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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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Polish Electric Car Producer?

Originally published on EV Obsession. As I just wrote, two Polish cities (Kraków and Wrocław, where I live) are each planning to launch 200-car electric carsharing programs. Furthermore, a startup is aiming to launch electric carsharing in Poznan, Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity, and Łódź; and I'm working with a few top-notch gents to launch one as well. But [&hellip Polish Electric Car Producer? was …

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400+ Electric Cars To Launch Electric Carsharing In 2 Polish Cities

Originally published on EV Obsession. Poland isn't always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to [&hellip 400+ Electric Cars To Launch …

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Poland May Aim To Become Electric Car Producer

As I just wrote, two Polish cities (Kraków and Wrocław, where I live) are each planning to launch 200-car electric carsharing programs. Furthermore, a startup is aiming to launch electric carsharing in Poznan, Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity, and Łódź; and I'm working with a few top-notch gents to launch one as well. But that's just part of Poland's [&hellip Poland May Aim To Become Electric Car …

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2 Polish Cities Plan Electric Carsharing (400+ Cars)

Poland isn't always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to be adept at implementing cutting-edge [&hellip 2 Polish Cities Plan Electric Carsharing (400+ …

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Panasonic Dominates EV Battery Cell Production Rankings … With Gigafactory On Horizon

José Pontes — founder of EV Sales, cofounder of EV Volumes, regular contributor to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession, and regular speaker on our Cleantech Revolution Tour circuit — has just rounded up some global EV battery cell production numbers for the first half of 2016. The thing about looking at electric car sales is that “not all electric [&hellip Panasonic …

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Robotic EV Charging Station Launched By VW

Originally published on EV Obsession. A while back, Elon Musk hinted at the creation of a robotic EV charging station (actually, a “solid metal snake“). It seemed like a genuine plan, but you know, he's got a bit on his plate…. Volkswagen, meanwhile, has a big crew with a bit of time on their hands, and Robotic EV Charging Station Launched By VW was originally published on

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Envision Solar Wins Contract To Supply Portable EV Chargers To State Of California

Envision Solar, a renewable energy and electric vehicle charging company based out of San Diego, has been awarded a contract in the State of California to provide portable electric vehicle (EV) chargers to various state and local government agencies, according to a recent email sent to CleanTechnica. The contract — which is a part of Envision Solar Wins Contract To …

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The U.S.-Iran nuclear deal: MIT’s experts size it up

MIT has long been a leader in the scholarly study of nuclear security. With the announcement of a major new nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran this month — subject to government approval in each country — MIT News asked several of the Institute's experts on this vital issue to evaluate the pact and its larger implications. Francis Gavin is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security Policy Studies in MIT's Department of Political Science, and author of the …

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Object recognition for robots

John Leonard's group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Last week, at the Robotics Science and Systems conference, members of Leonard's group presented a new paper demonstrating how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in …

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Energy Quote of the Day: “The Fog of War Will not Clear for a Long Time,” Oil Price Impact?

Geopolitical turmoil and security threats in major producing regions are never good for oil market stability, and while global benchmark oil prices have been cruising through an historic range-bound lack of volatility for an extended period, geopolitical headwinds show no sign of abating.read more