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Tesla Powerwall + High Electricity Prices Driving Australians To Energy Storage

Australia is undergoing something of an energy crisis — growing demand combined with under-investment in the electric grid has recently led to a series of embarrassing blackouts, and electric rates are soaring. South Australia has just overtaken Denmark as the place with the world's most expensive electricity

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The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Nearly one-third of the 61% of total global petroleum and other liquids production that moved on maritime routes in 2015 transited the Strait of Malacca, the second-largest oil trade chokepoint in the world after the Strait of Hormuz. Petroleum and other liquids transiting the Strait of Malacca increased for the fourth time in the past five […] The post The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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BYD Continues Push Into Global Markets, Announces New Electric Bus Factory In Ecuador

BYD announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Ecuador to build an electric bus factory in the South American country BYD Continues Push Into Global Markets, Announces New Electric Bus Factory In Ecuador was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Stopping the revolving prison door

More than three out of every four individuals released from U.S. prisons are re-arrested within five years. Given the sharp negative effects that incarceration has on individuals and their communities, as well as the often staggering expense of jails and prisons to governments and taxpayers, addressing this “revolving door” has become a top priority for many policymakers. Reentry interventions — programs designed to help people readjust …

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Mercedes Slashes Lease Cost of B250e Electric

Mercedes has cut lease prices for its 2016 and 2017 B250e electric vehicle in a course correction that hints at a broader electric vehicle strategy change within the company Mercedes Slashes Lease Cost of B250e Electric was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Here’s How Much a Tesla Solar Roof Will Cost You (and How Long It Will Last)

We've been waiting on pricing details for Tesla's solar roof since last year. They're finally available. Tesla officially started taking orders for its highly anticipated solar roofing system today. Since the public launch of the product last fall, Elon Musk has been

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Trump Administration Is On The Wrong Side Of Energy History

His most recent energy appointments show that president Trump insists on moving the U.S. away from clean energy. This goes against the global trend and will put this Administration on the wrong side of energy history Trump Administration Is On The Wrong Side Of Energy History was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Ready For California’s Biggest-Ever Solar & Storage Exhibition?

InterSolar North America exhibition and conference will be held July 11 - July 13, 2017, in San Francisco, California, and will be the most-attended solar-plus-storage event in the United States. This is the 10th anniversary of this event! Ready For California's Biggest-Ever Solar & Storage Exhibition? was originally published on

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Matteo Bucci: Using nanotech to produce more megawatts

What if the 450 nuclear power plants currently operating around the world could increase their energy output by 10 percent? It would represent a significant increase in carbon-free power production and the equivalent of billions of dollars in plant operation and construction cost savings. It's also the primary research goal of newly-appointed Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Assistant Professor Matteo Bucci. The output boost would be accomplished by using microtechnology and nanotechnology to …

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Jamaica Is Looking To Attract $300 Million In Renewable Energy Investments

Jamaica is looking to mobilize a substantial investment into its renewable energy sector as it recognizes the global movement towards a low-carbon economy. Jamaica Is Looking To Attract $300 Million In Renewable Energy Investments was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

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Pacifico Energy Begins Work On Japan’s Largest Solar Project

Pacifico Energy has started construction at Sakuto solar power project, claimed to be largest in Japan. The project will have a 257.7-megawatt (DC) capacity and is expected to be commissioned by September Pacifico Energy Begins Work On Japan's Largest Solar Project was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Oman Signs Agreement For 1 Gigawatt Solar Project

A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with an Oman-based investment firm for the development of a large-scale solar power project in the Middle Eastern country. The project will be developed in two phases, with the first one having a capacity of 400 megawatts. The first phase will eventually be expanded to 1,000 megawatts capacity Oman Signs Agreement For 1 Gigawatt Solar Project was …

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J-WAFS awards $1.4 million in third round of seed grant funding

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT has announced its third round of seed grant funding to the MIT community. J‑WAFS, launched in 2014, is MIT's Institute-wide initiative to promote, coordinate, and lead research related to water and food that will have a measurable and international impact as humankind adapts to a rapidly expanding population on a changing planet. This year, seven new projects will be funded, led by 10 faculty principal investigatorss across seven MIT departments. …

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SolarWorld Files for Insolvency Citing ‘Ongoing Price Erosion’

SolarWorld AG, parent of the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer, announced today it has filed for insolvency. In a brief statement, management said it concluded, following a diligent review, "that due to the ongoing price erosion and the development of the business, the Company no longer has a positive going concern prognosis, is …

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NEXTracker Will Supply Trackers To Largest Solar Project In The Western Hemisphere

California-based NEXTracker has landed the contract to supply solar trackers to the largest solar power project in the Americas and the western hemisphere. NEXTracker Will Supply Trackers To Largest Solar Project In The Western Hemisphere was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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British Columbia’s LNG Dreams May Be Over

Andrew Weaver, whose Green party holds the balance of power, told reporters, "British Columbians were sold a bill of goods on LNG. It wasn't going to happen then, it's not going to happen now. ... LNG is not happening, so let's move on to the new economy." British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …

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Biologists identify key step in lung cancer evolution

Lung adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer that accounts for about 40 percent of U.S. lung cancer cases, is believed to arise from benign tumors known as adenomas. MIT biologists have now identified a major switch that occurs as adenomas transition to adenocarcinomas in a mouse model of lung cancer. They've also discovered that blocking this switch prevents the tumors from becoming more aggressive. Drugs that interfere with this switch may thus be useful in treating early-stage lung cancers, the researchers …

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National Grid Taps Autogrid for Multi-State Demand Response and Distributed Energy Software

Autogrid, the startup that says its software can integrate, analyze and control lots of distributed energy resources on the grid, has a new challenge -- integrating three unique state programs into a single interface. That's what National Grid, the utility serving more than 7 million customers across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has

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From Hero to Villain: Lessons About Energy From ‘The Dark Knight’

In a seminal scene from the acclaimed Batman movie The Dark Knight, District Attorney Harvey Dent tells his dinner companions: “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." The phrase foreshadowed Dent and Batman's character arcs in the movie: Dent would become a villain, while Batman would assume responsibility for his crimes (becoming a villain in public perception) so Dent could die a hero. “Die a hero or …