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Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

File this one under Tough Love… Two years ago the Total Environment Centre joined the Australian Energy Regulator in defending the its decision to reject a bid by SA Power Networks to introduce a solar tariff. It would have resulted in solar owners paying more for their grid imports on the basis of what the […]

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Trina Solar announces new efficiency record of 25.04% for large-area IBC mono-crystalline silicon solar cell

The record-breaking n-type mono-crystalline silicon solar cell was fabricated on a large-sized industrial phosphorous-doped Cz Silicon substrate with a low-cost industrial IBC process, featuring conventional tube doping technologies and fully screen-printed metallization.

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Institute launches the MIT Intelligence Quest

MIT today announced the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society. The announcement was first made in a letter MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent to the Institute community. At a time of rapid advances in intelligence research across many disciplines, the Intelligence Quest — MIT IQ — will encourage researchers to investigate the societal …

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Cryptocurrency’s Electrical Demand Will Drop Drastically

All of the hysteria about cryptocurrency energy use is going to go away in the next few months. The bubble will pop for stale assets like bitcoin, places like China will clamp down on wasting electricity on competitive mining, and everybody else will move to variants of proof-of-stake or perhaps IOTA, which seems to dodge the bullet in a different way

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Electric cars will fail, but we’ll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the...

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China Sitting Pretty To Dominate New Clean Energy Future, Claims IEEFA

With the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, China has solidified its position as the dominant global clean energy powerhouse in 2017, and is set to lead the way in clean energy which is expected to lead the way in global power capacity additions for at least the next two decades.

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South Australia Approves World’s Largest Single-Tower Thermal Solar Plant

The state of South Australia has announced approval for the construction of the world's largest single-tower solar thermal plant to be built near Port Augusta, a 150 megawatt beast that, in the wake of the successful development of the world's largest Li-ion battery, serves to solidify South Austalia's role as a world leader in renewable energy.

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Half of global auto executives say electric cars will fail. Here’s why: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles due to the infrastructure...