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Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs

Renewable energy is disrupting electricity markets worldwide. The pace of this change has surprised almost everyone, and indeed would have been difficult to imagine just a few years ago Utilities Scramble To Catch Up With Stunning Fall In Renewable Energy Costs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne doesn’t think electric cars, Tesla are viable

The question of electric cars and their profitability remains a major factor as automakers and brands move to electrify vehicle portfolios. While many automakers commit to an all-electric future through various sources of electrification, one remains skeptical of the business model: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. In fact, FCA's CEO Sergio Marchionne...

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7 Trends Shaping the Global Solar PV Monitoring Market

The world of Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) and Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) is evolving at a rapid pace to meet the changing needs of the PV industry around the world. The latest edition of GTM Research's annual report on the topic, Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022, …

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Tritium Boosts EV Charger Production Seven-Fold At Brisbane Plant

Queensland-based EV charging station company Tritium has unveiled its global HQ and new manufacturing facility in Brisbane, which will see a seven-fold increase in capacity – but which may just a fraction of total production within a decade Tritium Boosts EV Charger Production Seven-Fold At Brisbane Plant was originally published on

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Concentrated Solar Power Contender ESolar Goes AWOL

The concentrated solar power (CSP) player eSolar, one of just three remaining companies in the U.S. specializing in tower designs, appears to have ceased operating. GTM emails this month to key eSolar leadership team members, including chairman and founder Bill Gross, executive vice president of projects Dale Rogers and vice president of systems engineering Michael Slack, failed to elicit any response from the company. Although Gross and Rogers still cite eSolar as their current employer on their LinkedIn …

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

Following the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e. The Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid is the larger of the two, but the SUV boasts an identical electrified powertrain to the Range Rover Sport P400e. Both plug-in...

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Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams

The electric industry is going through a period where long prevailing planning and operating assumptions are being upended. Significant, multi-faceted changes in energy supply and demand technology are compelling electric utilities to fundamentally rethink their legacy business models and develop profoundly different visions of their role in the energy market. With expected technological innovation, storage […] The post Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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Is The War On Coal Really Over?

“The war against coal is over.” That was the claim from EPA chief Scott Pruitt ahead of his announcement that he would rewrite a signature climate change program from the Obama era. The post, Is The War On Coal Really Over?, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Nick Cunningham On Tuesday, Pruitt's EPA proposed to withdraw the […] The post Is The War On Coal Really Over? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia's energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.” While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That's nothing. […] The post China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases. CRISPR is normally used to edit or delete genes from living cells. However, the MIT team adapted it to randomly turn on or off distinct gene sets across large populations of cells, allowing the researchers to identify genes that protect cells from a protein associated with Parkinson's disease. The new technology, described in the journal …

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Britain’s Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy

The UK's transition to a low-carbon economy will lead to new markets being created which could generate up to £21 billion in value annually for utilities, according to new research from Stephen Hall of the University of Leeds and Jeffrey Hardy of Imperial College London. Their research, which focuses on the effects of energy policy […] The post Britain's Switch to Low-Carbon Energy Could Give a £21 Billion Boost to the Economy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California’s Climate Action to the Next Level

Lawmakers recently addressed many critical issues for California: the housing shortage, parks bond, and early on in this year's legislative session, climate change. We urge Governor Brown to sign the important pieces of clean energy legislation that made it to his desk, including AB 1239 to support electric vehicle charging and AB 523 to protect […] The post The Two Clean Energy Bills That Could Take California's Climate Action to the Next Level appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A 5-Year Plan for Economic Growth in Virginia: 10% Solar and 50,000 New Jobs

A new analysis from the non-profit Solar Foundation shows Virginia could create 50,400 jobs if it commits to building enough solar energy in the next five years to provide just 10% of our electricity supply. The analysis takes the form of an “infographic” showing the implications of 10% solar. It would require building 15,000 megawatts […] The post A 5-Year Plan for Economic Growth in Virginia: 10% Solar and 50,000 New Jobs appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article