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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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Numbers Don’t Lie: Finding and Fixing Methane Leaks Create Jobs Across North America

Even though Washington policies may be in full retreat concerning the environment, the world's energy economies are moving toward the future. Growing opportunities in the methane management technology and services industry is one example, where new well-paying jobs in the industry are being created across the U.S. and Canada. These are jobs that could soon […] The post Numbers Don't Lie: Finding and Fixing Methane Leaks Create Jobs Across North America appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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Congress Plans Back Door Tactic to Scrap Methane Pollution Rule, and These Are the Oil Companies That Will Benefit

Republican leaders in Congress say they'll use an obscure rule called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the Methane Waste and Prevention Rule as early as next week. The rule, finalized by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in November 2016, requires oil and gas companies to reduce methane leaks from operations on federal and tribal lands. Click headline for full article

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Energy Storage Mashup Aims Thermal Tech At Fruits & Veggies (And Ice Cream)

Grocery stores in Brooklyn and Queens are being recruited for a massive energy storage and load shifting experiment in New York City Energy Storage Mashup Aims Thermal Tech At Fruits & Veggies (And Ice Cream) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: …

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An Open Letter to the Solar Industry: SEIA Plans to Fight for Everyone

This is the second in a two-part perspectives series on the future of solar advocacy. Read the first piece from Jigar Shah and Barry Cinnamon calling for changes at SEIA here. Solar Power International 2016 is fast approaching. This year is a study in contrasts. On one hand, it will be the largest solar show in America as our industry continues to grow. On the other hand, the show is in Nevada, a …

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An Urgent Plea to SEIA: Change Your Solar Advocacy Priorities

We don't call it the “solar coaster” for nothing. This year, U.S. solar installations will hit roughly 14 gigawatts. These solar installations are having a big impact in communities all over the country. Our industry employs over 200,000 people, over one million homes now host PV systems, more solar is being deployed than any other energy source, and solar is …

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How Difficult Is It To Buy An Electric Car In Texas? Ask This Guy

We've occasionally gotten a bit of pushback here at CleanTechnica from some readers when we point out the fact that GM has not seemed all that keen to market or sell the Chevy Volt. The plug-in hybrid model has still managed to sell pretty well, though, owing to the fact that it's a great car. But that [&hellip How Difficult Is It To Buy An Electric Car In Texas? Ask This Guy was originally …

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Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because of their high fuel economy, although governments in several countries are trying to limit their use because of concerns over air pollution. That's partly why Volvo CEO Hakan...

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Nuno Loureiro: A theorist seeks the elusive fundamentals of magnetic reconnection

As it pursues its mission of developing and applying nuclear technology for the benefit of society, MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) has cultivated a tightly integrated range of capabilities, from basic research to advanced implementation. The appointment of Nuno Loureiro as assistant professor of NSE will provide an important boost to the theoretical side of the department's exploration of how plasmas work — the …

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Power play: Envisioning a wind, water and solar world

Placing planet Earth on a strict diet—100 percent renewable energy—can be done by 2050, without the need for radically new technology, contends Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson. The path to a world powered by wind, water and sunlight is, in fact, decidedly low tech, Jacobson says. Storing heat in underground rocks. Making mounds of ice at night, when electricity is cheaper, and melting it for air conditioning during the day. Building wind turbines on and offshore. But Jacobson's team in Stanford's …

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Renault Topped EV Market In Europe In 2015

Originally published on EV Obsession. The top electric vehicle brand in Europe during 2015 was Renault, based on the most recent figures. The company held a market share of 23.6% for the year (25.2% if the Twizy is included) — meaning that more than one out of every 5 electric vehicles (EVs) sold in Europe [&hellip Renault Topped EV Market In Europe In 2015 was originally published on

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Tesla’s Next Software Update Is Going To Be Awesome! (READ THIS!)

Tesla's been on a bit of a roll lately, with the successful launch of the “Autopilot” feature late last year, and the recent, well-received rollout of the AutoPark function, both being good examples of the company's good fortune as of late. So, what comes next? I think the cartoon below gives us a pretty good [&hellip Tesla's Next Software Update Is Going To Be Awesome! (READ THIS!) was …

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Top Electric Car Models & Top Electric Car Companies

In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I'm jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% [&hellip

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Nissan LEAF Sales Rose 29% In UK In 2015, #1 In UK Market 4 Years In A Row

Originally published on EV Obsession. Nissan LEAF sales in the UK continued their fast rise last year — with 5,236 registrations of the popular electric vehicle being reported in 2015. That means that Nissan LEAF sales in the UK rose roughly 29% in 2015 — as compared to 2014's sales of the all-electric (EV) car. [&hellip Nissan LEAF Sales Rose 29% In UK In 2015, #1 In UK Market 4 Years In A Row …