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Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply

If you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that, ushering in an era of uncertain access to water. Now an MIT-based research team has evaluated those potential problems and, based on a case study in Australia, suggested an alternate approach to water planning. In a new paper, the researchers find there is often a strong case for building relatively modest, incremental additions to …

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Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then the generators. Now it's the retail arms gouging consumers. Bipartisan review of Victoria's retail electricity prices reveals failed experiment that has wound up delivering the most inflated power bills in Australia. Much tighter market regulation is recommended.

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Victoria’s failed retail market driving “unusually high” electricity prices

A bipartisan review of Victoria's electricity prices reveals a failed experiment in competitive retail markets that has wound up delivering the most inflated price of energy in Australia, and some of the highest prices in the developed world. Much tighter market regulation recommended.

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Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV

Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It's hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […] Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi …

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BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world's 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated

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India’s Recent 500 Megawatt Rooftop Solar Auction Sees Lowest Bid Of 3.4¢/kWh

India has auctioned the largest capacity of rooftop solar power projects in history and the results are extremely promising and could provide a much-needed boost to the rooftop solar power market. India's Recent 500 Megawatt Rooftop Solar Auction Sees Lowest Bid Of …

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An Illustrated Guide to the Growing Size of Wind Turbines

Bigger is almost always better in the wind industry, even if it means difficult logistics. That's the key takeaway from a new report on next-generation wind turbines from MAKE Consulting. The research shows global onshore turbine size increasing at a 3 percent compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2022, as original equipment manufacturers seek to extract every ounce of potential from the wind resource. The proportion of larger …

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Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back to November 2010, the same year that Tesla completed its initial public offering after Toyota took a stake in the company and sold Tesla its Fremont assembly plant in...

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Belgium’s IMEC Nails Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cell Record With 23.9% Efficiency

More bad news for coal: new record-breaking perovskite solar cell from Belgium's IMEC is designed with high volume manufacturing in mind Belgium's IMEC Nails Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cell Record With 23.9% Efficiency was originally published on

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Sunrun Exceeds 1 Gigawatt Of Cumulative Residential Installations, Misses Analyst Q2 Expectations

One of the United States' leading residential solar installers, SunRun announced this week that it had exceeded 1 GW worth of cumulative installations after 10 years, but despite continued incremental growth, the company fell short of market expectations in its second quarter.

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ACWA Power Awarded Three Egyptian Solar PV Projects Totaling 165.5 Megawatts

Saudi Arabian electric utility ACWA Power has been awarded three Egyptian solar PV projects under Round 2 of the country's Feed-in Tariff program, amounting to a total of 165.5 MW worth of new solar capacity. ACWA Power Awarded Three Egyptian Solar PV Projects Totaling 165.5 Megawatts …

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GE To Build 344 Megawatt Kokhav Hayarden Hydro Pumped Storage Station In Israel

GE Renewable Energy has landed the contract to supply and build the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station in Israel, which is expected to help stabilize the country's electricity grid. GE To Build 344 Megawatt Kokhav Hayarden Hydro Pumped Storage Station In Israel was …

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Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016 when the company revealed the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in a hugely publicized event watched around the world. The company's first lower-priced model was unveiled in front...