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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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Humanity’s Survival Doesn’t Matter Much To Car Buyers (UK Survey)

When you look at the dramatic global heating crisis we are facing, and the possibility of that destroying human society, you are often compelled to change your life in a way that could help to avert that fate. However, many people just say, "meh." Humanity's Survival Doesn't Matter Much To Car Buyers (UK Survey) was originally published on

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SolarStratos Solar Airplane Aims For The Stratosphere Fueled By Sunshine

The SolarStratos Stratospheric Solar Airplane from Payerne, Switzerland, is an ambitious project taking to the stratosphere on nothing more than pure sunshine SolarStratos Solar Airplane Aims For The Stratosphere Fueled By Sunshine was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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Model 3 risk, 2017 VW e-Golf driven, Shanghai roundup, hydrogen energy math: The Week in Reverse

Why is one noted manufacturing expert very worried about the Tesla Model 3? Which article topic got more reader comments: hydrogen fuel-cell prospects or the impact of delayed CAFE rules? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, May 5, 2017. Longtime readers will know...

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Carbon Pollution Linked To Extreme Weather In New Study

Using measurements, the authors documented what conditions led to extreme weather patterns that persisted for extended durations. They found that many occur when the jet stream becomes stationary with the undulations stuck in place. They also saw that under certain situations, the jet stream undulations do not dissipate in time; they become trapped in a wave guide. Carbon Pollution Linked To …

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Heartland’s Repeated Attacks On Climate Science Fail To Form A Coherent Narrative

If you teach physical science your mailbox may have recently been assaulted by a tract from the Heartland Institute titled "Why scientists disagree about global warming." The lie in the title is an excellent preview of the book's contents. Its numerous specific errors mask the fundamental mistake of all these piecemeal attacks on the scientific consensus: lack of a coherent narrative to describe the data

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150 Years Ago, Scientists Understood The Climate Better Than The EPA Head Does Today

The current head of the US Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt does not believe or understand long-known principles of climate science and basic physics. Recently he claimed on CNBC that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming 150 Years Ago, Scientists Understood The Climate Better Than The EPA Head Does Today was originally published on

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Trump Wants To Cut Funding For PBS, The Only Network Reporting On Climate Change

Originally published on Skeptical Science. Media Matters for America has published its annual review of American evening newscast climate coverage for 2016, and the results are stunning: In 2016, evening newscasts and Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as Fox Broadcast Co.'s Fox News Sunday, collectively decreased their total coverage of climate change by 66 [&hellip

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Indian Railways Could Meet 25% Of Its Energy Needs From Renewables

A study funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has identified that renewable energy sources could contribute to as much as 25% of Indian Railway's energy needs by 2025. Indian Railways Could Meet 25% Of Its Energy Needs From Renewables was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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Europe’s Largest EV Fast-Charging Station Company Reached An Important Milestone

In the five years since Fastned incorporated, it has built 59 fast charging stations throughout the Netherlands. Investors funded this expansion. Now many of these stations are generating revenue. Last week Europe's largest EV fast-charging station company announced an important milestone Europe's Largest EV Fast-Charging Station Company Reached An Important …

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Is Trump’s Rhetoric Working? More Americans Now Believe the President Can Save the Coal Industry

America's relationship with coal isn't over yet. The coal industry has been in decline for several decades now, with just over 50,000 coal miners employed in March. But 43 percent of Americans want President Trump to "take actions to revive the U.S. coal industry," according to a national poll by UT Austin. And 64 percent think Trump has the power to affect the industry …

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ENN Group becomes MIT Energy Initiative member to advance energy storage technologies

Recognizing the critical need for scalable energy storage solutions to develop regional energy systems in China, ENN Group of China has joined the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to advance research in this area. With a three-year membership agreement, the ENN Group will participate in MITEI's Center for Energy Storage Research. The storage center is …

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Scientists unveil CRISPR-based diagnostic platform

A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA), for use as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential to transform research and global public health. In a study published today in Science, Broad Institute members Feng …

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11 Billion Electric Miles In USA, 1 Million Wireless EV Charging Hours

The world's wireless EV charging leader, Plugless (parent company = Evatran), has been tracking some fun figures and recently shared some electric vehicle milestones with CleanTechnica. The first was that the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, and Tesla Model S have jointly logged nearly 10 billion electric miles (according to estimates, since no one has the precise figure at their fingertips), and all modern EVs have now logged over 11 billion electric miles

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Korean Scientists Claim New Perovskite Solar Cell Record

Scientists in Korea have claimed a new world record for the efficiency of the perovskite solar cell they have created in the lab. They think the breakthrough will contribute to a wider acceptance of PSC in the commercial world. Korean Scientists Claim New Perovskite Solar Cell Record was originally published on CleanTechnica. …