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Why the UK’s Booming Capacity Storage Market Could Soon Go Bust

The UK's December capacity market T-4 auction took place at the center of a perfect storm for energy storage. Fifteen-year contracted revenue, the ability to stack value streams with enhanced frequency response contracts, and requirements for only 30 minutes of committed capacity, combined to drive a remarkable success for storage -- resulting in 500 megawatts of new-build energy storage clearing the auction. In a new

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Does Steve Bannon’s China Tirade Tell Us Anything About the Solar Trade Case Outcome?

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (unwittingly) gave an interview this week, saying America is locked in "an economic war with China." Bannon mentioned arcane sections of the 1974 Trade Act to penalize China for alleged steel and aluminum dumping. Could solar be on the list, too? Bannon's comments suggest he's also paying attention to …

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Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit: Upping Their Game For The 2nd Edition, October 2017

Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit is the international urban mobility event happening in Paris, 19-21 October 2017. Autonomy an annual multi-industry event where innovators, cities and consumers meet to change the way we get around Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit: Upping Their …

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Featured video: Getting into MIT

Not even Drew Houston '05, founder of Dropbox, was sure he'd get in to MIT. But that didn't stop him, or thousands of other students and alumni, from applying. The gamble paid off: Houston got to tear up all his other college applications because he was accepted into his dream school. In this video, alumni recount the process of getting into MIT: their applications, their worries and fears during the waiting period, and finally, those five magic words: “You've been accepted to MIT.” No matter how long the …

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Demo day showcases serious innovation in “playful” tech

As “playful” technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) become increasingly prevalent in the gaming world — and the real world — MIT continues to find ways to support innovation and entrepreneurship in those areas. In January, the MIT Game Lab, along with Bayview Labs and the Seraph Group, announced the launch of Play Labs, a new summer accelerator specifically for playful technologies. The first cohort of 13 startups was selected in June. Tuesday night, at the inaugural Play Labs …

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2nd Round: Control CleanTechnica

A little while back, I published a new CleanTechnica reader survey. As stated then, we take these very seriously, and use the responses to help guide the site. So, if you are interested in having your opinion heard, please spend a few moments to complete the survey via this link or the embedded option below. Create your [&hellip 2nd Round: Control CleanTechnica was originally published on

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Energy Efficiency Today Means More Access to Energy Tomorrow

2015 has brought countries across the globe record-breaking temperatures. In addition to leading to wildfires, droughts, and thousands of premature deaths, it also has brought increasing demand for electricity to run air conditioning, leading to disruptive blackouts and reduced energy for other uses.read more

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Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts

Filed under: at the US Energy Information Administration website.Toyota will be using landfill gas to help power its Kentucky manufacturing facility. Beginning in 2015, Toyota's Georgetown assembly plant will use electricity converted from landfill-sourced methane gas from Waste Services of the Bluegrass. It will provide enough energy to produce 10,000 vehicles each year. Plus it diverts methane - a greenhouse gas - from entering the …

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A Super-Strong and Lightweight New Material

MAIN IMAGE: Tiny trusses: A scanning electron microscope image of the new material reveals its ceramic nano-lattices. Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries. Why It Matters The energy efficiency of aircraft, cars, and batteries depends heavily on the weight of the materials used to make them. A new type of material, made up of nanoscale struts crisscrossed like the struts of a tiny Eiffel Tower, is one of the strongest and lightest substances ever made. If researchers can figure …