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Tesla reveals the D: Two motors and all-wheel-drive

"The D" touted by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is here, and it's a dual motor, all-wheel-drive sedan with mind-bending performance numbers.<p>The improvements build on the company's current Model S, offering better traction, more driving range and futuristic automated features. And some serious …

The expert guide to space colonies

BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, on 21 October, will examine some of the most exciting and provocative developments we face in science, technology and health. In the run-up to the summit, we will offer a unique guide to some of the issues that will be discussed… starting with the notion …

Reality TV

Big Batteries Don’t Come Cheap: Aquion Energy Grabs $25M More in VC for Grid Storage

Our tireless smart grid analysts found an SEC filing yesterday revealing that battery-maker Aquion just closed another $25 million in VC funding. …

Clean Energy

This Clear Plastic Material Harvests Solar Energy Without You Even Knowing It’s There

If we stand any chance of reversing or even slowing climate change, we’re going to need all the clean energy we can get. Solar could potentially be a …

Solar Energy Storage System For Homes and Businesses Unveiled

<b>Published on</b> September 30th, 2014 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>45<p>Solar Energy Storage System For Homes and Businesses Unveiled<p>September 30th, 2014 by <b>Jake</b> …

A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

Through an energy conversion process that mimics that of a tree, a University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientist is making strides in renewable …

Cooling Solar Cells, Even At High Noon

There’s been a lot of research in the past few years into how to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of solar energy technology. But only now …

Clean Energy

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Q&A: To Solve The Water Problem, We Need To Solve Energy

Answers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Michael Knotekon on the "water-energy nexus"<p>Within policy circles, people often bandy about the term “water-energy nexus.” Like most wonk-speak, it’s a rather complex way to express a simple relationship. Energy production requires a tremendous amount of …

10 things you should know about investment in renewable energy

In a recent panel, experts shared their thoughts on how to increase investment in renewables amid falling prices, policy uncertainty and emerging tech<p>In a recent online chat, an expert panel tackled the huge topic of how to grow investment in renewables as part of a transition to a low carbon …

Renewable Energy

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. III: The Future of Solar Power)

<b>Summary</b><p>Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.<p>Solar Roadways' smashing crowdfunding campaign success provides a …

Tesla's $35K Model 3 Targets BMW 3 Series

The $35,000 Model 3 Tesla could change everything for the auto industry—if CEO Elon Musk can pull it off.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Tesla

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Clean Energy

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Autoblog Green

Emissions from 'gliders' dwarf those from Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.<p>Bloomberg creates a Tesla Model 3 Tracker to measure how many entry-level EVs Tesla makes at its Fremont, California, factory every week.<p>The car drives up a stream.<p>The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as …

Enphase and Mosaic Join Forces in a Bid to Push Solar Loans and Supplant the Lease

The number ofsolarloans for residential rooftop systems in the U.S. is on the rise for a number of reasons.<p>As hardware and installation costs go …

Solar Power

The Elon Musk playbook for disrupting energy: vertical integration and huge factories

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of SolarCity<p>Electric car maker Tesla (s TSLA) isn’t the only company looking to build a massive factory …

The Climate Bubble: Why Capitalists Like Hank Paulson Are So Worried About Climate Risks

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently made a bold comparison between the financial risks that led to the 2008 economic collapse and …

Climate

Climate change threatens national security

Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security. That’s the finding of a recent report by the CNA Corporation’s Military Advisory …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Singularity

Want to Change the World? Read This First

History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic, or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how …

Water 4.0: The future of the world's most vital resource

<i>Catch David Sedlak in person at VERGE SF in October.</i><p>Ever since the Romans pioneered Water 1.0, centralization has been the big idea behind urban …

Storage Is the New Solar: Will Batteries and PV Create an Unstoppable Hybrid Force?

When Wes Kennedy started engineeringsolarsystems in the mid-1990s, he pretty much had one integration option: batteries.<p>At that time, Kennedy …

Solar Power

Two Years Early, Wisconsin Hits Goal To Get 10 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewables

In 2006, Wisconsin passed a law calling for the state to get 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2015. On Thursday, the …

Should Utility Companies Be More Like Broadband Providers?

Electricity is the ultimate commodity. Since gadgets and appliances work no matter where they plug in, it's nearly impossible for consumers to …

A $335M Project to Save NYC From Climate Catastrophe

After Hurricane Sandy wrecked the coastlines of New York City and New Jersey, and knocked the power out of lower Manhattan for a week in October …

Tesla CTO on Energy Storage: ‘We Should All Be Thinking Bigger’

Tesla CTO JB Straubel was the keynote speaker at the annual energy storage symposium put on by Joint Venture Silicon Valley this week. He was …

Tesla Model S Aerodynamics Pretty Freakin’ Awesome

Electric cars are offering car designers a whole new palette to paint upon, as they don’t require the same access to air that combustion engines do. …

Advanced Utility-Scale Battery Deployment To Increase Drastically

<b>Published on</b> June 5th, 2014 | <i>by Nicholas Brown</i><p>14<p>June 5th, 2014 by <b>Nicholas Brown</b><p>The energy capacity (in this case, the deployment) of advanced …