The 2018 New Energy Outlook from BNEF predicts a surge in battery storage in coming years, leading to half of all electricity coming from renewable sources by mid-century.
Canada Investment In Alberta Tar Sands Is Money Down The Drain
Since 2009, Canada has invested more than $200 billion into extracting oil from the Alberta tar sands. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his country had agreed … [Read full article]
Bloomberg Model 3 Tracker Stands At 2,350 Cars A Week
The Bloomberg Model 3 production tracker has been updated as of June 3. How many of the cars is Tesla making each week now? Come inside to find out.
Wind Turbines DON’T Use More Energy Than They Produce — Debunking The Myth That Won’t Die
Social media is filled with claims that wind turbines consume more energy than they produce. Don’t fall for lies spread by fossil fuel companies.
PIpeline Protesters Acquitted As War Against Free Speech Accelerates
6 states are considering laws that would make it a felony to even think about protesting against a proposed pipeline. That’s no coincidence.
California PUC Approves Massive Transportation Electrification Program
The California PUC has approved a massive new plan that will see almost $400 million invested in electrifying transportation in the state, especially for medium and heavy duty trucks.
Washington Utilities Told To Factor Social Cost Of Coal Into Planning Decisions
The State of Washington has directed three local utilities to include the social cost of burning coal into their calculations when planning for the future.
Pesticide Ban And Plastic Recycling Agreed To By European Commission
Europe has voted to ban three of the most common pesticides which are believed to affect bees. It is also searching for ways to increase the use of recyclable plastics to 50% by 2030.
50″ Of Rain In 24 Hours Is The New Normal On Kauai, Thanks To Climate Change
The island of Kauai got 50 inches of rain in 24 hours recently, Scientists say get ready for more “rain bombs” because of anthropogenic climate change.
Smart Wood: Bio-Engineering Trees For Specific Purposes
For the past decade, researchers have been experimenting with switching individual genes on and off to determine what effect they have on growing trees. But they say they can now model the effects of switching all 21 lignin genes on or off in the lab, which will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to “design” trees that are suitable for particular purposes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Enzyme Chews Through Plastic Waste
Sometimes, new products get invented by accident. Potato chips, for example. The microwave, the ink jet printer, and the implantable pacemaker are on the list. My personal favorite involves scientists … [Read full article]
Sweden Places Major Bet On Electrified Highways To Recharge Electric Vehicles
A section of highway near the airport in Stockholm, Sweden, has been fitted with new technology that can recharge electric vehicles while they drive. It could lower carbon emissions and reduce the cost of electric vehicles because they could use smaller batteries.
Treasure Trove Of Rare Earth Elements Found Off Coast Of Japan
Scientists in Japan have discovered massive quantities of rare earth minerals in the seabed around remote islands in the Pacific, enough to meet the world’s needs for hundreds of years.