off 12,000 employees in its massive power business. …

Large ‘Tesla ships’ all-electric container barges are launching this autumn

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands.<p>The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy …

It’s time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change

After holding steady for the past three years, global carbon emissions rose in 2017 by an estimated 2 percent. That increase comes amid the largest …

Solar's Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems

There is now a doctrine of what I call “solar triumphalism”: the price of panels has been falling exponentially, the technology makes good practical sense, and only a few further nudges are needed for solar to become a major energy source. Unfortunately, this view seems to be wrong. Solar energy …

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Albert Einstein

Chart: The Evolution of Standard Oil

The Evolution of Standard Oil<p>Rockefeller’s juggernaut was split into 34 companies<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on</i> …

New Jersey

Morgan Stanley raises its oil price forecast, warns US shale may struggle to meet demand

Morgan Stanley has raised its forecast for oil prices through 2020, saying the world is hungry for more U.S. shale crude at a time when it's …

GM Surges After Strong Earnings Report

General Motors Co. just reminded Wall Street that there are reasons to get excited about its stock besides the hype around its technology …

In 5 Years, Batteries Will Blanket The U.S., Duke Executive Says

Five years. That’s how soon batteries can be expected to sprout all over the electric grid as utilities and homeowners drop in on a wave of falling prices, a Duke Energy executive said in Chicago Thursday.<p>“There’s going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five years. And I would …

Southern California Edison

Electric Warriors: Benz and BMW Take on the Future – The Big Picture

Daimler and BMW show different approaches to the EV future in Frankfurt<p>Vast and loud and colorful, the Frankfurt Motor Show displayed the swaggering might of the German auto industry. But although there were plenty of interesting and significant production vehicles making their debuts across the …

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed cheap batteries as an alternative to expensive lithium-ion batteries that could …

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

This archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska is home to one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon past workers in hairnets and gloves, manager James Turner ticks off everything that …

Why Solar Microgrids May Fall Short in Replacing the Caribbean’s Devastated Power Systems

Solar-powered picrogrids and battery storage are spurring hopes of a silver lining for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. But cost, time …

A new material is able to create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Sea-Fuel<p>There exists a wide range of renewable energy sources support our increasingly energy-intensive lives as fossil fuels are ultimately phased …

This Beautiful Photo of Saturn and Earth Will be Cassini's Legacy

Remembering 'The Day the Earth Smiled.'<p>The NASA spacecraft Cassini ends its mission on September 15, after spending 20 years in space and capturing …

The Role Your Car Plays in Democratizing the Energy Grid

Michael Driver<p>Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.<p>In Brooklyn, New York, locally-made goods are valued commodities. Community businesses are so beloved that they can be awarded a special certification …

Mazda to offer world-first compression-ignition gasoline engine

Car manufacturers are delving deep into their boxes of tricks to make internal combustion engines more efficient. Infiniti unveiled a variable …

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity | Letters

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues <b>Colin Read</b><p>There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on …

Ultrafast-Charging Solid-State EV Batteries Around The Corner, Toyota Confirms

Five years ago, Takeshi Uchiyamada was not yet chairman of Toyota, and I was still at Thetruthaboutcars. I went to a Toyota event in Tokyo, where Uchiyamada-san mentioned the possibility of a breakthrough solid-state battery. He had a small specimen of the battery, and it even powered a vehicle – a …

Electric Vehicles

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Solar-powered Lightyear One EV promises 500-mile range

At the moment, details about the Lightyear One are incredibly thin on the ground. The company is planning a complete reveal in 2018, ahead of its …

Tesla has ‘near-monopolistic opportunity’ in auto industry due to complacency on EVs from automakers, says report

Germany-based Berenberg Bank recently started covering Tesla and they have a favorable view of the company. They are out today with a strongly-worded report that sees Tesla having a “near-monopolistic” opportunity to gain market shares in the auto industry due to legacy automakers being complacent …

Electric Cars Are Coming Faster Than You Think, Enel Chief Says

The pace of adoption for electric cars over the next few years "could be surprising" and changing the global energy and auto industries faster than …

Lithium Squeeze Looms as Top Miner Front-Loads, Chile Says

Plans by one of the world’s top lithium producers to accelerate output could lead to a shortage of the light metal used in electric-car batteries in …

Report: Fossil fuel companies face big loses as world transitions to low-carbon economy

Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, researchers warned Wednesday.<p>The two-degree target is the cornerstone of the 196-nation Paris Agreement, inked in 2015. …

Fossil Fuels